Poet Early Alert Program (PEAP)

See Something. Say Something.

The well-being and safety of every member on our campus is a priority we share. 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 discuss student issues and develop individualized outreach plans to help students. Team members adhere to legal, ethical, and professional standards and guidelines.

Identifying and Reporting Concerning Behavior

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 an online PEAP form. Submissions to this form may not be reviewed outside of normal business hours, but all submissions will be reviewed and responded to by a member of the PEAP Team. Concerning behaviors can include but are not limited to:

High rate of absenteeism
(more than 3 absences)

Sleeping in class

Alcohol or substance

Habitual tardiness

Inadequate preparation


Failure to turn in

Missing homework

Poor social skills and/or lack of integration into campus community

Submission of poor quality assignments/papers or projects

Poor time management

Excessive work

Missed tests, quizzes, or
major examinations

Poor writing skills

Traumatic event

Low test/quiz performance

Struggling with
course material

Unresolved financial issues

Classroom disruption,
disrespect, etc.

Patterns of significant interpersonal conflict

Family concerns or issues

Reporting an Immediate Threat

If you believe that an individual on campus has committed or may commit an act of violence, or is engaging in behavior that raises the level of concern about your safety or the safety of others, call Campus Safety at 562.907.4211 (off campus) or x4211 (on campus).

If you believe that the threat is imminent or is happening now, dial 911 immediately.