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Cornell University Title IX

Promoting Gender Equity at Cornell

Report to the Police

All individuals are urged to report any conduct that may constitute a crime to law enforcement immediately.  Police have a unique legal authority to seek and execute search warrants, to collect forensic evidence that may have been left at relevant locations, and to make an arrest when there is probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed.

Individuals have the right to make a report to Cornell University Police, local law enforcement, and/or state police or choose not to report; or to report to Cornell.  An individual may pursue either, both, or neither of these options.  Reports to the university and law enforcement may be made simultaneously.

Individuals may contact the Police directly. Alternatively, students may seek assistance from a Title IX Coordinator when notifying the police.  A Title IX Coordinator can assist in setting up an initial meeting with the police.

Questions about whether the reported prohibited conduct constitutes a penal law violation should be addressed to law enforcement.


Reporting to Law Enforcement 

Law Enforcement can be reached at any time by calling “911” for emergencies or one of the numbers listed below.

  • Cornell University Police Department
  • Ithaca Police Department
  • New York State Police:
    • 1850 Dryden Road
    • Freeville, NY 13068
    • (607) 347-4440
  • New York State Police 24-hour dedicated Campus Sexual Assault Hotline:
  • New York City Resources


Please Note: the criminal justice system uses different standards of proof and evidence than Cornell Policy 6.4.  Please see a plain language explanation of distinctions between the New York State Penal Law and general college disciplinary process prepared for the State University of New York.

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