Cornell University maintains a variety of emergency response programs and capabilities, all designed to support the campus community during times of crisis. The Cornell University Emergency Operations Plan provides the framework by which Cornell University will respond to and manage emergency incidents affecting the Cornell University Ithaca Campus.
The primary objectives of Emergency Operations Plan are to apply University and community resources to:
- Preserve of human life
- Protect University research including animals and plants
- Protect University property and structures
- Protect the environment
- Facilitate continuity of academic and business operations
First responders from Cornell Police and Cornell Environment Health and Safety are available at all times to respond to emergencies on the Cornell campus. Report on-campus emergencies by calling 911 from an on campus telephone or 607-255-1111 from a cellular or off-campus telephone. 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.