All currently registered undergraduate students are eligible --and encouraged-- to run for positions on the Student Assembly and the University Assembly; and in odd-years, as the Student-Elected Trustee.
The Student Assembly holds regularly-scheduled elections twice a year; in the spring semester electing twenty students to represent the undergraduate student body, holding at-large, undergraduate college and identity-based seats; and in the fall to elect the Freshman and Transfer representatives, and fill any vacancies from the spring election. Certain positions are reserved for members of a particular constituency: the Freshman representatives must be freshman students, the Transfer representative must be a new transfer student, and college/school-specific positions must be held by students enrolled in that particular college or school.
Student Assembly Elections (Undergraduates)
All currently registered undergraduate students are eligible --and encouraged-- to run for positions on the Student Assembly and represent the student voice at Cornell.
Student-Elected Trustee Elections (Undergraduate)
Cornell is one of relatively few institutions in the nation to allow students to directly elect representatives to its highest governing body. In alternating years with the graduate and professional students, an undergraduate will be elected by fellow students to serve as a full voting member on the Board of Trustees.