Campus Security Authority Notification for Student Organization Advisors
According to federal law, specifically The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (re-named the Clery Act in 1998), the McNeese Police Department is required to report “statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to the local police agency or any official of the institution who has “significant responsibility for student and campus activities”. Your position has been identified by Federal Law as a “Campus Security Authority”.
The definition of “Campus Security Authority”, according the federal law, is as follows: “An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.” For example, a dean of students who oversees student housing, a student center, or student extra-curricular activities, has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Similarly, a director of athletics, team coach, and faculty advisor to a student group also have significant responsibility for student and campus activities. A single teaching faculty member is unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, except when serving as an advisor to a student group. A physician in a campus health center or a counselor in a counseling center whose only responsibility is to provide care to students are unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Also, clerical staff are unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities.
The criminal offenses that we are required to report are murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (rape, fondling, statutory rape and incest), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, arson, liquor law violations, drug violations and/or illegal weapons possession.
We are also required to report statistics for hate (bias) related crimes for the following classifications: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (rape, fondling, statutory rape and incest), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, vandalism, intimidation, and simple assault.
We are required to report offenses that occur on campus, in residence facilities, in non-campus property and on public property.
As a McNeese student organization advisor, you are considered a campus security authority. Shortly after the completion of an organization's registration, you will be instructed to complete online campus security authority training. This training will be required for you to remain a supervisor of student organization activities.
If a serious crime that may cause an ongoing threat to the INSTITUTION community is reported to anyone who is defined as a Campus Security Authority, that individual should not wait until the end of the year to report that incident to the McNeese Police Department. The institution has a responsibility to notify the campus community about any crimes which pose an ongoing threat to the community, and as such, Campus Security Authorities are obligated by law to report crimes immediately to the McNeese Police Department. If there is any question about whether an ongoing threat exists, immediately contact 337-475-5711 to report.
I have been properly informed of my role as a campus security authority and requried training in the capacity: