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
- Situation involving weapons
- Crime in progress
- Chemical spill
- Choking or severely impaired respiratory ability
- Loss of consciousness
- 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.