Current Alerts

Jan. 19, 9 p.m.: CSU on late start schedule, Thursday, Jan. 20

Dear students, faculty and staff,

CSU is opening on a late start on Thursday, Jan. 20. All in-person, hybrid and remote classes, labs, events, work activities and meetings scheduled to begin before 10 a.m. are canceled. All in-person, hybrid and remote classes, labs, events, work activities and meetings scheduled to start at or after 10 a.m. will be held at their normal times.

This late start applies to all Larimer County campuses.

This decision was based on information from weather forecasts for mid-morning tomorrow. In addition, Facilities crews will work overnight and early tomorrow morning to sand roads, sidewalks and parking lots. Starting late will provide them with additional time to address conditions on campuses.

Be careful when traveling to and around campuses; conditions should be much improved by late start, but some icy patches may remain.

If you feel you cannot travel to campuses safely, please contact your professors or supervisor to make arrangements.

Closure information is also available at safety.colostate.edu.

Information for faculty and staff

  • All regular employees who are scheduled to work are granted administrative leave for their normal work hours during this closure.
  • Temporary hourly and student employees are not eligible for paid leave during this closure.
  • Employees who are already on leave, such as on sick, annual or other leave, will not be paid additional administrative leave for the period of this closure.
  • Human Resources will message to supervisors and Human Resources community members within units with more information about how to manage leave for employees.

Employees with essential emergency duties

  • CSU employees with essential emergency duties should coordinate with their supervisors or directors to determine their work status and whether they need to report to work earlier than the late start as scheduled.
  • Human Resources will message to supervisors and Human Resources community members within units with more information about how to enter time for employees with essential emergency duties.
  • Employees with essential emergency duties include, but are not limited to, CSU Police, Facilities Management, Housing & Dining Services, Environmental Health Services, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Diagnostic Laboratories.

 

Thank you,

The Public Safety Team

Jan. 19, 2022, 12:30 p.m.: CSU is closing at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, due to deteriorating weather conditions, forecasts and information about icy conditions on and off campuses. Classes that are not already in session are canceled immediately to prevent students and employees from traveling to campus, and to give time for travel home. All in-person, hybrid and remote classes and operations (meetings, work functions, events) are closed or canceled for all Larimer County campuses.

Please give yourself time to get home and considering leaving campuses between now and 3 p.m., when the closure goes into effect. Conditions on campuses are icy and Facilities Management is working clear walkways and roads of ice, but temperatures will remain below freezing and will drop as evening approaches.

As you leave campuses by vehicle, please watch for pedestrians.

  • CSUPD is on accident alert. This means that if there is an accident on university property and it does NOT involve an injury, serious damage to a vehicle or property, or a possibly impaired driver, you should exchange information with the other driver and make a report online at https://dmv.colorado.gov/report-accident. Fort Collins Police Services is also on accident alert.
  • Transfort has temporarily suspended bus services across the city, including Around the Horn and the foothills campus shuttle, and will reevaluate their status at 1 p.m. For up-to-the-minute updates from Transfort, see http://ridetransfort.com/.
    • Please use the bus tracker online or on the Transfort app to watch for the arrival of your bus or shuttle; Transfort advises that service will be slow.
    • The first floor of the north side of Lory Student Center will remain open through the afternoon so students and employees can wait for their buses or make arrangements for rides home, if needed.

Our Public Safety Team is monitoring the National Weather Service forecast, and the winter weather advisory is currently scheduled to expire at 8 p.m. The men’s basketball game vs New Mexico, which starts at 8 p.m., will proceed as scheduled due to the expiration of the weather advisory, but fans are encouraged to consider weather conditions before traveling to the game.

Closure information also is available at www.safety.colostate.edu.

CSU employees with emergency duties are asked to coordinate with their supervisors or directors to determine their work status. Emergency employees include, but are not limited to, CSU Police, Facilities Management, Housing, Environmental Health Services, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Diagnostic Laboratories.

Jan. 19, 2022: Icy conditions

Fort Collins is on accident alert due to a layer of ice on roads; walk ways are also icy. As you go about your day, please take it slow. We encourage supervisors and instructors to be flexible due to the extra time it may take to get to and around campuses. Our Facilities Management team is working diligently to address icy spots on campuses, however, temperatures today will remain cold to icy spots are likely to remain throughout the day.

Jan. 6, 2022: CSU Open on regular schedule

CSU will be open on a regular schedule today. Please use caution when traveling to campuses and when driving and walking on campuses. The city and county indicate that road crews are keeping up with clearing roads, but some travel may be difficult.

There is a wind chill advisory in place until 9 a.m. School districts are running on a two-hour delayed start, so we encourage supervisors and instructors to be flexible when working with employees and students who may need to start their day after their children arrive at school.

If you feel you cannot get to a campus due to weather and road conditions, please treat this as you would any other personal emergency and contact your instructors or supervisor to discuss your situation. 

Dec. 14: High winds in the forecast tomorrow, watch for damage to trees

Dear University Community,

The National Weather Service is calling for very strong winds in the area tomorrow – sustained winds between 30-50 miles per hour, with gusts up to 80 miles per hour.

The Public Safety Team and Facilities Management are monitoring forecasts and conditions. Because high winds can damage and break tree limbs, Facilities crews are walking campuses today to check for any concerns. The university has proactively pruned trees on an annual schedule, so we do not anticipate damage that could create a hazard to pedestrians, vehicles on roads or in parking lots. However, you should avoid parking under trees and walking under trees when possible tomorrow.

Please be aware of your surroundings tomorrow. If a tree sustains damage, it will be marked and visually blocked off, such as with caution tape; do not remove barriers or travel through an area that is blocked off. If wind damage requires that larger areas of a campus are closed, we will communicate that closure via email.

If you see a damaged tree or other wind damage, please call Facilities Management immediately at 970-491-0077 to report it.

Thank you,

The Public Safety Team

Tuesday, Oct. 10: Information about Fort Collins police window peeper investigation near Main Campus

As a courtesy, we are sharing information from Fort Collins Police Services regarding a window peeping incident in a neighborhood heavily populated by CSU students. The FCPS press release is available at https://www.fcgov.com/news/index.php?id=8139.

Anyone with information regarding this incident who has not already spoken to police is asked to call Fort Collins Police Services Detective David Guy at 970-416-2026.

Resources:

  • CSU student Victim’s Assistance Team is provided by the Women and Gender Advocacy Center, this team responds 24/7 to assault victims and their families and provides confidential support. Call 970-492-4242 and ask to speak with an advocate.
  • Women and Gender Advocacy Center provides confidential resources to students including academic, medical, and emotional support. Call 970-491-6384 during business hours Monday-Friday.
  • CSU Health Network provides confidential medical and emotional support services to students. Counseling Services: (970) 491-6053
  • SAVA is a community resource for sexual assault survivors.
  • The Employee Assistance Program provides mental health support to employees.
  • To report concerns, contact the Office of Title IX Program and Gender Equity  online at https://titleix.colostate.edu/, call (970) 491-1715 or email Titleix@colostate.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 29: Potential stalking behavior reported to CSUPD, call CSUPD if seen on a campus

The individual in this photograph was contacted by Colorado State University Police Officers after a female student reported that he was engaging in possible stalking behavior.

CSUPD received calls earlier this summer about his repeated visits to regularly scheduled student activity, where he would take pictures of students involved. A student who was photographed this summer at the student activity noticed him outside of her off-campus residence earlier this week. He was taking photos of her, and she also saw him outside of an academic building on CSU’s Main Campus while she was heading to class.

The suspect is not affiliated with Colorado State University and, in addition to investigating his behavior, CSUPD has taken steps to protect the victim of his alleged behavior by issuing an exclusionary order, which means he cannot be on any property owned by the university.

If you see him on a university campus, please call CSUPD immediately at 970-491-6425 and report his location.

Safety Tips Regarding Stalking Behavior

  • Be aware of your surroundings – you hear this often from police and other safety officials, but paying attention to where you are and what’s happening around you is critical to identifying if your safety is at risk.
  • Document stalking behaviors, even if you are unsure if there is a pattern or you have not decided to report a concern to the police. Write down the time, date, place, and a description of what happened and who may have been engaging in talking behaviors, such as what the person was wearing, driving, etc. Capture as much detail as possible.
  • If a stalker knows how to contact you, keep any evidence (screenshots, voicemails, text messages, etc.) and document all contact from your stalker, but do not respond.
  • If you feel you are being followed, cross the street, yell, run and look for a well-lit area or occupied building. If you are driving, drive to a police department or other public place, or call a friend who can meet you at your destination so you are not alone.
  • Keep your doors and windows locked and keep your curtains drawn.
  • Limit the amount of personal information you post online and on social media accounts. Consider the risk of sharing information that identifies your location, vacation plans, daily schedule, etc.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, get to a safe place and call or text 9-1-1 for help.
  • Use CSUPD’s free SafeWalk service if you’re on a campus anytime from dusk until dawn and want a safe escort to your car or another location within in a three block radius of a campus. https://police.colostate.edu/safe-walk/

Resources:

  • CSU student Victim’s Assistance Team is provided by the Women and Gender Advocacy Center, this team responds 24/7 to assault victims and their families and provides confidential support. Call 970-492-4242 and ask to speak with an advocate.
  • Women and Gender Advocacy Center provides confidential resources to students including academic, medical, and emotional support. Call 970-491-6384 during business hours Monday-Friday.
  • CSU Health Network provides confidential medical and emotional support services to students. Counseling Services: (970) 491-6053
  • SAVA is a community resource for sexual assault survivors.
  • The Employee Assistance Program provides mental health support to employees.
  • To report concerns, contact the Office of Title IX Program and Gender Equity  online at https://titleix.colostate.edu/, call (970) 491-1715 or email Titleix@colostate.edu.

Sept. 14: Indecent exposure incidents reported to CSUPD

At approximately 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, multiple individuals reported a male, described by witnesses as either white or Latinx, in his 20s, with short black hair and a mustache, parked in a dark gray four door sedan. The male was unclothed and masturbating. He was first observed in the parking lot at the corner of Plum and Shields Streets, then drove away and was later reported a short time later by another witness on the east side of the Westfall Hall parking lot. The suspect was last seen driving north on Shields Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

Resources:

  • CSU student Victim’s Assistance Team is provided by the Women and Gender Advocacy Center, this team responds 24/7 to assault victims and their families and provides confidential support. Call 970-492-4242 and ask to speak with an advocate.
  • Women and Gender Advocacy Center provides confidential resources to students including academic, medical, and emotional support. Call 970-491-6384 during business hours Monday-Friday.
  • CSU Health Network provides confidential medical and emotional support services to students. Counseling Services: (970) 491-6053
  • SAVA is a community resource for sexual assault survivors.
  • The Employee Assistance Program provides mental health support to employees.

Safety tips:

  • Report to police anyone who is behaving suspiciously by calling or texting 911 from any campus to reach CSUPD.
  • Do not confront or engage someone who is behaving suspiciously; call police immediately.
  • Report illegal or suspicious behavior immediately. Delaying a report can mean that police are not able to contact a suspect.

 

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