Who is a Campus Security Authority?
A CSA is a Clery-specific term that encompasses certain departments, groups and individual UTC employees who have a duty to report crimes that they become aware of, as defined by the Clery Act.
The law defines a Campus Security Authority as “An official who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings.”
Examples of Campus Security Authorities:
- Police and security departments
- Deans and directors
- Title IX Coordinators
- Office of Student Conduct
- Office of the Dean of Students
- Athletics team coaches
- University housing staff
- Faculty and staff advisors to student organizations/groups
- Study abroad faculty and staff
Campus Security Authorities may also be identified by job function; that is any employee who, by virtue of their job function, has significant responsibility for assisting students or campus activities. Examples would be student advisors or formal or informal student mentors.
The Clery Act requires that CSA’s be identified, notified and trained.
CSA’s who have been identified by job title receive annual notification and online or in-person training. CSA’s are trained on what information to obtain, while maintaining the confidentiality of the victim, and how to report the information to the UTCPD for inclusion in the campus crime statistics. Further, these individuals refer the victim to resources that can assist them, is they so choose.
If you believe that you may qualify as a CSA and have not received notification or training, please contact the Clery Compliance Coordinator at [email protected].