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Campus Security Authority Role

According to a federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, often referred to as the Clery Act, our school is required to disclose “statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to local law enforcement agencies or any official of the institution who is defined as a 'Campus Security Authority.’”

The law defines “Campus Security Authority” 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 example would be a dean of students who oversees student housing, a student center, or student extra-curricular activities and has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Similarly, a director of athletics, team coach, and faculty advisor to a student group also have significant responsibility for student and campus activities. A single teaching faculty member is unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, except when serving as an advisor to a student group. Clerical staff, as well, are unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities.

If you have been identified as a Campus Security Authority please read this memo Campus Security Authority Notification Memo - Fall 2017 outlining your obligations. This Clery Center CSA Handout provided by the Clery Center also provides a brief summary of the role and responsibilities of a Campus Security Authority.

Please view the 15 minute training video below to better understand the role of a Campus Security Authority.