Safety Resources

Emergency Communication Systems

The Emergency Text Alert System is used to send alerts in the event of an emergency on the Fort Collins campus. The system is only used during a safety emergency or unexpected closing of the campus, such as a snow day.


Walking home at night? Call Safewalk for a Campus Service Officer (other students employed by CSUPD) to walk you any place within a three-block radius of campus, any day of the week, all year long.

Hours of Operation

  • Phone: (970) 491-1155
  • Hours: Dusk until dawn, 7 days a week, year-round.

Safewalk Map

CSU Police Services

Learn what to do in case of vehicle accidents, how to report a crime, and more at these websites:

Safety Tips from CSUPD

Familiarize yourself with safety issues you may not have been aware of, and how to protect yourself in these simple steps.

Around Campus

  • Always keep your items of value (backpack, books, phone, purse, computer, keys, and etc.) with you.
  • Always lock your bike to a bike rack.
  • If it is late at night SAFE WALK can walk you to your car, residence hall, or house if it is within the service boundaries.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings. Avoid getting overly involved in handheld electronic devices that may distract your attention.
  • Walk confidently at a steady pace, making eye contact with people.
  • Always be alert of your surroundings. Trust your instincts; avoid people and situations that make you nervous. Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible.

Around Town

  • Don’t use outside ATMs at night, or in unfamiliar or unsafe surroundings.
  • If asked directions by a driver, keep a safe distance from the car.

Home Safety

  • Always lock your doors.
  • Have your windows locked whenever you are not home.
  • When friends drop you off at home or work, ask them to wait until you are safely inside before leaving.
  • Approach with extreme caution any entryway where normal lighting is not functioning.
  • Never open your door to a stranger.
  • Never tell a stranger that you are home alone.
  • Never hide an extra key under a mat, in a flowerpot, or in any other easily accessible place.

Fire Safety

  • In the residence halls please do not burn candle or incense. Do not use any open coil appliances.
  • Remember to turn off the stove and/or oven in any of the resident hall kitchens or if you are cooking in your apartment.
  • Make sure you have a fire extinguisher in your apartment or house.

Residence Hall Safety

  • In the residence halls please do not burn candle or incense. Do not use any open coil appliances.
  • Do not leave your keys in the door knob.
  • Do not leave your door open when the room is unattended. This includes you just going to the bathroom
  • Keep your door closed and locked while you are sleeping.
  • Always keep personal information, access codes, credit cards and other electronic information confidential.
  • Keep items of value that are easy to take out of sight.

Automobile Security

  • Always lock your car.
  • Make sure the windows are rolled up.
  • Do not leave your car running unattended.
  • Do not leave valuable items in your car. If you do, make sure they are not visible.
  • Always have your keys out and ready for use before leaving a building to approach your car.
  • Look around and in your car before entering.
  • Lock your car door immediately after entering the vehicle.
  • Check your surroundings before getting out of your car.
  • If you are involved in an accident, stay in your car until police arrive.
  • Lock your car and take your keys when you get out to pump gas.


  • Let friends/family/roommate know where you are going and when you plan to be back.
  • Never pick up hitchhikers.

Reporting Suspicious Situations:

Whenever you see, hear or “feel” that something is not right, err on the side of caution and contact the CSU PD! We would rather be proactive than reactive.

Sexual Assault Information

Women & Gender Advocacy Center (WGAC) provides a list of resources and contact information.