Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)
This page is a resource for CSUMB's Campus Security Authorities - individuals who are mandated reporters under the Clery Act. More importantly, this page provides the positions and office locations of CSAs to whom employees, students, and community members can report crime aside from the University Police Department.
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
Position Title Department AVP for Student Affairs/Dean of Students Dean of Students Office Director of Student Housing & Residential Life Student Housing & Residential Life Community Director Student Housing & Residential Life Resident Advisor Student Housing & Residential Life Title IX Coordinator and DHR Prevention Administrator Office of Title IX Administration and Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation Prevention Student Organization Advisor Inter-Club Council, Multicultural Greek Council, and Sports Club Council Athletic Directors & Assistant Directors Athetics Coaches & Assistant Coaches Athletics Member CARE Team Member Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) Dean University Colleges Managers State-side and Corporation Management Personnel Plan (MPP)
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?
With the exception of sworn UPD personnel, a campus security authority is not responsible for determining authoritatively whether a crime took place and should not try to apprehend the alleged perpetrator of the crime.
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
- Criminal Offenses—Criminal Homicide, including Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter, and Manslaughter by Negligence; Sexual Assault, including Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory Rape; Robbery; Aggravated Assault; Burglary; Motor Vehicle Theft; and Arson.
- Hate Crimes—Any of the above-mentioned offenses, and any incidents of Larceny-Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation, or Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property that were motivated by bias;
- VAWA Offenses—Any incidents of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking; and
- Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action for Weapons—Carrying, Possessing, Etc. Law Violations, Drug Abuse Violations and Liquor Law Violations.
Per the California Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380, CSAs are also required to report theft (not just bias-related incidents), destruction of property (not just bias-related incidents), alcohol intoxication (i.e., i.e., public alcohol or drug intoxication to the extent where a person is unable to care for themselves or others, or interferes with, obstructs or prevents the free use of any street, sidewalk, or other public way), and noncriminal acts of hate violence.
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. The University encourages the entire community to report crimes and other emergency situations immediately to University Police to help maintain the safest possible environment.
CSAs will be notified of their designation and assigned training by the Clery Director annually.
CSA training is primarily conducted via Sumtotal. CSAs that are assigned to the Sumtotal training module will receive notification of their training from email@example.com.
Specialty departments that require customized CSA training (e.g., University Police Department) and have received said training in-person prior to COVID-19 will be receiving virtual training until further notice and will be notified of their assignment from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the training administrator at email@example.com or (831) 582-3154 for any questions.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or view University Personnel's Online Training page for helpful job aides (e.g., Printing Certificates).