Campus Security Authority (CSA) Reporting

CSAs are members of the University community who have a legal obligation to notify the University of any crimes that have been conveyed to them, if the crimes fall under the Clery Act and occurred on or within locations defined by the Clery Act.

The Clery Act defines four types of CSAs:

1. A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.

2. 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).

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. To determine which individuals are CSAs, consider job functions that involve relationships with students.

As a CSA, you may be someone to whom a victim, witness or other person feels comfortable reporting a crime. The Campus Security Authority Reporting Form enables you to communicate this information promptly so that the Department of Safety & Security can take appropriate action to alert the community and undertake other necessary actions.

The University’s Campus Security Authorities include, but are not limited to, the following individuals or offices:

  • University of Chicago Police Department

  • Security Officers/Campus Safety Ambassadors

  • Deans of Students and their professional staff

  • Deans-on-Call

  • Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call

  • Academic Advisors in all divisions

  • Student Organization Advisers

  • College Housing Staff

  • Graduate Student Housing Managers

  • Athletic Coaches

  • Sport Club Advisers

While CSAs must report any Clery Act crime that comes to their attention, at the request of the victim(s), identifying information may be excluded from the report (e.g., names, initials, contact information, etc.). Pursuant to the Clery Act, pastoral and professional counselors, when acting as such, are not considered to be CSAs. Nevertheless, they are encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform the persons they are counseling of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis.

To report a Clery crime, please following the instructions located on the online Campus Security Authority Reporting Form. If you need assistance submitting this form, please contact the Office of Campus Safety at 773.834.1274.