ACC encourages all members of the campus community to report crimes to ACC District Police. Recognizing that a victim of a crime may report it to someone other than the police, ACC also collects crime reports from a variety of individuals who are designated Campus Security Authorities. In this way, ACC is able to provide accurate, complete, and timely information about safety on campus.
- Who is a Campus Security Authority?
Campus Security Authority is a Clery-specific term that encompasses the groups below:
- All ACC District Police department members
- Any other individual who has responsibility for campus security (e.g., an individual who provides security at a campus parking kiosk, monitors access into a campus facility, and/or acts as invitation-only event security)
- Anyone involved in disciplinary proceedings (e.g. Supervisors, Managers, District Title IX Officer, Student Affairs Deans, VC of Human Resources)
- An ACC official who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.
Other examples of CSAs (not a complete list):
- Learning Lab, ACCelerator staff, others who check IDs and control admittance
- Student Affairs professionals
- Student Life professionals
- Faculty/Staff who supervise student employees or interns
- Faculty/Staff Advisors to student groups
- Faculty/Staff leaders of student travel
- Supervisors and Managers
Individuals who do not meet the CSA criteria:
- Licensed Professional Counselors, when working in their counseling roles,
- Faculty members who do not have any responsibility for student and campus activities beyond the classroom; and
- Clerical staff
The function of a CSA is to report to ACC District Police any allegations of Clery Act crimes or attempts at Clery Act crimes that they receive. The CSA must offer assistance to the victim/survivor by connecting them with the Student Affairs, Equal Opportunity Compliance, ACC District Police and/or the Employee Assistance Program.
Resources for Campus Security Authorities
- Report in one or more of these ways:
- IN AN EMERGENCY dial 911. ACC District Police will be informed.
- Report directly to ACC District Police by dialing 512-223-1231 or visiting any campus police office.
- Report to the Clery Compliance Officer using the CSA report form. The form can also be found on the Report an Incident page.
- View and bookmark the new and improved Information and Resources for CSAs.
- Review ACC's Clery Geography.
- Reference the Emergency Information for Immediate Assistance and Victim Resources publications.
- Get information about ACC's Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
- Take your Campus Security Authority Training.
- Fill out the CSA identification form or contact ACC's Clery Compliance Officer if you think you are a CSA. Email Kristine Elderkin email@example.com or CleryComplianceOfficer@austincc.edu to be added to the list.
As a reminder, State and Federal Law require all employees of Austin Community College to report to the District Title IX Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org or using the Sexual Misconduct Report form) if they become aware of the following:
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Harassment
- Interpersonal Violence (Dating or Domestic)
- Sexual Exploitation
- Gender-based harassment that is not sexual in nature