“Campus Security Authority” (CSA) is a Clery Act-specific term that encompasses four groups of individuals and organizations associated with an institution:

  1. ​A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution. At Shasta College this is our Campus Safety Department. All individuals who work for that department are Campus Security Authorities (CSA).
  2. Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus security department. This may include individuals who monitor access into a campus facility, act as event security for sporting events or other large college events or provide a safe walk escort.
  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, faculty club advisors and campus judicial proceedings. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution. 

The function of a Campus Security Authority is to report to Campus Safety any allegations of Clery Act crimes that are reported to them in their capacity as a CSA. CSAs are not responsible for investigating incidents, only reporting.