The Clery Act identifies certain categories of students, university employees and contractors as Campus Security Authorities (CSA) who have federally mandated responsibilities to report alleged Clery Act crimes that they witness or are reported to them.
The law defines the following four categories of CSAs:
If you are not sure whether or not you are a CSA please contact University Police or the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for clarification.
A Clery Act crime is considered reported when it is brought to the attention of a CSA, University Police or local law enforcement personnel by a victim, witness, other third party or even the offender. The crime reporting party need not be university-affiliated.
CSAs have an important role in complying with the Clery Act, which was enacted to help create a safer University community. Timely reporting of crimes by CSAs allows the University the opportunity to review whether or not a community crime alert should be issued and assists in maintaining accurate crime data.
The United States Department of Education identifies the following as reportable crimes in accordance with the Clery Act.
Includes all residence halls and apartments owned or operated by the University at Buffalo.
Non-Campus Building or Property
Includes Anderson Gallery, Flickinger Apartments, the President's residence, Jacobs Executive Management Center, the Research Institute on Addiction, Baird Research Park and The Buffalo Life Science Center or Center of Excellence.
On Public Property
Includes streets, sidewalks, and parking lots adjacent to campus.
Main Street Campus (South Campus)
Includes Buffalo streets that border the campus: Main Street to Bailey Avenue to Winspear Avenue back to Main Street.
Amherst Campus (North Campus)
Includes Town of Amherst roadways that border the campus: Millersport Highway to Maple Road to Sweet Home Road to Ellicott Creek bike path back to Millersport Highway.
This CSA training program for is designed for all Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) who do not work for the campus law enforcement, public safety or security department. This program contains information about the following topics:
This online course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.