Campus Security Authority

The safety and security of the St. Thomas campus is a collective responsibility and faculty, staff, and students must work together to ensure St. Thomas is a safe and supportive environment for all members of our community. In addition, the Clery Act (a federal law), requires St. Thomas to collect crime statistics and publish them in an Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.

  • The Role of a Campus Security Authority
  • What Crimes to Report
  • How to Report a Crime
  • The Role of a Campus Security Authority

    Part of collecting crime statistics requires identifying and training members of our community as "Campus Security Authorities." These people must report on any alleged crimes they have witnessed or heard about. The Department of Education defines a Campus Security Authority as "any official of the university who has significant responsibility for students and campus activities" such as:

    • Members of the Public Safety department
    • Residence Hall staff
    • The Dean of Students
    • First Year Experience staff
    • The Athletics Director and team coaches
    • Faculty Advisors to student groups

    It is important to note that Campus Security Authorities are St. Thomas community members who are not licensed counselors nor members of the ministry. In addition, a single teaching faculty member is not considered a Campus Security Authority unless he/she/they serves as an advisor to a student group or has significant responsibility for student and campus activity beyond the classroom.

    What Crimes to Report

    Campus Security Authorities are required to notify Public Safety of any offenses or crimes that take place on campus and/or impact a member of campus and fall into one of these categories:

    • Criminal Homicide
    • Sex Offenses
    • Robbery
    • Aggravated Assault
    • Burglary
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
    • Arson
    • Hate Crimes
    • Alcohol, Drug and Weapon violations

    How to Report a Crime

    You can report any crime, offense, or incident that fits the criteria by phone, online or via PDF/printed form. Use one form per incident.

    It is important that an exact date and location of the incident be included in your report. Please be thorough in your report and include a brief description of the incident so that crimes can be appropriately classified.

    If you print the PDF, please return your completed form(s) in a "Confidential" envelope to:

    Mike Barrett
    Manager of Investigations; Department of Public Safety
    University of St. Thomas
    2115 Summit Avenue Mail #4081
    St. Paul, MN 55105-1096

    The Role of a Campus Security Authority

    The Role of a Campus Security Authority

    Part of collecting crime statistics requires identifying and training members of our community as "Campus Security Authorities." These people must report on any alleged crimes they have witnessed or heard about. The Department of Education defines a Campus Security Authority as "any official of the university who has significant responsibility for students and campus activities" such as:

    • Members of the Public Safety department
    • Residence Hall staff
    • The Dean of Students
    • First Year Experience staff
    • The Athletics Director and team coaches
    • Faculty Advisors to student groups

    It is important to note that Campus Security Authorities are St. Thomas community members who are not licensed counselors nor members of the ministry. In addition, a single teaching faculty member is not considered a Campus Security Authority unless he/she/they serves as an advisor to a student group or has significant responsibility for student and campus activity beyond the classroom.

    What Crimes to Report

    What Crimes to Report

    Campus Security Authorities are required to notify Public Safety of any offenses or crimes that take place on campus and/or impact a member of campus and fall into one of these categories:

    • Criminal Homicide
    • Sex Offenses
    • Robbery
    • Aggravated Assault
    • Burglary
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
    • Arson
    • Hate Crimes
    • Alcohol, Drug and Weapon violations

    How to Report a Crime

    How to Report a Crime

    You can report any crime, offense, or incident that fits the criteria by phone, online or via PDF/printed form. Use one form per incident.

    It is important that an exact date and location of the incident be included in your report. Please be thorough in your report and include a brief description of the incident so that crimes can be appropriately classified.

    If you print the PDF, please return your completed form(s) in a "Confidential" envelope to:

    Mike Barrett
    Manager of Investigations; Department of Public Safety
    University of St. Thomas
    2115 Summit Avenue Mail #4081
    St. Paul, MN 55105-1096