Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)
As part of the Clery Act, qualifying incidents reported to University Police, from various sources including Campus Security Authorities, are required to be annually published and made available to the campus community. One purpose of the Clery Act is to encourage the reporting and collection of accurate campus crime statistics to promote crime awareness and enhance campus safety.
The intent of including non-law enforcement personnel in the Campus Security Authority (CSA) role is to acknowledge that some community members and students in particular may be hesitant about reporting crimes, especially sexual violence, to the police. Because of this, victims of crime may turn to a trusted UCF employee for help and advice. For this reason, the Clery Act mandates that college campuses have CSAs in place.
Regardless of your status (CSA or non-CSA), all community members are encouraged to promptly report all campus related criminal incidents and other public safety emergencies to UCF Police.
CSA Reporting Responsibilities
If a CSA becomes aware of a Clery crime, that has occurred in Clery geography, they are required by law to report the crime to the Clery Compliance Analyst immediately. They are not responsible for determining if a crime took place before reporting. They will report the crime by submitting a CSA incident report to the Clery Compliance Analyst.
Who is a CSA?
The Clery Act identifies certain categories of students, university employees, and the following groups of individuals as CSAs:
- University Police
- Non-police individuals or offices responsible for campus security
- Examples include, but are not limited to: campus contract security personnel; individuals who monitor access at any institution owned or controlled facility (including parking facilities); personnel providing access control and/or security at campus facilities, athletic events or other special events; individuals who provide safety escorts around campus (including other students); residential community assistants and other similar positions
- Campus officials who have significant responsibilities for student and campus activities
- Examples include, but are not limited to: academic deans, student affairs, residential life officials, Fraternity and Sorority Life officials, athletic administrators including directors, assistant directors and coaches, and faculty and staff advisors to student organizations
- Individuals or organizations to whom students and employees are directed to report criminal offenses
- Office of Student Affairs, Office of Human Resources, Office of Institutional Equity/Title IX, Office of Student Conduct, Office of Housing & Residence Life.
Who is not a CSA?
There are individuals at the University of Central Florida who are not CSAs and are exempt from reporting crimes to the UCF Police Department. Examples are:
- Faculty members that don’t have responsibilities past the classroom, clerical, or cafeteria staff
- Professional and pastoral counselors working within the scope of their license or religious assignment and provide confidential counseling
CSA Incident Report Form
PLEASE NOTE THAT IN SUBMITTING THIS FORM YOU ARE NOT FILING A REPORT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT.
If this incident has the potential to be an immediate threat to our community, DO NOT fill out this form, CALL UCFPD at 407-823-5555 or 911 immediately.