Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) include certain departments, groups and individual university employees who have a duty to report crimes they become aware of, as defined by the Clery Act.
The Clery Act originated in 1990 in memory of 19-year-old Lehigh University first-year student Jeanne Ann Clery, who was raped and murdered in her residence hall in 1986.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)), popularly known as The Clery Act, requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crimes on and around their campuses. As part of this obligation, members of the University's community who are considered to be Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are required to report crimes for inclusion as statistics in the Annual Security Report. This must be done by institutions that participate in federal student financial aid programs, including Case Western Reserve University.
To comply with the Clery Act, the university publishes a crime log, regular security alerts when a known situation might put the university community at risk, and an annual security report. This information helps students, faculty and staff make informed decisions about their personal safety.
CWRU encourages everyone to immediately report crimes or suspicious activity to the Division of Public Safety to help maintain the safest possible environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Crime Statistics and Security Reports
Security alerts advise the campus community of a crime that:
- is a Clery Act crime (Murder/manslaughter, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking, and hate crimes);
- occurred on campus AND
- presents an ongoing threat (i.e. the suspect has not been apprehended).
Daily Crime Logs
Crime log entries include all crimes reported to the Division of Public Safety for the required geographic locations, not just Clery Act crimes.