Emergency Preparedness at Cornell
It is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our community safe and to be ready for emergencies before they occur. In this short video, familiarize yourself with emergency actions and public safety terms. View Cornell’s emergency action guide for more information.
What to do in an Emergency
CALL 911 for any situation that requires IMMEDIATE police, fire, or medical response to preserve life or property. From cellular phones call Cornell Police at 607-255-1111 or use a Blue Light or indoor emergency phone.
The Emergency Action Guide provides information about what you should do in the case of various emergencies. The Emergency Action Guide appears in the left sidebar of this website and moves to the bottom of the page on mobile devices. Take a few minutes to read through the guides so you know what actions to take during an emergency.
Cornell’s emergency.cornell.edu Website
This website provides the Cornell community with important information before, during, and after campus emergencies. We encourage you to bookmark both the Emergency Management and Cornell Police web sites and explore them to better prepare yourself for emergencies.
CornellALERT is the university’s emergency notification system and is used for situations involving an immediate threat to the safety of the community. Active CornellALERT messages appear in the right sidebar of this website or at the top of the page on mobile devices.
You can receive alerts on your cellular phone if you have provided your contact information or installed the Rave Guardian app and activated it for the Cornell Ithaca Campus. All CornellALERT messages are sent to @cornell.edu e-mail addresses of current students, employees, and affiliates. The emergency.cornell.edu website displays all active CornellALERT messages and provides additional information.
If you receive a CornellALERT message you should promptly follow the directions given in the message and monitor emergency.cornell.edu for additional information.
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For information on COVID-19, please visit Cornell’s COVID-19 Response web site.