Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe living environment for all residents. Personal security in and around campus residence halls has been approached proactively, and personal security in a student's residential living space has the highest priority. Residents should feel safe and secure in their rooms. To travel from outside a residence hall to a residential room, residents have to successfully pass through a series of access control points. This prox card/key access allows residents to enter their hall, floor, and common living spaces. Guests must always be escorted beyond public areas into the residential living area of any building.

For emergencies on campus call 911.

Housing & Dining Services has taken many steps to improve the safety of its residents:

  • Student doors have heavy duty, high security locksets on solid core doors.
  • Door viewers on student doors.
  • All residence hall access areas have 24-hour locks with prox card/key access only.
  • Fire sprinkler systems in the Academic Village (Engineering, Honors, and Aspen), Braiden, Corbett, Durward, Edwards, Ingersoll, Laurel Village, Parmelee, Summit, and Westfall.
  • Smoke and fire detection systems in all halls.
  • Crash bars on all exit doors.
  • Security devices on first-floor windows.
  • Emergency power systems and locked window screws in Durward and Westfall Halls.
  • Community bathrooms equipped with security locksets.
  • All exterior doors in the residence hall system are monitored for proper closure and alarmed to alert staff when not secured; all external fire tower doors are designated "Emergency Exit Only" and will activate an alarm if opened.
  • Travel between any public areas, via a stairwell, corridor, or other passages, to the residential living areas have
    access controls.
  • Front desk coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week*, and CSUPD Community Liaison. (*Aspen, Alpine, and PiƱon halls have reduced front desk coverage.)

The success of our hall security system depends on everyone who resides in our communities thinking "safety first."