24-Hour Chaminade University Emergency Information Hotline
(808) 739-7499; (833) 739-7499
Should you have additional questions regarding Chaminade University and COVID-19, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event of inclement weather, students are advised to check the local television and radio stations. Go to chaminade.edu to learn if classes are canceled or school is closed. If there is nothing on the web regarding a school closure, students are expected to attend classes unless the instructor has canceled a particular class. Students living in the residence halls should check with their Residence Hall Director or the Director of Residence Life for specific procedures. In case of a hurricane or fire, students should respond to the directives of the University Emergency Response Team.
It is the intention of the university to offer uninterrupted courses of study to its students. In the event that it is unable to continue some or all academic instruction because of a natural disaster or other event over which the institution has no control, tuition and other fees are not refundable.
For more emergency information, please go to the University Emergency Information webpage: emergency.chaminade.edu.
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Campus Security at the university is overseen by the Director of Campus Safety, a full-time university employee. Guard services are contracted with Allied Universal. The Campus Security Officers are uniformed, unarmed, and not deputized. Their authority to arrest is the same power as that of any private citizen.
The university enforces local, state and federal laws and university regulations. Chaminade Campus Security and/or the Honolulu Police Department investigate all criminal incidents. Since Chaminade Campus Security personnel are not deputized, they maintain a close relationship with and rely on local law enforcement to respond when called.
Chaminade Campus Security has jurisdiction over the campus. Officers are present 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact Security by dialing (808) 735-4792 from an outside phone, or dial 4792 from any campus phone. Immediately report all crimes and incidents to the Campus Security staff. Resident Assistants have radios and cellphones to contact Campus Security staff to assist students who have security needs.
The university is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment. The following resources are available in an effort to keep campus community members informed.
1. Emergency Webpage: The University’s emergency information may be found at emergency.chaminade.edu.
2. The Emergency Response Guide is accessible through the emergency.chaminade.edu page and at emergency.chaminade.edu/emergency-information/response-guide. One may click on any of the emergency buttons or visit the "What should I do?" section for detailed instructions on how to respond in the event of an emergency.
3. An Emergency Guidebook is located in every classroom and provides detailed instructions on how to respond in the event of an emergency. Every CUH faculty member also has a copy of the Guidebook. Telephones are also located in each classroom for emergency use.
4. The university’s Emergency Information Hotline is (808) 739-7499. This recorded phone line provides callers with up-to-date information and instructions during an emergency. This line is for emergency information only. A toll- free number for out-of-state parents/families is also available at (833) 739-7499.
5. Emergency Text Alerts: To get the latest emergency communication from Chaminade University, students’ cell numbers will be connected to Chaminade’s emergency notification text system. When you log in to the Chaminade portal, you will be asked to provide some emergency contact information. If you provide a cellphone number, you will receive a text from our emergency notification system asking you to confirm your number. You must respond to that message to complete your registration and get emergency notifications on your phone.
Timely Warnings/Preparing the Annual Disclosure
All members of the Chaminade University campus community are notified on an annual basis that they are required to immediately notify Chaminade Campus Security, (808) 735-4792, or 911, of any situation or incident that may involve an emergency or dangerous situation. Security responds and summons the necessary resources to warn the campus community, and will mitigate, investigate, and document any situation. If an emergency or dangerous situation exists, federal law requires that Chaminade University immediately notify the campus community, or the appropriate segments of the community that may be affected by the situation, and inform them what actions to take.
Chaminade University of Honolulu has a multilayered emergency notification system to notify the campus community about an emergency or dangerous situation involving a threat to the health or safety of students, faculty, and staff on campus.
Some or all of these systems will be activated without delay in the event of a threat to the Chaminade University campus community, depending on the location and type of emergency. Systems include emails, desktop notifications that scroll across computer screens, outdoor wide-area and indoor voice alerting, print messaging on phone screens, emergency links on the University web page (chaminade.edu), and text messages. Chaminade University will post updates on the university web page, chaminade.edu, and employ some or all of the notification systems listed above.
If Security confirms that there is an emergency or dangerous situation that poses an immediate threat, Security will immediately, and without delay, contact the Director of Campus Safety, the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, or Vice President for Human Resources & Legal Affairs. The Director of Campus Safety, the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, and/or Vice President for Human Resources & Legal Affairs will determine the content of the message and use some or all of the notification systems listed above to communicate the threat to the campus community or to the appropriate segment of the campus community.
Emergency Guidebooks are located in all CUH classrooms and contain information regarding Chaminade University’s response to emergency situations. An Emergency Response Guide is also available from the Chaminade University Emergency Information webpage: emergency.chaminade.edu.
Emergency Evacuation Plans are posted in Chaminade University residence halls. Evacuation drills are conducted at least once a year.
In the event of an emergency, the Chaminade University Office of Communications & Marketing will distribute appropriate media releases via email, fax, and phone calls to local media (radio, broadcast television, and newsprint). The media release is also uploaded to the Chaminade Portal News Archive and Chaminade home page; from there it becomes part of Chaminade’s News Release pages. The Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students is responsible for contacting students; the Office of Human Resources is responsible for contacting the faculty and staff.
Chaminade University has an expectation that students, faculty, and staff will share information they have or receive about campus crime, disruptive community behavior, or incidents. A Chaminade Campus Incident Reporting Form is available online and is intended to convey information needed to track the University’s response to campus incidents being reported, as well as to assess the danger the incident represents to the community at large.