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Title: Campus Security Authority Training

Campus Security Authority Training
  • The Federal Jeanne Clery Act requires all
    institutions to collect crime reports from a
    variety of individuals and organizations that
    the Act considers to be Campus Security

Pacific Lutheran University Campus Safety
Background to the Clery Act
  • In 1986 Jeanne Clery, a freshman at Lehigh
    University, was murdered in her campus residence
    hall room.
  • The school had not informed students about
    previous violent crimes on campus in the three
    years preceding her murder.

What is the Clery Act?
  • The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security
    Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a
    federal law that requires institutions of higher
    education in the United States to disclose campus
    security information including crime statistics
    for the campus and surrounding areas.

What is required?
  • The University must
  • Identify their Campus Security Authorities
  • Train them on their role
  • Collect crime data for incidents on or near

Who are the CSAs
  • There are four categories that identify a CSA.
  • A campus police department or a campus security
  • Any individual who has a responsibility for
    campus security but does not constitute a campus
    police department (e.g. someone responsible for
    monitoring the entrance to an institutional
  • 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
  • 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

Designated PLU CSAs
  • PLU has identified three organizations as
    designated reporting locations.
  • Campus Safety
  • Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Human Resources (including Dispute Resolution
    Committee members)

Other PLU CSAs
Because CSAs are defined by their role and not
job title department leads need to ensure that
all staff and faculty who qualify under the
definition of a CSA are notified of their
responsibilities. The list provided is a guide of
the known CSAs.
  • Residential Life
  • Executive Director
  • Director of Residential Programs
  • Resident Directors
  • Student residence hall staff
  • Student Involvement and Leadership
  • Dean for Student Development, Director
  • Conduct hearing officers
  • Club and organization leaders and advisors,
    including faculty advisors and student leaders of
    these organizations
  • Student Life
  • Vice President
  • Womens Center
  • Director
  • Victims Advocate (when in an advisory role)
  • Men Against Violence Project Coordinator
  • Admissions
  • Vice President
  • Athletics
  • Director
  • Assistant Directors
  • Coaching staff
  • Student building supervisors for the Fitness
    Center, Olson and the Pool.
  • Finance and Operations
  • Vice President
  • Presidents Office
  • President
  • Registrars Office
  • Registrar

Campus Security Authorities Responsibilities
  • A Campus Security Authoritys key responsibility
    is to ensure that crimes committed on or near
    campus are reported to Campus Safety in a timely
  • Campus Safety is required to issue timely
    warnings for incidents that pose a threat to the
    campus community. Reporting to Campus Safety in a
    timely manner is critical.

When to report
  • A crime is reported when it is brought to the
    attention of a CSA by a victim, witness or other
    third party or even the offender.
  • The report must be made in good faith. Good
    faith means there is a reasonable basis for
    believing that the information is not simply
    rumor or hearsay. Meaning there is no reason to
    doubt the validity of the information.
  • Contact Campus Safety with information on any
    reported crime on or near campus.

Who are exempt?
  • If you are a licensed mental health counselor,
    designated victim advocate or a pastoral
  • AND
  • You are working within the scope of your license
    or religious assignment.
  • You do not have to report

Crime Reporting
  • In a life threatening emergency dial 911 or
  • Follow up that call with a call to Campus Safety
    at 253-535-7911 or x7911.
  • For general routine reporting, CSAs may contact
    Campus Safety at 253-535-7441 or x7441. Or,
    submit a report online at http//

What Crimes Need to be Reported
  • The Clery Act Specifies these incident categories
    as required reporting offenses.
  • Criminal Homicide
  • Sex Offenses (Forcible and Non-forcible)
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson
  • Hate Crimes, which include the already mentioned
    offenses, in addition to theft, simple assault,
    intimidation or vandalism that were motivated by
  • Arrests and referrals for disciplinary action for
    weapons violations, drugs and alcohol.

What information is needed
  • CSAs do not investigate the reported incident.
    However, they should collect as much information
    from the reporting party as possible and forward
    the information to Campus Safety. If you are not
    sure it is a reportable crime - report it.
  • Details should include
  • Name of reporting party and any involved parties
  • Location of incident
  • Incident details
  • When the incident occurred

Other resources
  • CSAs are not considered confidential reporting
    sources on campus. If a victim wishes to report
    the incident confidentially, PLU offers three
    locations for doing so
  • Campus Ministry
  • Counseling Center
  • Victim Advocate
  • The qualifying employees at these locations are
    not required to disclose any information on

Additional Questions
  • Any additional questions please contact the
    Director of Campus Safety at 253-535-7441.