Campus Security Authority
What is a Campus Security Authority?
Federal law maintains that in addition to University Police Department (UPD) officers, any person who has a significant responsibility for student and campus activities is a campus security authority (CSA). A CSA is required to report any Clery-related offense immediately to UPD or the preferred professionals at each campus.
CSAs may withhold the name(s) of the individual(s) involved when reporting to UPD or the college or campus director, but CSAs are required to report the name(s) of individual(s) involved to the Title IX Coordinator in cases of dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault.
Reports from CSAs will be evaluated for inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to determine if it is necessary to issue a timely warning to the campus if the incident or crime represents a serious or continuing threat to the campus community.
CSA General Responsibilities
- Report all Clery Crimes
- Complete semesterly request for unreported crimes to the Clery Compliance Officer
- Complete Annual CSA Training when assigned
This form is not for reporting an emergency!
Reporters experiencing an emergency should call 911 for immediate assistance and notify a campus official as listed in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
Who Qualifies as a CSA?
- A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution or;
- Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department (e.g., an individual who is responsible for monitoring the entrance into institutional property) or;
- 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 offenses or;
- 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.
Some examples of CSAs include (but are not limited to):
- a dean of students who oversees student housing, a student center or student extracurricular activities;
- a director of athletics, all athletic coaches (including part-time employees and graduate assistants);
- a faculty advisor to a student group;
- a student resident advisor or assistant;
- a coordinator of Greek affairs;
- a Title IX coordinator;
- an ombudsperson (including student ombudspersons);
- the director of a campus health or counseling center; victim advocates or others who are responsible for providing victims with advocacy services;
- members of a sexual assault response team (SART) or other sexual assault advocates; and
- officers from local law enforcement who are contracted by the institution to provide campus safety-related services.
Identification & Notification
At least twice per year, the CSA subcommittee outreaches to deans, directors, chairs, and other pertinent contacts to ask for assistance in identifying new CSAs and to request reconfirmation of existing CSAs. The CSA list gets updated throughout the year when the subcommittee identifies new CSAs or determines someone is no longer a CSA.
The CSA subcommittee notifies new and existing CSAs of their role via an email which outlines the responsibilities and communicates that completion of an annual training is required. The annual training is assigned each year in the spring semester.
All Campus Security Authorities are required to complete an annual training on Clery Act reporting requirements. UAA has partnered with D. Stafford and Associates to host the training online.
Accessing the Training
The online training consists of several online modules covering general reporting requirements and can be completed at the pace of the user. To access the training, go to the platform and login via “My Locker” at the top of the page. Any active Clery Act training will then be visible for you to select. As you navigate through each video, be sure to click the forward button so that the training site records that you have completed that module.
Need Training Assistance?
If you are having issues with the training site or believe you should be assigned a CSA training course, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 907-786-1214. You may also request assistance by emailing UAA Student Conduct Administrator and Clery Act Coordinator Trevor Gillespie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or UAA Dean of Students Office Fiscal Coordinator Denise Eggers (email@example.com).
UAA Campus Security Authority Subcommittee Members
For questions or assistance regarding Campus Security Authorities, please contact any of the following individuals: