Timely Warning and Emergency Notification

Timely Warning Policy

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that in the judgment of the Director of Public Safety (or his designee) constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “Public Safety Alert” will be issued. The alert will be issued by the Office of Public Safety through the college e-mail system to students, faculty, staff and the College student newspaper, The ITHACAN. The Office of Public Safety will also post notices on the College’s myHome at Ithaca web portal and the Public Safety web site at: https://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/alerts/. Both sites are immediately accessible via computer by all faculty, staff and students. Additionally, and in coordination with the Office of Residential Life, copies of the notice will be posted in each residence hall and at entrance doors to each on-campus facility, following electronic dissemination.

Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, thereby requiring more immediate notification, the Office of Public Safety will coordinate with the Office of Media Relations for multiple methods of dissemination. This may include the campus-wide emergency notification system (ENS), which encompasses multiple layers of communication such as email, voicemail, and text messaging; and announcements via the College’s outdoor warning system.

Community members, students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and safety related incidents to the Office of Public Safety in a timely manner. Crimes should be reported to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety by phone (607-274-3333), or in person at the Office of Public Safety located in the Center for Public Safety and General Services on Farm Pond Road. The Office of Public Safety is staffed 24/7 year round.

For more information on Emergency Readiness and Response Planning, please see here.

Emergency Readiness and Response Guide

The Office of Public Safety, as part of the Core Emergency Response Team (CERT) at Ithaca College, is committed to bringing safety and security awareness to the forefront of your day-to-day activities because a safe and secure environment requires resolve and response by all community members at all times.

Please familiarize yourself with the information presented in the Emergency Readiness and Response Guide. As always, "Be ready! Be safe!"

Emergency Notification System

It is strongly recommended that all Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff sign-up for the college’s Emergency Notification System to receive time-sensitive information and directions during emergencies.