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Office of the Dean

Unauthorized Disclosure of Student/Employee Information

Any requests for access to confidential information are to be handled in accordance with University Policy 4.5 – Access to Student Information.

Subpoenas and other judicial or governmental requests for student confidential records are to be handled in accordance with University Policy 4.13 – Acceptance of Legal Papers.

If faculty or staff members receive requests from ICE or other agencies for such information or records, they should consult with

Office of the University Registrar (5-4232,

Office of University Counsel (5-5124)

Enforcement-related reminders:

Cornell representatives, including the Cornell University Police Department (CUPD), will comply with subpoenas and warrants to the extent required by law, it is neither the University’s practice nor expectation to function as an agent of the federal government regarding enforcement of federal immigration laws. This means that CUPD will not honor a civil immigration detainer request from a federal agent unless accompanied by a judicial warrant except in the narrow circumstances delineated in Tompkins County Resolution 2017-21.

CUPD will not seek immigration status information of any individual in the course of its law enforcement activities unless required by law or necessary to investigate criminal activity. Cornell Police have always acted, and will continue to perform their duties, in a professional manner and in the spirit of rules established for officers in the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County