Faculty, staff, students, and other members of the Whittier College community are encouraged to alert the CARE Team concerning behaviors or incidents by submitting a CARE Form.
Concerns can include but are not limited to
Although submissions are not reviewed outside regular business hours, all submissions are promptly reviewed and addressed by a member of the CARE team. If you have questions or would like to consult, please contact Director of CARE and Case Management Marysol Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org or 562.907.5118.
The CARE Academic Support Referral is specifically for academic-related concerns and can be submitted by faculty, staff, students, and other members of the Whittier College community. Faculty and staff must first attempt to contact the student directly via email, in-person, or phone call, before submitting this form.
If you have questions or would like to consult, please contact Associate Director of Center for Academic Support Jessica Hernandez, email@example.com.
The College has a limited number of Windows laptops available for annual use during the academic year. Students in need of equipment or software to successfully complete coursework may request it by using the Technology Request Form.
The Poet Pantry provides weekly food and hygiene products for students in need of additional assistance free of charge. For information on the Poet Pantry's current hours, policies, and procedures, please email CARE at CARE@whittier.edu.
To sign up for the Poet Pantry for the 2022-2023 academic year, please fill out the Poet Pantry Intake Form prior to entering the Poet Pantry.
Undergraduate students currently enrolled at Whittier College may request funds for an emergency situation under compelling circumstances that jeopardize their ability to successfully continue in school.
Student Emergency Funds will be provided in the form of a grant and will typically range from $100 to $500, depending on the student's case and need. Priority for student emergency funds will be given to cases with urgent needs, extreme hardship, and/or lack of alternative options. A student will be eligible to receive emergency funds twice within a four-year time period, but only once per academic year while attending Whittier College.
Visit My.Whittier for full details on how to apply for emergency funds. To apply for Emergency Funds, fill out the Emergency Funds Request Form. If you are in financial distress, contact the Economic Crisis Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 562.907.4233.
The Basic Needs Request Form provides the opportunity for students to request
Provides students experiencing housing instability and displacement with temporary Housing and Residential Life to ensure a student’s safety and wellbeing as they acquire permanent and secure housing. Placement in the Short-Term Emergency Housing is limited to a one to two (1-2) week stay, pending space availability.
Whittier College's Transportation Assistance program, Go Whittier!, provides access to public transportation during the academic year by partnering with Metro to distribute TAP cards to students who rely on public transportation.
The Metro TAP Card grants the holder access to 26 Transit Systems across LA County.
Full-time Whittier College students may request Go Whittier! Transportation funds to cover the monthly cost of a TAP card for the length of each semester. Some students may qualify for free access to public transportation without the need for Go Whittier! Funds.
The meal voucher program ensures that Whittier students receive nutrition and sustenance during times of hardship. Most students are eligible to apply to this program for up to 2 semesters, receiving a maximum of 5 vouchers each semester.
Fill out the Basic Needs Request Form to request basic needs. If you have questions or would like to follow up, please send us an email at email@example.com or to speak to the Director of CARE contact Marysol Mendoza, firstname.lastname@example.org, 562.907.5118.
Through the support of a generous donor, the Critical Mental Health Accessibility Program has been developed to provide immediate, limited funds to support students in crisis. Examples of support may include a psychotropic medication refill, an office visit co-pay for psychological or psychiatric care, or transportation to an appointment. Documentation of expenses is required. To apply for funding, complete this application.