F.A.S.T. (Faculty/Friends/Family) Assisting Students in Trouble/Share a Concern

Report a concern using F.A.S.T.  

F.A.S.T. stands for (Faculty/Friends/Family) Assisting Students in Trouble/Share a Concern.

Please note that this reporting form is not monitored 24 hours a day. 

Any situation that presents an imminent threat to someone’s safety or the safety of others should be immediately reported to the authorities by dialing the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center via 911.

Such situations can be considered (but not limited to); assault, threat with weapon, possession of a weapon, and/or threat of harm to self. 

Consolidated Dispatch will dispatch emergency personnel as required to include Officers of the Department of Public Safety.

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 referred 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. The Center for Academic Performance and Persistence 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. (Faculty/Friends/Family) Assisting Students in Trouble/Share a Concern 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.

Additional information about FASTs and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at: https://capp.cofc.edu/fast-referrals/index.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 911.