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 Julie Houser, Director of Campus Safety.
Campus Safety officers are responsible for the enforcement of rules and regulations prescribed by the College and are not empowered with arrest authority. Campus Safety officers work in collaboration with students and other members of the community to foster trusting relationships. Campus Safety officers are always available to answer questions and deal with the problems students encounter during their careers at Cornell College. The relationships with the Mt. Vernon Police, Fire and EMS services are excellent and these departments meet as needed to discuss common problems. If there is a matter that requires a emergency response, the local service providers respond quickly and effectively.
In the event of an emergency, 911 calls go directly to a Linn County dispatch operator who can activate responses from local police, fire and ambulance, and, as needed, area or county emergency responders including sheriff’s deputies, and triage units.
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
- Security Notifications and Timely Warnings