Blue Light Program – Campus Escort Service
The Blue Light Program is available for Cornell University students, faculty and staff.  TCAT’s Blue Light bus routes 92 and 93 serve central campus, residence halls, outer parking lots, and Collegetown seven nights a week, 6:30 p.m.–2:30 a.m., during the academic year. Use your CU ID when boarding and pay no fare. In addition, Cornell University Police Auxiliary can accompany any member of the Cornell community to destinations on campus or near campus. More information can be found on the CU Police web site, or call 607.255.7373.


Crime Alert UPDATE (9/29/16 8:00 a.m.) – Stabbing at 418 Stewart Ave on Sep 28, 2016

The police investigation is ongoing. If you have any information that would aid this investigation, please contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-3245.

Cornell community members with questions or concerns related to this incident can call 607-255-0101.

View the Statement by Interim President Hunter R. Rawlings III.

Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community. Students may consult with counselors from Gannett Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Students may speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277.

Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program at 607-255-2673. The Ithaca-based Crisisline is available at 607-272-1616.

For additional support resources, visit caringcommunity.cornell.edu.


Crime Alert – Stabbing at 418 Stewart Ave on Sep 28, 2016

At 7:43 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2016, several local law enforcement agencies responded to a reported stabbing at ‪418 Stewart Ave. One victim was identified and transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

Witnesses describe the perpetrators as two black males, one possibly wearing a red shirt and the other with a “man bun.” Police are continuing to interview witnesses for better descriptions. Both perpetrators were seen fleeing in the direction of cemetery on Stewart Ave. Additional information indicated that one of the men may be in possession of a semi-automatic hand gun.

Police searched the area while a “shelter in place” caution was communicated through the Emergency Message Notification system to the Cornell campus community. The caution was lifted at 9:27 p.m. after police determined the perpetrators left the area.

Cornell Police are adding extra patrols in the west campus area, and have increased the availability of Blue Light Escort Teams.

The police investigation is ongoing. If you have any information that would aid this investigation, please contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-3245.

Any further information will be posted at emergency.cornell.edu.

Cornell Alert Emergency alert messages related to this incident are listed below.

CornellALERT- Emergency Alert Message – Sep 28, 2016; 9:27 p.m.

This a CornellALERT message for the Cornell Ithaca campus.ALL CLEAR. SHELTER IN PLACE LIFTED. Area searched. Police believe suspects left the area but are still at large. Police have extra patrols in the area. Updates at emergency.cornell.edu

CornellALERT- Emergency Alert Message – Sep 28, 2016; 8:59 p.m.

This a CornellALERT message for the Cornell Ithaca campus. At this time there are no new updates on the stabbing on Stewart ave bridge, situation remains the same, continue to Avoid the area or Shelter in place

CornellALERT- Emergency Alert Message – Sep 28, 2016; 8:44 p.m.

This a CornellALERT message for the Cornell Ithaca campus. At this time there are no new updates on the stabbing on Stewart ave bridge, situation remains the same, Avoid the area or Shelter in place

CornellALERT- Emergency Alert Message – Sep 28, 2016; 8:31 p.m.

This a CornellALERT message from Cornell Police for the Cornell Ithaca campus. Report of a Stabbing on Stewart Ave Bridge over Cascidilla Gorge, Suspects fled toward West Campus, one suspect may be armed with a handgun AVOID THE AREA OR SHELTER IN PLACE next update in 10 min


CALL 911 for any situation that requires IMMEDIATE police, fire, or medical response to preserve life or property. You can also use any outdoor Blue Light phone (situated throughout campus) or indoor designated emergency phone to report a campus emergency. Just pick up the receiver or press the call button.

The Emergency Action Guide at the left provides instructions on actions to take in emergency situations. Click this Emergency Action Guide link to download a copy to print and keep in a convenient location.


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Water Use Restriction Remains In Effect

As a result of the severe drought in Tompkins County and continued low water supply in Fall Creek, Cornell University has issued a Water Use Restriction for all campus members.  As of September 14th, 2016 the restriction remains in effect.  Click here to read the campus notice from July 28, 2016.

Do Your Part: Conserving Water

To do our part, we have committed to reducing water usage on campus by 30% from last year’s baseline.  Visit the Cornell Sustainable Campus Drought Information web site to learn more.


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