Campus Security Authorities (CSA)

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act) ensures that the University of Arizona community, including students, employees, and families, receive timely and accurate information about specific crimes and emergencies that occur on or within University property and that crime victims are offered support and resources. The Clery Act requires all institutions to collect crime reports from a variety of individuals and organizations considered to be Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). The Clery Act designates a number of roles on campus as CSAs including: 

  • Officials of an institution who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings. An official is defined by the Clery Act as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.

  • Members of a campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.

  • 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).

  • 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.

The requirements of the Clery Act require significant coordination and organization among campus officials and administrators. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for our campus community.

The FAQ below addresses some common questions about Campus Security Authorities and the training available to CSAs. If you have any additional questions regarding your reporting obligations or need help, please contact University Compliance,

  • Encourage crime victims and witnesses to report crimes to UAPD
  • Provide resource information to the individual for help and support
  • Tell the persons you must report the incident as a statistic and will not identify them in the report
  • Complete the CSA Clery Crime Reporting Form within 24 hours of receiving the information.

CSAs are entrusted to promptly notify the University of crimes reported to them but are not responsible for investigating a crime or determining if a crime has occurred. To ensure CSAs have a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities, CSAs are asked to complete an annual online training course provided by the University.

The University identifies CSAs based on position descriptions and employment functions. A CSA is most simply an employee with significant responsibility for student and campus activities. All employees who have been designated as CSAs should complete the training.

To access the training, log in to Edge Learning, go to “My Learning” section and select “Campus Security Authority (CSA).”

The CSA training consists of an introduction and two modules and takes about 20 minutes to complete. 

The University of Arizona asks CSAs to complete the training on an annual basis. 

You can verify if you have successfully completed the initial or annual renewal training by logging in to your EDGE Learning Plan. You will find this information in the Learning and Certifications section. For more information, go to the EDGE Learning View Completed Learning page

Supervisors can check upcoming and overdue trainings for direct reports in EDGE Learning. Learn how to access Manager Dashboards. Supervisors are also copied on EDGE Learning overdue notification emails sent to their direct reports.