CSA - Campus Security Authority

The law defines a CSA as: 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.

The 2016 Clery Handbook identifies four groups of individuals and organizations associated with an institution as Campus Security Authorities:

  • 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. (examples include faculty and staff advisors to student groups, RAs, and event security.)

For more details about Campus Security Authorities at the University of Montana, see Find a CSA.

Letter from Chief Ludemann to all UM Campus Security Authorities:

Police Chief Badge

TO: All UM Campus Security Authorities

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), a federal law that requires universities annually to compile and publish crime statistics for their campuses and surrounding areas, requires all university Campus Security Authorities (“CSAs”) to report crime statistics for inclusion in its annual security report. more...

The Jeanne Clery Act: Working Together to Create Safer Campuses

History of the Jeanne Clery Act

In April 1986, Jeanne Clery’s life ended tragically when another student raped and murdered her in her residence hall room. Alarmed at the lack of transparency around crime and violence on college campuses, Jeanne’s parents, Connie and Howard, committed themselves to create enduring change. more...

The Jeanne Clery Act: Working Together to Create Safer Campuses link to pdf

Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training

Qualtrics form for CSAs: 

Clery Center CSA Training Video: