According to the Clery Handbook, a campus security authority (CSA) is defined as "an official of an institution who has significant
responsibility for student and campus activities,
including, but not limited to, student housing, student
discipline and campus judicial proceedings. An official is defined as any person who has the
authority and the duty to take action or respond to
particular issues on behalf of the institution."
The function of a campus security authority is to report
allegations of Clery Act crimes that he or she
receives to the University Police. CSAs are responsible for reporting allegations of
Clery Act crimes that are reported to them in their capacity as a
CSA. CSAs are not responsible for
investigating incidents, or reporting incidents that they overhear students
talking about in a hallway conversation; that a classmate or
student mentions during an in-class discussion; that a victim
mentions during a speech, workshop, or any other form of
group presentation; or that the CSA otherwise learns about in an indirect manner.
If you have any questions about whether you are a CSA, or your duties as such, please contact University Police.
If you are a CSA and need to report a Clery Act crime, please complete the attached form and deliver to University Police.