Staying Safe...

...on campus and around town

@ Cornish

Cornish is committed to the safety and security of all member of the campus community. As a students there are several resource you can take advantage of.


Campus Safety & Security

Cornish has a Safety & Security staff. They provide surveillance of campus building and parking lots. They also respond to campus emergencies.

Office | MCC 3rd floor • Kerry 1st floor

Phone | 206.726.5038


Text Message Alert System

In the event of inclement weather, power outages, delayed openings, early closures or any other event that represents a danger to the community, Cornish will activate several notification systems.

http://www.cornish.edu/campus/emergency_notification/#emergency-text-signup


Emergency Procedure Manual

Cornish has developed protocol and procedures for many unexpected situations that might occur while you are a student. The Campus Emergency Procedure Guide explains what to do in these situations and can be found in every room on the Cornish campus.

Safety in the City

Seattle is a great place to live and explore, but, like any large city, it is important to be vigilant and keep yourself safe.




  • Pay close attention to your surroundings, avoid "automatic pilot"
  • Walk with a purpose; project an assertive, business-like image.
  • Use common sense; plan your route to avoid uninhabited parks, parking lots, garages and alleyways.
  • Stick to well-lit areas.
  • Develop a plan before you see trouble. Crossing a street or entering a store may get you out of a potentially bad situation.
  • If a car follows you or beckons you while you are walking, do not approach it. Instead, turn and quickly walk the opposite direction.

Getting Home

When you are out and about at night, you should make a plan of how you plan to get home. Don't walk alone a night; have someone you can walk with or try one of these transportation options.

Want More Information

Carrie Bierck |cbierck@cornish.edu

Community Life & Engagement Coordinator