Community Resource Guide

What is the Community Resource Guide (CRG)?

The Community Resource Guide (CRG) is a referral tool meant to help faculty, staff, and students navigate need-based support resources available both on-campus and through the greater Charleston community. The guide is intended to serve as a catalyst for response to unexpected or sustained financial hardship.

Who should use this guide?

  • Faculty and staff responding to students with an articulated need related to financial hardship (access to healthcare, food, shelter, transportation, and academic resources crucial to classroom success).
  • Students experiencing financial hardship themselves or students supporting other students with known challenges related to access of important resources.

How should this guide be used?

When referring a student to one or more resources listed in the CRG, students, faculty, and staff are expected to complete a FAST (Faculty/Staff Assisting Students in Trouble) report. FAST is an online reporting tool available to faculty, staff and students at the College of Charleston. FAST allows you to report concerns about students so that specialized College staff may better provide help to students who are having academic, financial, or personal problems that may keep them from succeeding at the College. FAST referrals do not violate student privacy rights. FAST is managed by the Center for Academic Performance and Persistence (CAPP). CAPP works closely with the Office of the Dean of Students and the Students of Concern Committee for effective triage of FAST referrals.  FAST is located on the Employee and Faculty tabs of MyCharleston or can be accessed here.

Students who are utilizing this guide for personal reasons are encouraged to contact the Office of the Dean of Students (843-953-5522) for additional support and case management.