Campus Safety & Emergency Management

Sexual assault under investigation

Adams State University officials are investigating a report of sexual assault. The incident is alleged to have taken place in a campus residence hall during the late afternoon of May 7. Officials have identified the suspect and ask those with any information about the incident to call 719-589-5807.

The Clery Act

This notice is in keeping with Adams State University's commitment to provide campus-area crime information in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or, Clery Act, as it is commonly known.

Prevention information

Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, get to a save place and call for help. If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events. Use the buddy system and watch out for each other. People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.

Alert - early morning incident May 7

Campus residents are asked to use caution and be on alert regarding an incident that occurred at approx. 5 a.m., Sunday, May 7, in a public restroom in the Girault/Coronado Hall addition. A male attempted to enter a stall occupied by a female guest of a hall resident. The woman was unharmed, but the suspect stole her phone and bag and fled the building. The suspect is a Hispanic male wearing shorts and possibly a t-shirt. No other details are known at this time. Those with any information are urged to call 911.

It's time for your Flu Shot

Flu vaccine is covered by most insurances and is available at many locations in the community, as well as at Alamosa County Public Health. Public Health has flu vaccine (shots only) for ages 3 years and older for $25 cash or check. Additionally, Public Health can bill the following insurances for vaccines: AARP Secure Horizons, AmeriBen, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Colorado, Cigna, Cofinity (for some of the Colorado Choice plans), Colorado HealthOp, Golden Rule, Multiplan/PHCS, Rocky Mountain Health Plan, UMR, UMWA, United Healthcare.

Public Health also has federally funded flu vaccine for children ages 6 months through 18 years who are uninsured or have Medicaid and adults who are uninsured, for which there is a $10 co-pay.

Walk-in vaccine clinics are every Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at 8900B Independence Way. Other times are available by appointment with one of the Public Health Nurses. Call Alamosa County Public Health Department at 589-6639 for more information.

Hoverboards banned from Adams State campus

Due to fire hazards related to hoverboards, Adams State University has banned all such devices from campus, according to Vice President of Student Services Ken Marquez. There have been a number of documented incidents of explosion and fire related to hoverboard use, possibly caused by the lithium batteries and/or chargers used in the some models.

Effective immediately, Hoverboards, Skagway's, IO Hawks, Skywalkers, and similar devices, also called smart boards or balance boards, are not allowed in any building on the Adams State campus, including residence halls and athletic venues.

"In light of the danger associated with hoverboards, and the risk posed to students, employees, and visitors, Adams State University's insurance company has advised us to ban these devices from campus for the time being," Marquez said. "The Consumer Product Safety Commission is evaluating these devices and it hopes to issue a ruling in the near future."

Ebola Awareness & Information

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa and claiming thousands of lives in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. One imported case from Liberia and associated locally acquired cases in healthcare workers have been reported in the United States. Ebola is one of the world's most virulent diseases, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and partners are taking precautions to prevent the further spread of Ebola within the United States. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is also following the situation closely, and continues to work with CDC, as well as the Alamosa County Department of Public Health.

Educate yourself - find out more:

Adams State University is committed to the health and safety of its students, staff, and guests on our campus.

All members of the campus community have a responsibility to educate themselves about emergency procedures and become aware of resources.

An Incident Management Committee (IMC) has established and periodically reviews the Adams State University Incident Management Plan.

The committee is headed by the Vice President for Student Services and includes staff with a range of expertise.

Campus Emergency Information

Details about any current campus emergency or safety issue will be posted on this Safety site as well as the:

ASU Police Department News

"Tip-A-Cop" at Chili's to support Special Olympics

The event runs from noon until 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, at the Alamosa Chili's Restaurant, Hwy 160.

Special Olympics Torch Run raises $4,200

"The funds will support travel for local Special Olympics to the state games."

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Local Radio Stations

For info on weather-related campus closures

  • KRZA Radio 88.7 FM
  • KSLV Radio 96.5 FM
  • KALQ Radio 93.5 FM
  • KASF Radio 90.9 FM
  • KGIW Radio 1450 AM

Program these numbers into your phone:

  • ASU Police Dept.
    911
    719-587-7901
  • Alamosa Police Dispatch
    719-589-5807
  • San Luis Valley Health
    719-589-2511