Current Alerts

CSUPD looking for graffiti suspect

CSUPD is asking for assistance in identifying the person in these photos, who is a suspect in spray painting graffiti on Main Campus buildings early this morning. The suspect was caught on surveillance camera at 3:20 a.m. and is believed to have caused more than $2,500 damage to Canvas Stadium, the Yates Chemistry Building and the Chemistry Research Building with magenta colored spray paint. If you have information, please call CSUPD at 970-491-6425.


Oct. 14

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

We have passed the two-month mark of firefighters battling the Cameron Peak Fire. As you know, wind and hot weather have made fighting the fire very difficult and the fire behavior is extreme.

We know that students and colleagues may be impacted by evacuations, and we want to offer information about resources:

* CSU Cares is a fund that helps to provide emergency assistance to CSU faculty and staff. This fund can help faculty and staff who may be facing unexpected and immediate expenses related to a fire-related evacuation, animal and pet boarding, and more. The application is available in both English and Spanish. While the fund cannot cover all expenses, it can help during a time of need. Applications are reviewed by a committee.

To learn more about the fund, to apply or to donate, please visit https://commitmenttocampus.colostate.edu/rams-for-rams/.

* The Employee Assistance Program offers a wealth of resources, including mental health support. The program can also connect faculty and staff to legal experts, support with pet care, and child and elder care resources. In addition, the Care Program offers information about resources. Information about both are at https://eap.colostate.edu/.

* Employees who may be impacted by evacuations or poor air quality may have questions about taking leave from work. Employees can reach out to Human Resources at (970) 491-MyHR (6947) to discuss leave options. We encourage supervisors to be flexible with faculty and staff who may be facing emergency circumstances.

* Students who also are impacted by evacuations or other concerns are encouraged to contact Student Case Management at 970-491-8051 or by clicking on https://studentcasemanagement.colostate.edu/ to schedule an appointment online.

We send our thanks and best wishes for safety to the firefighters and countless others who are working on the Cameron Peak Fire, including our own employees who work in emergency response and management, our Mountain Campus staff, and those employees who provide the resources and support mentioned in this message.

Now and always, Rams take care of Rams,

The Public Safety Team

Oct. 11: The Oval is closed for the remainder of the evening due to safety concern as windy conditions have broken a few branches on the historic Elms. Oval Drive and all sidewalks around and inside the Oval are closed until tomorrow morning.

CSUPD All Clear 2: 10 p.m.: Dominic Tricarico, suspect from this morning’s alert, has been located by CSUPD.

CSUPD update 9 a.m.: While CSUPD continues to investigate and look for Tricarico, at this time, there is not information to indicate a threat to the general university population on or off campus. All activities on campus are proceeding as scheduled.

Sept 25 5 a.m.:

CSUPD looking for non-student Dominic Tricarico in connection with a possible 2nd degree assault earlier this p.m. at Edwards Hall. The assault was reported to CSUPD at 3:38 a.m. Tricarico may be armed. Suspect description: 5’10”, white male, brown hair, blue eyes, large chest tattoo of two hands with interlocking fingers. In a white Audi sedan, license plate CEWA85. Call 911 to report if seen. A photo of suspect is below.

CSUPD is on Main Campus looking for the suspect and investigating the assault, and information has been sent to all local law enforcement with Tricarico’s description.

Dominic Tricarico

Safety tips for on or off campus:

  • Report to police anyone who is behaving suspiciously by calling or texting 911 from any campus to reach CSUPD, or 911 off campus to reach Fort Collins Police Services. Report concerns immediately, so police can follow up while the person who is behaving suspiciously may still be in the area.
  • Keep your residence hall, apartment or home doors and windows locked when you are away from home and at night.
  • Residence halls and many apartment buildings have multiple levels of security; do not allow anyone to “tailgate” into a residence hall or apartment building behind you after using your keycard or key to get entrance into a building or floor.

Sept 8: Oval closed as precaution due to snowy forecast

Current weather forecasts are calling for several inches of snow tonight and into tomorrow morning, bringing safety concerns about mature trees on campus. In an abundance of caution, Oval Drive and all sidewalks around and inside the Oval will close tonight at 5 p.m. and remain closed into tomorrow until snow accumulation on the historic Elm tress can be assessed and addressed as needed. Leaves hold snow on branches, and a heavy snow may cause branches to crack or break. Trees in the historic area of Main Campus are more than 100 years old and may be especially susceptible to breaking under the weight of heavy snow.

The CSU Public Safety Team will watch the forecast and conditions this evening and over night and additional areas with snowfall on trees may be closed or cordoned off.

The university generally does not cancel classes and business operations due to snowy conditions, which are expected in Colorado. Closures for snowy weather are rare and often do not occur within an academic year. More information about the university’s weather guidelines is at https://source.colostate.edu/university-guidelines-weather-closure/.

April 16: Heavy snow closes Oval; use caution if on campus

Due to the heavy, wet spring snowfall, employees who are reporting to a campus to perform essential, in-person duties and students still living on campus are advised not to park under trees along streets or in parking lots. Do not to walk under trees; limbs are loaded with snow and may break.

Oval Drive is closed to vehicle traffic, and the Oval is closed to foot traffic; do not drive, walk or bike inside the Oval.

Facilities Management is clearing snow from sidewalk and street routes, including near residence halls where students are living and around buildings that house essential functions.

Please be cautious while traveling to and around any university campus.

April 14: Police investigating two off-campus trespassing incidents

Fort Collins Police Services is investigating two off-campus trespassing incidents that occurred between 10:30 and 10: 50 p.m. last night (Monday, April 13).

Residents in the 600 block of South Washington Street reported an unknown male looking into the window of their home at 10:30 p.m. Residents described the suspect as a white male with blonde hair, 18-22 years old, approximately 5’8 and 170 lbs. Another trespassing incident involving an unidentified male looking into a window was also reported last night on the 200 block of Garfield St. Residents reported that it occurred at about 10:50 p.m. A suspect description related to this report is of a male in dark pants on a white bike, who rode east when confronted. It’s unknown if the incidents are connected.

Anyone with information about these incidents or suspects should contact FCPS Officer Shane Cundall at 970-416-2526.

Resources at CSU:

  • Colorado State University Victim Advocates are available to provide confidential crisis intervention and emotional support to CSU students, staff and faculty through the Women and Gender Advocacy Center. Advocates provide information about academic, legal, medical, emotional, and student conduct resources to survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. They also offer support to secondary survivors, such as intimate partners, friends, family, and you. Services at the WGAC are free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 970-492-4242 and ask to speak with an advocate. These services continue to be available, even while university operations are virtual and online.
  • CSU Health Network provides confidential medical and emotional support services to students or provide referrals to services in other states, if students are studying remotely.

Safety tips for on or off campus:

  • Report to police anyone who is behaving suspiciously by calling or texting 911 from campus to reach CSUPD, or 911 off campus to reach Fort Collins Police Services. Report concerns immediately, so police can follow up while the person who is behaving suspiciously may still be in the area.
  • Keep your residence hall, apartment or home doors and windows locked when you are away from home and at night. Keep your blinds or curtains drawn for privacy.
  • Residence halls and many apartment buildings have multiple levels of security; do not allow anyone to “tailgate” into a residence hall or apartment building behind you after using your keycard or key to get entrance into a building or floor.

CSUPD responds to report of peeping incident in Summit Hall on Feb 15

CSUPD received a report of a window peeping incident in Summit Hall. A female reported a man looking into her window at about 10 p.m. last night (Saturday, Feb. 15).

When she saw him, he showed her his phone, which displayed adult pornography, and he yelled and made sexually suggestive gestures at her.

The suspect is described as a middle-aged man, darker completion, race unknown, with a beard, wearing a flat-brim baseball cap. Police were unable to locate a suspect in the area.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call CSUPD at 970-491-6425. Anyone who sees suspicious activity outside of their home, apartment or residence hall should call 911, as this victim did, immediately.

January 9, 2020 – Fort Collins Police Services press release regarding unlawful sexual behavior in off campus neighborhoods

Fort Collins Police are investigating a sexual assault and window peeping incidents off campus but includes neighborhoods where many students may live. This investigation is not on campus and we have no information at this time to indicate that any CSU community members have been potential victims.

Fort Collins Police are investigating a sexual assault and believe that there may have been incidents of window peeping connected to the case. Fort Collins Police detectives believe that additional incidents may have occurred over the course of the past year in Fort Collins, particularly in the area west of Shields Street between Mulberry Street and Drake Road. Fort Collins Police detectives are attempting to identify additional victims and ask that anyone who believes they may have been a victim or anyone who has any information related to the investigation to contact Fort Collins Police Services.

For more information, including the contact information for Fort Collins Police Services related to this investigation and a photo of the suspect, please see the Fort Collins Police Services press release at https://www.fcgov.com/news/?id=7651.

 

Resources at CSU:

  • Colorado State University Victim Advocates are available to provide confidential crisis intervention and emotional support to CSU students, staff and faculty through the Women and Gender Advocacy Center. Advocates provide information about academic, legal, medical, emotional, and student conduct resources to survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. They also offer support to secondary survivors, such as intimate partners, friends, family, and you. Services at the WGAC are free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 970-492-4242 and ask to speak with an advocate or drop in during business hours at 112 Student Services Building or 234 Lory Student Center.
  • CSU Health Network provides confidential medical and emotional support services to students. Counseling Services: (970) 491-6053

Safety tips for on or off campus:

  • Report to police anyone who is behaving suspiciously by calling 911 from campus to reach CSUPD, or 911 off campus to reach Fort Collins Police Services.
  • Keep your residence hall, apartment or home doors and windows locked when you are away from home and at night. Keep your blinds or curtains drawn for privacy.
  • Residence Halls and many apartment buildings have multiple levels of security; do not allow anyone to “tailgate” into a residence hall or apartment building behind you after using your keycard or key to get entrance into a building or floor.

CSU open Nov. 27

CSU will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 27, and all activities are on a normal schedule.

The city and county indicate that road crews are keeping up with clearing roads, and university crews have cleared roads, parking lots and sidewalks on campuses. Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus and consider using public transportation instead of driving. While crews have cleared campus sidewalks, some icy spots may exist due to winter conditions. Please plan extra time to reach campus.

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 supervisor to discuss your situation.

CSU closing Tuesday, Nov. 26

CSU is closing and canceling all events on Tuesday, Nov. 26, in preparation for the current weather forecast of a significant, approaching storm. This decision also is based on information from other agencies, including the city and county.

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 www.safety.colostate.edu or source.colostate.edu 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.

Thank you,

CSU Public Safety Team

Winter storm conditions, November 25

Colorado State University is carefully monitoring the forecast for the incoming storm, which is expected to start this afternoon and continue through tomorrow. National Weather Service expects the storm to impact road conditions as soon as late this afternoon to early evening.

All CSU business and activities will continue as scheduled today, through this evening.

We ask supervisors to use good judgment in accommodating the needs of employees who may have a long commute, be worried about driving in deteriorating conditions, or who may be impacted by child care needs. Poudre and Thompson School Districts will remain open today through their regular class schedule, but have canceled after school activities, as well as classes and activities for tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 26.

If you feel you need to leave early 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.

We are in close communication with the Fort Collins and Larimer County emergency management offices and road crews, CSU law enforcement, Poudre School District and Thompson School District, and the National Weather Service. We will remain in close communication tonight and during the early morning hours to determine university status for tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 26. A decision is typically made by 5:30 a.m. for the current business day.

For more information about how the university determines a weather closure and how we communicate about the university’s status, see https://source.colostate.edu/university-guidelines-weather-closure/.

Electrical outage at Scott Bioengineering Building

Update at 9 p.m.: Power has been fully restored to the building.

Post to Safety site Sept. 18, 11 a.m.

Scott Bioengineering Building is currently experiencing a power outage due to the failure of an electrical transformer. Facilities Management crews have responded and are working with electricians to get power restored to the building, which is expected to take at least 24 hours. At this time, emergency power and wi-fi are working on backup generator power. The building is open for all classes and activities. Classes will continue at the discretion of instructors.

Pitkin Street closed

Update, 12 a.m. Aug 27

Pitkin Street is open.

7 p.m. Aug 26, 2019

CSUPD is working a motor vehicle accident on campus. Pitkin Street is closed between Shields and Meridian until further notice. Please avoid area and take alternative routes. A map of campus is available at maps.colostate.edu.

Safe2Tell report of possible threat

August 20, 2019

CSU police were notified this morning through Safe2Tell of a possible threat. There is no indication of a current, immediate threat directed specifically to CSU.

CSUPD is closely monitoring the situation and remains focused on campus safety.
Please stay vigilant. Report anyone acting suspiciously to police right away. If you have any safety concerns, call or text 9-1-1.

Safe2Tell is an anonymous venue for parents, students, teachers, school administrators, and law enforcement to share information. Colorado State University also has an independent system, called Tell Someone, where anyone can report a concern about a CSU community member. During an emergency, call 911.

Email scams to our community

Message sent to university community, August 14

Although the academic year has not started, Colorado State University has received multiple reports of email scams targeting incoming students, returning students and employees. These scams are primarily attempts to get individuals to respond to a job offer. These emails are not from members of our university community, but appear to be because the “from” email address is “@colostate.edu.”

More information is available at https://source.colostate.edu/email-scams-sent-to-csu-addresses/.

University response information regarding COVID-19

Information about the university’s response to COVID-19can be found at this link.

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

The CSU Emergency Text Alert System is used to send text alerts in the event of an emergency on the Colorado State University Fort Collins campus. The system is only used during an immediate, ongoing safety emergency or unexpected closing of the campus. Sign up now.

Report a Concern

  • Emergencies: Call 9-1-1 immediately.
  • Non-emergencies: Contact CSUPD Phone: (970) 491-6425
  • Tell Someone if you are concerned about a student or an employee’s mental health and safety.

Reported Bias Incidents

Sept 27: Racial slurs. Read more.

University communications during an emergency

The university uses various communications vehicles during an emergency, and to communicate about general safety advice. More information.