Resolutions

Please see Issue Resolution Decision Tree (prepared by the EA)  as well.

Please use the "Assembly Filter" options to narrow your search.

Archive Website (History and Records of the Assemblies from 2006-2016)*

*Prior years' history in bound printed volumes, available for review in the Office of the Assemblies, 109 Day Hall, during regular business hours.

Assembly Name: Student Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
36 Recommendation for the Student Activity Fee for 2022-2024 Rejected by the Assembly This resolution provides the recommendation from the Student Assembly for the 2022-2024 Student Activity Fee. 12/02/2021 8:30pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
35 Calling on Cornell to Eliminate Legacy Preference in Admissions Waiting for Submission to the President This resolution calls for Cornell University to eliminate the usage of legacy preference in its admissions process. 12/02/2021 6:00pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
34 Proposed Charter Amendment for the 2022-2024 Byline Funding Cycle Tabled Indefinitely This resolution amends the SA Charter Appendix A provision for the final recommendation fo the Student Activity Fee deadline to be extended. 11/18/2021 5:00pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
33 Confronting Cornell's Legacy in American Imperialism in the Philippines Submitted to the President This resolution calls for acknowledgment of Cornell President Jacob Gould Schurman's role in the colonization and conquest of the Philippines. 11/24/2021 3:30pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
32 Calling on Cornell University to Appropriately Recognize and Honor Veterans Day Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls on University Administration to establish Veterans Day as a University-holiday where courses are canceled and veteran staff are not required to work. 11/23/2021 11:15am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
31 Amending and Ratifying the Student Assembly Bylaws of the Office of Student Advocate Acknowledged by the President This resolution amends and ratifies the Student Assembly Office of Student Advocate Bylaws for the 2021-2022 academic year. 11/23/2021 11:15am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
30 Declaring Orange Shirt Day as an Official Day of Recognition and Solidarity Submitted to the President This resolution calls for Cornell University to declare Orange Shirt Day, or National Day of Remembrance for the U.S. Indian Boarding Schools, an official day of recognition and solidarity. In its declaration, it promotes awareness and active engagement in educational resources and an acknowledgment of the current 6,509 Native American children’s gravesites/bodies recovered in the U.S. and Canadian residential schools. 11/24/2021 3:30pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
29 Amending the Student Assembly Standing Rules to Establish the Consent Agenda Acknowledged by the President This resolution makes an amendment to the standing rules implementing a consent agenda as part of the regular Student Assembly meeting agenda. 10/26/2021 9:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
28 Amending the Student Assembly Standing Rules to Codify the Content of the Special Projects Funding Application Acknowledged by the President This resolution amends the Student Assembly Standing Rules to codify the content of the Special Projects Funding Application. 10/26/2021 9:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
27 Support for Interim Policy 6.3 Acknowledged by the President This resolution reaffirms student support for the updated Title IX Policy 6.3 which will prohibit all romantic or sexual relationships between staff members and undergraduate students. 10/27/2021 9:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
26 Approving Special Projects Funding to the Cornell Intellectual Property and Ethics Club (CIPEC) for the Accessibility Case Competition Acknowledged by the President This resolution approves $697.61 of Special Projects Funding to the Cornell Intellectual Property and Ethics Club (CIPEC) for their Accessibility Case Competition to increase accessibility on Cornell's campus. 10/26/2021 9:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
25 Defending Haitian Students and Dedicating Further Resources to Programs Helping Haiti Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls on Cornell to reaffirm its commitment to protecting Haitian students under Temporary Protected Status and undocumented Haitian students from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. 10/27/2021 9:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
24 Dissolving the City and Local Affairs Committee Waiting for Submission to the President This resolution dissolves the City and Local Affairs Committee in recognition of the absorption of the committees duties by the Office of Student Government Relations. 09/30/2021 6:15pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
23 Support for Reproductive Rights Acknowledged by the President This resolution is in reaction to Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8), a recently passed piece of legislation that limits access to healthcare in the form of abortion, infringing upon the constitutionally protected reproductive rights of Americans and endangering the health of pregnant people. 10/14/2021 10:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
22 Dissolving the Research and Accountability Committee and Creating the Office of Ethics Acknowledged by the President This resolution is intended to dissolve the Research & Accountability Committee and create the Office of Ethics to preserve accountability measures. 10/27/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
21 Amending and Ratifying the Student Assembly Bylaws Accepted by the President This resolution amends and ratifies the Student Assembly Bylaws. Notable amendments include: creating separate ex-officio positions for the different Tri-Council constituencies and creating a Student Athlete ex-officio position. 10/27/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
20 Amending and Ratifying the 2021-2022 Student Assembly Standing Rules Acknowledged by the President This resolution amends and ratifies the 2021-2022 Student Assembly Standing Rules. 10/14/2021 10:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
19 Amending and Ratifying the Student Assembly Charter Accepted by the President This resolution amends and ratifies the Student Assembly Charter for the 2021-2022 academic year. 10/27/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
18 Calling on the Cornell University Administration to Publicly Support the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ (Cayuga Nation) Council of Chiefs and Clan Mothers Demands Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls for the Cornell University Administration to release a statement voicing support for the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (Cayuga Nation) Council of Chiefs and Clan Mothers demands, urging the Bureau of Indian Affairs to remove Clint Halftown as the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ, Cayuga Nations’ federal representative, establishing support for the Cayuga Nation Council of Chiefs and Clan Mothers as the legitimate government, and urging President Biden to meet with Council of Chiefs and Clan Mothers. 10/15/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
17 Approving Special Projects Funding Request for Art with Impact Acknowledged by the President This resolution approves $4,200 of Special Projects Funding to the nonprofit organization Art with Impact for their mental health within the Black community programming. 10/14/2021 10:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
16 Calling on Cornell University to Protect and Accommodate Students During the Spike in COVID-19 Cases Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls for more protective and accommodating measures for students, staff, and faculty to protect their wellbeing during the recent COVID-19 outbreak. 10/11/2021 5:45pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
15 Urging Cornell to Immediately Release Financial Aid Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls for Cornell's Office of Financial Aid to immediately release all financial aid to students. 10/29/2021 4:00pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
14 Amendments to the Convocation Committee’s Governing Documents Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms changes that were made to the Convocation Committee’s constitution to account for its separation from Class Councils and removes Article III, Section 4, Part C from the Convocation Committee’s constitution. 10/14/2021 10:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
13 Dissolving the Research and Accountability Committee Tabled Indefinitely This resolution is intended to dissolve the Research & Accountability Committee. 09/02/2021 7:00pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
12 Amendments to the Convocation Committee’s Appendix B Guidelines Acknowledged by the President This resolution seeks to amend the Convocation Committee’s Appendix B Guidelines to reduce the number of guaranteed Convocation Committee seats offered to senior Student Assembly members. 10/14/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
11 Approving the 2021-2022 Student Assembly Budget Acknowledged by the President This resolution approves the Student Assembly Operating Budget for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 10/27/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
10 Amendments to Election Rules for Fall 2021 Acknowledged by the President This resolution updates the Student Assembly Election Rules for the Fall 2021 Election. This is necessitated by the ongoing public health restrictions related to COVID-19, and the ability to return to in-person elections, petition, and campaigning. 10/14/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
9 Amendments to the Cornell Concert Commission’s Governing Documents Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms the changes that were made to the Cornell Concert Commission’s constitution, charter, and bylaws to allow for co-executive directors of the organization. 09/22/2021 11:15am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
8 Amendments to Appendix B of the Student Assembly Charter Tabled Indefinitely This resolution seeks to amend Appendix B of the Student Assembly Charter by updating outdated terms, adding mission statements, and changing methods of operation. 08/26/2021 5:45pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
7 Amendments to the Interfaith Council at Cornell’s Governing Documents Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms the changes that were made to the Interfaith Council at Cornell’s constitution to account for the name change, the addition of three officer positions, and the clarification of some of the responsibilities of the officers. 09/22/2021 11:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
6 Amendments to the Convocation Committee’s Appendix B Guidelines Tabled Indefinitely This resolution seeks to amend the Convocation Committee’s Appendix B Guidelines to reduce the number of guaranteed Convocation Committee seats offered to senior Student Assembly members. 08/26/2021 5:45pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
5 Amendments to Class Councils’ Governing Documents Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms the changes that were made to Class Councils’ constitution to account for its separation from the Convocation Committee. 09/23/2021 1:00pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
4 Amendments to the Empathy, Assistance, and Referral Service’s Governing Documents Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms the changes that were made to Empathy, Assistance, and Referral Service’s constitution to add the following new services/roles: EARS Peer Mentors, EARS Liaisons, and Empathy Chairs. 09/22/2021 11:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
3 Amendments to the Student Activities Funding Commission’s Governing Documents Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms the changes that were made to the Student Activities Funding Commission’s funding guidelines to make them more user-friendly and approachable. 09/22/2021 11:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
2 Adding Two Reserved Seats for First-Year Students to the Appropriations Committee Acknowledged by the President This resolution adds two reserved seats for first-year students to the Appropriations Committee. This addition will help to ensure the continued functions of the Appropriations Committee in the future. 09/22/2021 11:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
1 Proposed Charter Amendment for the 2022-2024 Byline Funding Cycle Accepted by the President This resolution extends the preliminary application due date for Byline funded organizations and interested applicants from April 25th to July 30th in order to allow student organizations to receive funding for the 2022-2024 Byline Funding Cycle. 07/22/2021 11:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022