Campus Security Authority
A Campus Security Authority is a person also referred to as a CSA by the Clery Act. CSA’s are a vital part of data collection for the annual safety and security report. The Clery Act requires Universities to provide an annual safety and security report. In addition to input from law enforcement, certain staff positions are designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSA) for the purpose of providing information for this report. CSAs are usually found in departments responsible for, but not limited to, student and campus activities, safety/security, discipline, human resources or judicial proceedings. This designation also includes any individual who has been specified by SULC to receive and report offenses.
CSA’s are responsible for reporting the number of crimes and incidents as described in the Clery Act that occur in their department to the Southern University Police Department. These numbers are then included in the federally mandated Clery Report, which is distributed every year in the beginning of October.