Campus Security Authority (CSA)
Idaho State University encourages all members of the campus community to report crimes to Public Safety on a timely basis. This allows law enforcement leaders to determine if a Timely Warning Notice or Emergency Notification should be issued to alert the campus community of a dangerous situation.
Certain non-law enforcement members of the campus community are designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSA) by virtue of their position or role on campus. CSAs are people who are in a position to build connections and rapport with students and who are likely to receive reports of criminal violations on campus.
The intent of including non-law enforcement personnel in the CSA role is to acknowledge that some community members and students, in particular, may be hesitant to report crimes to the police, but may be more inclined to report incidents to other campus-affiliated individuals.