What is a Campus Security Authority

According to a federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or the Jeanne Clery Act, our school is required to disclose statistics concerning the number of specific crimes that occurred within Clery-specific geography that are reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority.

In addition to campus safety, those who are responsible for security and monitoring access to our buildings, and those who are designated within our campus security policies to receive crime reports, the law also 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, resident housing, student conduct, and campus judicial proceedings.”

The criminal offenses for which we are required to disclose statistics are:

  • Murder/non-negligent manslaughter
  • Manslaughter/negligence
  • Sex offenses (rape, fondling, incest, and statutory rape)
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Arson
  • Dating violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking, and
  • Liquor law violations, drug law violations, and illegal weapons possession

The University of North Alabama is also required to report statistics for hate crimes. Hate crimes are those that are committed as a result of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim. The categories of bias include the victim’s actual or perceived race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, and disability. In addition to the Clery Act crimes listed above, hate crimes also include larceny-theft, intimidation, simple assault, and destruction/damage/vandalism of property.

The University of North Alabama is also required to report statistics for offenses that occur on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UNA, and public property within or immediately adjacent to our campus.