Resolutions

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.

Student Assembly

Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Term
53 Resolution 53: SA R53: Expanding Bike Share on Campus Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls for the University to assess the viability of implementing a vendor operated dockless bike share on campus. 06/20/2018 10:33am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
52 Resolution 52: SA R52: Recommendation for Cornell University to Establish Testing Center for MCAT Accepted by the President The purpose of this resolution is to identify challenges students experience regarding their location for taking the MCAT exam and to encourage Cornell University to develop solutions to these problems. 06/25/2018 3:05pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
51 Resolution 51: SA R51: Recommendation for Cornell University to Amend its GPA Scale Acknowledged by the President The purpose of this resolution is to recommend that Cornell University reconsider its current undergraduate grading policies to promote uniformity and transparency. 06/08/2018 10:36am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
50 Resolution 50: SA R50: Approval of the Fall 2018 Elections Rules Adopted by the Assembly This resolution updates the Student Assembly Election Rules for the Fall 2018 Student Assembly Elections. 06/20/2018 10:34am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
49 Resolution 49: SA R49: Approving Appendix B for 2018-2020 By-Line Cycle Returned by the President This resolution approves the following amendments to Appendix B of the Student Assembly Charter. 07/20/2018 4:10pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
48 Resolution 48: SA R48: Approving Special Projects Request for Collective X Adopted by the Assembly This resolution approves the $1,995 of Special Projects funding for Collective X 04/26/2018 3:48pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
47 Resolution 47: SA R47: Approving New SAFC Guidelines Adopted by the Assembly This resolution approves the proposed SAFC Guideline Amendments as outlined in Appendix A 04/26/2018 3:45pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
46 Resolution 46: SA R46: Opposing the Merger of the College of Human Ecology and ILR School Acknowledged by the President This resolution expresses the student body’s disapproval of the proposed merger of the College of Human Ecology, the ILR School, and the Department of Developmental Sociology and Department of Communications from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). 06/21/2018 4:43pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
45 Resolution 45: SA R45: In Support of GPSA Resolution 13 - Calling For the Accommodation of International Student Leaders at Maplewood Apartments Adopted by the Assembly This resolution calls for Cornell to grant international graduate students equal opportunities to those of domestic students in public-private housing situation off-campus, particularly regarding their access to mentorship and leadership opportunities. 06/07/2018 11:56am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
44 Resolution 44: SA R44: Clarifying the Results of the 2018 Presidential Race Adopted by the Assembly This resolution confirms that the Judicial Codes Counselor has the authority to overturn the Elections Committee’s decision to disqualify Varun Devatha and declares that the Office of the Assemblies must release the votes in the Presidential race, thereby determining the next Student Assembly President. 04/26/2018 3:07pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
43 Resolution 43: SA R43: Approving Special Projects Request for Sigma Lambda Upsilon Waiting for Submission to the 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 Acknowledged by the President This resolution approves the $12,500 of Special Projects funding for Slope Day Programming Board. 06/05/2018 4:09pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
41 Resolution 41: SA R41: American Sign Language (ASL) Fulfilling a Foreign Language Requirement Adopted by the Assembly 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 by the Assembly 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 Acknowledged by the President This resolution adds a Veteran's Ex-Officio Representative to the Student Assembly. 07/06/2018 12:09pm 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 Acknowledged by the President This resolution reinstates the Financial Aid Review Committee (FARC) as a byline-funded organization for the 2020-2022 byline cycle. 07/06/2018 12:08pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
29 Resolution 29: SA R29: Amending Community Sponsorship Access in the Student Assembly Bylaws Adopted by the Assembly 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. 06/20/2018 10:35am 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 by the Assembly 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 Acknowledged by the 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. 06/05/2018 4:08pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
25 Resolution 25: SA R25: Designating Sites for Physical Copies of the New York Times Acknowledged by 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. 06/05/2018 4:07pm 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 Accepted by the President This resolution allocates $10,000 of the Student Assembly surplus towards providing support for visiting students from the Universidad de Puerto Rico. 07/06/2018 12:04pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
22 Resolution 22: SA R22: Approval of the Spring 2018 Elections Rules Acknowledged by the President This resolution updates the Student Assembly Election Rules for the Spring 2018 Student Assembly Elections. 06/05/2018 3:51pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
21 Resolution 21: SA R21: A Proposal for a Queer-Inclusive Housing Option Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls for the creation of a queer-inclusive program house to benefit all queer individuals at Cornell. 06/05/2018 3:57pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
20 Resolution 20: SA R20: Equality in Undergraduate Access to the Breazzano Family Center for Business Tabled Indefinitely This resolution seeks to request that the Breazzano Family Center for Business be made accessible to undergraduate students past 5:00pm. 06/20/2018 10:36am 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 Acknowledged by the President 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. 07/06/2018 12:04pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
17 Resolution 17: SA R17: Declaring Support for Wind Development on Campus Acknowledged by the President This resolution details and declares support for the development of wind turbines on or near Cornell’s campus. 06/05/2018 3:57pm 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 Acknowledged by the President 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. 07/06/2018 12:03pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
14 Resolution 14: SA R14: Increasing the Transparency of WCM-Q Rejected by the President This resolution respectfully requests the release of the charter between Cornell University and the Qatar Foundation. 06/05/2018 3:52pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
13 Resolution 13: SA R13: Amending the Financial Review Committee Guidelines Returned by the 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 Acknowledged by the President This resolution urges the Board of Trustees to regularly disclose endowment investments in alternative energy-related businesses. 07/06/2018 12:02pm 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 Acknowledged by the President 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. 07/06/2018 12:02pm 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 Acknowledged by the President This resolution updates the Student Assembly Election Rules for the Fall 2017 Student Assembly Elections. 07/06/2018 12:01pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
4 Resolution 4: SA R4: Approval of the 2017-2018 Elections Committee Slate Accepted by the President As per the Student Assembly Bylaws, the Student Assembly general body confirms the Staffing Committee’s slate of proposed members to the Elections Committee. 07/06/2018 12:00pm Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
3 Resolution 3: SA R3: Approving the Student Assembly Budget Accepted by the President This resolution approves the Student Assembly budget for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. 07/06/2018 11:59am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
2 Resolution 2: SA R2: Ensuring Applicant Accessibility to SAFC Guidelines Accepted by the President This resolution amends the SAFC Charter to help lower-tier organizations receive funding by incentivizing their attendance at a “Help Session.” 07/06/2018 11:59am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018
1 Resolution 1: SA R1: Approval of the 2017-2018 Standing Rules Accepted by the President 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. 06/07/2018 11:22am Student Assembly AY 2017-2018