CUSAFE - Cooper Union Campus Access Application

CUSafe

Beginning this semester, Cooper Union will offer its students, faculty and staff a new, free smartphone app designed to address and promote personal safety both on and off campus.

CUSAFE was developed by Cooper Union’s Safety and Security Department in partnership with the Office of Information Technology, using software from AppArmor Mobile. It uses the latest mobile and GPS technologies, with enhanced features that include important safety alerts, instant access to campus safety resources and includes a news feed from Cooper Union’s Twitter account (@cooperunion). The CUSAFE app can be downloaded onto any android, iPhone, or iPad device. Here are the links to download and install the CUSAFE application on your phone:

iPhone and iPad

Android

One of the primary functions of the CUSAFE app is the Campus Access Self-Assessment Form. ;All students, staff, faculty and visitors will be required to complete a daily COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to entering campus buildings. If you do not have the technology to download the application, iPad kiosks with the application will be place at each security desk.

Members of the community who do not complete the required screening questionnaire will not be permitted on campus.

In the screening questionnaire, you can expect to answer several questions daily, including:

1. Is your temperature above 100.3?

Please self-check your temperature before arriving on campus. If you do not have a thermometer at home, there are thermometers available at each security desk.

If you answer yes to this question, you are not permitted on campus and should contact your healthcare provider. If you are a resident student, please notify student affairs.

2. Have you been with anyone, closer than 6 feet and for more than 10 minutes, who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

If you answer yes, you are not permitted on campus because you have possibly been exposed to COVID-19 and are required to quarantine for 14 days. You should get tested for COVID-19 and contact your health care provider if you experience any symptoms. If you are a resident student, please notify student affairs.

3. Do you have any symptoms (fever, loss of taste and smell, stomach issues, respiratory issues) that could be an indication that you have the COVID-19 virus?

If you answer yes, you are not permitted on campus because you are experiencing symptoms consistent with Covid-19 and should contact your health care provider. If you are a resident student, please notify student affairs.

4. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days?

If you answer yes, you are not permitted on campus because of a positive COVID-19 test and are required to isolate for a period of 10 days. If you are a resident student, please notify student affairs.

5. Have you recently traveled back to New York State from one of the states listed on the travel advisory listwithin the last 14 days?

If you answered yes, you are not permitted on campus because you have not completed the minimum 14-day quarantine after returning from one of the states on the travel advisory list. If you are a resident student, please notify student affairs.

All persons entering Cooper Union will be required to complete the CUSAFE COVID-19 Campus Access questionnaire daily and show an approved status to Security.

 

Cusafe

The status will remain in effect for 24 hours. Each time you enter, you are required to display this status to security. The College will monitor and review responses daily.

Thomas A. Tresselt
Director of Safety and Security

Robert Reinckens
Chief Technology Officer

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.