Campus Updates and Alerts

Last Updated November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 - Larimer County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in a recent off-campus assault

November 17, 2014 - Fort Collins Police Investigate Robbery

Fort Collins Police Services is investigating a report of a Robbery which was received this morning at 7:26 am. The incident took place near campus. For more information visit

October 27, 2014

Fort Collins Police Services is investigating two additional incidents which may be related to the series of physical assaults perpetrated against women off campus, in Fort Collins and unincorporated Larimer County in the past several months.

October 19, 2014 - Larimer County’s Department of Public Health and Environment working closely with medical providers to be prepared if an Ebola infection is diagnosed locally

Larimer County’s Department of Public Health and Environment is working closely with local medical providers to be prepared if an Ebola infection is diagnosed locally. The organizations are coordinating their activities and sharing preparedness plans through the Larimer County Emergency Health Care Coalition, a broad-based coalition that includes representatives from local hospitals, clinics, public health, emergency medical services, and other health care-related agencies. This coalition also includes Colorado State University health professionals.

For more information from Larimer County Department of Public Health and Environment about Ebola preparation:

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October 11, 2014 - Larimer County Sheriff looking for man assaulting women in Fort Collins area

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a Hispanic male who they believe is responsible for assaulting several women in and near Fort Collins.

October 3, 2014 - Fort Collins Police Services warns of a male making unwanted advances and assaulting women

Fort Collins Police Services is warning of a male making unwanted advances and assaulting women in the community in the last several weeks. The incidents have occurred off campus, in the areas near or between Shields Street and Taft Hill Road and West Prospect and West Drake Roads and occur in the early to late evening hours.

September 16, 2014 - CSU, Fort Collins Police received reports of man asking sexually explicite and inappropriate questions

On Tuesday, September 16 at 3:20 p.m., Fort Collins and Colorado State University Police Department dispatch received multiple calls from females reporting a male who was in the area of Laurel Street directly north of the CSU campus who was making them uncomfortable by asking sexually explicit and inappropriate questions. Witness accounts vary widely, however the suspect has been described as a dark skinned male, mid to late 20s, 6 feet tall or taller and thin. He spoke with a Middle Eastern accent. He was described as wearing a plaid or checkered short sleeve shirt and jeans or shorts. His vehicle was described as a tan or silver older model car. The suspect was last seen entering Spruce Hall on the CSU campus at 4 p.m.

Anyone with information should call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

August 27, 2014 - Fort Collins Police investigate a series of window peeping, burglaries in western Fort Collins

Fort Collins Police are investigating a series of incidents involving reports of a male who is window-peeping and burglarizing several residences in Fort Collins. These incidents have occurred in the western portion of Fort Collins and include an area from Mason Street on the east, to Taft Hill Road on the west, and from Prospect Road on the south to Mulberry Road on the north. For more information, visit

Emergency Communications at CSU

The Colorado State University homepage,, will be updated with emergency information as needed.

The University Safety site,, 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.

Social media

CSU’s social media pages, such as Facebook and Twitter, also may be used to share emergency information or campus closure.


The University’s online newsletter, SOURCE, is a resource for information about university closures, such as a snow day.

CSU Police 911 Center

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.

University status number

Call 970-491-7669 to get the latest information about University operations and emergency closures, such as during severe weather.

Text message alerts

  • The CSU Emergency Text Alert System is used to send text alerts in the event of an emergency on the Fort Collins campus. The system is only used during an immediate, ongoing safety emergency or unexpected closing of the campus, such as a snow day. [more information]
  • The Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority allows you to receive alerts about off-campus emergencies and other important community news via your home, cell, or business phone, email, text messages, hearing impaired receiving devices, and more. [more information]

Emergency Broadcast System

Local cable and broadcast stations may be interrupted with emergency notifications.

Local and regional media outlets

Many media outlets list school closures, such as snow days, and also provide information during an emergency or regarding a university closure.

Fort Collins & Denver Media Outlets

  • Radio stations broadcasting emergency/closure information: 530-AM, KOA-AM (850), KCSU-FM (90.5), KUNC-FM (91.5), KTCL-FM (93.3), KGLL-FM (96.1) or KPAW-FM (107.9)
  • Television stations broadcasting emergency/closure information: News 7 on KMGH-ABC, Fox 31 News on KDVR-FOX, 9 News on KUSA-NBC, and News 4 on KCNC-CBS.
  • Newspapers reporting emergency/closure information online: Coloradoan and Denver Post.