One phase of emergency management is Prevention-Mitigation. Prevention is the action taken to decrease the likelihood that an event or crisis will occur. Mitigation is the action taken to eliminate or reduce the loss of life and property damage related to an event or crisis, particularly those that cannot be prevented.
Hazards the University is seeking to prevent, diminish, or mitigate are defined specifically through a process of hazards identification and risk assessment. In the assessment, campus representatives and community partners identified virtually all the hazards that could cause risks and subsequently a crisis.
Cornell has a variety of Prevention-Mitigation programs including: