Student Assembly

Committee Description Accepting Applications?
Cornell University - Student Assembly 19789 No
Academic Policy Committee

Application Deadline: September 19th at 12 pm noon. Researches, reviews, recommends, and develops projects to improve academic life for the student body; works closely with the Dean of Students and the Faculty Senate to ensure that students’ concerns related to academic policy are voiced effectively to university officials.

19819 Yes
Appropriations Committee

Application Deadline: September 2nd at 11:59 PM.*Must be available on Monday afternoons to apply for this committee.* The Student Assembly Appropriations Committee reviews requests from the Student Assembly budget, recommends policies and guidelines for the undergraduate student activity fee, and oversees the Student Assembly Finance Commission.

19812 No
City and Local Affairs Committee

Application Deadline: September 19th at 12 pm noon. Advocates on behalf of student interest at the city and county government levels; organizes events that foster a sense of engagement in the Ithaca community for Cornell students.

19823 Yes
Communications Committee

Application Deadline: September 19th at 12 pm noon. The Student Assembly Communications Committee links the assembly with its constituencies by conducting polls, referenda, forums, and hearings. It also publicizes the business and activities of the assembly.

19811 Yes
CUTonight Oversight Committee

The charge of this ad-hoc committee is the oversight of CUTonight, assisting in rewriting and reforming the constitutions and funding guidelines of CUTonight and supporting recruitment and selection of new commissioners for the organization for the 2018-2019 term. The committee will not have a strict timeline and will work collaboratively with the Advisor and future commissioners of CUTonight to promote autonomy and success of CUTonight in the future.

38861 No
Dining Services Committee

Application Deadline: September 19th at 12 pm noon. Reviews the policies and initiatives of Dining Services, with a focus on sustainability, nutrition, and student experience. Coordinates with student-led food system efforts across campus to make recommendations to Dining Services and the Assembly regarding changes to existing policies or the formulation of new policies.

19817 Yes
Diversity Committee

Application Deadline: September 19th at 12 pm noon. Collects ideas, issues and concerns in the area of diversity and inclusion; works on implementable related policies. Implements United Student Body and subsequently reviews it during the process of implementation.

19825 Yes
Elections Committee

Application Deadline: September 2nd at 11:59 PM. The elections committee is responsible for coordinating, publicizing, and overseeing undergraduate student elections for positions in the Student Assembly as well as four of six undergraduate positions in the University Assembly.

19810 No
Environmental Committee

Application Deadline: September 19th at 12 pm noon. Creates new legislation and enforces past environmental legislation; provides environmental education and outreach in order to better inform students and the campus community about the environment and relevant issues.

19822 Yes
Executive Cabinet

The cabinet shall staff any vacant committee positions the Student Assembly (SA) is empowered to staff during meetings in early fall. The committee shall re-evaluate the committee application outreach plan at the end of every spring term. The committee shall also evaluate SA committees’ end of the year report, and determine if the SA committee and/or their composition need to be changed.

19818 No
Executive Committee

The Student Assembly Executive Committee coordinates the officers of the assembly to ensure the smooth operation.

19784 No
Financial Aid Review Committee

Application Deadline: September 19th at 12 pm noon. The Student Assembly Financial Aid Review Committee examines financial aid policies and reviews their current status. Responsible for reviewing the guidelines of the Student Helping Students Fund and Summer Experience Grant, and for making decisions regarding the approval of grants.

19815 Yes
Infrastructure Fund Commission

Application Deadline: September 19th at 12 pm noon. The Student Assembly Infrastructure Fund allocates roughly $75,000 every year to student-led infrastructure projects on Cornell's campus.

19826 Yes
Investigative Committee on Stewardship in IT Governance and Campus Printing System

The committee is charged 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 such practices.

37095 No
Student Activities Funding Commission

For more information about the SAFC, please visit their website:

19814 No
Student Health Advisory Committee

Application Deadline: September 19th at 12 pm noon. This is a joint committee of the Student Assembly, Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, and Cornell Health. Areas of focus for the committee include, but are not limited to, physical health, mental health, and outreach and communication.

39096 Yes