Sep 082010
Authors: Rachel Childs

In light of Wednesday’s non-fatal shooting in the parking lot of Summit Hall, Colorado State University administration and police are reminding students of safety resources offered on campus.

Text Alerts
Students and faculty can enter their cell phone numbers into CSU’s emergency text service. Anyone with an eID can log onto RAMweb and go to the records section where they can change their text messaging options.
A text will be sent out to everyone on the list when an emergency strikes on campus.
Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority is an off-campus emergency system that will contact people through all telephone resources.
Both services are free of charge.

CSU Police Department Resources

CSUPD has several resources for students that promote a safe environment.

The Safe Walk program allows students to walk to their destinations safely with the accompaniment of students trained and employed by the program.

Officers can be dispatched anywhere on campus and within a two-block radius of campus between dusk and dawn. A uniformed police officer will escort people after that time frame.

CSUPD also has a Bicycle Education and Enforcement Program that strives to keep the bustle of bike traffic flowing safely and making sure that all bikes are registered in case of theft.

Reporting a crime on and off campus

Colorado law states that everyone has a duty to report a crime if they have reasonable grounds to believe one has been committed.

Anyone reporting a potential crime should call 911 for emergencies or the 970-491-6425 for non-emergencies

To talk to an officer in person, go to the CSUPD front desk in Green Hall and ask to speak with an officer.

If reporting after 5 p.m., press the call button on the west wall and an officer will be available. 

Report a crime online at

The Fort Collins Police Services can be reached at 970-221-6540 if the crime is committed off campus and is not an immediate emergency.

Crime Beat Reporter Rachel Childs can be reached at

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