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Faculty / Staff Assisting Students in Trouble

 

Report a concern using F.A.S.T.  


F.A.S.T.
stands for Faculty / Staff Assisting Students in Trouble

The College of Charleston provides help to students who are having academic, financial, or personal problems that will keep them from succeeding at the College. Faculty use our online F.A.S.T. system to share a concern about a student. These students  ar refered to College staff who specialize in dealing with these problems. We contact all students for whom F.A.S.T. reports are filed. F.A.S.T. referrals do not violate student privacy rights. Undergraduate Academic Services and the Office of the Dean of Students reach out to over 200 students referred through FAST each academic year.

The F.A.S.T. system is available in My Charleston 

  1. Log directly into My Charleston. Or use My Charleston on top black ribbon from http://www.cofc.edu
  2. Log into MyCharleston then the Employee Tab
  3. F.A.S.T. is in the right side column. Scroll down to see it.

    FAST Help & Guidelines, a brief tutorial on using FAST is available at
    http://undergrad.cofc.edu/fast/fast-tutorial.php


More information about responding to a spectrum of student behaviors is available at
Helping Faculty and Staff Respond to a Spectrum of Student Behaviors


An additional resource from The Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia is
Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress


F.A.S.T. is not an emergency hotline.
For an on-campus emergency, please call 843.953.5611.

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