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K-State Today

August 7, 2019

Clery Act Training distributed to campus security authorities

Submitted by K-State Clery Compliance

Developing and maintaining a safe and secure campus environment is the responsibility of the entire K-State community, not just individuals with distinct reporting obligations such as campus security authorities, or CSAs.

The term "campus security authority" refers to an individual who, because of their function for the university, has an obligation under the Clery Act to notify the university of alleged Clery crimes. This federal law applies to most public and private universities and is tied directly to federal funding of various kinds, including federal student aid. For this and other reasons, it is imperative that K-State and individuals associated with the university comply with the conditions set forth by the Clery Act.

As such, an annual training has been developed to increase awareness and educate individuals about resources and reporting processes across the university. Campus security authorities are required to complete a training annually. The distribution for the 2019 calendar year will be disseminated during the first week of August; individuals will have 45 days to complete their training.

The training will be distributed to K-State email accounts through the university's secure survey platform, Qualtrics. To ensure receipt of the training, CSAs are encouraged to check both their junk and clutter folders.

As a reminder, K-State continues to sponsor various initiatives to increase awareness, educate and provide resources relating to individual and university obligations under the Clery Act. One of these initiatives is the REPORT It webpage, a convenient global reporting website where reports related to Clery Act crimes; academic violations; code of conduct violations; students of concern; discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment. New for fall 2019: Work-related incidents, access barriers, and incidents involving a minor may be submitted.

If you have questions about CSA designations or this training, please feel free to contact K-State's coordinator for Clery Act Federal Compliance, Sarah F. Barrett, ksuclery@k-state.edu.