College faculty and Campus Safety have witnessed a rising number in the homeless on campus, both during school and after hours.
While there have been no official reports of incidents involving the homeless persons, Campus Safety Sergeant Jim McKamy states, “Our mission is to keep the campus safe. If there are any homeless engaging in activities that they shouldn’t be doing on campus, we will escort them off the premises immediately.”
To understand the situation better, it is important to realize there are two different types of homeless that roam the campus.
According to an unnamed FCC staff member, “Most of the homeless on campus are actually students and they are harmless.”
That same employee has seen only a small handful Drastic Ds Emulator of homeless after hours in the past two or three years.
When asked if the thought of homeless on campus is worrisome, student Maria said, “Yes! The fact that they are here is scary . . .Someone should do something about it.”
“I don’t see a problem with it,” says student Edgar Jimenez. “As long as they are mentally stable and not causing any trouble.”
Sergeant McKamy also acknowledges the fact that homeless students can find support from the college.
“We have many resources available on campus for our homeless students and we do our best to help them with whatever they need.”
The Fullerton College Carebank provides assistance to students enrolled in a minimum of five units a semester with: food certificates, fuel cards, and bus passes. They are only able to assist a limited number of students per semester due to limited resources.
To donate to fellow students, or to find out more information on the program, visit the Associated Students Office in building 200.