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Cornell is part of the country-wide emergency response system, and Cornell Police is the on-campus 911 liaison and primary emergency response agency.

What is a 911 Emergency?

An emergency is any situation that requires an immediate police, fire, or medical response to preserve life or property. These include:

  • Assault or immediate danger of assault
  • Fight
  • Situation involving weapons
  • Crime in progress
  • Fire
  • Chemical spill
  • Choking or severely impaired respiratory ability
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Drowning
  • Serious injury or illness
  • Suspected heart attack or stroke 

When should I NOT call 911?

In an emergency, seconds count. Use 911 only for emergencies - misuse of 911 is against the law because it may delay response to a legitimate emergency. Don't call 911 to report

  • Minor auto accidents
  • Crimes no longer in progress and not requiring an immediate response to preserve life or property
  • Disabled vehicles
  • Loud parties
  • Missing property
  • Telephone, cable, or power outages not requiring an immediate response to preserve life or property

In cases like these, please dial 255-1111 instead.

In order to check weather, and/or road conditions, please go to the Special Conditions web page, or call the Inclement Weather Phone at 255-3377.

 For Cornell's up-to-date Operating Status, please click here.