Current Alerts

Information regarding do diagnosed with plague at Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Past Alerts

Nov. 7 Morgan library evacuation 9:50 p.m – All Clear

CSUPD is issuing an all clear in the Morgan Library bomb threat. No device or threat in building. It is safe to return to the library.

Nov. 7 Morgan library evacuation 7:50 p.m.

Morgan Library is only building evacuated due to bomb threat. Updates: Call 911 to report anything suspicious.

Follow CSU student and employee email, CSUPD on facebook and twitter @CSUPoliceSafety for updates

CSU alert phone calls Nov. 2, 11:20 a.m.

Some members of our community have reported that they received an automated phone message regarding the university being on lock down. There is currently no emergency on campus and the university is NOT on lock down.

The message was accidentally sent by Westminster police to a list of recipients that is not owned or managed by the university, but contained the Denver metro area phone numbers of some students and employees.

Past Alerts

Again, there is NOT an emergency on campus, the university is NOT on lock down, and all classes and activities are proceeding as scheduled.

The university does not share emergency alerts over automated phone messages at this time. Any emergency alert sent by the university will be shared via emergency text alerts, email, social media and on this website. To enroll in emergency text alerts, visit


Halloween is a time of high risk for students

See the Public Safety Team message regarding risks and resources.

Please be thoughtful about how your costumes and decor might impact others, as well.


Off-campus shooting Oct. 19

Oct. 23, 2017

Colorado State University does not anticipate posting additional updates regarding this incident. The official source of accurate information that may continue to be shared is Fort Collins Police Services at

Oct. 19,2017

Email from CSU Public Safety Team re incident off campus at 1 p.m.

Fort Collins Police are conducting a thorough investigation of a shooting that occurred last night off campus in the City Park area where many students, faculty, and staff reside. So far, we have received information that among the three deceased is a female student, and her next of kin have been notified. The other three involved parties are not believed to be affiliated with CSU.

Many members of our community were awoken by the sound of gunshots, and this morning learned of this horrific incident. Fort Collins police have issued an all-clear and there is no ongoing threat to the community. As CSU receives updates from Fort Collins police, we will pass them along via our Public Safety site, as well as through CSUPD on Facebook and Twitter. Fort Collins will post additional information as it’s public at

We do know that members of our campus community may have witnessed the shooting or the aftermath and are shaken by this experience. A team of counselors will be available for walk-in support to anyone who needs it at the Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Room 2 p.m.-8 p.m. today.

In addition, students can reach CSU Health Network Counseling Services at (970) 491-6053; faculty and staff can get support through the Employee Assistance Program at (970) 491-1527 or ComPsych Guidance Resources at 1-800-497-9133.  If you are concerned about a student or employee, please Tell Someone at (970) 491-1350 or online at

We are deeply saddened by this terrible loss to our campus community and will share more information as we have it.

Thank you,

Colorado State University Public Safety Team


Fort Collins Police Services press release at 12:55 p.m.

Fort Collins police have shared the following information regarding the off campus incident early this morning. That information is below, and available on the Fort Collins Police website here:

Homicide Investigation at 720 City Park Ave

Released on Thursday, October 19, 2017
Contact Information

FORT COLLINS POLICE PRESS RELEASE – Fort Collins Police Services is investigating a shooting that left three people deceased and one injured at 720 City Park Ave.

On October 19, 2017 at 1:57 a.m., Fort Collins Police responded to a call of multiple shots fired near 720 City Park Ave. When officers arrived, they discovered four people with gunshot wounds, one of whom is believed to be the suspect. Preliminary information indicates that the suspect was known to at least one of the victims.

The identity of all of the deceased individuals will be released by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office at a later time. One of the deceased victims was a student at Colorado State University. The other three people are not affiliated with CSU. The facts surrounding this case continue to be investigated, and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Police will be at the scene for an extended period of time investigating the incident. Anyone with information about this incident, who has not already spoken to police, should contact Detective Tessa Jakobsson at 970-221-6575 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868. Crime Stoppers may also be reached through their website at


10:30 a.m. Fort Collins Police Update
Fort Collins Police Services have released this video statement regarding the incident:

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  • Fort Collins Police Services homepage:


CSU update 7:30 a.m.:

Rams, take care of yourself and each other. We are still learning information regarding the early morning incident at Campus West. Early reports stated that this morning’s incident occurred at The District Apartments. That is incorrect. The correct location is 720 City Park.

We will update you via email, the safety site ( and social media (follow CSUPD on Facebook and Twitter) as we are able to. If you were impacted by this incident and need support, please reach out to these resources:


Health Network Counseling

Student Case Management

Students living in university housing may want to reach out to their residence staff as well.


CSU 4:50 a.m. update: An all clear has been issued. Fort Collins Police Services is no longer looking for a suspect related to the Campus West shooting. No ongoing threat in the area.

Original alert message: A shooting was reported west of campus in the city at The District apartments. Shooting suspect is white male in his 20s, 5’8″ wearing a green shirt, with short, curly blonde hair. Stay inside, lock your doors and call 911 if seen.

CSU 4:05 a.m. update: Police continue looking for Campus West neighborhood shooting suspect. Stay inside, keep doors locked. Call 911 if you see suspicious activity.

CSU 3:08 a.m. update: Shooting at District Apts. Stay inside, lock doors, avoid area. Call 911 if you see suspicious activity. Police looking for suspect. Shooting suspect is white male in his 20s, 5’8″ wearing a green shirt, with short, curly blonde hair. Stay inside and lock your doors. Call 911 immediately if seen.

CSU 2:35 a.m.  original alert

A shooting was reported west of campus in the city. Suspect is described as a white male about 20 years old, 5 foot 8 inches, with sandy-blonde hair and wearing a green hoodie. Stay inside and call 911 if seen.

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  • Tell Someone if you are concerned about a student or an employee’s mental health and safety.

Reported Bias Incidents

Nov. 17: CSUPD and IT officials are investigating an incident of a racist email sent to a small group of faculty that referenced an individual student. Read more.

University communications during an emergency

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