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Assembly Name: Student Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
27 Approval of the CUTonight Constitution In Discussion This resolution presents changes to the CUTonight Constitution for Student Assembly approval. 02/13/2019 1:58pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
26 Thank You Letter to Kathy Zoner for Her Years of Service In Discussion A letter from the Cornell student body thanking Kathy Zoner for her over twenty-five years of service at Cornell and wishing her the best of luck with the rest of her career. 02/13/2019 1:56pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
25 Expressing Student Assembly Support for Climate Change Literacy in Solidarity with the University and Employee Assemblies In Discussion This resolution -- in solidarity with the University and Employee Assemblies, which have adopted similar resolutions -- expresses the Student Assembly’s support on promoting climate change literacy among undergraduate students and requests that the SA be a central component of furthering Cornell’s commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability. 02/02/2019 6:17pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
24 Updating the Non-Discrimination Clause Adopted by the Assembly This amendment to the Student Assembly Charter, Appendix B would update the Non-Discrimination Clause for selection of membership and funding of other organizations. This amendment would incorporate aspects of New York State Human Rights Law into the current definition. 02/11/2019 11:11pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
23 Providing Cornellians with Disabilities Better Representation by Establishing an Organizational Liaison to the Student Assembly Adopted by the Assembly This resolution aims to provide better representation for Cornellians with disabilities in university governance by establishing an organizational liaison to the Student Assembly. 02/02/2019 7:27pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
22 Approval of the Spring 2019 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 Spring Assembly session. 02/04/2019 1:18pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
21 Affirming the Student Assembly & Graduate and Professional Assembly Cornell Health Survey Accepted by the President This resolution affirms the results of the SA/GPSA Cornell Health Survey and recommends the Student Health Fee be increased an additional $20-30 with funds allocated toward hiring more mental health providers and opening Cornell Health on Sundays. 01/30/2019 10:01am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
20 Establishing a Student Health Advisory Committee Adopted by the Assembly This resolution establishes a Student Health Advisory Committee in conjunction with the GPSA and Cornell Health to improve quality of care and collaboration at Cornell Health. 02/02/2019 7:13pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
19 In Opposition to the Department of Education's Proposed Title IX Changes Adopted by the Assembly This resolution strongly condemns the changes proposed by the Department of Education and urges the Cornell Student Body to partake in the 60-day commenting period. 02/04/2019 12:12pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
18 Reinstating the Publication of Median Grades In Discussion This resolution seeks to encourage the Faculty Senate to investigate the possibility of publishing median grade reports. 02/14/2019 2:38pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
17 Approval of the Spring 2019 Elections Rules Adopted by the Assembly This resolution updates the Student Assembly Election Rules for the Spring 2019 Student Assembly Elections. 12/07/2018 2:32pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
16 Approving Special Projects Request for Big Red Thon Adopted by the Assembly This resolution approves $2,040 of Special Projects funding to Big Red Thon for their annual dance marathon to support Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse. 11/29/2018 12:07pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
15 In Support of the Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Community at Cornell Acknowledged by the President This resolution seeks to ensure that Cornell University ensures the necessary support for the trans and gender non-conforming community at Cornell in response to the Trump’s Administrations memo around federal recognition and protections for trans and gender non-conforming individuals. 01/30/2019 10:07am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
14 Increasing the Minimum LEED Certification Acknowledged by the President This resolution urges the Board of Trustees to increase the minimum LEED certification from Silver to Platinum for campus buildings in the Climate Action Plan and conduct an Environmental Impact Statement for the North Campus Residential Expansion. 01/30/2019 10:03am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
13 Creating the Advocacy Agenda ad-hoc Committee Committee Review This resolution seeks to create a living document of the Student Assembly named the Advocacy Agenda to help advance long-term goals of the undergraduate community. 11/01/2018 12:18pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
12 Instituting Bi-Weekly Reports for Representatives Adopted by the Assembly This resolution seeks to amend the Standing Rules to mandate that all voting representatives submit weekly reports in an effort to improve accountability. 10/22/2018 10:12am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
11 Renewing the Investigative Ad-Hoc Committee on Cornell University’s Campus Printing System and Stewardship in IT Governance Acknowledged by the President This resolution renews the ad-hoc committee with the responsibility of investigating Cornell’s campus-wide printing system to issue recommendations to the S.A. and the Cornell Administration on improving the system’s pricing scheme, accessibility, and environmental sustainability. While maintaining its focus on the campus-wide printing system, the committee is also charged with broader inquiries into Cornell University’s stewardship in IT governance practices, and the lack of student involvement in said practices. 01/30/2019 11:42am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
10 Approving Revisions to Appendix C Accepted by the President This resolution proposes amendments to the section of the SA Charter that contains guidelines for allocating the Student Assembly Infrastructure Fund to the Student Assembly Infrastructure Fund Commission. 01/14/2019 11:01am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
9 Creating an ad-hoc Oversight Committee on CUTonight Returned by the President This resolution creates an ad-hoc committee of the Student Assembly to oversee the reformation of CUTonight. 01/30/2019 10:05am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
8 Approving Special Projects Request for the Chinese Students Association Acknowledged by the President This resolution approves $4,000 of Special Projects funding to the Chinese Students Association for the Mid-Autumn Festival. 01/14/2019 11:03am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
7 Denouncing University Guidelines Related to Event Security Tabled Indefinitely This resolution denounces the new university guidelines that require events to be preapproved by CUPD, and forces student organizations to pay for security fees. 01/02/2019 11:25am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
6 Approval of the 2018-2019 Elections Committee Members Adopted by the Assembly As per the Student Assembly Bylaws, the Student Assembly general body confirms the Executive Cabinet’s slate of proposed members for the Elections Committee. 10/22/2018 10:20am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
5 Ensuring Accessible Study Spaces for All Students Committee Review This resolution seeks to return eHub membership to their previous form. 10/22/2018 10:14am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
4 Amending the Student Assembly Bylaws For Clarity, Efficiency, and Executive Committee Structure Adopted by the Assembly These amendments to the Student Assembly Bylaws seek to add a Vice President of Infrastructure and a Subcommittee of Student Organization Registration to Appropriations Committee and clarifies the role of the Greek Tri-Council Representative. 10/19/2018 11:47am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
3 Approving the 2018-2019 Student Assembly Budget Adopted by the Assembly This resolution approves the Student Assembly Operating Budget for the 2018-2019 Academic Year and sets aside part of the SA surplus into a reserve account. 08/31/2018 9:32am Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
2 Approval of the 2018-2019 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 2018 Assembly session. 01/06/2019 7:34pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019
1 Approving Appendix B for the 2018-2020 Byline Cycle Accepted by the President This resolution proposes amendments and makes active the section of the SA Charter that contains guidelines for Byline funded organizations. All attached amendments were proposed in May 2018 and are being resubmitted less those explicitly rejected or returned. 09/20/2018 1:13pm Student Assembly AY 2018-2019