Campus Security Authorities (CSA)
Designation, Training, and Reporting Obligations
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) was enacted in the belief that crime awareness can prevent campus victimization. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities receiving federal funding to prepare, publish, and distribute, by October 1 of each year, campus security policies and crime statistics.
All System office staff members are encouraged to contact UNR or UNLV Police Services when they have been the victim of or have witnessed criminal actions. However, under the Clery Act, certain individuals designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are required to promptly report alleged crimes that occur within the geographic areas for which the campus police are responsible. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), CSAs are also required by federal law to promptly notify the Title IX Coordinator of all reported incidents of sexual misconduct including but not limited to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking involving members of the NSHE community.
If a student, faculty, or staff member tells a Campus Security Authority about an alleged criminal incident that has not been reported to the campus police, the CSA is required to report the information under federal law. Both UNR and UNLV Police Departments provide forms for CSAs to complete in order to report alleged crimes. The name of the reporting party, victim or other individuals should not be included in the report if the person making the report requests confidentiality. However, there are some exceptions where disclosure of names may be required:
- if disclosure is required by law (e.g. abuse or neglect of a minor);
- if there is an imminent threat of harm to persons or property; or
- the CSA is given permission to do so.
CSAs should not investigate the alleged crime or attempt to determine if a crime did occur. Campus police personnel may later contact the reporting CSA or others to gather additional information.
Your Role as Campus Security Authority
All staff working in NSHE System Administration Offices in Reno and Las Vegas are designated Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) and must report alleged crimes they become aware of to the campus police at the UNR or UNLV Police Departments. In addition, all staff must review the UNR or UNLV training materials and take the respective training test modules every two years. This page contains links to reference information and training materials for NSHE staff to meet Campus Security Authority requirements.
Instructions for System Administration Staff – North
All System Administration staff in the northern offices are required to review the current training materials for UNR and take an online test.
- Click to view the training materials. You must be logged in to your NSHE Google Apps account. To review the slides in presentation mode, press CTRL+SHIFT+F5.
- Click to take the test. You must still be logged in to your NSHE Google Apps account.
Instructions for System Administration Staff – South
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All System Administration staff in the southern offices are required to review the materials posted by UNLV at https://www.unlv.edu/police/csa and complete the test at the end. Make sure to register upon successful completion of the test. PLEASE NOTE: When asked for your “NSHE ID”, please type your NSHE employee ID with as many leading zeroes as necessary to fill the ten-digit requirement (e.g. “0000034567”). Classification should be set to “Staff”, Department should be “NSHE System Administration”, and check the “Signature” box before submitting.