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CSU Pueblo Named Safest University Campus in Colorado

Release Date: July 23, 2020

Haley Sue Robinson

Director of Communication / PIO

Marketing, Communications & Community Relations

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Colorado State University Pueblo was named the safest choice for students and parents, according to a Your Local Security blog.

This online source has been conducting research on campus safety since 2016.  The research utilizes data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security and the FBI’s 2018 Uniform Crime Reports. 

Every year, CSU-Pueblo, along with all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs, is required to keep and disclose crime statistics per the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Act). Information about key institutional policies, personal safety and crime prevention information, how to report suspicious and criminal activities, and required Clery Act crime statistics for the last three calendar years can be found on the CSU Pueblo Campus Safety website.

CSU Pueblo offers a unique partnership with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) to provide a high level of safety, security and presence on campus.

CSU Pueblo President, Timothy Mottet is proud of the continued partnership stating, “For more than a decade, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office has provided law enforcement services as well as community-oriented prevention and education activities that help to reinforce safety to students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. It is incumbent upon all of us to familiarize ourselves with our resources and processes for preventing and responding to criminal activity. We will continue to help secure a safe environment in which to teach, learn, and work.”

This partnership also provides educational programs regarding campus safety, alcohol and drug awareness, DUI awareness, sexual assault awareness, bystander intervention training, domestic violence and dating violence awareness, active shooter/assailant response training, parent orientation safety sessions and new student orientation. Additionally the PCSO partners with the CSU Pueblo Health Education and Prevention Program and Counseling Services to help any students navigate substance abuse issues.

Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor commented, “Our goal is to provide the students, faculty, staff, and guests with the highest level of safety and security through interaction, education, and response. Our deputies serve in a way that fosters trust, cooperation, and compliance while still demonstrating the utmost respect and compassion for CSU Pueblo students and their guests.”

In 2012, CSU Pueblo was ranked the Safest University in Colorado by the Durango Herald

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