The law defines the following four categories of CSAs:
- University Police department sworn law enforcement personnel
and department administrators.
- Non-police people or offices responsible for campus
security — community service officers, campus contract
security personnel, parking enforcement staff, personnel providing
access control and/or security at campus facilities, athletic
events or other special events, safety escort staff,
residential community assistants and other similar positions.
- Officials with significant responsibility for student and
campus activities — 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 University. To determine
which individuals of organizations are CSAs, consider job functions
that involve relationships with students. Look for Officials (i.e.,
not support staff) whose functions involve relationships
with students. If someone has significant responsibility for
student and campus activities, then they would be considered a CSA.
Some examples of CSAs in this category include, but are not
limited to: academic deans; student affairs / residential life
officials; coordinator of Greek affairs (or related positions);
athletic administrators, including directors, assistant
directors and coaches; student activities coordinators and staff;
student judicial officials; faculty and staff advisors to student
organizations; student center building staff; student peer
education advisors; and administrators at branch
- Any individual or organization specified in an institution's
statement of campus security policy as an individual or
organization to which students and employees should report criminal
If you are not sure whether or not you are a CSA please contact
University Police or the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
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
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.
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:
- Who are campus security authorities and what are their
- Who is included and exempt from the reporting?
- Geographic locations — understanding the geography for
which criminal offenses need to be collected.
- Classification and definition of crimes
- Issues for CSA's regarding arrests and judicial referrals for
drug, liquor and weapons violations
- Timely warning, daily log and annual disclosure
- Reporting emergencies, fires and missing persons.
This online course takes approximately 30 minutes to