Campus Security Authority Report Form
Individuals identified as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) by the Clery Act use this form to report information they receive about crimes. The information collected from submitted forms is used to compile statistical crime information that is included in the College’s Annual Security Report. Do not use this form to report a crime that requires immediate response from either the police or Ivy Tech Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (PSEP) staff.
If a serious crime that may cause an ongoing threat is reported to a CSA, the incident should be reported immediately to campus PSEP staff or the local police by calling 911. The institution has a responsibility to notify the campus community about any crimes which pose an ongoing threat to the community, and as such, Campus Security Authorities are obligated by law to report crimes immediately.
Current Annual Security Reports (By Location)
CAMPUS SECURITY AUTHORITIES (CSA)
Ivy Tech encourages everyone to report any crime that occurs on or around campus to the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (PSEP), campus Title IX officer or other designated Campus Security Authority. The Clery Act requires certain crimes reported to a Campus Security Authority be included in the Ivy Tech College Annual Security Report. Campus Security Authorities must be identified annually and trained by the College annually in the duties and responsibilities of being a Campus Security Authority.
Campus Security Authority (CSA) are individuals with organizations at Ivy Tech, who, because of their function for the College, have an obligation to notify the College of Clery Act Crimes that are reported to them in good faith.
- In “good faith” means there is a reasonable basis for believing that the information is not simply rumor or hearsay. That is, there is little or no reason to doubt the validity of the information.
- Under the Clery Act, a crime is “reported” when it is brought to the attention of a campus security authority or local law enforcement personnel by a victim, witness, other third party or even the offender. It doesn’t matter whether the individuals involved in the crime, or reporting the crime, are associated with the College.
WHO IS A CSA?
These individuals typically fall under one of the following categories:
- A member of a campus security department. Example: PSEP Leads and Officers. On some campuses, there are local law enforcement officers working for the PSEP Office.
- Individuals having responsibility for campus security in some capacity but are not members of a campus police/security department. Example: an individual who is responsible for monitoring the entrance to college property.
- People or offices that are not members of the security department, but where policy directs individuals to report criminal offenses to them or their office. Examples: Office of Student Advocacy, Office of Student Success, and the Office of Student Life.
- Officials having significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Examples: Athletic Coaches, Faculty advisors to student organizations.
WHO IS NOT A CSA?
- When acting within the scope of the official responsibilities, Pastoral Counselors and Professional Counselors are not CSAs.
- Individuals who do not have significant responsibility for student and campus activities are not CSAs. Examples: faculty members not responsible for student and campus activities beyond the classroom, and clerical or student workers.
CSA REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES
CSAs must understand their reporting obligation and the types of information they must share. Annual training is provided outlining the obligations and process for reporting
If a Campus Security Authority receives information of alleged Clery Act crime and believes it was provided in good faith, or personally witnesses an alleged Clery Act Crime, he or she should report the crime directly to the PSEP or via the CSA Incident Report Form.
The Campus Security Authority can refer to the Clery Crime Classification and Definitions form to assist in determining if the alleged crime is a Clery Act crime, as well as the Clery Act Geography Definitions form (Clery Reportable Location).
Please note that it is NOT the role of the CSA to investigate the allegation to determine whether the crime occurred and/or confront or apprehend the alleged perpetrator of the crime. That is the role of PSEP or law enforcement.
HOW TO ACCESS THE CAMPUS SECURITY AUTHORITY (CSA) TRAINING
Persons designated by the College as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) are required to complete Clery Act Training. Clery Act Training includes the history of the Clery Act, Clery Act requirements, and reporting responsibilities of the CSA.
Clery Act Training is available on-line through IVYLead on the MyIvy Tools and Resources page.
Please contact the Executive Director of Clery Compliance at (317) 921-4281, or Indianapolis-PSEP@Ivytech.edu if you have any questions about your role as a CSA.
Clery Act Geography
Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and
Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or
any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
Clery Act Crime Classifications
- Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
- Manslaughter by Negligence: The killing of another person through gross negligence.
- Sexual Assault: An offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as used in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. Per the National Incident-Based Reporting System User Manual from the FBI UCR Program, a sex offense is “any sexual act directed against another person, without the 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: (National Incident-Based Reporting System Definition) The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will or not forcibly or against that person’s will in instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
- Incest: (National Incident-Based Reporting System Definition) Nonforcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
- Statutory Rape: (National Incident-Based Reporting System Definition) Nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
- Robbery: 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, violence, and/or causing the victim 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 usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault with a gun, knife, or other weapon which could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed.
- Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
- Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned—including joy riding).
- Arson: 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, etc.
Any of the above-mentioned offenses, and any incident of larceny-Theft, simple assault, Intimidation, or Destruction /Damage/Vandalism of Property that were motivated by bias.
- 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, or 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 word and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.
- Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property: Willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real property or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody of control of it.
- Domestic Violence: A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim; by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common; by a person who is cohabitating or has cohabitated with the victim, as a spouse or intimate partner; by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.
- Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such relationship shall be based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. For the purposes of this definition, dating violence includes but is not limited to sexual or physical abuse or threat of such abuse. Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.
- Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress. For the purpose of this definition, course of conduct means two or more acts, including but not limited to, acts which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about a person, or interferes with a person’s property. Reasonable person means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim. Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.
- Liquor Law Violation: The violation of laws of ordinance prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places, bootlegging, operating a still; furnishing liquor to minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition).
- Drug Abuse Violations: Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).
- Weapons Law Violations: The violation of laws of ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Hate Crime Bias Categories
A hate crime is defined as an act that has evidence to show the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, or disability.