University Police at Fountain

Campus Security Authorities

According to the Clery Handbook, a campus security authority (CSA) is defined 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 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.”

The function of a campus security authority is to report allegations of Clery Act crimes that he or she receives to the University Police. CSAs are responsible for reporting allegations of Clery Act crimes that are reported to them in their capacity as a CSA. CSAs are not responsible for investigating incidents, or reporting incidents that they overhear students talking about in a hallway conversation; that a classmate or student mentions during an in-class discussion; that a victim mentions during a speech, workshop, or any other form of group presentation; or that the CSA otherwise learns about in an indirect manner.

If you have any questions about whether you are a CSA, or your duties as such, please contact University Police.

If you are a CSA and need to report a Clery Act crime, please download and complete the Campus Security Authority Clery Offense Report and deliver to University Police.