Charger Assessment Team (ChAT)


Under the leadership of the Vice President of Student Services, the Charger Assessment Team (ChAT, aka BIT) serves as the centralized body for discussion, appropriate intervention, and coordinated action regarding disruptive, problematic, or concerning student behavior.  Our goal is to support students who may be in distress or whose behavior is of concern to others before their behavior escalates.

Our mission is to support the safety and well-being of the campus community by employing a proactive and collaborative approach to identify, assess, and manage behavioral concerns.

Immediate or Urgent Concern

If there is an urgent need for assistance, please call 911 or Campus Safety at 47387 (on campus) or (714) 484-7387 if you are not using a campus phone.

When to Refer a Student and What to Look For

Different signs of distress could raise concerns. These may be behaviors that you observe or that are reported to you by other students, faculty, staff, or visitors.  Examples of circumstances that would be appropriate for a referral and outreach may include, but are not limited to, instances where a student:

  • Appears to be struggling academically or is not attending classes regularly
  • Reports feeling overwhelmed or uncomfortable transitioning to Cypress College or a veteran returning to college
  • Experiences feelings of isolation, loneliness, or disconnection from peers
  • Writes about threats to harm self or others
  • Going through family problems, relationship problems/a break-up
  • Experiences the loss of a loved one
  • Lacks a social support network
  • Constantly asks for help with personal problems that are beyond the scope of your role or expertise
  • Is consistently or chronically anxious, stressed, or depressed
  • May otherwise benefit from a personal referral or other personalized outreach to connect the student with support resources available on campus

Additional Resources

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