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Resolution 51

Whereas, the Student Assembly created three additional undesignated at-large positions in Resolution 44; and

Whereas, the Student Assembly has two female members out of 23 available positions; and

Whereas, the lack of individuals on the Student Assembly focused on issues pertaining to women have left such issues underadressed in recent months, as exemplified by the defunct Women’s Issues committee;

Be it therefore resolved, that the Student Assembly Charter now read:

ARTICLE 3: Membership
3.1 Composition
The SA will consist of 27 voting members who are registered undergraduate students at Cornell University. Up to two additional votes shall be allocated to the entire community of undergraduates as a whole present at a Student Assembly meeting on motions that express the opinion of the assembly. Such community votes shall be allowed only as provided by the Assembly in its bylaws. Eleven voting members of the SA will be elected by and from the student populations of the colleges and schools, one from each: the College of Architecture, Art and Planning; the School of Hotel Administration; the College of Human Ecology; and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Two each shall be elected from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering; and three shall be elected from the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, twelve voting members will be elected at-large by and from the University undergraduate student population as a whole; two at-large seats are to be reserved for candidates seeking the offices of President and Executive Vice President of the Student Assembly and must be explicitly designated as such; three two at-large seats are to be reserved for non-constituent, undesignated at-large group candidates who do not run for President or Executive Vice President; four five at-large seats are to be reserved for candidates seeking to represent constituent groups of students determined to be underrepresented, two of which shall represent minority students; one of which shall represent international students; one of which shall represent female students; and one of which shall represent the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer community. Five shall be elected by and from new students entering in the fall. Should there be no candidate running for a given seat, the seat shall be considered vacant. The seat will be filled, under Article 3, Section 4, after the newly elected SA takes office.

Be it further resolved, that the Student Assembly Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5, Clause 1 now read as follows:

Student Assembly Committee on Women’s Issues: The SA Committee on Women’s Issues (CWI) shall strive to be an effective advocate for women on campus. CWI shall be charged to monitor the status of undergraduate women on campus, recommend policy to create significant and positive change and to create a report that identifies significant data and trends for undergraduate women on campus. The committee shall further be charged with promoting awareness of and providing a forum for issues that are of great concern to undergraduate women. The Committee will consist of at least fifteen ten total voting members. Quorum shall consist of a majority of the voting members. A majority of the committee, including ex-officio members, shall be composed of undergraduate students, including those on the SA, who have demonstrated a commitment to issues of great concern to women, including the Student Assembly Women and LGBTQ At-Large Representatives, who shall serve as chair of the committee; four ex-officio representatives, one each from the Graduate and Professional Students Assembly, the Employee Assembly, and the Faculty Senate; three ex-officio representatives, one each from the Office of Human Resources, Dean of Students, and Vice President for Student and Academic Services. The Student Assembly in conjunction with the President of the Panhellenic Council shall appoint a voting member to the committee from the membership of the Panhellenic Association. The VP of Internal Operations will recommend additional students to both the committee chair and the Staffing Committee for their approval.

Respectfully submitted,

Matt Danzer ‘12
Student Assembly LGBTQ At-Large Representative

Natalie Raps ‘12
Student Assembly Vice President for Public Relations

Chauncey Jenkins ‘11
Student Assembly Hotel School Representative

Laura Weiss
Director, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

Mark Collins ‘11
Board Member, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

Eva Drago ‘12
Board Member, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

Julianne Freeman ‘12
Board Member, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

Ashley Harrington ‘13
Board Member, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

Kathleen Jercich ‘11
Board Member, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

Kathryn Ling ‘11
Board Member, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

Andrew Pinon ‘11
Board Member, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

Jacqueline Rios ‘11
Board Member, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

Margo Cohen Ristorucci ‘12
Board Member, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

Emma Schain ‘11
Board Member, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

Lauren Schneider ‘11
Board Member, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

Mona Yousif ‘11
Board Member, Cornell Women’s Resource Center

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