Campus Security Authorities

The Department of Audit and Risk Management, specifically the Clery Compliance and Safety Coordinator, is responsible for maintaining the most current list of Xavier  University Campus Security Authorities (CSA). The Clery Act requires that the University identify other individuals or offices, in addition to the University Police Department, with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.

Alleged crimes reported to Campus Security Authorities are then reported by them to the designated individual or office required to collect such reports. The office designated at Xavier University is the Xavier University Police  Department or the Clery Compliance and Safety Coordinator. CSAs can file the required notice by documenting it on the University Crime Reporting Form. If you need assistance in classifying the crime, after completing the form, please contact Ken Grossman at x1923 or grossmank@xavier.edu.

Note: Crimes in progress should be reported immediately to the University Police by dialing 1000 from any campus phone.

According to the Clery Act the following categories constitute CSAs:

  • University Police - all members of the University Department of Public Safety, including all sworn law enforcement officers, are Campus Security Authorities.
  • Individuals with Campus Security Responsibilities - Any individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department, such as an individual who is responsible for monitoring entrance into institutional property. Examples of this category are: parking enforcement staff, event security staff and bicycle patrol staff.
  • Individuals Designated by the Campus - Any individual or organization specified in an institution's statement of campus security policy as one to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
  • Officials with Significant Responsibility for Student and Campus Activities - An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student conduct proceedings. If such an official is a pastoral or professional counselor as defined below, the official is not considered a campus security authority when acting in those capacities. Examples of this category are: Deans of Students, Student Housing Officials, Students Conduct Officials, Officials who oversee a student center, Officials who oversee student extracurricular activities, Director of Athletics, Team Coaches and Faculty Advisors to student groups.

If a student, faculty, or staff member tells a Campus Security Authority about a criminal incident that was not reported to the University Police they are required to report the information under federal law. CSAs completing the form should not include the name of the reporting party or other individuals in the report if the person making the report request confidentiality. CSAs should not investigate the crime or attempt to determine if a crime did occur. University Police personnel may later contact the reporting CSA or others to gather additional information.