Campus Security Authorities
The University of Oregon encourages the campus community to immediately report crimes or suspicious activity to the University of Oregon Police Department to help maintain the safest possible environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Pursuant to the Clery Act, a federal law, the university is required to compile and publish crime statistics in an Annual Security Report. As part of this obligation, members of the university’s community who are considered to be Campus Security Authorities are required to report crimes for inclusion as statistics in the university’s Annual Security Report.
Who is a Campus Security Authority?
“Campus Security Authority” is a Clery specific term that encompasses certain departments, groups and individual UO employees who have a duty to report crimes they become aware of, as defined by the Clery Act.
The law defines a Campus Security Authority as “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.”
Examples of Campus Security Authorities:
· Police and security departments
· Deans and directors
· Title IX coordinators
· Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
· Office of the Dean of Students
· Athletics team coaches
· University housing staff
· Faculty and staff advisors to student organizations
· Study abroad faculty and staff
Campus Security Authorities may also be identified by job function; that is any employee who, by virtue of their job function, has significant responsibility for assisting students or campus activities. Examples would be student advisors or formal or informal student mentors.
The Clery Act requires that Campus Security Authorities be identified, notified and trained.
Campus Security Authorities who have been identified by job title receive annual notification and training and are asked to forward the training to anyone within their department who they believe meets the Clery definition of a Campus Security Authority by job function.
If you believe that you may qualify as a Campus Security Authority and have not received notification or training, please contact the Clery Coordinator at 541-346-0670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Role of a Campus Security Authority
Campus Security Authorities should not investigate crimes or attempt to determine whether in fact a crime occurred. Rather, a Campus Security Authority’s obligation is to simply report the information that s/he has as soon as possible.
The university is required to disclose statistics for the following offenses that occur on campus, or in non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university, and public property within or immediately adjacent to campus.
· Sexual Assault
· Aggravated Assault
· Vehicle Theft
· Dating Violence
· Domestic Violence
· Hate/Bias Crimes
If in doubt that a crime is reportable, please err on the side of reporting the matter.
For more information on Campus Security Authorities, see the Department of Education Clery Handbook, chapter 4.
UO employee reporting responsibilities and contact information:
Child Abuse (all UO employees)
Jen Mirabile, Senior HR Programs Coordinator, 541-346-2195, email@example.com
Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment (all UO employees)
Penny Daugherty, Director of OAAEO and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees, 541-346-2971, firstname.lastname@example.org
Discrimination and Harassment on the basis of Sex or Gender (all UO employees except confidential or exempted)
Darci Heroy, AVP/Title IX Coordinator; 541-346-8136, email@example.com
Office of Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services, 541-346-8194
Campus Security Authority (certain UO employees as defined by federal law)
Monica Hildebrand, Clery Coordinator, 541-346-0670, firstname.lastname@example.org
The training documents below are for use by those designated as Campus Security Authorities; however any UO employee may view these materials.