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Faculty and Staff are integral in building and maintaining a strong and active campus community. Interactions with students are what make our work so exciting and WCC employees are all dedicated to the growth, learning, and development of our students. This means that faculty and staff are often the first to notice a student who is experiencing distress or exhibiting concerning behaviors.

  • Speak to the student in private and express your concern for them directly.
  • Respect and acknowledge the difficulties the student is experiencing.
  • Suggest the student seek out assistance.

How to refer:

Office of Community Standards 360.383.3074

The Office of Community Standards is a good first contact for WCC employees concerned about a non-emergent student or issue. Staff will work together to discuss the concern, explore options, and determine next steps. This is a contact office for both student conduct concerns and our Behavioral Intervention Team.

Counseling Office 360.383.3080

Counselors can help students with a variety of stressors and concerns including career planning, academic success strategies (stress management, test anxiety, etc.), crisis management, chemical dependency issues, communication skills, and more. This is a confidential resource and our counselors can receive information but cannot share information back out to others without a student’s permission.

Campus Safety & Security 360.383.3394 or 911 for emergencies

Whatcom uses an answering service (360.715.2418) for receiving calls regarding campus emergencies and other issues after normal business hours. Use this number to report facilities problems, potential hazards, unusual situation and other campus problems during evenings and weekends.

The College works closely with, and depends on, the Bellingham Police Department when responding to serious threats on campus. The BPD is provided with detailed campus mapping information and is consulted in the development of Whatcom’s emergency plans. If there is an immediate or impending threat or emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Faculty & Staff FAQ

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I never heard back after I submitted a report.
I think a student filed a complaint about me.
Do I need to file a plagiarism report?
What if it's not a conduct issue?
I have a disruptive student in my class / office.
I don’t feel comfortable calling 911.