Campus Security Authority (CSA)
What is the Role of a CSA?
The Clery Act requires the University to identify individuals that meet the definition of a Campus Security Authority ("CSA"). A CSA is someone who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, such as a student resident advisor, a faculty advisor to a student group, and a Title IX Coordinator. The function of a CSA is to report to the University Police Department ("UPD") or the Clery Director crime reports which they receive. The CSA crime reports are used by the University to fulfill our responsibility to annually disclose crime statistics and to issue or facilitate the issuance of timely warnings or emergency notifications for crimes that pose a serious or continuing threat to the campus community.
A CSA is NOT responsible for determining authoritatively whether a crime took place, apprehend the alleged perpetrator of the crime, or to try and convince a victim to contact law enforcement if the victim chooses not to do so.
What Is a CSA Required to Report?
- Criminal homicide: murder, non-negligent manslaughter and manslaughter by negligence
- Aggravated assault
- Sex Assault: Rape, fondling, incest and statutory rape
- Motor vehicle theft
- Domestic violence, dating violence, stalking
- Hate Crimes: crimes motivated by race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability
- Arrests and referrals of students, staff, faculty for liquor, drug, and weapons law violations
Reporting an Incident
If you are unsure of whether an incident is a Clery Act crime, or even if it’s criminal in nature, you should report it.
GET THE FACTS—when, what, where, who, etc.
COMPLETE THE 'CSUB CSA INCIDENT REPORT' – submit report to UPD or Office of the President
REPORT ALL CLERY RELATED CRIMES IMMEDIATELY to UPD so the University can comply with timely warnings and have accurate crime statistics. If you feel uncomfortable reporting the crime to UPD, you may contact the President’s Office.
IF IT IS AN EMERGENCY – contact UPD Immediately at (661) 654 - 2111 or 911.
The CSA crime reports should include personally identifying information if available. This is important for law enforcement purposes and to avoid double counting crimes. If a victim does not want the report to go any further than the CSA, the CSA should explain that he or she is required to submit the report for statistical purposes, but it can be submitted without identifying the victim (unless the incident involves sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking). Some CSA’s do not feel comfortable reporting incidents to UPD when a victim requests their information not be released. In those situations, crime reports may be submitted to the President’s Office.