Campus Security Authority
Request for Information
Campus Security Authorities are required to notify Public Safety of reportable offenses.
The University of St. Thomas is required under federal law to report specific criminal offenses to the United States Department of Education as detailed in The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. These criminal offenses are as follows:
- Criminal Homicide
- Sex Offenses
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Hate Crimes
- Alcohol, Drug and Weapon violations
The Department of Public Safety coordinates this effort for the university by compiling relevant data for crimes occurring in the following places:
- on campus
- in or on non-campus buildings and property
- on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus
The above noted crimes within these geographic location are statistically counted if they are reported to local police agencies, the Department of Public Safety, or to a Campus Security Authority.
The Department of Education defines a Campus Security Authority as "any official of the university who has significant responsibility for students and campus activities."
Examples of Campus Security Authorities are:
- The Dean of Students
- The Athletics Director
- Team coaches
- faculty advisors to student groups
A single teaching faculty member is not considered a Campus Security Authority unless he or she serves as an advisor to a student group.
If you have information regarding these crimes you are urged to forward that information to the Public Safety contact listed on the right.
The following forms should be used to report incidents as outlined above (one incident per form). If you have difficulty opening these attachments, please call the Public Safety contact listed on the right.
Note: It is important that an exact date and location of the incident be included in the report. In addition, please provide a brief description of the incident so that crimes can be appropriately classified in accordance with the crime definitions published under the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program.
If you have questions regarding this request, or if you would like to discuss a specific incident, please call the Public Safety contact list on the right.