Campus Security Authorities
According to a federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, UNCG is required to disclose “statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to local law enforcement agencies or any official of the institution who is defined as a ‘Campus Security Authority’.” The UNCG Police Department gathers reportable crime statistics from Campus Security Authorities and publishes them annually in its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
Who is a Campus Security Authority (CSA)?
The law defines “Campus Security Authority” as:
- A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
- 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).
- 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.
- An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings. Examples include director of athletics, team coach, residence hall director and faculty advisor to a student group. A single teaching faculty member is unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, except when serving as an advisor to a student group. Clerical staff, as well, are unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Pastoral or professional counselors acting in their professional capacities are excluded from the definition of “Campus Security Authority.”
Refer to the List of CSAs page for a non-inclusive list.
Which Crimes Must Be Reported by Campus Security Authorities to the UNCG Police Department?
The criminal offenses that Campus Security Authorities are required to report are murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, liquor law violations, drug law violations and illegal weapons possession. Refer to the Clery Crimes page for more details.
Campus Security Authorities are also required to report bias-related (hate) crimes, i.e., those that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability for the following offenses: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny-theft, vandalism, intimidation, simple assault, damage/destruction/vandalism of property and any other crime involving bodily injury.
Campus Security Authorities are required to report only those offenses listed above that occurred on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UNCG, and public property within or immediately adjacent to our campus. Refer to the Geography page for a map and more details.
Each crime must be reported only once. Crimes already reported to the UNCG Police Department by others need not be reported again.
Please note: UNCG Police must publish the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, by October 1 each year. The Report contains crime statistics for the previous calendar year. Therefore, if you are aware of any reportable crime that occurred in a previous calendar year and have not yet been reported to UNCG Police, please report them immediately.
Emergencies Should be Reported Immediately to UNCG Police at 336-334-4444 or 911.
UNCG has a responsibility to notify the campus community about any crimes which pose an ongoing threat to the community, and, as such, Campus Security Authorities are obligated by law to report crimes to the UNCG Police. Even if you are not sure whether an ongoing threat exists, immediately contact the UNCG Police.