Campus Security Authority

The Clery Act

The Clery Act establishes the Campus Security Authority, comprising faculty and staff members who are unaffiliated with the Public Safety, with significant responsibilities for student and campus activities. Students who have experienced or witnessed a crime and wish to talk to someone may contact a Campus Security Authority.

Someone is Here to Listen

The intent of including non‐law enforcement personnel in the role of a Campus Security Authority is to acknowledge that some campus community members, students in particular, may be hesitant about reporting a crime to Public Safety, but may be more inclined to confide with other campus‐affiliated individuals.

A Campus Security Authority can provide you with information regarding resources and help you understand your options regarding the reporting of a crime.

Action may not become part of the outcome when you contact a Campus Security Authority. Therefore, if your issue is an emergency in nature please report your emergency.

Campus Security Authorities serve an important role on campus. They are here to assist students and staff. If someone reports a crime to you, you become a first responder. Victims who have placed their trust in you should be provided with information regarding resources and understand their options regarding reporting a crime.

Campus Security Authorities are responsible to assist people with their reporting options. Public Safety is available to assist Campus Security Authorities, staff, students, and visitors regarding any safety-related matter.

Responsibility to Report Statistical Data

Campus Security Authorities have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that they witness or that they have been confided with. The outcome of their report becomes part of the aggregate statistical information in the university's annual UNMC Security & Fire Safety Report.