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Background Information


The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act) requires higher education institutions that receive federal funding to disclose certain crimes that occur on or near their campuses. In certain circumstances, the Clery Act extends to property outside the United States that is controlled or regularly used by the University. In addition to crime reporting, faculty or staff members traveling internationally with UK Students must be trained as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) before their departure.

Clery Act Policy Statement

In certain circumstances, faculty or staff traveling abroad with students must be trained as Campus Security Authorities before departure, per UK Administrative Regulation 6:7. Campus Security Authorities are required to complete the Campus Security Authority training online, and to report certain crimes and situations of which they become aware to the UK office of Crisis Management and Preparedness.

The following are those situations in which faculty or staff members must be trained as Campus Security Authorities:
  • When faculty or staff are leading an Education Abroad program for academic credit, with graduate and/or undergraduate students.
  • When faculty or staff are leading a group of non-credit student travelers (graduate and/or undergraduate). In this instance, "leading" is defined as having primary responsibility for selecting the destination, selecting/inviting the students, guiding the logistical arrangements, advising the students during the trip, and/or serving as the UK representative for those students during the off-campus experience.
  • When faculty or staff are leading a single student abroad, whether graduate or undergraduate, and whether for credit or not. See above for the definition of "leading."

For More Information

Questions regarding Campus Security Authority training, or general questions related to the Clery Act should be directed to UK's office of Crisis Management and Preparedness, Crisis Management & Preparedness Captain Tom Matlock.