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How Do I Recognize Abuse and Maltreatment?

Please view a primer on the signs and symptoms of abuse here

Cornell University encourages you to report any and all concerns, even in the absence of obvious disclosures or signs of abuse. Please follow the reporting instructions below.

Cornell University's Whistleblower Protection Policy protects all individuals from retaliation when they make a report in good faith.

What Do I Do If I Suspect or Know About Abuse or Maltreatment?

Parents and Guardians:

Please view reporting guidelines here.

Faculty, Staff, Students, Volunteers, and Third Parties:

Please view reporting guidelines here.

An incident report must also be filled out here.

Other Incidents:

Other incidents, including any incidents of illness and injury, that occur in youth programs must be reported here

If you wish to report a concern that does not fit any of the above categories, view reporting options here.  

Mandated Reporters:

Cornell University's policy does not replace any obligations that New York State Mandated Reporters have under state law. Those individuals considered Mandated Reporters are obligated to follow this policy and follow their obligations under New York state law to report to the Statewide Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment.