Campus Security Authority (CSA)

CAMPUS SECURITY AUTHORITY (CSA) OVERVIEW 

What is the Jeanne Clery Act?

The Jeanne Clery Act is a consumer protection legislation enacted in 1990.  This law requires all colleges and universities that receive federal funding to share information about crimes that occur on campus as well as information regarding the college or university’s efforts to improve campus safety. (For more information: http://clerycenter.org/summary-jeanne-clery-act)

What is a Campus Security Authority (CSA)?

  1. A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
  2. Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department under paragraph (1) of this definition, such as an individual who is responsible for monitoring entrance into institutional property.
  3. 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 offenses.
  4. 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. If such an official is a pastoral or professional counselor as defined below, the official is not considered a campus security authority when acting as a pastoral or professional counselor. 34 C.F.R. 668.46(a).

 EXAMPLES: 

  • Faculty or Staff who oversee an off-campus trip.
  • Faculty or Staff who advise a student organization or club.
  • Faculty or Staff who manage any activity outside of a classroom setting.

What is mandated of a CSA at LMU? 

  1. Complete the online CSA training by September 16.
  2. Report, on an on-going basis, any criminal offenses that are reported to them to the LMU Department of Public Safety (310-338-2893 • Foley Annex)