CSA: Incident Report - Princeton Theological Seminary

CSA: Incident Report

Campus Security Authorities.

RE: Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act

According to a federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, our school is required to disclose “statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to local law enforcement agencies or any official of the institution who is defined as a ‘Campus Security Authority’ (CSA)

“Campus security authority” is a Clery Act-specific term that encompasses four groups of individuals and organizations associated with an institution.

  • A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution. All individuals who work for that department are campus security authorities.
  • Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department (e.g., an individual who is responsible for monitoring the entrance into institutional property). This includes individuals such as those who provide security at a campus-parking kiosk, monitor access into a campus facility, and act as event security, such as for sporting events or large, registered parties, or escort students around campus after dark (including other students).
  • Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
  • An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings.

Examples of individuals (outside of a police or security department) who generally meet the criteria for being campus security authorities include: the Dean of students, a faculty advisor to a student group, a student resident advisor or assistant, a student who monitors access to dormitories or buildings that are owned by recognized student organizations, Title IX coordinator, the director of a campus health or counseling center, victim advocates or others who are responsible for providing victims with advocacy services, such as assisting with housing relocation, disciplinary action or court cases, etc., members of a sexual assault response team or other sexual assault advocates.

Students and Staff serving the following capacity at Princeton Theological Seminary have been determined to be Campus Security Authorities:

  • Seminary President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Dean of the Chapel and Vice President of Student Life
  • Associate Dean of Student Life
  • Assistant Director of Student Life
  • Assistant Director of Residential Life
  • Title IX Coordinators
  • Assistant Vice President of Operations
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Director of Public Safety
  • Assistant Director of Public Safety
  • Public Safety Supervisor
  • Public Safety Officers
  • Student Dispatchers
  • Deacons
  • Library student Circulation desk workers
  • Erdman Desk Attendants

We are required to provide annual training to all CSAs and request information from them on crimes they are aware of for inclusion in our statistics for offenses that occur on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by our school, and public property within or immediately adjacent to our campus.

Please view the training video by clicking Your Role as a Campus Security Authority.

To make a report contact Public Safety at public.safety@ptsem.edu or at 609 497 7777. You can also complete the below online report: https://ptsem.formstack.com/forms/incident_report

Thank you for your assistance in complying with this federal law.

Thank you.

John F. McAloon III M.S.
Princeton Theological Seminary
64 Mercer Street | Princeton, NJ 08542-0803
Tel: 609-252-2108