Campus Security Authorities

ACC encourages all members of the campus community to report crimes to ACC District Police. 

Because a victim of a crime may report it to someone other than the police, ACC also collects crime reports from a variety of individuals who are designated Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). This helps the college provide accurate, complete, and timely information about safety on campus. 

CSAs must report to ACC District Police any allegations of Clery Act crimes or attempts at Clery Act crimes that they receive. The CSA must offer assistance to the victim/survivor by connecting them with the Student Affairs, Equal Opportunity Compliance, ACC District Police and/or the Employee Assistance Program. 

Who are CSAs?

Campus Security Authority is a Clery-specific term that encompasses the following groups:

  • All ACC District Police department members
  • Any other individual who has responsibility for campus security (e.g., an individual who provides security at a campus parking kiosk, monitors access into a campus facility, and/or acts as invitation-only event security)
  • Anyone involved in disciplinary proceedings (e.g. supervisors, managers, District Title IX officer, student affairs deans, vice chancellor of human resources)
  • An ACC official who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.

Other Examples of CSAs (Not a Complete list):

  • Learning Lab, ACCelerator staff, others who check IDs and control admittance
  • Student Affairs professionals
  • Student Life professionals
  • Faculty/staff who supervise student employees or interns
  • Faculty/staff advisors to student groups
  • Faculty/staff leaders of student travel
  • Supervisors and managers

Individuals Who DO NOT Meet the CSA Criteria:

  • Licensed Professional Counselors, when working in their counseling roles,
  • Faculty members who do not have any responsibility for student and campus activities beyond the classroom; and
  • Clerical staff

Resources for Campus Security Authorities

  1. Report in one or more of these ways:
    • IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 911. ACC District Police will be informed.
    • Report directly to ACC District Police by dialing 512-223-1231 or visiting any campus police office.
    • Report to the Clery Compliance Officer using the CSA report form. The form can also be found on the Report an Incident page.
  2. View and bookmark the Information and Resources for CSAs.
  3. Review ACC’s Clery Geography.
  4. Reference the Emergency Information for Immediate Assistance and Equal Opportunity Compliance Resources.
  5. Get information about ACC’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  6. Take your Campus Security Authority Training.
  7. Fill out the CSA identification form or contact ACC’s Clery Compliance Officer if you think you are a CSA. Email Kristine Elderkin or to be added to the list.

Reporting Title IX Violations

State and federal Law require all ACC employees to report to the District Title IX Coordinator ( or using the Sexual Misconduct Report form) if they become aware of the following:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Interpersonal Violence (dating or domestic)
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Gender-based harassment that is not sexual in nature

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