Loyola University Maryland

Public Safety

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)

Campus Security Authority (CSA) is a Clery-specific term that encompasses four categories of individuals and organizations associated with the institution. The categories are as follows:

  • A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
    • All members of the Department of Public Safety.
    • All Loyola students working in the Public Safety student employment program. 
  • Any individual responsible for campus security including individuals who provide security at a campus parking kiosk, monitor access into a campus facility, or act as event security.
    • All FAC and student desk attendants.
    • All Transportation and Parking staff and students who work in the Jenkins parking kiosk.
    • All CSC staff hired to do parking for special events.
    • All S.A.F.E. staff employed to work sporting events.
    • All contracted security staff working in Loyola owned/rented/leased buildings.
    • All Event Services staff and students.            
  • Any individual or organization specified in the institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
    • Any Loyola University administrator.
    • All members of Human Resources.
    • All members of the Office of Student Life.                
  • An official of the institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.
    • Loyola Club Moderators.
    • All members of Student Development.
    • All members of the Athletics Department.

Although Loyola University encourages the reporting of all campus criminal activity directly to DPS, in some instances, members of the Loyola community may choose to file a report with a CSA. A CSA is an official of the institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including but not limited to student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings. An official has the authority and duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution. These authorities are obligated to provide any reports of crime to DPS.

Loyola professional and pastoral counselors are encouraged to tell their clients about voluntary, confidential, and anonymous crime reporting procedures available to Loyola community members for inclusion in the annual crime statistics disclosure. Confidential and anonymous reports are extremely valuable to encourage reporting, prevent further victimization, access a threat to the campus community, and obtain a more accurate picture of campus crime. In certain circumstances, crime victims may be reluctant to file a report with DPS, fearing the process or losing anonymity but are encouraged to consider filing anonymously or confidentially.

All Loyola CSAs are notified of their CSA designation and provided annual online training on required reporting procedures. Additionally, CSAs are contacted annually to provide a statement confirming instances of criminal reports which may have been provided to them.

Local Police Departments

If a Loyola student is involved in a criminal incident, DPS officers may assist with the investigation in cooperation with local police departments. DPS receives reports from local police departments concerning serious incidents occurring on campus or in the campuses' immediate neighborhoods and business areas. University officials will adjudicate local police agency information regarding Loyola student criminal incidents at off-campus locations. Loyola University does not currently recognize any non-campus student organizations. However, many students live in the neighborhoods surrounding Loyola. While BPD has primary jurisdiction in these areas, DPS can and does respond in an administrative capacity to student-related incidents that occur near campus. Baltimore City PD responds to any 911 emergency call for service made from the Evergreen and Belvedere campuses. All 911 emergency calls for service made from the Graduate Center campuses are forwarded to the appropriate county (Baltimore County Police or Howard County Police).

If a Loyola student studying abroad at Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium is involved in a criminal incident, Leuven police are the jurisdictional authority and answer emergency calls made to 112. Loyola in Leuven is a single semester or full-year program. The program's resident faculty director provides administrative support, guidance, and safety advice to students participating in this program.