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Campus Security Authority

Protocol for collection of CSA Reports for inclusion into MSU Annual Security Report

Campus Security Authorities

Campus Security Authority, also known as CSA, is defined as an official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities or monitoring university property, or, an individual who a student could reasonably believe has the authority or responsibility. As part of this designation, CSA's are obligated to report allegations of Clery Act crimes that are reported to them in their capacity as a CSA. This definition includes but is not limited to, persons holding the following positions or roles at MSU.

  • Morehead State University Police officers and staff, including student staff
  • President, Vice Presidents, Department Chairs, and Directors
  • Assistant or Associate Vice Presidents, Deans, Associate Deans, and Provost
  • Director of Athletics
  • All athletic coaches and professional staff
  • Faculty advisors
  • Housing professional staff
  • Student resident advisors or assistants
  • Student Affairs professional staff
  • Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Coordinators
  • University/Campus Advisor to Registered Student Organizations
CSA's are not responsible for investigating crimes, CSA's are only responsible for reporting crimes by completing the Campus Security Authority Incident Form or by calling University Police at (606) 783-2035 or emailing at


This information is provided to meet the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 and the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Campus Security (Minger) Act of 2000. Submission of this report does not constitute an official Police Report and may not result in any further investigation by law enforcement personnel unless the reported act is an immediate threat to the safety or well-being of a student or the University community. In the case of an immediate threat to the safety or well-being of a student or the University community, call MSUPD immediately at 606-783-2035.  


  • Aggravated Assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
  • Arson is any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.
  • Burglary is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.
  • Dating Violence is define as violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
  • Destruction/Damage/Vandalism is to willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.
  • Domestic Violence is defined as a crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim; by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common; by a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner; by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or by any person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that the person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.
  • Fondling is defined as the touching of the private parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent incapacity.
  • Hate Crime is a criminal offense that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim. There are many possible categories of bias under the Clery Act, they include: Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Gender, Gender Identity, Ethnicity, National Origin, and Disability.
  • Incest is sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
  • Intimidation/Menacing is to unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.
  • Larceny - Theft is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
  • Motor Vehicle Theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
  • Murder/Manslaughter is defined as the intentional or wanton killing of one human being by another.
  • Rape is the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body parts or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person without the consent of the victim.
  • Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
  • Sexual Assault is any sexual act directed against another person, without consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
  • Simple Assault is an unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, not the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.
  • Stalking is defined as engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to 1) fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others; or 2) suffer substantial emotional distress.
  • Statutory Rape is sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. Examples: a) 21 year old engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than 16 years old; b) a person at least ten years older has sexual intercourse with a person who 16 or 17 years old.
  • Terrorist Threatening is when a person(s) threaten to commit any crime likely to result in death or serious physical injury.