Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

One purpose of the federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Act is to encourage the reporting and collection of accurate campus crime statistics to promote crime awareness and enhance campus safety. The information collected will be used to compile statistics to be included in the Annual Security Report (ASR) that UMass Amherst publishes and distributes each fall.

As a Campus Security Authority (CSA), you are obligated to report to the University Police any incidents of the types of crime covered by the Clery Act in a timely fashion. These crimes are required to be published in an ASR and made available to the campus community in order to meet the requirements of federal law (Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)).  In addition to reporting crimes covered by the Clery Act, CSA’s are encouraged to report any and all crimes of which they are aware.

To review information on reportable Clery Act crimes, please refer to the Clery Act Definitions and Instructions. Any questions about the Clery Act, including what determines who is a CSA or your responsibilities as a CSA can be addressed by the UMass Amherst Clery Act Coordinator, Lt. Brian Henault at (413) 545-8095.

The following documents will help explain the scope of the federal regulations, your CSA responsibilities and the required training.

  1. Introductory email from Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy
  2. Comprehensive Resources to Address Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence and Stalking

Start the required Online Training Program

  • Go to Get Inclusive Training
  • Log in by entering your UMass Amherst NetID and password, you will be directed to the training site.

Once you have completed the training you can print a certificate of completion if you wish.  The training module also records your completion of the training.  If you have any questions or are having problems with your log in, please feel free to contact the UMPD Community Outreach Unit at (413) 545-3543.  Press 1 for CSA Training and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.


585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.