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Employee Assembly

Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Term
11 Resolution 11: EA R11: Promoting Staff Participation in Cornell Campus Climate Change Literacy Goals Submitted to the President This resolution supports the University’s efforts to promote climate change literacy and recommends that staff be a central component of furthering Cornell climate literacy goals. 04/17/2018 1:21pm Employee Assembly AY 2017-2018
9 Resolution 9: EA R9: Recommending Revisions to Leave Accrual Rejected This resolution accepts a recommendation from the EA Personnel Policy Committee for the Office of Human Resources to revise the policy on leave accrual with an effective date of January 1, 2018. 02/06/2018 2:19pm Employee Assembly AY 2017-2018
8 Resolution 8: EA R8: Furthering the Institutional Commitment to LGBTQ+ Inclusion Adopted This resolution recommends specific actions and strategies to advance workplace protections and to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion. 03/09/2018 4:21pm Employee Assembly AY 2017-2018
7 Resolution 7: EA R7: Advancing a Comprehensive Transportation Plan for the Ithaca Campus Adopted This resolution calls upon Transportation Services to advance a Comprehensive Transportation Planning Study. 01/04/2018 11:14am Employee Assembly AY 2017-2018
6 Resolution 6: EA R6: Reducing Community Violence and Hate through Staff Involvement and Support Submitted to the President In response to recent cases of violence and discrimination on campus, the EA makes this statement in opposition and calls on the administration to take specific actions to challenge institutional inequity. 02/05/2018 9:42am Employee Assembly AY 2017-2018
5 Resolution 5: EA R5: Clarification of Section 1.9 in the Bylaws Adopted This resolution clarifies how abstention votes are counted in the EA Bylaws. 01/04/2018 11:24am Employee Assembly AY 2017-2018
4 Resolution 4: EA R4: Approval of the 2017-2018 Operating Budget Adopted This is the Operating Budget for the EA 2017-2018 legislative session. 01/04/2018 11:21am Employee Assembly AY 2017-2018
3 Resolution 3: EA R3: In Support of the CARE Fund Adopted This resolution allocates funds from the EA budget to support the fundraising efforts of the CARE Fund. 03/14/2018 10:03am Employee Assembly AY 2017-2018
2 Resolution 2: EA R2: Fostering Meaningful Employee Engagement Returned by President This resolution recommends that the Board of Trustees Committee on Composition and Governance establish a committee on the workforce and add an additional Employee-elected Trustee. 03/14/2018 10:02am Employee Assembly AY 2017-2018
1 Resolution 1: EA R1: Adopting the 2017-2018 Standing Rules Adopted This resolution adopts the Standing Rules of the Employee Assembly for the 2017-2018 legislative term. 11/17/2017 3:23pm Employee Assembly AY 2017-2018

Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Term
15 Resolution 15: GPSA R15: Ensuring Equal Representation for Professional Students in the GPSA In Discussion A resolution adjusting the number of Voting Members to adequately represent professional students. 04/13/2018 3:05pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
14 Resolution 14: GPSA R14: Updating the Byline Procedures, Eligibility Criteria, and Obligations In Discussion A resolution to update byline procedures, eligibility criteria, and obligations.  04/13/2018 3:00pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
13 Resolution 13: GPSA R13: Calling For the Accommodation of International Students as Leaders at Maplewood Apartments In Discussion A Resolution urging Cornell to find a solution to allow international students to serve as community leaders in Maplewood and similar off-campus housing. 04/13/2018 2:53pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
12 Resolution 12: GPSA R12: Calling for the Creation of Graduate and Professional Student Specific 'Notice and Respond_F2F' Workshops Waiting for Submission to President A resolution asking for specifically graduate and professional student oriented F2F workshops. 03/29/2018 4:07pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
11 Resolution 11: GPSA R11: Tasking the GPSA Operations and Staffing Committee with Developing a Procedure for Disciplining Members Committee Review A Resolution to develop disciplinary procedures and processes for members. 03/16/2018 3:07pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
10 Resolution 10: GPSA R10: Condemning the Violation of the Autonomy of the GPSA Tabled Indefinitely A Resolution condemning a violation of the autonomy of the GPSA. 03/05/2018 5:57pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
9 Resolution 9: GPSA R9: In Support of E.A. R8: Institutional Commitment to All LGBTQ+ Members of the Cornell Community Waiting for Submission to President In Support of E.A. R8: Institutional Commitment to All LGBTQ+ Members of the Cornell Community 03/29/2018 4:05pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
8 Resolution 8: GPSA R8: Recommendation for the Graduate and Professional Student Activity Fee for 2018 - 2020 Adopted The Appropriations Committee's final recommendation for the Graduate and Professional Student Activity Fee for 2018-2020 01/26/2018 2:33pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
7 Resolution 7: GPSA R7: On the need for an institutional commitment to deconstructing systems of oppression and inequity Adopted A Resolution reaffirming the need for an institutional commitment to deconstructing systems of oppression and inequity. 01/04/2018 11:32am Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
6 Resolution 6: GPSA R6: Calling for the Development of A Strategic Plan Deferred by President This resolution confirms the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly’s support for AY 2017 - 2018 University Assembly Resolution 3: Calling for the Development of a Strategic Plan. Furthermore, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly calls on the administration to engage with not only all assemblies but also the larger Cornell community when crafting the Strategic Plan. 01/26/2018 2:42pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
5 Resolution 5: GPSA R5: On the Forthcoming Campus Climate Task Force Adopted This Resolution addresses the Campus Climate Task Force. 11/17/2017 3:19pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
4 Resolution 4: GPSA R4: Condemning Hate Crimes and Hate Speech, and Supporting Students Adopted This resolution affirms the Graduate and professional Student Assembly's solidarity with the Cornell community and requests the appropriate considerations and additions to the Campus Code of Conduct through the University Assembly Codes and Judicial Committee. 11/17/2017 3:18pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
3 Resolution 3: GPSA R3: Resolution Approving the GPSA Internal Budget for the 2017-2018 Term Adopted A Resolution to approve the GPSA's internal budget. 01/04/2018 11:48am Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
2 Resolution 2: GPSA R2: Approving Updates to the GPSA Bylaws for the 2017-2018 Term Adopted A Resolution to update the Bylaws. 03/16/2018 4:09pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
1 Resolution 1: GPSA R1: Adopting Standing Rules Committee Review A resolution to adopt standing rules for the 2017-2018 academic year. 10/20/2017 10:57am Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2017-2018

Student Assembly

Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Term
43 Resolution 43: SA R43: Approving Special Projects Request for Sigma Lambda Upsilon Waiting for Submission to President This resolution approves the $2,000 of Special Projects funding for Sigma Lambda Upsilon 04/10/2018 1:19pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
42 Resolution 42: SA R42: Approving Special Projects Request for Slope Day Programming Board Waiting for Submission to President This resolution approves the $12,500 of Special Projects funding for Slope Day Programming Board. 04/10/2018 1:17pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
41 Resolution 41: SA R41: American Sign Language (ASL) Fulfilling a Foreign Language Requirement Adopted This resolution seeks to have Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences allow American Sign Language (ASL) to fulfill the foreign language requirement as recommended in the Curriculum Proposal. 03/16/2018 11:31am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
40 Resolution 40: SA R40: Establishing Equitable Governance of Cooperative Houses In Discussion This resolution seeks to create a system for registering and hosting events in cooperative living houses that provides the same protections and university support as events in Greek houses. 03/16/2018 11:33am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
39 Resolution 39: SA R39: Making Cornell’s Economics program STEM-certified Submitted to the President Changing the certification of the Arts and Sciences Economics major to CIP code 45.0603 (Econometrics and Quantitative Economics) to allow 2-year OPT extension for international students. 03/16/2018 11:45am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
38 Resolution 38: SA R38: Reinstituting the Interim Suspension Statement Policy In Discussion This resolution intends to reinstitute the policy of providing public statements when a campus organization is placed on interim suspension. 03/09/2018 10:59am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
37 Resolution 37: SA R37: Improving Communication and Access to the Student Body Tabled Indefinitely This resolution amends the Student Assembly Charter to improve communication and access to the student body via control over the student body listserv. 03/16/2018 11:15am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
36 Resolution 36: SA R36: Supporting the Activism of Prospective Students Adopted This resolution seeks to have Cornell not rescind any admissions decision of students who participate in peaceful protests, regardless of their school’s disciplinary policy. 03/09/2018 3:56pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
35 Resolution 35: SA R35: Creating an Asian American Living Learning Unit (LLU) Submitted to the President Cornell University and Residential Student Congress recommends the creation of an Asian American LLU to be included in the creation of new housing at Cornell. 03/16/2018 11:46am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
34 Resolution 34: SA R34: Risley Crosswalk Resolution Submitted to the President The Risley Crosswalk on North Campus has been a major source of stress and danger for pedestrians and drivers; this resolution urges the administration to add a crosswalk and ensure safe crossing for all. 03/16/2018 11:45am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
33 Resolution 33: SA R33: Increasing Access to Gender Neutral Bathrooms on Campus Submitted to the President This resolution calls for increasing access to gender neutral bathrooms across campus. 03/16/2018 11:45am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
32 Resolution 32: SA R32: Accommodating Muslim Religious Holidays Submitted to the President This resolution urges the University to allow for academic exemptions and accommodations for Muslim students celebrating religious holidays. 03/16/2018 11:44am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
31 Resolution 31: SA R31: Adding a Veteran's Ex-Officio Representative to the Student Assembly Adopted This resolution adds a Veteran's Ex-Officio Representative to the Student Assembly. 04/02/2018 1:03pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
30 Resolution 30: SA R30: Reinstating the Financial Aid Review Committee as a Byline-Funded Organization for the 2020-2022 Cycle Adopted This resolution reinstates the Financial Aid Review Committee (FARC) as a byline-funded organization for the 2020-2022 byline cycle. 04/02/2018 12:57pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
29 Resolution 29: SA R29: Amending Community Sponsorship Access in the Student Assembly Bylaws In Discussion This resolution seeks to amend the bylaws in order to make it easier for members of the student body to submit resolutions to the student assembly. 02/18/2018 11:33pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
28 Resolution 28: SA R28: Mandating Cornell’s Commitment to the Economic Justice of Puerto Rico and the Operational Transparency of its Investments Rejected This resolution recommends that Cornell University investigate its holdings and divest from any and all Puerto Rican debt obligations. Additionally, Cornell should create a fair investment policy in regard to government debt as well as disclose its investment partnerships in yearly tax filings. 04/11/2018 2:17pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
27 Resolution 27: SA R27: Establishing an Ad-Hoc Committee for Investigating Net-Print System Reform Submitted to the President This resolution establishes an ad-hoc committee with the responsibility of investigating Cornell’s Net-Print system in collaboration with the Residential Student Congress to issue recommendations to the S.A. and the Cornell Administration on improving the system’s pricing scheme, accessibility, and environmental sustainability. 03/06/2018 4:17pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
26 Resolution 26: SA R26: Allocating the 2018-2020 Student Assembly Activity Fee Returned by President This resolution recommends allocating the ’18-’20 SAF for the Student Assembly toward Student Assembly’s Financial Aid Review Committee (FARC) for the Summer Experience Grant. 03/09/2018 11:27am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
25 Resolution 25: SA R25: Designating Sites for Physical Copies of the New York Times Submitted to the President Currently there are 6 locations where physical copies of the New York Times (NYT) may be placed, 5 of which have been determined. This resolution takes into account student accessibility in order to determine new locations. 03/06/2018 4:17pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
24 Resolution 24: SA R24: Allocating Part of the Student Assembly Surplus Committee Review This resolution intends to follow through on allocating funding to support underserved communities that was originally proposed in AY 2015-2016 S.A. Resolution 40. 01/26/2018 2:07pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
23 Resolution 23: SA R23: Providing Financial Support for Visiting Students from the Universidad de Puerto Rico Adopted This resolution allocates $10,000 of the Student Assembly surplus towards providing support for visiting students from the Universidad de Puerto Rico. 01/10/2018 4:46pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
22 Resolution 22: SA R22: Approval of the Spring 2018 Elections Rules Submitted to the President This resolution updates the Student Assembly Election Rules for the Spring 2018 Student Assembly Elections. 04/02/2018 1:02pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
21 Resolution 21: SA R21: A Proposal for a Queer-Inclusive Housing Option Submitted to the President This resolution calls for the creation of a queer-inclusive program house to benefit all queer individuals at Cornell. 01/29/2018 11:00am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
20 Resolution 20: SA R20: Equality in Undergraduate Access to the Breazzano Family Center for Business In Discussion This resolution seeks to request that the Breazzano Family Center for Business be made accessible to undergraduate students past 5:00pm. 11/16/2017 2:25pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
19 Resolution 19: SA R19: Preventing the Use of University Resources for Political Purposes Committee Review This resolution seeks to recommend that the administration discourage instructors from using university resources to encourage the attendance of events that endorse political positions. 01/26/2018 1:45pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
18 Resolution 18: SA R18: Expanding the Collegiate Readership Program to include the Wall Street Journal Adopted This resolution requests the Student Assembly to allocate funds from the Collegiate Readership Program (CRP) surplus toward an undergraduate-wide subscription to the Wall Street Journal. Such a subscription would provide professors of said students free access as well. 01/29/2018 2:28pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
17 Resolution 17: SA R17: Declaring Support for Wind Development on Campus Submitted to the President This resolution details and declares support for the development of wind turbines on or near Cornell’s campus. 01/29/2018 11:02am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
16 Resolution 16: SA R16: Median Grade Reporting Committee Review This Resolution recommends that the University Faculty direct the University Registrar to report median grades on transcripts based on instructor, in those courses where multiple sections with different instructors are offered. 11/16/2017 2:38pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
15 Resolution 15: SA R15: Allowing International Students Financial Aid for Extenuating Circumstances Adopted This resolution requests the Cornell Office of Financial Aid to expand the scope of leftover domestic financial aid funds and/or create a separate fund to support international students facing unanticipated financial need. 01/04/2018 11:46am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
14 Resolution 14: SA R14: Increasing the Transparency of WCM-Q Submitted to the President This resolution respectfully requests the release of the charter between Cornell University and the Qatar Foundation. 01/26/2018 1:37pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
13 Resolution 13: SA R13: Amending the Financial Review Committee Guidelines Returned by President This resolution clarifies sections of the guidelines of the Financial Aid Review Committee to reflect the current status of the Students Helping Students Fund, the Summer Experience Grant, and the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment. 01/04/2018 11:34am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
12 Resolution 12: SA R12: Calling for the Development of a Strategic Plan Tabled Indefinitely This resolution calls for the University to create a strategic plan. 11/08/2017 1:39pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
11 Resolution 11: SA R11: Affirming Cornell’s Stance on Supporting the Rights of Transgender Individuals in Employment Committee Review The resolution seeks to affirm Cornell’s committement to supporting the rights of transgnder individuals in employment and hiring here at Cornell. 10/19/2017 3:54pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
10 Resolution 10: SA R10: Integrating Sustainable Investments into Endowment Reports Adopted This resolution urges the Board of Trustees to regularly disclose endowment investments in alternative energy-related businesses. 11/08/2017 12:57pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
9 Resolution 9: SA R9: Converting 2 Forest Park into a Resource Center Tabled Indefinitely This resolution indicates the opinion of the Student Assembly concerning the future of the house previously used by the Chi Chapter of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. 11/08/2017 12:47pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
8 Resolution 8: SA R8: Condemning Hate Crimes and Hate Speech, and Support Students Adopted This resolution affirms the Student Assembly's solidarity with the Cornell community and requests the appropriate consideration and additions to the Campus Code of Conduct through the University Assembly Codes and Judicial Committee. 03/09/2018 5:04pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
7 Resolution 7: SA R7: Clarifying the Student Assembly's Policy on Social Media Statement Tabled Indefinitely This resolution sets procedures to allow the Student Assembly to post official sense-of-body statements on social media and other platforms. 10/19/2017 3:52pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
6 Resolution 6: SA R6: Setting Public Statement Policy Tabled Indefinitely This resolution sets procedures to allow the Student Assembly to post official sense-of-body statements on social media and other platforms. 09/22/2017 4:19pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
5 Resolution 5: SA R5: Approval of the Fall 2017 Elections Rules Adopted This resolution updates the Student Assembly Election Rules for the Fall 2017 Student Assembly Elections. 11/08/2017 1:05pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
4 Resolution 4: SA R4: Approval of the 2017-2018 Elections Committee Slate Adopted As per the Student Assembly Bylaws, the Student Assembly general body confirms the Staffing Committee’s slate of proposed members to the Elections Committee. 10/19/2017 3:52pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
3 Resolution 3: SA R3: Approving the Student Assembly Budget Adopted This resolution approves the Student Assembly budget for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. 11/16/2017 4:10pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
2 Resolution 2: SA R2: Ensuring Applicant Accessibility to SAFC Guidelines Adopted This resolution amends the SAFC Charter to help lower-tier organizations receive funding by incentivizing their attendance at a “Help Session.” 11/16/2017 4:14pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
1 Resolution 1: SA R1: Approval of the 2017-2018 Standing Rules Adopted The Student Assembly Bylaws states that the first meeting of the academic year must be used to approve the Standing Rules. This resolution proposes changes to the Standing Rules for the Fall 2017 Assembly session. 11/16/2017 4:12pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018

University Assembly

Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Term
14 Resolution 14: UA R14: Making Cornell's Economics program STEM-certified In Discussion Request that the University apply to the New York State Department of Education for the reclassification of the Cornell Economics major. 03/14/2018 2:39pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
13 Resolution 13: UA R13: Risley Crosswalk Resolution In Discussion The SAIFC urges the administration to take swift action to implement a crosswalk. 03/14/2018 2:32pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
12 Resolution 12: UA R12: Increasing Access to Gender Neutral Bathrooms on Campus In Discussion Request that Cornell University set the goal for itself that every building on campus will contain at least one gender neutral bathroom and residential buildings housing more than 400 people contain at least 2. 03/14/2018 2:24pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
11 Resolution 11: UA R11: Accepting President’s Proposal of a One-Year Term Extension for the Judicial Administrator Adopted This resolution accepts the President's proposal to extend the term of the current Judicial Administrator by one year, during which a new re-appointment process will be developed. 04/17/2018 3:39am University Assembly AY 2017-2018
10 Resolution 10: UA R10: In Support of E.A. R. 8: Furthering the Institutional Commitment to All LGBTQ+ Members of the Cornell Community In Discussion This resolution reiterates the recommendation from the Employee Assembly for the Division of Student & Campus Life and the Office of the Dean of Students to rescind the directive for the LGBTRC to no longer serve the ongoing support and educational needs of staff and faculty. It also reiterates the recommendation that the Divisions of Human Resources and Student & Campus Life should identify the resources to fully fund and staff (3) additional full-time, long-term professional staff position in the LGBTRC. 03/01/2018 4:42pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
9 Resolution 9: UA R9: Reinstating the Budget Planning Committee In Discussion The University Assembly formally requests that the president and provost, and the University Assembly reinstate the Budget Planning Committee as an associated committee of theUniversity Assembly, to convene its first meeting in September 2018. 03/14/2018 2:54pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
8 Resolution 8: UA R8: Request for Documents Relating to Mental Health Tabled Indefinitely Request that the documents from the most recent 37 external assessment provided by the JED Foundation along with the documents from their subsequent visit to Cornell’s campus this past summer be released to the public, and that administrators and staff involved in reviewing the JED Foundation assessment and identifying areas within Cornell’s mental health framework and initiatives that require further attention attend a University Assembly meeting to answer public questions. 02/28/2018 2:59pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
7 Resolution 7: UA R7: Charter Change Supporting the Office of the Complainant’s Advisor Rejected Changing the University Assembly Charter to include the provision that the Assembly approve each appointment or reappointment by the President of the University for the Complainant Advisor position. 04/02/2018 12:43pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
6 Resolution 6: UA R6: Integrating Sustainable Investments into Endowment Reports Submitted to the President Specific actions requested of President Pollack and the Board of Trustees to integrate sustainable investments into endowment reports. 01/23/2018 12:35pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
5 Resolution 5: UA R5: Bylaws Change Clarifying the Charge of the Codes & Judicial Committee Waiting for Submission to President Requests the University Assembly as a Policy 4.1 stakeholder in Policy 6.4 (or its successor); the Assembly’s approval of the Guidelines for the Display of Religious Symbols contained within the University’s Fire Safety Guidelines for Holiday Displays; and written behavioral policies regarding non-matriculated minors who are outside the full Campus Code of Conduct. 03/07/2018 5:53pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
4 Resolution 4: UA R4: Addressing Housekeeping Changes and Laying the Groundwork for a Holistic Evaluation of the Campus Code of Conduct Returned by President Addressing Housekeeping Changes and Laying the Groundwork for a Holistic Evaluation of the Campus Code of Conduct 12/07/2017 2:42pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
3 Resolution 3: UA R3: Calling for the Development of a Strategic Plan Submitted to the President University Assembly formally requests that the president and provost of Cornell University initiate a strategic planning process to begin in fall 2018 and be completed by spring of 2019. 01/29/2018 12:28pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
2 Resolution 2: UA R2: Condemning Hate Crimes Committee Review This resolution condemns violent, racist actions and calls on all members of the Cornell community to join us in this condemnation. 02/28/2018 3:31pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018
1 Resolution 1: UA R1: Appointment of University Hearing Board and University Review Board Members for Academic Year 2017-2018 Adopted This resolution appoints members to the University Hearing Board & University Review Board (UHRB) for a two-year term. 02/27/2018 3:54pm University Assembly AY 2017-2018