Campus Security Authorities

CSA Reporting Form

Who are CSAs?

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are employees who are in a professional position that makes it likely that students or others could report crimes to them. Under federal law, CSAs have a responsibility to tell the institution about such incidents.

CSAs include individuals with responsibility over campus security, such as campus law enforcement, and officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, such as student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings. An official is any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution. 

The university sends an annual notice to employees who are CSAs informing them of their status as CSAs and reporting obligations. For questions regarding CSA classification or CSA requirements, contact the university's Clery Coordinator at

What do CSAs do?

CSAs must report to the university's Clery Coordinator certain crimes that they learn about in their official roles. CSAs are not required to report information they learn indirectly during a classroom discussion or public awareness event like Take Back the Night.

The Clery Act requires only the following crimes to be reported, and only if they occur within the university's Clery geography or during university-sponsored overnight trips. (Nevertheless, it is recommended that CSAs report any incidents of a criminal nature to the university Clery Coordinator, who will then determine whether to count the crime in the university's Clery statistics.)

  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter
  • Negligent manslaughter
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Arson or reckless burning
  • All sex offenses (Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent)
  • Dating violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking
  • Hate crimes, meaning bias is at the root of any of the following:
    • Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter
    • Sexual assault
    • Robbery
    • Aggravated assault  
    • Burglary
    • Motor vehicle theft
    • Arson
    • Larceny-Theft
    • Simple assault
    • Intimidation
    • Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of property
  • Alcohol, drug, and weapons violations that result in arrests or disciplinary referrals

CSAs are not responsible for determining authoritatively whether a crime took place; nor should they attempt to find or apprehend the perpetrator—that is the role of law enforcement.

How should CSAs report?

For active or ongoing threats, call 9-1-1 or UOPD at 541-346-2919.

All other reports may be submitted via the CSA Incident Report Form.


The university provides in-person training to CSAs.

For questions regarding Campus Security Authority (CSA) training, contact the university's Clery Coordinator at