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Community Liaison

A cooperative effort between the City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University!

The City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University are partners in the effort to build community and create a positive environment where non-student residents and students share neighborhoods. The University and City jointly fund a Community Liaison to take the lead on implementing programs to enhance relations between students and their neighbors. These programs include student volunteer opportunities within the Fort Collins community and education programs designed to help students succeed in neighborhoods. Click here to read about current and past collaborations.

For more information about the community programs offered, please visit the website of CSU's Office of Off-Campus Life.


5 years ago Neighborhood Services partnered with Fort Collins Police Services' Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) to do outreach with the new student-focused apartment complexes opening across the City. Our goal was to build a connection with the managers so that we could provide resources and partner early and often on any issues that may arise in these college renter specific apartments. These outreach meetings connected the manager(s) directly with the NET officer(s) assigned to their area providing a direct connection and faster response to potential issues. Additionally, the manager(s) got connected to Neighborhood Services resources and gained a personal contact and better understanding of the Public Nuisance Ordinance and other ordinances that have a direct impact on not only the tenants but the property managers and owners of the complex. These outreach meetings were highly successful and have proved invaluable when dealing with issues and establishing partnerships. Therefore the program was expanded to all of the apartment complexes that focus on college students.

Please join us in continuing these important conversations and sharing information, so we can strengthen our partnerships. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email bnNwcm9ncmFtc0BmY2dvdi5jb20=. Additionally, if you know of any other student-focused apartment complex managers who are interested in attending, please link them this information.