Campus Security Authority Reporting Form

Clery act compliance

If you are a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and are seeking to report a crime that you learned of in your role as a CSA, please review the information below. 

About the Clery Act

The Clery Act is a consumer protection law geared toward providing transparency about campus crime statistics and campus safety policies. Among other things, the Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal student aid programs to disclose information about specific campus policies, and to publish crime statistics reported to Campus Security Authorities that occur on specific campus geography. 

Signed in 1990, the Jeanne Clery Discloures of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (or Clery Act) is monitored by the United States Department of Eductation. The law is named after Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old university student who was murdered in her residence hall in 1986, sparking an outcry over unreported crime on campuses across the U.S.

Campus Security Authority Reporting Form 

During emergencies and immediate threats, please contact the San Diego State University Police Department (UPD) immediately by calling or texting 9-1-1. 

The California State University (CSU) system encourages all members of CSU campus communities to contact their dedicated UPD when they have been the victim of or have witnessed criminal actions. The Clery Act requires certain individuals that are designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) to promptly report allegations of Clery-qualifying crimes that occur within a campus Clery Geography reported to them for inclusion in the Annual Security Report.

The information you provide here is critical for accurate criminal statistics that occur in our community that may have gone unreported. To achieve the most accurate data, please provide as much information as possible. 

Campus Security Authority Reporting Form

Please provide the most detailed location of the crime to the extent possible. For example, instead of reporting, "It occurred on campus," gather additional details. A more accurate description would include, "It occurred on campus on Saturday, May 12 in a parking structure on the east side of campus."
Provide the victim's name and contact information unless the victim wishes to remain confidential. If they do prefer to provide their information, the Clery team can help ensure the victim is connected to the most appropriate resources. Do not pressure the victim if they wish to remain anonymous. That is okay.
Include any other relevant details about the incident (e.g., type of weapon, known injuries, if property was taken, and any information about the suspects or perpetrators).

For any questions concerning the Clery Act and reporting, please contact Patrick Armijo, Records Supervisor and Clery coordinator.