Non-emergency assistance

The Office of Campus Safety is located in the lower level of Ebersole Hall. You may call our staff for assistance 24 hours a day at (319) 895-4299. 


  • Call 911 for fire, police or medical emergencies  
  • Notify Campus Safety after you have made contact with 911
  • Refer to our Emergency Information Guide for full instructions on emergency procedures

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.

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

Additional safety information & 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