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 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.
    • All members of Title IX office
    • All members of Human Resources.
    • All members of the Office of Residence Life & Housing.                
  • 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.
    • 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 to provide a statement confirming instances of criminal reports which may have been provided to them.