Campus Security Authorities, as defined by the Clery Act, have an obligation to report allegations of Clery Act defined crimes that they conclude are made in good faith. These crime allegations are reported to the SIUE Police Department through the Dean of Student Affairs on the Edwardsville Campus, the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Services on the Alton Campus, or may be reported directly to the SIUE Police Department. A Campus Security Authority includes campus personnel beyond the SIUE police officers. The intent of including non-law enforcement personnel as Campus Security Authorities is to acknowledge that many individuals, and students in particular, are hesitant about reporting crimes to the police, but may be more inclined to report an incident to other campus-affiliated individuals. Therefore, a Campus Security Authority would be any 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, any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution and has a direct relationship with students. Examples would be a director of housing, a director of athletics, team coaches, faculty advisors to student groups, resident advisors/assistants, etc. A Campus Security Authority would include any police agency that has the responsibility of policing areas immediately surrounding the campuses or if they should respond to any incident occurring in any location included in the SIUE Clery reportable areas.
Campus professional counselors/clergy, when acting as such, are not considered to be Campus Security Authorities and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics. As a matter of policy, they are encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary basis for inclusion into the annual crime statistics. However, if, for example, the dean of students who holds a professional counselor's license, but is employed by the institution only as a dean and not as a counselor, he/she is not exempt from reporting.