ACC encourages all members of the campus community to report crime. Under the Clery Act, a crime is "reported" when it is brought to the attention of ACC District Police, a local police department, or a Campus Security Authority (CSA) by a victim, witness, other third party, or even the offender.
- 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 assist the victim/survivor by connecting them with the Student Affairs, Equal Opportunity Compliance, and/or Human Resources Departments.
Resources for Campus Security Authorities
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