The Clery Act, a law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics, identifies certain categories of students, University of Wisconsin-Platteville employees and contractors as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) who have federally mandated responsibilities to report alleged Clery Act crimes that they witness or are reported to them.
A Clery Act crime is considered “reported” when it is brought to the attention of a CSA, the UW-Platteville Police Department or local law enforcement personnel by a victim, witness, other third party or even the offender. The crime reporting party need not be University affiliated.
UW-Platteville has also defined the following as campus security authorities.
UW-Platteville Main Campus
- UW-Platteville chancellor
- Title IX coordinator and deputy Title IX coordinators
- Director of counseling services
- Director of health services
- Sexual violence victim's advocate
- Athletic director, assistant athletic director, coaches, and intramural staff
- Markee Pioneer Student Center building managers
- Pioneer Activity Center student workers
- Dean of Students Office staff
- Residence Life Central staff, resident directors, senior assistants, and resident assistants
- Greek Life staff
- Campus Activities staff
- Study abroad and on-site trip coordinator
- Advisors to student organizations, faculty and staff
- Summer conference assistants
- Short-term faculty lead courses (off-campus)
UW-Platteville branch campuses (Baraboo Sauk County and Richland)
- On-campus student housing staff
- All employees of both branch campuses
Report criminal offenses to the locations below.
- The UW-Platteville Police Department for crimes occurring in the UW-Platteville main campus Clery geography.
- The City of Baraboo Police Department and the campus dean, assistant dean, or director of student services for crimes occurring in the Baraboo Sauk County campus Clery geography.
- The City of Richland Center Police Department and the campus dean, assistant dean, or director of student services for crimes occurring in the Richland campus Clery geography.
In some instances, members of the campus community may notify any of the other campus security authorities about a crime.
Duties of a Campus Security Authority
- A CSA must immediately report all allegations of Clery crimes made to them in good faith by completing the online form.
- Reports are statistical. They don’t include the name of the victim or the offender. In fact, CSAs don’t even need to know the name of the victim or offender to make a report. The only identifying information provided in the report is the name and contact information of CSA making the report.
- CSAs only report the allegation. CSAs do not investigate the crime, nor do they make any judgment as to whether the crime actually occurred.