Poet Early Alert Program (PEAP)


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 PEAP form online. All submissions will be reviewed and receive a response from a member of the PEAP Team. 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)

Academic concerns can be reported using the PEAP Academic form. Before reporting, faculty and staff must first attempt to contact the student directly via email, phone, or in person. If you have questions or would like to consult, please contact Director of Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS), Jacqueline Barruga, jbarruga@whittier.edu, 562.907.4816.

Concerns can include but are not limited to:

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