Emergency Notifications and Timely Warnings
In compliance with the U.S. Department of Higher Education and the Jeanne Clery Act, security notices are issued to provide timely warning information regarding serious and ongoing threats that may impact the campus community and or their property in order to provide our students and employees with the information necessary to make decisions or take appropriate actions to ensure their safety. Cornell College will issue emergency notifications upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus. All incidents are reported through a public incident reporting system which is immediately disseminated to members of the Division of Student Affairs and are assessed for timely warning and emergency notification criteria. The Dean of Students, Director of Residential Life, Director of Campus Safety, Director of Information Technology and Director of Communications have the ability to generate and send RAM messages to the campus community in situations that warrant the issuance of warnings or notifications. In order to assess incidents in a timely manner, all members of the campus community are highly urged to report all incidents to Campus Safety, Mount Vernon Police or through the public incident report system as soon as possible. Doing so will expedite the process in not only determining the need to issue a timely warning or emergency notification but prompt reporting will decrease the time in which critical information can be sent to the campus community.