How effective is Party Registration?
How does Party Registration Work?
1. Students can Register their Friday or Saturday parties at Off-Campus Life in Rm 142 LSC (Next to the BookStore) by Thursday at 5pm.
2. Provide us with the address of the party, name of the host and two phone numbers, along with an ID to confirm the party host is 18+.
3. If a noise complaint is received by Police Dispatch, the party host could receive a call informing them about the complaint.
4. From that call, the party host will have 20-minutes to break up their party.
*If a second noise complaint is received after the 20-minutes grace period, dispatch will then send an officer to the residence to deal with the noise.
Party Registration is now Year-Round!!
Stop by our office to register your party and for information on how to party smart. We still offer Party Packs, individual neighbor notices, and other handouts. Click on our Party Smart tab to get tips and other useful advice.
Be Prepared...for fun, for safety, for the police!
Colorado State University, ASCSU and the City of Fort Collins have teamed up to launch an innovative program to address noise complaints. Party Registration offers CSU students who live off campus the ability to register their party at Off-Campus Life and possibly avoid fines. Fort Collins residents also have the ability to register throughout the city.
Benefits of the Program
Save party hosts money possibly up to a $1000 fine, a criminal record and possibly avoid administrative sanctions held by CSU.
Reduce the time in which a party is broken up as neighbors will not have to wait for the police to arrive.
Save money in Fort Collins and CSU Police Departments officer overtime during the Party Patrol/Riot Prevention. Party Patrol/Riot Prevention will not go away nor should it, but hopefully it will lessen the number of officers assigned to those time consuming calls.
Decrease congestion in the municipal courts.
With each registration, students are given educational materials on partying safely and responsibly; these students may avoid a noise ticket simply because they became a more “informed” party host by stopping in at Off-Campus Life.
Lessen the number of officers responding to noise complaints, resulting in less wear and tear on police vehicles driving across town, savings in fuel, and reduction in pollution.
“There is a benefit to the party host and nearby residents,” said Emily Allen, community liaison for Colorado State University and the city of Fort Collins. “The host will receive a warning call to break up their party. It allows the host to be pro-active and adds another step before a ticket is issued. The program also benefits residents by reducing the time it takes to resolve noise issues. In general, loud parties quiet down much more quickly.”
"I never received a warning call for my registered party, but the peace of mind the registration provided me was reason enough to use this service again." Student quote.
"This is a progressive and extremely beneficial program for both the police department of Fort Collins and those students of Colorado State University who choose to hold social gatherings. Continuing this program would absolutely be a proponent of responsible partying and would remain a positive facet in CSU's attempt to make responsible partying a reality in Fort Collins." Student quote.