Campus Updates and Alerts

Last Updated July 2, 2017

July 3, 2017 - Name of CSU police officer and suspect in July 1 officer-involved shooting released

During an incident on July 1 near campus, a Colorado State University Police Department officer discharged his weapon. The incident included a response from both CSU Police Department and Fort Collins Police Services.

CSU police Corporal Philip Morris has served with the department for 5 1/2 years. Morris has been placed on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete, in accordance with agency policy. Larimer County Sheriff's Office is conducting the investigation.

Corporal Morris was wearing a body worn camera at the time. CSU will make the body worn camera video from this incident available for public release once all investigative and review processes have concluded. Larimer County Sheriff's Office is conducting the investigation.

The Larimer County Coroner's Office has identified the suspect in this incident as Jeremy Holmes, 19, of Fort Collins.

For more information about FCPS involvement in this incident, see

July 1, 2017 Officer-involved shooting at Whitcomb and West Prospect Road

On July 1, 2017, at approximately 8:13 p.m., Colorado State University Police officers responded to a call regarding a threatening male. The officers contacted the man near South Whitcomb Street and West Prospect Road at 8:38 p.m. Officers from Fort Collins Police Services arrived to assist.

Upon contacting the man, officers found him to be armed with a weapon. During the course of their interaction, police fired shots, striking the man. The man was transported to Medical Center of the Rockies where he was pronounced dead. The Larimer County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the suspect at a later time. No officers were injured. There is no indication that the decedent was a student at Colorado State University and there is no ongoing risk to the public.

The 8th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team was notified and has responded to take over the investigation. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office will be the lead investigating agency. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

Emergency Communications at CSU

The Colorado State University homepage,, will be updated with emergency information as needed.

The University Safety site,, 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.

Social media

CSU’s social media pages, such as Facebook and Twitter, also may be used to share emergency information or campus closure.


The University’s online newsletter, SOURCE, is a resource for information about university closures, such as a snow day.

CSU Police 911 Center

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.

University status number

Call 970-491-7669 to get the latest information about University operations and emergency closures, such as during severe weather.

Text message alerts

  • The CSU Emergency Text Alert System is used to send text alerts in the event of an emergency on the Fort Collins campus. The system is only used during an immediate, ongoing safety emergency or unexpected closing of the campus, such as a snow day. [more information]
  • The Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority allows you to receive alerts about off-campus emergencies and other important community news via your home, cell, or business phone, email, text messages, hearing impaired receiving devices, and more. [more information]

Emergency Broadcast System

Local cable and broadcast stations may be interrupted with emergency notifications.

Local and regional media outlets

Many media outlets list school closures, such as snow days, and also provide information during an emergency or regarding a university closure.

Fort Collins & Denver Media Outlets

  • Radio stations broadcasting emergency/closure information: 530-AM, KOA-AM (850), KCSU-FM (90.5), KUNC-FM (91.5), KTCL-FM (93.3), KGLL-FM (96.1) or KPAW-FM (107.9)
  • Television stations broadcasting emergency/closure information: News 7 on KMGH-ABC, Fox 31 News on KDVR-FOX, 9 News on KUSA-NBC, and News 4 on KCNC-CBS.
  • Newspapers reporting emergency/closure information online: Coloradoan and Denver Post.