A Campus Security Authority (CSA) includes certain departments, groups and individual university employees who have a duty to report crimes they become aware of, as defined by the Clery Act.
Remember: A CSA is not responsible for determining whether a crime took place. But when someone comes to you for help, you are responsible for doing the following:
- Listen to what they have to say
- Inform them (what you’ll do, what they can expect)
- Refer them
- Thank them
- Report it
- If you are unsure whether the crime should be reported, REPORT IT! There is no harm in submitting a report that may not need included as a statistic. However, not reporting Clery Crimes could cause the university to be penalized.
Below are a few frequently asked questions about CSAs.
Jeanne Clery, a Lehigh University Student, was raped and murdered in 1986 in her dorm room. The perpetrator was another student who she did not know.
Her death caused a reform in campus security, the Clery Act, which mandates universities alert people on campus of potential safety concerns, and provide information about crime statistics, security policy and procedure
- Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter
- Manslaughter by Negligence
- Sex Offenses
- Statutory Rape
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Hate Crimes: Any of the previously listed crimes plus:
- Simple Assault
- Vandalism of Property
- Arrests & Referrals:
- Liquor Law Violations
- Drug Law Violations
- Weapons Law Violations
- Dating Violence
- Domestic Violence
- You are a trusted person on the CWRU campus.
- You are in a role where a fellow student, faculty member or staff may come to you for support.
- You play a very important role in assisting with the prevention and response to crime!
A few examples include:
- A dean of students who oversees student housing
- Director of athletics, team coach, or faculty advisor to student group
- A student resident advisor or assistant
- A coordinator of Greek affairs.
Report Clery crimes to your supervisor or the CWRU Police Department.
Keep in mind, ALL crimes need to be reported to the police department; however, Clery crimes need to be reported as a statistic as well.
Remember: The individual reporting the crime may not want police involvement. That is their right; however, YOU MUST STILL REPORT THE CLERY CRIME; the crime will need to be reported as a statistic.
Reporting is easy! Fill out the CSA incident report form.
- Date/time of the incident
- General location
- Description (nature of the crime)