Poet Early Alert Program (PEAP)

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Whittier College's Poet Early Alert Program (PEAP) provides timely and appropriate intervention to students who may demonstrate academic, physical, or emotional behaviors that may impede personal and academic success. 

Members of Whittier’s PEAP team meet weekly to review reports and develop individualized outreach plans to help students. Team members adhere to legal, ethical, and professional standards and guidelines.

Non-Academic PEAP (For faculty, staff, and students)

Faculty, staff, students, and other members of the Whittier College community are encouraged to alert the PEAP Team about concerning behaviors or incidents by submitting a PEAP form. Although submissions are not be reviewed outside normal business hours, all submissions are reviewed and addressed by a member of the PEAP team in a timely manner. If you have questions or would like to consult, please contact Student Affairs Resource Case Manager, Marysol Mendoza mmendoz2@whittier.edu, 562.907.5118.

Concerns can include but are not limited to

  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • Social skills/ Campus community integration
  • Illness
  • Time management skills
  • Excessive work
  • Traumatic event
  • Unresolved financial issues
  • Family concerns or issues
  • Patterns of significant interpersonal conflict
  • Classroom disruption

Academic PEAP (for faculty and staff)

The PEAP Academic Form is specifically for academic-related concerns and can be submitted by a faculty or staff member. 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 Advising and Academic Success (CAAS), Miguel Huerta, mhuerta1@whittier.edu or at 562.907.5070. 

Concerns can include but are not limited to

  • Attendance
  • Participation/engagement
  • Late/missing assignments
  • Exam/quiz scores
  • Quantitative skills
  • Class preparation
  • Writing
  • Time management