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Promoting a safe and secure campus environment is a campus-wide effort and concerns all members of the Dartmouth community. The overall intent of the Clery Act is to encourage the reporting and collection of accurate campus crime data and to promote crime awareness and enhance campus safety.
The Department of Safety and Security relies on offices and individuals across the College to report crimes. Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) play an integral role in the College's efforts to maintain campus safety.
A "Campus Security Authority" or CSA, is a Clery-specific term that encompasses four groups of individuals and organizations associated with an institution. A Campus Security Authority can also be defined as anyone who has significant responsibility for students and campus activities. The law defines four categories of CSAs:
To determine which individuals of organizations are CSAs, consider job functions that involve relationships with students. Look for Officials (i.e., not support staff) whose functions involve relationships with students. If someone has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, then they are a CSA.
Some examples of CSAs in this category include, but are not limited to:
Contact the Clery Act Compliance Officer for questions about the Clery Act and the role and responsibilities of a CSA.