Campus Security Authorities

ACC encourages all members of the campus community to report crime. Under the Clery Act, a crime is "reported" when it is brought to the attention of ACC District Police, a local police department, or a Campus Security Authority (CSA) by a victim, witness, other third party, or even the offender.

  • Who is a Campus Security Authority?
    • Campus Security Authority is a Clery-specific term that encompasses the groups below:

      • All ACC District Police department members
      • Any other individual who has responsibility for campus security (e.g., an individual who provides security at a campus parking kiosk, monitors access into a campus facility, and/or acts as invitation-only event security).
      • Student Affairs Compliance Manager, Student Affairs Deans
      • An ACC official who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. 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.

      Examples of CSAs (not a complete list):

      • ACC District Police department members (Reporting a Crime)
      • Student Affairs professionals
      • Student Life professionals
      • Faculty/Staff who supervise student employees or interns
      • Faculty/Staff Advisors to student groups
      • Faculty/Staff leaders of student travel
      • Campus Managers

      Individuals who do not meet the CSA criteria:

      • Licensed Professional Counselors, when working in their counseling roles,
      • Faculty members who do not have any responsibility for student and campus activities beyond the classroom; and
      • Clerical staff

A campus security authority has a legal responsibility to contact ACC District Police upon receipt of a report of crime or alleged crime. The campus security authority also has a responsibility to assist the victim/survivor by connecting them with the Student Affairs or Human Resources Departments.

If you think you are a CSA, fill out this form and your status will be verified. Online training will be coming soon.