Under the Clery Act, a Campus Security Authority (CSA) includes a campus police or security department; any individual or individuals who are responsible for campus security but who do not constitute a campus security department; 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; and/or an official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including but not limited to, student affairs professionals, faculty/staff advisors to student organizations, athletic coaches, and/or other administrators or employees.
Professional counselor and pastoral counselors are not considered to be Campus Security Authorities under the Clery Act. A professional counselor is defined as a person whose professional responsibilities include providing mental health counseling to members of the campus community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification. A pastoral counselor is defined as a person who is associated with a religious order or denomination, who is recognized by that religious order or denomination as someone who provides confidential counseling, and who is functioning within the scope of that recognition of a pastoral counselor. The District does not employ pastoral counselors. NOTE: If you are an individual with dual roles, one as a professional or pastoral counselor and the other as an official who qualifies as a Campus Security Authority, you are considered a Campus Security Authority and are obligated to report Clery crimes of which you are aware.