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Campus Security Authority

Select members of the Benedictine University (the "University") community are responsible for reporting crimes on or near campus that are reported to them. These select members are Campus Security Authority (CSA). A CSA will report the crime via the online CSA Incident Report which goes to the University Police.  See the list of CSAs by campus.

CSAs are usually found in departments responsible for, but not limited to, student and campus activities, safety/security, housing, personnel resources, or student judicial proceedings. This designation also includes any individual  who has been specified by Benedictine University to receive and report incidents.

In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965. This act requires all postsecondary institutions participating in HEA's Title IV student financial assistance programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The act was amended in 1992, 1998 and 2000. The 1998 amendments renamed the law the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in memory of Jeanne Clery. In 2008, the Higher Education Opportunity Act or HEOA amended the Clery Act and added additional safety and security-related requirements for institutions. If Benedictine is found to be non-compliant with any aspect of the Clery Act, the University can be fined and risks losing Federal financial aid administered by the Department of Education.

Keeping accurate crime statistics benefits the University in order to provide prevention and safety awareness programs to keep the campus safe. By keeping our campus community safe everyone will have a secure environment to study, work and recreate.

Clery Reportable Crimes

All crimes reports to a CSA or law enforcement personnel must be reported. The crimes listed below are included in the federally mandated Clery Report, which is distributed every year at the beginning of October.

  • Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaugher
  • Manslaughter by Negligence
  • Sexual Assault-Rape
  • Sexual Assault-Forcible Fondling
  • Sexual Assault-Incest
  • Sexual Assault-Statutory Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking
  • Arrests or Disciplinary Referrals of Drug, Liquor or Weapons
  • Hate Crimes (larceny, simple assaults, intimidation, vandalism)
Ask the Following Questions:
  • Name of reporting party and others involved
  • Incident details
  • When the incident occurred
  • Location of incident
Did it occur in one of the following locations:
  • On-campus, residence hall
  • On-campus, not in a residence hall
  • Off-campus, public property adjacent to campus (sidewalks, streets, etc.)
  • Off-campus, in University leased or controlled space
  • At an unknown location 
Campus Security Authority CSA Training Video
Alcohol and Drug Policy

Description: Guidelines regarding the use, sale, delivery, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in or on any property owned or controlled by the University.

Violence Prevention Initiatives

Description: Information about our policies and initiatives related to preventing and responding to incidents of gender based violence (sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment)

Title IX
It is the policy of Benedictine University to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University’s educational program or activity, employment, and admissions. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in or refusing to participate in the investigation of claims of sex discrimination. If you have any questions contact Dr. Tammy Sarver, Title IX Coordinator, Scholl Hall 228L; 630-829-6473; (tsarver@ben.edu), or in Arizona, Dr. Julie Cowgill,  Gillett Hall 230; 480-878-6703; (jcowgill@ben.edu), Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Additional information about reporting sexual harassment on campus and Title IX can be found at www.ben.edu/compliance/title-ix.cfm.

Title IX Policy and Reporting Title IX Policy