Campus Security Authorities (CSA)
At the University of Florida, maintaining a warm and welcoming campus environment is one of our highest priorities. Campus Security Authorities are a vital part of our institutional effort in working together for safe campuses. Campus Security Authorities are defined by the Clery Act and designated by the University of Florida. Your responsibilities as a Campus Security Authority are straightforward – to report certain crimes identified by the Clery Act that are reported to you which occurred on or around UF campuses and properties.
There are four categories of CSAs, as defined by the Clery Act:
- 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.
- An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline 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.
All University of Florida CSAs are notified of their designation upon assuming their role which makes them a CSA, and on an annual basis thereafter. University of Florida CSAs are required to participate in training on an annual basis – all communication and reminders of the training will be sent to CSAs from the Office of Clery Act Compliance.
Campus Security Authority training is available for CSAs to access in the University of Florida’s MyTraining online platform. CSAs must take the training via the MyTraining system in order to receive credit for participation. Please contact the Office of Clery Act Compliance with any questions or concerns.