Campus Security Authorities

Willamette University encourages the entire community to immediately report crimes and other emergency situations to Campus Safety to help maintain the safest possible environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Pursuant to a federal law known as the Clery Act, the University is required to compile and publish crime statistics in an Annual Security Report. As part of that requirement, some members of the University’s community are designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) and are required to report crime statistics for inclusion in the University’s annual report. The law defines “Campus Security Authority” as “An 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.” CSAs include, but are not limited to, faculty advisors to student organizations, Campus Safety, personnel in Student Affairs, Residence Life and Housing, the University Service Center, Human Resources, and other officials who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities.

If you have been designated as a CSA, annual training is required. Please email for more information.

In addition to reporting crime statistics, the University also has a responsibility to notify the campus community about any crimes that pose an ongoing threat to the community. If you are not sure whether an ongoing threat exists, immediately contact Campus Safety immediately.

CSAs should not investigate crimes or attempt to determine whether in fact, a crime occurred. Rather, a CSA’s obligation is to simply report the information as soon as possible.

The University is required to disclose statistics for the following offenses that occur on campus, in or on noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University, and public property within or immediately adjacent to our campus:

  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter
  • Negligent manslaughter
  • Forcible sex offenses
  • Non-forcible sex offenses
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Stalking
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Hate crime – any crime that where the victim was selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, or disability
  • All liquor, drug, or weapons law violations resulting in an arrest or disciplinary referral
  • Arson

Once you notify Campus Safety, your reporting requirement as a CSA is met and no additional reporting action is necessary.  If you are in doubt as to whether a crime is reportable, please err on the side of reporting the matter.  If you have any questions, please contact Campus Safety at 503-370-6911 or e-mail

Willamette University

Campus Safety

Salem Campus

University Services Building
Office Hours:
7:30 am–4 pm (M-F)
Officer available 24/7/365 at

Portland Campus

Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
Office Hours:
8 am–4 pm (M-F)
Officer available 24/7/365 at

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