Clery Act: Your Role as a Campus Security Authority
Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) have a duty to report certain crimes and prohibited sexual conduct.
If emergency assistance is needed, call 911 immediately. If no one is in danger:
- For prohibited sexual conduct, CSAs must promptly report to the Title IX Coordinator.
- For violent crimes, sexual assault, and hate crimes, CSAs must call Public Safety as soon as possible, to provide notification to the campus Clery officer (call 911 and request to make a Clery report). All other Clery crimes can be reported via the web form. Naming the involved parties is not required for Clery.
Undergraduate & Graduate Residential Student Staff
RAs, ETAs, GRAs, GFs, and CAs
- You are NOT required to report prohibited sexual conduct when you receive information from a friend (who is not your resident) as a friend, or otherwise unrelated to your staff role.
- When reporting crimes and prohibited sexual conduct, you must also notify your Residential Education or Graduate Life Office supervisor of the incident so they can provide support to the relevant student staff team, impacted students, and community.
- CAs: Page the GLO Dean on call at 650.723.8222, Pager ID: 25085
- RAs, ETAs, GRAs, GFs: Contact the Resident Director on call at 650.504.8022
If in doubt, err on the side of reporting or calling to consult.
Best Practices for Supporting Your Residents
- Disclose your reporting responsibilities early and often – early in the academic year, and early in the conversation – to give the student agency in choosing how they move forward.
- If they would prefer to speak to a confidential resource, refer them to the Confidential Support Team and the YWCA@Stanford. (Note: For students accused of having caused harm, both CST and CAPS are also available.)
CSA Reporting Form
This form is intended to assist a CSA in gathering and reporting information about the location and nature of the incident or crime, and when it occurred, in compliance with the Clery Act and California Education Code. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you are concerned for the safety of anyone involved or other members of the community.
Prohibited Sexual Conduct
Aside from the form linked above, you can report prohibited sexual conduct via email, by calling 650.497.4955, or by visiting Kingscote Gardens (2nd Floor; Suite 240). Provide names, dates, locations, and all information shared with you at the time of disclosure.