Current Alerts

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

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 “”

More information is available at

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.