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Last Updated September 1, 2015
The Emergency Text Alert System is used to send a text message alert in the event of an emergency on the Colorado State University Fort Collins campus.
On Sept. 1, Colorado State University police arrested a male suspect for indecent exposure. The suspect was arrested for an incident on August 28 when a male was reported to have exposed himself to a female after following her into an elevator in Aspen Hall. A police investigation is ongoing, so additional information is not available at this time. More information about the reported indecent exposure incident will be made available at this website.
Resources for students who may be concerned about this incident include the CSU Health Network Counseling Center (970) 491-6053 or Women and Gender Advocacy Center (970) 491-6384.
The following is a courtesy warning from the CSU Police Department about an incident of indecent exposure reported earlier today. CSU Police do not believe that this incident continues to present a threat to the health and safety of campus, but do want to share information about the report with you to make you aware of the incident.
This afternoon a female reported to CSUPD that a male she did not know exposed himself to her while she was in an elevator in Aspen Hall. The female reported that the incident occurred at 1:35 p.m. after she boarded the elevator and the suspect followed her in. Once the elevator doors were closed, he exposed himself, but did not speak to her or touch her. The suspect is described as college-aged, 5’6” tall, about 200 pounds, and dark skinned. He was wearing a black shirt and black shorts. He has short brown hair and facial stubble. At this time, the university does not have information about whether or not the male is a CSU student.
Anyone with information is asked to call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.
Additional resources for students who may be concerned about this incident include the CSU Health Network Counseling Center (970) 491-6053 or Women and Gender Advocacy Center (970) 491-6384.
Students are encouraged to report anyone who appears to be acting suspiciously to CSUPD, their Residence Hall staff or another person in authority. Trust your instincts and don’t minimize what you are seeing or experiencing if you see something that doesn’t feel right.
The following is an official warning from the CSU Police Department about a phone scam in the area that is targeting many CSU students and employees.
A phone scam has recently targeted students, employees and others who live in the Larimer County area. The scam callers have found a way to "spoof" caller ID so that it appears that they are calling from a phone number associated with the Colorado State University Police Department or Fort Collins Police Department. Most recently, the call appears to be associated with Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, with that department receiving multiple complaints a day about the fraudulent phone calls.
Police in the area have received reports about this phone scam using the university’s online directory information, and potentially social media, to find phone numbers and personal information about the individuals they call.
The person calling claims to represent a local police department, the IRS, or another government agency and and may demand money from the individual they have called. In the past, the callers have even threatened to arrest an individual or suspend a student for various reasons.
For more information about how to remove information from the university’s online directory, visit search.colostate.edu and view information under “What about Privacy?”
For more information about phone scams, visit www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams.
The Colorado State University homepage, www.colostate.edu, will be updated with emergency information as needed.
The University Safety site, www.safety.colostate.edu, is the primary repository for health and safety information related to incidents on and near campus.
Campus-wide email may be used to communicate emergency information and critical updates to students, faculty and staff.
The University’s online newsletter, SOURCE, is a resource for information about university closures, such as a snow day.
All campus calls to 911 are routed to CSUPD dispatch. Additionally, the center utilizes a community notification system that allows the University to call specific land-based phones in a targeted area.
Call 970-491-7669 to get the latest information about University operations and emergency closures, such as during severe weather.
Local cable and broadcast stations may be interrupted with emergency notifications.
Many media outlets list school closures, such as snow days, and also provide information during an emergency or regarding a university closure.