A Campus Security Authority is a term used in the Clery Act to describe someone who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The function of a CSA is to report to the IUP Police Department those allegations of Clery Act crimes that he or she receives.

To accurately report Clery crimes, IUP Public Safety must determine which individuals on campus are considered Campus Security Authorities. Once all CSAs are identified, an email will be sent to all personnel designated as CSAs, designating their responsibilities and requesting them to complete the required Clery Campus Security Authority training

CSAs are responsible for reporting allegations of Clery Act crimes that are reported to them in their capacity as a CSA. This means that CSAs are not responsible for investigating or reporting incidents that they overhear students talking about in a hallway conversation; that a classmate or student mentions during an in-class discussion; that a victim mentions during a speech, workshop, or any other form of group presentation; or, that the CSA otherwise learns about in an indirect manner.

Reports can be submitted in person at the IUP Public Safety Department, by email to publicsafety-police@iup.edu, by calling 724-357-2141, or by filling out the reporting form available at Campus Crime or Incident Report - University Police - IUP.

Campus Security Authority (CSA) Report Terms and Definitions

Campus Property: Indiana

Generally speaking, the main IUP campus in Indiana, including all academic and administrative buildings, all residence halls, and South Campus.

Campus Property: Punxsutawney

Generally speaking, the Living and Learning Center on Winslow Street and the Culinary Campus properties in downtown Punxsutawney.

Campus Property: Pittsburgh East

Generally speaking, the ninth floor of the Penn Center building, located at 400 Penn Center Blvd, Building 4, and all common access points therein.

Campus Property: Northpointe

Generally speaking, the IUP building and all connecting property located at 167 Northpointe Boulevard, Freeport, PA.

Clery Crimes and Definitions

Criminal Homicide

  • Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter: the willful killing of one human being by another
  • Manslaughter by Negligence: the killing of another person through gross negligence

Sex Assault

Any sexual act directed against another person, without consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent

  • Rape: the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus, with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. This offense includes the rape of both males and females.
  • Fondling: the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity
  • Incest: sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other with the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law
  • Statutory Rape: sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent


The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault

An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.


The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.

Motor Vehicle Theft (Stolen Vehicle)

The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.


Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Hate Crime

Any crime that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias against the victim.

For purposes of reporting a hate crime under the Clery Act, only the following categories of bias are reported: race; religion; sexual orientation; gender; gender identity; ethnicity; national origin; disability.

In addition to the crimes listed above, a hate crime may also include the following crimes:

  • Larceny-theft: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another
  • Simple Assault: An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness
  • Intimidation: To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack
  • Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property: To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or person having custody or control of it