Crisis Response

Warning Signs

  • Serious stated intent to harm self or others
  • Undue aggressive or threatening behavior toward self or others
  • Drug use or impairment from drugs/alcohol
  • Neglect of academic work/personal appearance
  • Signs and symptoms of physical abuse (bruising, weight loss, lacerations, etc.)
  • Expressions of distress, either verbally or in writing (emotional lability; crying, anger outbursts, inappropriate laughter)
  • Abrupt changes in personality
  • Unusual sadness and discouragement
  • Unwillingness or inability to communicate
  • Confusion or inability to concentrate
  • Restlessness, disorganized behavior
  • Isolated socially
  • Displays impulsive behavior (bullies, threats, abusive language)
  • A pronounced and sudden change in attendance patterns, tardiness and increased absences

Immediate Threat

If you believe that someone may pose an immediate threat to him/herself or others immediately call Campus Safety at ext. 27777 from a campus phone, dial (714) 992-7777 from a cell phone or use one of the Emergency Phones located on campus.

No Immediate Threat

You can assist him/her in accessing help by referring them to the Student Health Center psychologist at (714) 992-7093. If possible and appropriate, escort the student to the contacted office. See Health Center for hours of operation and Title IX & Students in Crisis for phone numbers that can be given to the student. Faculty and staff should also report to the area dean or manager.

Students Of Concern & Behavioral Intervention Team

The Fullerton College Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) responds to concerns about student well-being and safety. These concerns may be regarding suspicion of or actual self-harm, and/or possible threats of harm to others. If you are working with a student who may be at immediate risk for self-harm or may pose a safety threat to others, it is critical to immediately call Campus Safety at ext. 27777 from a campus phone, (714) 992-7777 from a cell phone or use one of the Emergency Phones located on campus. You may then submit a report to BIT for additional follow up after appropriate emergency response has been arranged.

It is also helpful to refer students of concern to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) who may not yet be in a crisis situation, but may be at risk in the future without appropriate intervention and access to resources. With early reporting, assessment, and intervention, we can prevent crises and help support students to reach their goals.

Student Conduct Process

The Fullerton College Student Support Services Division is committed to administer a thorough and fair student conduct process in accordance with the NOCCCD Board Policy 5500 and Administrative Procedures 5500 in order to uphold community standards while respecting the rights of the individual.

The student conduct process is designed to be educational and to also protect the rights of students, faculty, and staff to learn and work in a safe and welcoming campus community. Faculty and staff are expected to submit incident reports immediately after witnessing any behavior both inside and outside of the classroom environment that may be in violation of the Standards of Student Conduct and Discipline.

Please complete and submit a Student Discipline Incident Report to the area dean or manager. 

Help for Students

Crisis Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)

California Youth Crisis Hotline (800) 843-5200

Domestic Violence Hotline (714) 992-1931

Domestic Violence Assistance Program (714) 935-7956

Human Options 24hr Domestic Violence (877) 854-3594

HIV/AIDS Hotline (800) 367-AIDS (2437)

LGBT Center OC (714) 953-LGBT (5428)

Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Hotline (local) (714) 957-2737 or (949) 831-9110

Sexual Violence 24hr Hotline (national) (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

National Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453

Women’s Transitional Living Center (714) 992-1931

Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse Hotline (800) 451-5155
*Seniors and disabled adults only

Social Services Referrals Call 2-1-1