Charger Assessment Team (ChAT) and Conduct Reports

ChAT Referral

Choose this care and support button to refer a student in distress due to circumstances such as academic difficulties, feelings of isolation, family or personal challenges, etc.

Conduct Report

Choose the appropriate conduct button to report a student violating Standards of Student Conduct and Discipline (BP 5500) such as disruptive behavior, cheating, plagiarism, causing or threatening injury or abuse, willful misconduct, physical/verbal intimidation, stalking, etc.

Student Complaint

Choose this button if you are a student wishing to submit a formal complaint or concern regarding Cypress College faculty, staff, services, instruction, and/or classes. 

About 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.

ChAT Team Members

  • Adrienne Sanchez — Case Manager, ChAT Co-Chair
  • Anna Spencer-Lonetti – Mental Health Professional
  • Celeste Phelps – Director of DSS, ChAT Co-Chair
  • Craig Lee – Director of Campus Safety
  • Joselyn Diaz – Maxient and Conduct Resource Facilitator
  • Marla McBride – Director of Health Services
  • Dr. Paul de Dios – VP of Student Services and Title IX
  • Dr. Troy Davis – Dean of Counseling & Student Development
  • Virgil Adams – Professor of Human Services

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 to ChAT 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

ChAT Policies and Procedures Manual

ChAT Annual Report

Additional Resources

Employee Resources

Student Resources