What is a CSA
A campus security authority is a person that has a duty to report a crime and take action on behalf of the institution when it is reported. The Clery Act defines a CSA as:
- A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
- Any individuals who have responsibility for campus security but are not members of a campus police department or a campus security department (e.g., an individual who is responsible for monitoring the entrance into institutional property, such as a security guard).
- 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 offense; 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.
What do CSAs do at CSUSB?
All CSAs are required to promptly report crimes, which are reported to them in their capacity as CSAs, to help inform whether a timely warning or emergency notification to the campus community is warranted. The CSA Crime Reporting Form includes the following information:
- The crime that was reported and the information provided
- The exact location where the crime occurred
- The date and time the crime occurred
- Any witness and perpetrator information
- Victim information, unless the victim requests confidentiality
All CSAs are required to take training annually. This content is found and assigned within the CSULearn system.
If you need assistance with completing a Crime Reporting Form or would like additional Clery training please email Clery@csusb.edu