CAMPUS SECURITY AUTHORITIES
The 2016 Clery Handbook states: “Even at institutions with a police department on
campus, a student who is the victim of a crime may report it to someone other than the
campus police.” The handbook also says, “For this reason, the Clery Act requires all
institutions to collect crime reports from a variety of individuals and organizations that
Clery considers to be “campus security authorities” under the law.”
Who is a Campus Security Authority?
• A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution
• Local Police/Sheriff (Good Faith Request)
• Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do
not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department (e.g., an
individual who is responsible for monitoring the entrance into institutional property).
Although the reporting of criminal activity directly to the District Police Department is
encouraged, crimes may also be reported to college officials who have significant
responsibility for student and campus activities. Campus Security Authorities (CSA’s)
2019 Annual Security Report
are responsible for forwarding non-identifying information to the District Police
Department for inclusion in the annual security report, regardless of whether or not the
victim chooses to file a report with law enforcement or press charges. As defined under
the Clery Act, CSA’s include college deans and assistant deans, college directors,
assistant directors, athletic team coaches, athletic assistant coaches, faculty advisors to
student groups, and campus staff involved in disciplinary and judicial proceedings.
Please be aware that information forwarded by CSA’s is for statistical purposes only, if
the victim chooses to remain confidential.
Individuals Designated by the Campus - The Sequoias Community College District has identified the following positions as CSA’s
for Clery reporting:
District police officers
Deans of Student Services and administrative staff
ASB Director and administrative staff
Athletic Director, coaches and assistant coaches
Student Success Program coordinators
Student club advisors
Dean of Human Resources and administrative staff (Title IX officer)