What it is​

  • The Fire Marshal’s Office covers all fire safety concerns for property on the Cornell campus (including residential dorms).

  • The Fire Marshal’s Office is not responsible for off-campus buildings that are not listed under the approved renters’ list, however the office is still willing to assist off-campus students with fire concerns. 

  • The Fire Marshal’s Office regulates event safety on Cornell’s campus and checks to ensure that all events meet fire regulations. 

  • The Fire Marshal’s Office provides training to Cornell affiliated individuals on fire safety procedures.

Example usages of this office

  • A student wants to ensure that their off campus apartment is up to fire code. The Fire Marshal’s Office can give advice on ways to be safe and meet regulations. 

  • A student is hosting a large event on campus and wants to ensure that the event is safe and within university regulation. The Fire Marshal’s Office can assist with this.


The OSA is made up of undergraduate students acting as caseworkers in different fields to navigate issues including conduct violations, grade disputes, enrollment issues, financial aid problems, residency concerns, discrimination and harassment.

Disclaimer: The Office of the Student Advocate is available as a point of contact to help students navigate Cornell bureaucracy and provide advice but does not guarantee any results.

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