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Clery / Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)

Learn who Campus Security Authorities are and what they do for your campus

What makes me a CSA? (Campus Security Authority)

  • Any individual(s) who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or security department.
  • Any individual(s) or organization(s) specified in an institution's statement of campus security policy as an individual(s) or organization(s) to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
  • 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.

A CSA is required to report all potential criminal incidents that come to their attention to the university police. A CSA's responsibilities DO NOT include investigating criminal incidents or determining whether an incident is actually a crime.

Who is not a CSA?

Administrative, clerical, and maintenance staff who do not have "significant responsibility" for students and campus activities and individual faculty who do not serve as advisors to registered student organizations.

A person who is licensed or certified as a professional counselor and whose official responsibilities include providing mental health counseling to members of the institution's community and who is functioning within the scope of their license or certification is exempt.

Who are the CSA's on campus?

The following positions have been designated as CSAs.

          • Academic Advisors
          • Advisors to Registered Student Organizations
          • Athletics - Director, Associate, Assistant, Head coaches, Trainers, etc.
          • Dean of Students and Assistant Dean of Students
          • Student Accessibility Services
          • English Language Program - ESL
          • Enrollment Services
          • Environmental Health and Safety
          • EEOC Faculty and staff traveling with student on University related business (domestic and international) Housing and Residence Life
          • Human Resources
          • Military and Veterans Resource Center
          • Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
          • Recreation and Wellness
          • Student Conduct
          • Student Government
          • Women's Center
          • Health Services
          • Student Ombudsman