UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

University Police

Clery CSA Training

What is a CSA -Campus Security Authority?

  1. A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution. UW- River Falls Police Department is a campus security authority.
  2. 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). Include individuals who provide security at a campus parking kiosk, monitor access into a campus facility, act as event security or escort students around campus after dark.
  3. 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. If you direct the campus community to report criminal incidents to anyone or any organization in addition to police or security-related personnel, that individual or organization is a campus security authority.
  4. 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.

Because official responsibilities and job titles vary significantly on campuses, a list of specific titles is not provided in the regulations. To determine specifically which   individuals or organizations are campus security authorities UWRF, considered the function of that individual or office. We looked at (i.e., not support staff) whose functions involve relationships with students. If someone has significant reponsibility for student and campus activities, he or she is a campus security authority. Note that whether UWRF pays an individual is not a factor in determining whether that individual is a CSA.

Examples of individuals who meet the criteria for being campus security authorities include:

  • A Dean of students who oversees student housing, a student center or student extracurricular activities.
  • A Director of athletics, a team coach or a faculty advisor to a student group.
  • A student resident advisor or assistant or a student who monitors access to residence life.
  • A coordinator of Greek affairs.
  • Title IX coordinator.
  • The Director of a campus health or counseling center.
  • Members of a sexual response team (SART) or oter sexual assault advocates.

Examples of individuals who would not meet the criteria for being campus security authorities include:

  • A faculty member who does not have any responsibility for student and campus activity beyond the classroom.
  • Clerical or cafeteria staff.

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