Campus Security Authorities


The FBI reports there were around 2,700 violent crimes and 87,000 property crimes completed or attempted on and around U.S. college and university campuses in 2011 alone. Having accurate, complete and timely information about crime and safety on and around campus empowers current and prospective students and employees to make informed decisions about their safety. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (known as simply the Clery Act) requires all postsecondary institutions that participate in federal student aid programs to collect and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. This course gives an overview of the history and purpose of the Clery Act, as well as information on how to identify which employees are designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSA) and what procedures they must follow. This course is primarily designed for education employees designated as Campus Security Authorities under the Clery Act, but would be applicable to all employees working at an education institution that must comply with the Clery Act. This course has been updated to include the new reporting procedures and categories outlined in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.