at Colorado State University
Last Updated September 22, 2015
The Emergency Text Alert System is used to send a text message alert in the event of an emergency on the Colorado State University Fort Collins campus.
CSUPD responded to a report of a man with a gun in Morgan library at about 7:40pm tonight. Suspect was rapidly taken into custody and there is no ongoing threat to campus. CSUPD has confirmed that the gun very closely resembles a real working weapon but has been verified as a non firing, replica of a gun and is not an actual gun.
The following is an official warning from the CSU Police Department about a phone scam in the area that is targeting many CSU students and employees.
A phone scam has recently targeted students, employees and others who live in the Larimer County area. The scam callers have found a way to "spoof" caller ID so that it appears that they are calling from a phone number associated with the Colorado State University Police Department or Fort Collins Police Department. Most recently, the call appears to be associated with Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, with that department receiving multiple complaints a day about the fraudulent phone calls.
Police in the area have received reports about this phone scam using the university’s online directory information, and potentially social media, to find phone numbers and personal information about the individuals they call.
The person calling claims to represent a local police department, the IRS, or another government agency and and may demand money from the individual they have called. In the past, the callers have even threatened to arrest an individual or suspend a student for various reasons.
For more information about how to remove information from the university’s online directory, visit search.colostate.edu and view information under “What about Privacy?”
For more information about phone scams, visit www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams.
The Colorado State University homepage, www.colostate.edu, will be updated with emergency information as needed.
The University Safety site, www.safety.colostate.edu, is the primary repository for health and safety information related to incidents on and near campus.
Campus-wide email may be used to communicate emergency information and critical updates to students, faculty and staff.
The University’s online newsletter, SOURCE, is a resource for information about university closures, such as a snow day.
All campus calls to 911 are routed to CSUPD dispatch. Additionally, the center utilizes a community notification system that allows the University to call specific land-based phones in a targeted area.
Call 970-491-7669 to get the latest information about University operations and emergency closures, such as during severe weather.
Local cable and broadcast stations may be interrupted with emergency notifications.
Many media outlets list school closures, such as snow days, and also provide information during an emergency or regarding a university closure.