Campus Security Authorities

A “Campus Security Authority” or CSA is a Clery-specific term that encompasses four groups of individuals and organizations associated with an institution. A CSA can also be defined as anyone who has significant responsibility for students and campus activities. UNC Asheville job position descriptions identify whether an employee is a CSA.

A CSA must report Clery Reportable Crimes by using the CSA Crime Report Form or by reporting directly to the Title IX & Clery Act Coordinator (828.232.5658) or the University Police Clery Act Coordinator (828.258.7889).

At UNC Asheville, examples of CSAs include, but are not limited to:

  • University Police Department
  • Title IX Coordinator & Clery Act Coordinator and Title IX Office employees
  • Student Affairs professionals, including Case Management, Citizenship Education, and Student Activities Coordinators
  • Housing and Residence Life Staff, including but not limited to, Area Directors (ADs), Hall Directors (HDs), and Residence Assistants (RAs)
  • Athletic Administrators, including Directors, Assistant Directors, and Coaches
  • Academic Deans, Department Heads, and Directors
  • Student Union Building Staff
  • Student Peer Educators
  • Student Organizations Advisors, including Faculty, Staff, and Volunteer Advisors
  • Greek Organizations Coordinators and Advisors
  • Faculty Directors of Off-campus Educational and Co-Curricular Programs

Examples of individuals who would not meet the criteria for being campus security authorities include:

  • A faculty member who does not have any responsibility for student and campus activity beyond the classroom
  • Clerical or cafeteria staff
  • Facilities or maintenance staff

To report a Clery Crime, use the CSA Crime Report Form.

Please provide as much information as possible on the CSA Crime Report. However, the inclusion of personally identifiable information (complainant’s name, suspect’s name, etc.) is not required, but the inclusion of such information, if known, may assist the University in providing services and eliminating the possibility of double-counting incidents.