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About Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)

Who is a CSA?

  1. Someone who works as part of campus police or campus security.
  2. Someone who has responsibility for campus security but does not constitute police or security. Examples include:
    • Special event staff
    • Parking enforcement
  3. Any individual or organization specified via Purdue’s security policy as someone to whom students and employees may report criminal offenses.
  4. 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).

  1. Pastoral counselor recognized by a religious organization to provide confidential counseling.
  2. Professional licensed mental health counselor.