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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have not experienced any unsafe situations on campus

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: You get a decent amount of crime alert emails during your time here. Not a ton, a ton. Maybe once or twice a month. Most of the time its little things, but there's usually 3 or 4 sexual assault or violent crimes a year. Mostly drunk frat boys, but there have been issues with locals breaking into peoples houses in the past...if you're safe and lock your doors there's nothing to worry about. Honestly in the 3 years I've lived in collegetown I've never locked my doors and never had problems, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Do as I say not as I do!

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's pretty safe here, but based on emails, there have been cases of campus crime.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: If youre smart, since Cornell provides great measure to make sure youre safe, youll be safe

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Overall, safety is excellent. The police force is fast to respond, proactive, and professional. The most likely place to encounter a problem is in the fraternity system.

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Most students agree that Cornell is a very safe campus, since it’s had only a few seriously consequential incidents in the past. In recent years, bias-related incidents against minority students have risen slightly, but such events are the exception, not the rule. Sexual assault is not widely reported, although whether this is due to infrequency or simply a lack of reporting is unclear, as many students concur that the campus feels slightly less welcoming for women than for men.

The occasional robbery or mugging does occur in Collegetown or Ithaca, but rarely on Cornell’s campus. In general, Ithaca is a very safe area, perhaps due to its small size. Some students think that the campus is safer there than at other schools. This is most likely due to the fact that the campus is somewhat isolated, and Cornell has an alert and diligent police force, with a variety of services available to ensure student safety.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 29
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Cornell University Police
G2 Barton Hall
(607) 255-1111
www.cupolice.cornell.edu
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Campus shuttles
  • Crime prevention services
  • CU police force
  • Escort service
  • Fingerprinting services
  • Lost and stolen property reporting
  • Patroling the University around the clock
  • Self-defense PE courses
  • Van call service
Health Center
Gannett Health Center
110 Ho Plaza
(607) 255-5155
www.gannett.cornell.edu
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Alcohol, other drug, and tobacco-cessation services
  • Allergy shots and immunizations
  • Cornell Healthy Eating Program (CHEP)
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • General medical services
  • Health-promotion services
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Laboratory and radiology services
  • Occupational health
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy and massage therapy
  • Sexual-health services (including yearly GYN exam)
  • Sports medicine
  • Travel clinic (advice, immunizations, supplies)
  • X-Ray (radiology)
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 112 responses

  • 14% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 14% Excessive drinking
  • 13% None
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Criminal activity near campus
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 51 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 110 responses

  • 15% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 54% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 25% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 3% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 119 responses

  • 45% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 46% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 9% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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