The Office of Campus Safety is a department of the Division of Student Affairs and is located in the lower-level of the Ebersole Center. Campus Safety officers report to the Director of Campus Safety and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Campus Safety Overview

Our mission is to provide each member of the Cornell College community with a sense of security throughout campus by promoting a safe learning environment at all times and educating students, faculty, and staff in matters of protection and responsibility.  In the event of an actual emergency, members of the Cornell College community are asked to dial 911- calls will be routed directly to the Linn County Emergency Communication Center.  Immediately following the 911 notification we ask that all members of the community also notify Campus Safety at ext 4299 (or 895-4299 from your cellular phone) who will coordinate all campus emergency situations with local responders. 

Cornell College has a cooperative relationship with the Mount Vernon Police Department (MVPD). MVPD provides patrol and response to incidents in Mount Vernon, including the Cornell College Campus and surrounding areas. When a Cornell College student is involved in an off-campus offense, MVPD may contact Campus Safety for assistance or to relate information.  Mount Vernon Police routinely work and communicate with Campus Safety on any serious incidents occurring on-campus or in surrounding areas near campus.

Additional Safety Information and Resources

Please refer to our Crime and Safety page for more information on the following:

  • Individual responsibility for safety
  • Staff / community roles in creating a safe campus
  • Emergency phone locations
  • Ram Alert Messaging (R.A.M.) system
  • Counseling and student health services
  • Emergency Notifications and Timely Warnings