About Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)
Who is a CSA?
- Someone who works as part of campus police or campus security.
- Someone who has responsibility for campus security but does not constitute police or security. Examples include:
— Special event staff
— Parking enforcement
- Any individual or organization specified via Purdue’s security policy as someone to whom students and employees can report criminal offenses.
- Any University official with "significant responsibility for student campus activities." These activities include student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings. Examples include:
— Dean of Students
— Director of housing/residence life
— Director of Greek life
— Residential life staff (including resident assistants)
— Director of athletics
— Team coaches
— Student discipline officials, student judicial affairs officials, student conduct, VP of Student Affairs
— Officials who oversee a student center
— Officials who oversee student extracurricular activities
— Faculty advisors to student groups/organizations
Who is NOT a CSA?
— A faculty member who does not advise a student group.
— Support staff (including clerical, maintenance and food service workers).
— Campus health physicians or nurses whose only responsibility is to provide care to students.
Who is exempt* from being a CSA?
*These people are only exempt when acting in the role and within the scope of a professional license or religious assignment (i.e., if a faculty advisor is also a licensed counselor, he/she would still need to report if actively advising and not counseling).
- Pastoral counselor recognized by a religious organization to provide confidential counseling.
- Professional licensed mental health counselor.