Shared Governance at Cornell
A Voice for Each Constituency 

Shared governance enables members of the community to have access to information, involvement in matters of concern to them, and the authority to examine these issues and make recommendations to the appropriate administrative officers and the President. The assemblies are in a position of not only providing a humanistic, community-based evaluation of current and proposed administrative actions, but act as advocates for them. The assemblies are a forum to promote active and open debate, engage in the discussion of controversial issues, exchange ideas and, work towards the common good.