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Resources

Cornell University Police Department (CUPD): (607) 255-1111

  • Blue Light Services:
    • Blue Light Phones: Use any Blue Light phone, or one of the 275 indoor emergency phones located on campus, for a direct connection to the CU Police.
    • Blue Light Escort teams are available to walk students home seven days a week, from dusk to dawn. Call (607) 255-7373 or use a Blue Light Phone.
    • TCAT’s Blue Light bus routes 92 and 93 serve the campus and Collegetown seven nights a week, 6:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m., on an hourly basis during the academic year. Use your CU ID when boarding and pay no fare.
    • B.L.U.E. (Blue Light User Extension): This late night shuttle service, sponsored by the Student Assembly, typically runs during the semester’s busiest exam periods. Check the Cornell Women’s Resource Center website for information, schedules, and routes.
    • Print flyers to post in your neighborhood: Blue Light Services (pdf); Help is Available 24/7 (pdf)
  • Crime advisories and alerts: By longstanding practice and as required by law, CUPD provides notification to the university community in the form of crime alerts and emergency mass notifications (voice, text, sirens) when a significant criminal incident occurs on campus or in an area surrounding campus that represents a continuing public safety threat.
  • Annual Security Report: The university’s Annual Security Report provides important information about the safety and security on our campus.  In addition to outlining the details of the many programs the university offers community members, the report also contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the university, and on public property within; or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee: The Public Safety Advisory Committee advises the Cornell Police on issues related to current campus security policies and procedures and make recommendations for their improvement relating to educating the campus community, including security personnel and those who advise or supervise students, about sexual assault; educating the campus community about personal safety and crime prevention; reporting sexual assaults, domestic violence and stalking incidents and assisting victims during investigations; referring complaints to appropriate authorities; counseling victims; and responding to inquiries from concerned persons.
  • Crime Prevention Office: Cornell Police offer crime-prevention and public safety outreach programs and services at no cost to any Cornell group or organization.  The Crime Prevention Unit provides surveys, evaluations, and recommendations on safety lighting, loss prevention, burglar alarms, security and control of keys, and policy compliance.

Mobile Apps

  • Circle of 6 is a mobile app for college-age students and their friends to stay close, stay safe, and prevent violence before it happens. It’s a fast, easy-to-use, and secure way to let your circle of friends know where you are and what you need.
  • ResCUer is a free app for iOS and Androids that connects users to police, taxis, and other safety resources. (Chronicle article)