For those who would prefer to report a specific incident or crime to someone other than Campus Safety or local law enforcement officers, Broward College has designated certain members of its faculty and staff to serve as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). Persons designated by the College as CSAs include: Academic Deans and Associate Deans, Campus Life Directors and Administrators, The Athletic Director and Assistant Director, Athletic Coaches and Assistant Coaches, Faculty Advisors to student groups/clubs, and Student Affairs Officials. All CSAs receive training and directives in accordance to their participation within the program and are capable of responding to your report. For the purpose of Clery Act reporting, all crimes reported to a CSA are forwarded to Campus Safety for inclusion in the Annual Security Report.
As a result of the negotiated rulemaking process, which followed the signing into law of the 1998 amendment to 20 U.S.C. Section 1092 (f), clarification was given to those considered to be Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). Pastoral and professional counselors acting in the scope of their professional license are not considered to be CSAs and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into Broward College’s annual disclosure of crime statistics. Professionally licensed counselors can only encourage persons to report crimes to the appropriate authorities. Academic counselors employed at Broward College are not considered professional counselors and are not bound to confidentiality under the Clery Act. Broward College does not employ mental health counselors but instead has a partnership with Henderson Mental Health Services to provide services to students in need.
As a CSA, you are being entrusted to assist in maintaining the safety and security of the college community. CSA’s serve as additional avenues for victims or witnesses of a crime or incident who do not feel comfortable speaking to Campus Safety or local law enforcement directly, to file a report. To access resources, guides, and submit a incident report, visit the teamsite by accessing through your MYWORK page on Broward Connect.