Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)
The term Campus Security Authority, or CSA, “is a Clery-specific term that encompasses four groups of individuals and organizations associated with an institution.”
- A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
CSUMB CSAs by Position
The following positions, include but are not limited to, campus CSAs outside of sworn personnel. For contact information on professional staff, see the campus Directory.
|Care Manager||Dean of Students Office|
|Director, Equal Opportunity and Support Programs||Equal Opportunity and Support Programs|
|Student Organization Advisor||Inter-Club Council, Multicultural Greek Council, and Sports Club Council|
|Associate Dean||International Programs and Services|
|Education Abroad Coordinator||International Programs and Services|
|Title IX Coordinator and DHR Prevention Administrator||Office of Title IX Administration and Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation Prevention|
|Associate Director of Leadership Development & Student Recreation||Outdoor Recreation|
|Director of Health and Wellness Services||Personal Growth and Counseling Center|
|Director of Service Learning Institute||Service Learning Institute|
|Associated Students Programming and Communications Coordinator||Student Activities & Leadership Development|
|Associated Students Senior Coordinator of Governance & Operations||Student Activities & Leadership Development|
|Coordinator of Greek Life and Civic Engagement||Student Activities & Leadership Development|
|Coordinator of Student Organizations and Leadership Development||Student Activities & Leadership Development|
|Director Student Activities and Leadership Development||Student Activities & Leadership Development|
|First Year Experience Coordinator||Student Activities & Leadership Development|
|Student Disability Resources Manager||Student Disability Resources|
|Director of Student Housing & Residential Life||Student Housing & Residential Life|
|Community Director||Student Housing & Residential Life|
|Resident Advisor||Student Housing & Residential Life|
|Student Assistant||Student Housing & Residential Life|
|Assistant Director of Cross Cultural Center||Student Union|
|Community Service Officer||University Police Department|
What Does a Campus Security Authority Do?
The function of a campus security authority is to report to the official or office designated by the institution to collect crime report information, such as the campus police or security department, those allegations of Clery Act crimes that he or she receives. CSAs are responsible for reporting allegations of Clery Act crimes that are reported to them in their capacity as a CSA. This means that CSAs are not responsible for investigating 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.
What Shouldn’t a Campus Security Authority Do?
A campus security authority is not responsible for determining authoritatively whether a crime took place—that is the function of law enforcement personnel. A campus security authority should not try to apprehend the alleged perpetrator of the crime. That too is the responsibility of law enforcement.
It’s also not a CSA’s responsibility to try and convince a victim to contact law enforcement if the victim chooses not to do so. ASK them, don't convince.
Crimes Mandated to Report
The criminal offenses CSAs are required to report are murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson. CSAs are also required to report reports of bias-related (hate) crimes for all of the aforementioned crimes in addition to incidents of larceny-theft, vandalism, intimidation, simple assault, and damage/destruction/vandalism of property. For purposes of CSA reporting, please define a hate crime as any crime manifesting evidence that the victim was selected because of their actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, or disability. Additionally, CSAs must report incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.
If a CSA is in doubt as to whether a crime is reportable, please err on the side of reporting the matter.
Reports can be made by anyone to include students, faculty, staff, otherwise affiliated, local community members, visitors, and otherwise non-affiliated.
CSAs will be notified and offered training annually. CSAs can access EDU: Clery Act Basics training through SkillPort.
Note: If you are not already logged into SkillPort, you will be prompted to log in and then sent to the appropriate page.
CSAs are no longer receiving training through D. Stafford & Associates (DSA). All CSUMB employees should have Skillport access.
Any departments with volunteers whose function qualifies them as a CSA should contact the Clery Compliance Officer to arrange training.
If you have received notice of your CSA designation and cannot access the training assigned to you, contact the training administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 582-3154.
Procedures and Forms
Procedures and the CSA Reporting Form is now on the Google Drive. Only those designated as CSAs can access the folder by clicking the hyperlink.
If you have received notice of your CSA designation and cannot access the Google Drive, contact the Clery Compliance Officer at email@example.com or (831) 582-3154.
If you have any questions regarding CSAs, contact the Clery Compliance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 582-3154.
The University encourages the entire community to report crimes and other emergency situations immediately to help maintain the safest possible environment.