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Assembly Name: Employee Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
1 Approval of the 2022-2023 Operating Budget Adopted by the Assembly This is the operating budget for the EA 2022-2023 legislative session. 09/07/2022 11:15am Employee Assembly AY 2022-2023

Assembly Name: Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
3 Amendments to Appendix B of the GPSA Charter Rejected by the Assembly Following the passage of GPSA Resolution18 Financial Incentive for Executive Committee (2021-2022) suggestions were given to the GPSA Executive Committee by President Pollack to make changes to the GPSA Charter by adding provisions for the GPSA to be able to fund its leadership, stated within Appendix B of the GPSA Charter. 10/17/2022 6:00pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
2 Resolution Commending the Service of Graduate and Professional Student Trustee Liz Davis Frost Adopted by the Assembly In her role as the Graduate and Professional Student Trustee, Liz Davis-Frost has served the Cornell community for the past two years. In that time, Liz has been a valuable contributor to the Cornell Graduate and Professional Student Assembly. This resolution commends Liz for her dedication and continued service to the Cornell community. 09/26/2022 6:00pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
1 GPSA Internal Budget for the 2022-2023 Term Adopted by the Assembly This resolution establishes the GPSA Internal Budget for the 2022-2023 term. 08/29/2022 6:00pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2022-2023

Assembly Name: Student Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
16 Condemning Greek Life Adopted by the Assembly The resolution condemns Greek life at Cornell after the recent events of sexual assault and drugging and their lack of action 12/01/2022 6:00pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
15 Requesting that the University Provide Funds for an MD Gynecologist at Cornell Health Adopted by the Assembly The student health service at Cornell’s Ithaca campus, Cornell Health, does not currently have an MD gynecologist on staff, which impedes many students from receiving necessary gynecological care. This resolution requests that the university provide funding for Cornell Health to employ an MD gynecologist who is able to diagnose and treat the most common gynecological issues in the student population, including chronic vulvovaginal conditions and pelvic pain conditions. 11/22/2022 5:15pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
14 Approving Special Projects Funding Request for Willard Straight Hall Union Board Adopted by the Assembly This resolution approves $1,000.00 of Special Projects Funding to the Willard Straight Hall Union Board to continue the Cornell tradition of serving freshly popped popcorn in the Willard Straight Hall lobby to those affiliated with Cornell University. 11/17/2022 5:15pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
13 Student Assembly Office of Ethics Bylaw Amendment Adopted by the Assembly This resolution amends and ratifies the Student Assembly Bylaws. These amendments to the Bylaws create an ex-officio position for the Chairperson of the Student Assembly Office of Ethics, permit members of the Student Assembly Office of Ethics to remain during executive session, and establish the format of the Student Assembly Office of Ethics. 11/09/2022 5:00pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
12 Supporting Survivors and Facilitating Harm-Reduction Strategies in Greek Life Adopted by the Assembly This resolution condemns the recent events that affected our community and urges administration to implement harm-reduction strategies in Greek life. Community Co-Sponsors: Jordan Fuentes ‘23, Rebekah Ten Hagen ‘23, Jack Waldman ‘23, James Horrocks ‘23, Maria Lima Viera ‘23, Angela Sem ‘23, Jack Rifkin ‘23, Ariane Bretl ‘24, Jerry Sun ‘24, Mira Harris ‘24, Annelies Parke ‘23, Gideon Hyman ‘24, Dylan Rosoff ‘24. 11/10/2022 5:00pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
11 Establishing a Basic Needs Center & Expanding Low-income Resources at Cornell Adopted by the Assembly This resolution highlights the current need to make Basic Needs resources visible at Cornell and urges administration to establish a Basic Needs Center. 11/03/2022 5:00pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
10 Mitigating Negative Student Impact of 14% International Student Tax Withholding Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls for action on behalf of financial aid and tax offices at Cornell to increase preparation of international students receiving financial aid for the 14% tax withholding. 10/27/2022 5:00pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
9 Establishment of the HOTEL Commission Tabled Indefinitely This resolution will establish the HOTEL Commission ad-hoc committee 10/27/2022 5:00pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
8 Office of Ethics By-Law Amendment In Discussion This resolution amends and ratifies the Student Assembly Bylaws. These amendments to the Bylaws create an ex-officio position for the Chairperson of the Student Assembly Office of Ethics, permits member of the Student Assembly Office of Ethics to remain during executive session, and establish the format of the Student Assembly Office of Ethics. 10/27/2022 5:00pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
7 Funding Anabel's Grocery Acknowledged by the President This resolution adjusts the Student Assembly budget to allocate necessary funds to Anabel's Grocery for FY22 and FY23 before it can apply for bi-line funding in the Academic Year 2023-2024. 10/06/2022 5:00pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
5 Condemning Antisemitism Acknowledged by the President This resolution condemns the rise of antisemitism at Cornell, affirming our commitment to respect and belonging. 09/15/2022 5:30pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
4 Amending and Ratifying the 2022-2023 Student Assembly Standing Rules Acknowledged by the President This resolution amends and ratifies the 2022-2023 Student Assembly Standing Rules 09/08/2022 5:30pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
3 Office of Ethics Bylaw Amendment Tabled Indefinitely This resolution amends and ratifies the Student Assembly Bylaws. These amendments to the Bylaws create an ex-officio position for the Chairperson of the Office of Ethics, permits member of the Office of Ethics to remain during executive session, and establish the format of the Office of Ethics. 09/02/2022 6:00pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
2 Approving the 2022-2023 Student Assembly Budget Acknowledged by the President This resolution approves the Student Assembly Operating Budget for the 2022-2023 academic year. 09/02/2022 6:00pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023
1 Amendments to Election Rules for Fall 2022 Acknowledged by the President This resolution updates the Student Assembly Election Rules for the Fall 2022 Election. 09/02/2022 5:45pm Student Assembly AY 2022-2023

Assembly Name: University Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
1 Ombuds Adopted by the Assembly The University Ombuds Office is a confidential, independent, impartial, and informal resource available to students, staff, and faculty at the university to address conflicts, concerns, or other issues affecting their work, life, or study at Cornell. It offers a safe place to identify options for addressing individual situations. University practice since the 1969 establishment of the Office has been for its governing document to be approved by the “legislative body” of the University, currently the University Assembly. This resolution approves updates in the governing document, now named the Charter for the Office of the University Ombuds. 10/25/2022 5:00pm University Assembly AY 2022-2023