The Federal Department of Education defines a CSA as:
California State University encourages all members of the campus communities to contact UPD when they have been the victim of or have witnessed criminal actions. The Clery Act requires certain individuals that are designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) to promptly report allegations of Clery qualifying crimes that occur within a campus' Clery Geography reported to them for inclusion in the ASR.32
Crime Reporting. For statistical purposes, all CSAs are required to promptly report to the Clery Director or designee crimes, including hate crimes, which are reported to them in their capacity as CSAs, to help inform whether a timely warning or emergency notification to the campus community is warranted. CSA's report to the Clery Director or designee include, if known:
In the event the victim does request confidentiality, enough information must be obtained and provided by the CSA about the criminal incident to prevent over-reporting or "double-counting" of the incident.
CSAs are not responsible for determining authoritatively whether a crime took place, only to report the information promptly to the Clery Director if the CSA receives an allegation of crimes that are reported to them in their capacity as a CSA.
CSAs should make the victim or third party they are in contact with aware that UPD and Title IX make both confidential and non-confidential resources available that may be helpful to victims or witnesses of a crime and encourage them to utilize the resources available.