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Assembly Name: Student Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
25 Recommendation for the Student Activity Fee for 2020-2022 Submitted to the President The Student Assembly (the Assembly), through the delegated authority of the President and the Board of Trustees, is charged with the allocation of the Student Activity Fee (SAF). This fee is mandatory for all undergraduate students of the University and shall be used to fund participation in, and viewing of, activities and programs that benefit the Cornell community. The SAF shall be determined during the fall semester of every odd-numbered year and be subject to the approval of the President of the University. 12/10/2019 7:06pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
23 Establishing the Position of the Vice President of Oversight, Accountability, & Reform and the Creation of the Oversight, Accountability, & Reform Committee In Discussion This resolution seeks to create the executive position of the Vice President of Oversight, Accountability & Reform and the Committee of Oversight, Accountability, & Reform. 12/10/2019 5:40pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
22 Establishing an Equitable Event Registry System for Cooperative Houses In Discussion This resolution seeks to create a system for registering and hosting events in cooperative living houses that provides similar protections and university support as events in Greek houses. 12/10/2019 5:32pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
21 Creation of the Diversity Innovation Fund Adopted by the Assembly This resolution reestablishes the Student Assembly Diversity Innovation Fund. 12/10/2019 5:28pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
20 Setting the Special Projects Funding Guidelines Adopted by the Assembly This resolution proposes rules and guidelines on Special Projects funding. 12/10/2019 5:26pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
19 Creating Internal Elections Rules In Discussion Creation of rules for Student Assembly internal elections. 12/10/2019 5:24pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
18 Approving Special Projects Request for IvyG Adopted by the Assembly This resolution approves $10,000 of Special Projects funding for IvyG at Cornell. 12/10/2019 5:21pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
17 Establishing a Framework for Electronic Voting Rejected by the Assembly Establishes a framework for electronic voting. 12/10/2019 4:19pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
16 Creation of the "One Cornell Fund" Adopted by the Assembly This resolution creates a fund for organization collaboration, named the “One Cornell Fund” 12/10/2019 4:17pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
15 Creation of a Working Group of Student Assembly Composition, Structure, and Representations Adopted by the Assembly This resolution creates a working group to study the composition of the Student Assembly. 12/10/2019 4:16pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
14 Creation of the Office of Student Government Relations Adopted by the Assembly This resolution creates an Office of Student Government Relations 12/10/2019 4:12pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
13 Creating an ad-hoc Committee for PFC Transformation Adopted by the Assembly This resolution creates an ad-hoc committee of the Student Assembly to work with the Professional Fraternity Council (PFC) on PFC transformation. 12/10/2019 4:06pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
12 Revising the Student Assembly Bylaws to Dictate that Community Votes be Conducted Online In Discussion Resolution to revise the Student Assembly bylaws to dictate that community votes be conducted online, in order to ensure that community votes are accessible, orderly, and private. 12/10/2019 4:03pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
11 Approving Special Projects Request for Social Enterprise at Cornell (SEC) Adopted by the Assembly This resolution approves $1,750 of Special Projects funding for Social Enterprise at Cornell for their Design Thinking workshop. 12/10/2019 3:59pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
10 Transfer of Funds from SAFC Adopted by the Assembly This resolution outlines the transfer of $100,000 from SAFC to the Student Assembly. 12/10/2019 3:46pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
9 Approving Special Projects Request for Building Ourselves through Sisterhood and Service (BOSS) Adopted by the Assembly This resolution approves $3,940 of Special Projects funding for Building Ourselves through Sisterhood and Service (BOSS) for their Annual Mental Health Conference. 12/10/2019 3:24pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
9 Establishing a Representative Voting Member for the Dyson School on the SA In Discussion These amendments to the Student Assembly Charter seek to establish a representative voting member for the undergraduate student body of the Dyson School. 12/10/2019 3:37pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
8 Improving Representation for MGFC on the Student Assembly Adopted by the Assembly The purpose of this resolution is to amend the Student Assembly bylaws to ensure that more marginalized communities are fairly and accurately represented. 12/10/2019 3:29pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
7 Establishing the Office of the Student Advocate Bylaws Waiting for Submission to the President These amendments to the Student Assembly Bylaws seek to create an Office of the Student Advocate. 12/10/2019 3:11pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
6 Resolution Urging Cornell University to Call Upon the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) to Divest from the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Construction on Mauna Kea Submitted to the President This resolution urges Cornell University to publicly call on the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) to denounce the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea, Hawai’i, and divest all support for the TMT until such a time that the construction of the TMT is moved to another location. 12/10/2019 3:05pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
5 Approval of the 2019-2020 Elections Committee Members Adopted by the Assembly As per the Student Assembly Bylaws, the Student Assembly general body confirms the 5 Executive Cabinet’s slate of proposed members for the Elections Committee. 12/10/2019 3:00pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
4 Creating an ad-hoc Committee for SAFC Transformation Adopted by the Assembly This resolution creates an ad-hoc committee of the Student Assembly to work with the Student Activity Funding Commission (SAFC) on SAFC transformation. 12/10/2019 2:53pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
3 Approving the 2019-2020 Student Assembly Budget Adopted by the Assembly This resolution approves the Student Assembly Operating Budget for the 2019-2020 Academic Year and puts the contents of the reserve account into special projects. 12/10/2019 2:48pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
2 Amending the Student Assembly Bylaws Adopted by the Assembly These amendments to the Student Assembly Bylaws seek to add ex-officio positions titled "Students with Disabilities Representative" and "IT Governance Liaison," establish the Student Health Advisory Committee, and update the responsibilities of Officers. 12/10/2019 2:58pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020
1 Approval of the 2019-2020 Standing Rules Adopted by the Assembly The Student Assembly Bylaws state that the first meeting of the academic year must be to approve the Standing Rules. This resolution proposes changes to the Standing Rules for the Fall 2019 Assembly session. 12/10/2019 2:46pm Student Assembly AY 2019-2020