Current Alerts

April 24

The Public Safety Team published the following open letter to students and the campus community in the Collegian (click on image to read PDF):

Sol Pais threat to Denver Area

Update, Wednesday, April 17, 11:26 a.m.

Dear Campus Community,

The FBI has announced that Sol Pais no longer presents a threat. There is an ongoing investigation near Mount Evans, west of Denver, related to the previous safety concerns.

Updates about the case, including the announcement that she is no longer a threat, are available at https://twitter.com/FBIDenver.

We wanted to provide an update to you related to the previous safety concerns due to the threat posed to the Denver area by Sol Pais, and our decision to stay open.

Sol Pais was identified by the FBI as a credible threat to Denver-area schools. CSUPD worked closely over the last several days with law enforcement agencies across the state that are actively involved in this incident. The FBI shared earlier this week that this threat was to the Denver metro area.

At no time was there information to indicate that Sol Pais made any reference to the Fort Collins area, nor were there any verified reports of her in the area. The FBI and responding law enforcement closely watched the situation, and provided advice to police across the state, including CSUPD.

While many K-12 schools closed, many universities in Colorado, including CSU, opted to remain open. This included universities in the Denver metro area. Our decision to remain open was based on the most current information known to law enforcement.

In addition to being in close and frequent conversations, CSUPD officers closely monitored safety on campus during this situation and followed the recommendations of the FBI for an appropriate response.

 

Thank you.

Email to campus Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:54 a.m.

CSUPD is continuing to monitor the situation related to the Sol Pais case, under investigation in the Denver area. There is no specifc threat to CSU, and the university will be open today.

April 11 5:22 a.m.:

CSU will be open Thursday, April 11, and all classes and activities are on a normal schedule.

The city and county indicate that road crews are keeping up with clearing roads. Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus and consider using public transportation instead of driving. Please plan extra time to reach campus.

Facilities crews have cleared campus streets, parking lots and sidewalks. Winter boots are advised; some icy and slick spots remain, particularly in shady areas.

If you feel you cannot get to 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.

April 10 2:10 pm update 

While Colorado State University is officially closing at 3 p.m., we are receiving reports that visibility is getting poor and roads are icing up. Supervisors are encouraged to send people home as soon as reasonably possible.

April 10, 2019, 12:15 p.m.:

CSU is closing and canceling all classes and events AFTER 3 p.m. based on weather forecasts and information from the National Weather Service, as well as the city and county, about the potential for road conditions to deteriorate as snow continues throughout the day. Classes and events before and up to 3 p.m. will continue as scheduled.

The National Weather Service warns that severe winds will evolve this evening, and that driving at the regular evening commute time will be extremely difficult. Employees, please work with your supervisor to determine what time you are released to leave campus. Supervisor may use their discretion in allowing individuals to leave earlier than 3 p.m.

Please do not stay on campus beyond the university’s stated closure time, unless necessary. 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.

Check this site for updates on the status of operations at the university. Information also will be available on local media outlets and CSU’s social media networks.

University open March 14

CSU will be open Thursday, March 14, and all classes and activities are on a normal schedule.

The city and county indicate that road crews are keeping up with clearing roads. If there is a significant change in conditions overnight, we will communicate with you at 5:30 a.m. or soon after regarding any change in university status.

Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus and consider using public transportation instead of driving. Please plan extra time to reach campus.

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

 

University closing March 13 due to weather

CSU is closing and canceling all classes and events in Larimer County on Wednesday, March 13, in preparation for the current weather forecast of a significant, approaching storm. Classes and events for the remainder of this evening (Tuesday, March 12) will be held as scheduled.

CSU employees with emergency duties should 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.

Check this site for updates on the status of operations at the university. Information also will be available on local media outlets and CSU’s social media networks.

March 11, 2019 Report of Intruder

8:10 a.m.

Fort Collins Police Services responded to a report one block north of campus of an intruder. The female informant reported that a few minutes before 6 a.m., she woke up to an unknown male standing by her bed. The male left the bedroom. When police arrived the intruder was no longer in the apartment. Suspect is described as a male of unknown race, college-aged male, wearing a green hoodie and gray sweatpants.
If you have information about this incident or believe you have seen the suspect, call Fort Collins Police 970-221-6540. CSUPD advises all students to lock their doors and windows, especially at night and when they are not home.

Feb. 18

3:48 p.m. Lake Street closed

Lake Street is currently closed on campus east of the intersection at Center Avenue, by the Lake Street Garage. The street is closed for the next several hours while city crews investigate a water issue. As you enter or leave campus, please take alternate routes.

12:20 p.m. Groping reported in Clark Building

A female reported to CSUPD that earlier this morning she was groped by a male in the Clark Building. The suspect is described as a college-aged, lighter-skinned Black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 175 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black beanie, black pants and black snow boots. Anyone with information or who sees someone matching this suspect description is encouraged to call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.

Feb. 7

Traffic blocked at railroad tracks, avoid east side of campus

All clear 8:36 p.m.: The scene has been cleared and the railroad tracks are no longer blocked by the train. Roads on campus are open.

Update 4:36 p.m.: Train remains stopped at Mulberry Street and the east side of campus is blocked at the tracks. Traffic on and off campus from the east side between the railroad tracks and College Avenue is blocked, from Mulberry south to Prospect. Avoid College Avenue and the east side of campus, enter or exit campus from the west off of Shields Street.

DO NOT crawl over or under the stopped train to leave or access campus. Use the underpass below the railroad tracks behind Johnson Hall to the east or to the west of the Glen Morris Field House to walk or bike to and from campus.

 

Original post at 3:23 p.m. Due to an incident on the railroad tracks at Mulberry Street, the east side of campus is blocked at the tracks.

Traffic on and off campus from the east side between the railroad tracks and College Avenue is blocked, from Mulberry south to Prospect.

Avoid College Avenue and the east side of campus, enter or exit campus from the west off of Shields Street.

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Reported Bias Incidents

Oct. 1: Two separate incidents of discriminatory bias were reported when someone wrote homophobic and body-shaming phrases and drew phallic graphics on the white board on a door. Read more.

University communications during an emergency

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