Common Party Violations

Municipal Codes

Unreasonable Noise Disturbing the Peace
No person shall make, continue or cause to be made any unreasonable noise. No person shall knowingly allow such noise upon any premises or in any vehicle owned, possessed, or under the control of that person. No person shall disturb or aid in disturbing the peace of others by violent, tumultuous, offensive, disorderly or obstreperous conduct and no person shall permit such conduct on any property under that person's control.
Littering Bodily Waste
No person shall leave any loose paper, rags, rubbish, waste material, refuse, garbage, trash, or other debris upon a public or private place. No person shall deposit or allowed to be deposited any human excrement, vomit, spittle, or other bodily waste unless it is deposited in a receptacle intended for such purpose.

State Statutes

  • Providing Alcohol to a Minor
    It is unlawful to sell, serve, give away, dispose of, exchange, deliver, or permit the sale of alcohol to any person under 21.
  • Selling Alcohol
    It is unlawful to make, sell, or offer for sale any alcohol unless licensed to do so. (This includes selling cups for a keg!)
  • Providing Marijuana to Minors
    Do not provide marijuana to minors. If you are 21, Colorado law permits you to use recreational marijuana within a private residence. It is NOT legal to:
    • Consume marijuana in public.
    • Sell or transfer marijuana to persons under the age of 21.
    • Drive under the influence of marijuana.

The use and possession of marijuana is prohibited on all CSU property, regardless of your age.

Other Common Violations

  • Disorderly Conduct
    It is unlawful for any person to knowingly or recklessly:
    • Make a coarse and obviously offensive utterance, gesture or display in a public place.
    • Abuse or threaten a person in a public place.
    • Fight with another in a public place.
    • Display a deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm.
  • Trespass
    No person shall, without legal privilege, enter a vehicle or premises of another, or place restricted to use by gender (restrooms, locker rooms, etc).
  • Interference with Public Officers
    No person shall use or threaten to use physical interference or obstacle to knowingly obstruct, impair, or hinder any police officer, fire fighter, city employee, or other public official.
  • No person shall, after having been ordered to move on by a police officer, remain in the officer's presence, disrupt, obstruct, hinder, or impair the officer's enforcement of the law.
  • Carrying or Drinking Alcohol in Public
    No person shall carry, have open, or consume any alcohol in any vehicle, public place, school or university.
  • False Reporting to Authorities
    It is unlawful to knowingly provide false identifying information such as name, date of birth, address, social security number, driver's license number, or Colorado I.D. number to police.


A riot is a public disturbance involving 3 or more people whose conduct creates a danger of damage or injury to people or property or substantially obstructs the performance of any government function.

Inciting a Riot Fine $5,000 / 18 months jail (3 years / $100,000 for injury or damage) No person shall incite or urge a group of 5 or more people to engage in a riot.
Arming a Rioter Fine $500,000 / 6 years jail No person shall supply a deadly weapon or destructive device for use in a riot. No person shall teach another to prepare or use the above with the intent that item is to be used in a riot.
Engaging in a Riot Fine $1,000 / 12 months jail (6 years / $500,000 for injury or damage) No person shall engage in a riot.

** Anyone convicted of engaging in a riot will not be allowed to attend any state colleges or universities for a period of AT LEAST 1 year.

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