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Assembly Name: Employee Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
2 Support for Interim Policy 6.3 Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms the Employee Assembly’s support for the updated Title IX Policy 6.3 which will prohibit all romantic or sexual relationships between staff members and undergraduate students. 11/04/2021 9:15am Employee Assembly AY 2021-2022
1 Approval of the 2021-2022 Operating Budget Accepted by the President This is the operating budget for the EA 2021-2022 legislative session. 09/21/2021 5:00pm Employee Assembly AY 2021-2022

Assembly Name: Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
12 Recommendation for the Graduate and Professional Student Activity Fee for 2022-2024 Submitted to the President The GPSA, during the fall semester of odd-numbered years, through the authority delegated by the President of the University and the Board of Trustees, shall be charged with recommending the amount and the allocation of the Graduate and Professional Student Activity Fee, subject to the approval of the President of the University. 12/21/2021 1:15pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
10 Resolution Establishing a Vice President of Finance on the Executive Committee & Renaming of Finance Commission and Finance Commission Chair Tabled Indefinitely The GPSA Charter (hereafter ‘the Charter’), Article V, Section 5.01 establishes four officers, including: (1) the President, (2) the Executive Vice President, (3) the Vice President for Operations, and (4) the Vice President for Communications. This resolution seeks to redefine the current Appropriations Commission and its Chairperson (referenced Article III, Section 3.05 of the GPSA Bylaws AMD 09/26/16) as the GPSA Finance Committee and, further, make its Chairperson the Vice President of Finance, providing said Chairperson with a seat on the Executive Committee (referenced in Article V, Section 5.01 of the Charter). Further, the resolution seeks to rename the current Finance Commission and its Chairperson (referenced in Article III, Section 3.07 of the GPSA Bylaws AMD 09/26/16) the Appropriations Committee and Appropriations Committee Chairperson, respectively, in order to accurately articulate the duties of the body. The resolution, generally, does not seek to alter the duties of either body. 11/15/2021 5:45pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
9 Amending the Charter of the GPSA to Fill Vacant Voting Member Seats Tabled Indefinitely Reaching a quorum and being able to vote on GPSA resolutions is of the utmost importance. Different graduate and professional divisions have not been able to fill voting member vacancies within the GPSA. Currently, there is not a mechanism to fill these specific vacancies with graduate and professional students who are willing to serve. 11/01/2021 6:45pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
8 Proposed Charter Amendment for the 2022-2024 Byline Funding Cycle Tabled Indefinitely This resolution amends the GPSA Charter Appendix A for the 2022-2024 Byline Funding Cycle. The change allows the Chair of the Appropriations Committee to act without a committee, in coordination with the Executive Committee. This is necessitated by unforeseen delays in the election of the Chair and no committee members as yet appointed. 11/01/2021 6:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
7 GPSA Internal Budget for the 2021-2022 Term Submitted to the President This resolution establishes the GPSA Internal Budget for the 2021-2022 term. 12/21/2021 12:45pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
6 Paperless Agendas for GPSA Meetings Submitted to the President This resolution ends the printing and distribution of paper agendas, resolutions, and minutes for regular GPSA meetings and establishes a means by which members may request such printing if it is necessary or helpful in order to enable meeting participation. 12/21/2021 12:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
5 Calling on Cornell University to Appropriately Recognize and Honor Veterans Day Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls on University Administration to establish Veterans Day as a University-holiday where courses are canceled and University affiliates are not required to work. 10/29/2021 9:00am Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
4 Increasing Graduate and Professional Student Engagement Through More Listserv Use Deferred by the President The GPSA in order to be able to connect with our constituents on a more regular basis, needs two more Listserv uses a month. 10/13/2021 11:15am Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
3 Calling on Cornell University to Provide More Accommodations to Students with COVID-19 Submitted to the President This resolution calls upon the university to provide more hybrid and online accommodations for Graduate and Professional Students who are unable to attend class because of mandatory COVID-19 quarantines. 11/04/2021 5:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
2 Resolution Establishing a Vice President for Strategy and a Vice President for Administration on the Executive Committee Rejected by the Assembly This resolution moves to create the roles of Vice President for Strategy and Vice President for Administration to perform vital functions that have thus far been filled on an ad hoc basis by the current Executive Committee Officers. The Vice President for Strategy and the Vice President for Administration will assume all responsibilities that are traditionally affiliated with 16 managers of strategy and administration, thus ensuring that all GPSA business is administered by graduate and professional students with the proper expertise. 09/13/2021 6:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
1 Resolution Approving a Pre-Internal Budget Expense Rejected by the Assembly "Resolution 1: Resolution Approving a Pre-Internal Budget Expense" approves funding in the amount of $100.00 USD for costs associated with obtaining the services of an internet domain host to support the new GPSA website. 09/13/2021 6:30pm Graduate and Professional Student Assembly AY 2021-2022

Assembly Name: Student Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
37 Recommendation for the Student Activity Fee for 2022-2024 Accepted by the President This resolution provides the recommendation from the Student Assembly for the 2022-2024 Student Activity Fee. 01/12/2022 9:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
36 Recommendation for the Student Activity Fee for 2022-2024 Rejected by the Assembly This resolution provides the recommendation from the Student Assembly for the 2022-2024 Student Activity Fee. 12/02/2021 8:30pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
35 Calling on Cornell to Eliminate Legacy Preference in Admissions Waiting for Submission to the President This resolution calls for Cornell University to eliminate the usage of legacy preference in its admissions process. 12/02/2021 6:00pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
34 Proposed Charter Amendment for the 2022-2024 Byline Funding Cycle Tabled Indefinitely This resolution amends the SA Charter Appendix A provision for the final recommendation fo the Student Activity Fee deadline to be extended. 11/18/2021 5:00pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
33 Confronting Cornell's Legacy in American Imperialism in the Philippines Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls for acknowledgment of Cornell President Jacob Gould Schurman's role in the colonization and conquest of the Philippines. 12/08/2021 9:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
32 Calling on Cornell University to Appropriately Recognize and Honor Veterans Day Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls on University Administration to establish Veterans Day as a University-holiday where courses are canceled and veteran staff are not required to work. 11/23/2021 11:15am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
31 Amending and Ratifying the Student Assembly Bylaws of the Office of Student Advocate Acknowledged by the President This resolution amends and ratifies the Student Assembly Office of Student Advocate Bylaws for the 2021-2022 academic year. 11/23/2021 11:15am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
30 Declaring Orange Shirt Day as an Official Day of Recognition and Solidarity Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls for Cornell University to declare Orange Shirt Day, or National Day of Remembrance for the U.S. Indian Boarding Schools, an official day of recognition and solidarity. In its declaration, it promotes awareness and active engagement in educational resources and an acknowledgment of the current 6,509 Native American children’s gravesites/bodies recovered in the U.S. and Canadian residential schools. 12/08/2021 9:15am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
29 Amending the Student Assembly Standing Rules to Establish the Consent Agenda Acknowledged by the President This resolution makes an amendment to the standing rules implementing a consent agenda as part of the regular Student Assembly meeting agenda. 10/26/2021 9:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
28 Amending the Student Assembly Standing Rules to Codify the Content of the Special Projects Funding Application Acknowledged by the President This resolution amends the Student Assembly Standing Rules to codify the content of the Special Projects Funding Application. 10/26/2021 9:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
27 Support for Interim Policy 6.3 Acknowledged by the President This resolution reaffirms student support for the updated Title IX Policy 6.3 which will prohibit all romantic or sexual relationships between staff members and undergraduate students. 10/27/2021 9:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
26 Approving Special Projects Funding to the Cornell Intellectual Property and Ethics Club (CIPEC) for the Accessibility Case Competition Acknowledged by the President This resolution approves $697.61 of Special Projects Funding to the Cornell Intellectual Property and Ethics Club (CIPEC) for their Accessibility Case Competition to increase accessibility on Cornell's campus. 10/26/2021 9:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
25 Defending Haitian Students and Dedicating Further Resources to Programs Helping Haiti Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls on Cornell to reaffirm its commitment to protecting Haitian students under Temporary Protected Status and undocumented Haitian students from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. 10/27/2021 9:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
24 Dissolving the City and Local Affairs Committee Waiting for Submission to the President This resolution dissolves the City and Local Affairs Committee in recognition of the absorption of the committees duties by the Office of Student Government Relations. 09/30/2021 6:15pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
23 Support for Reproductive Rights Acknowledged by the President This resolution is in reaction to Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8), a recently passed piece of legislation that limits access to healthcare in the form of abortion, infringing upon the constitutionally protected reproductive rights of Americans and endangering the health of pregnant people. 10/14/2021 10:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
22 Dissolving the Research and Accountability Committee and Creating the Office of Ethics Acknowledged by the President This resolution is intended to dissolve the Research & Accountability Committee and create the Office of Ethics to preserve accountability measures. 10/27/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
21 Amending and Ratifying the Student Assembly Bylaws Accepted by the President This resolution amends and ratifies the Student Assembly Bylaws. Notable amendments include: creating separate ex-officio positions for the different Tri-Council constituencies and creating a Student Athlete ex-officio position. 10/27/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
20 Amending and Ratifying the 2021-2022 Student Assembly Standing Rules Acknowledged by the President This resolution amends and ratifies the 2021-2022 Student Assembly Standing Rules. 10/14/2021 10:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
19 Amending and Ratifying the Student Assembly Charter Accepted by the President This resolution amends and ratifies the Student Assembly Charter for the 2021-2022 academic year. 10/27/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
18 Calling on the Cornell University Administration to Publicly Support the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ (Cayuga Nation) Council of Chiefs and Clan Mothers Demands Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls for the Cornell University Administration to release a statement voicing support for the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (Cayuga Nation) Council of Chiefs and Clan Mothers demands, urging the Bureau of Indian Affairs to remove Clint Halftown as the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ, Cayuga Nations’ federal representative, establishing support for the Cayuga Nation Council of Chiefs and Clan Mothers as the legitimate government, and urging President Biden to meet with Council of Chiefs and Clan Mothers. 10/15/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
17 Approving Special Projects Funding Request for Art with Impact Acknowledged by the President This resolution approves $4,200 of Special Projects Funding to the nonprofit organization Art with Impact for their mental health within the Black community programming. 10/14/2021 10:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
16 Calling on Cornell University to Protect and Accommodate Students During the Spike in COVID-19 Cases Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls for more protective and accommodating measures for students, staff, and faculty to protect their wellbeing during the recent COVID-19 outbreak. 10/11/2021 5:45pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
15 Urging Cornell to Immediately Release Financial Aid Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls for Cornell's Office of Financial Aid to immediately release all financial aid to students. 10/29/2021 4:00pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
14 Amendments to the Convocation Committee’s Governing Documents Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms changes that were made to the Convocation Committee’s constitution to account for its separation from Class Councils and removes Article III, Section 4, Part C from the Convocation Committee’s constitution. 10/14/2021 10:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
13 Dissolving the Research and Accountability Committee Tabled Indefinitely This resolution is intended to dissolve the Research & Accountability Committee. 09/02/2021 7:00pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
12 Amendments to the Convocation Committee’s Appendix B Guidelines Acknowledged by the President This resolution seeks to amend the Convocation Committee’s Appendix B Guidelines to reduce the number of guaranteed Convocation Committee seats offered to senior Student Assembly members. 10/14/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
11 Approving the 2021-2022 Student Assembly Budget Acknowledged by the President This resolution approves the Student Assembly Operating Budget for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 10/27/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
10 Amendments to Election Rules for Fall 2021 Acknowledged by the President This resolution updates the Student Assembly Election Rules for the Fall 2021 Election. This is necessitated by the ongoing public health restrictions related to COVID-19, and the ability to return to in-person elections, petition, and campaigning. 10/14/2021 9:45am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
9 Amendments to the Cornell Concert Commission’s Governing Documents Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms the changes that were made to the Cornell Concert Commission’s constitution, charter, and bylaws to allow for co-executive directors of the organization. 09/22/2021 11:15am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
8 Amendments to Appendix B of the Student Assembly Charter Tabled Indefinitely This resolution seeks to amend Appendix B of the Student Assembly Charter by updating outdated terms, adding mission statements, and changing methods of operation. 08/26/2021 5:45pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
7 Amendments to the Interfaith Council at Cornell’s Governing Documents Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms the changes that were made to the Interfaith Council at Cornell’s constitution to account for the name change, the addition of three officer positions, and the clarification of some of the responsibilities of the officers. 09/22/2021 11:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
6 Amendments to the Convocation Committee’s Appendix B Guidelines Tabled Indefinitely This resolution seeks to amend the Convocation Committee’s Appendix B Guidelines to reduce the number of guaranteed Convocation Committee seats offered to senior Student Assembly members. 08/26/2021 5:45pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
5 Amendments to Class Councils’ Governing Documents Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms the changes that were made to Class Councils’ constitution to account for its separation from the Convocation Committee. 09/23/2021 1:00pm Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
4 Amendments to the Empathy, Assistance, and Referral Service’s Governing Documents Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms the changes that were made to Empathy, Assistance, and Referral Service’s constitution to add the following new services/roles: EARS Peer Mentors, EARS Liaisons, and Empathy Chairs. 09/22/2021 11:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
3 Amendments to the Student Activities Funding Commission’s Governing Documents Acknowledged by the President This resolution affirms the changes that were made to the Student Activities Funding Commission’s funding guidelines to make them more user-friendly and approachable. 09/22/2021 11:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
2 Adding Two Reserved Seats for First-Year Students to the Appropriations Committee Acknowledged by the President This resolution adds two reserved seats for first-year students to the Appropriations Committee. This addition will help to ensure the continued functions of the Appropriations Committee in the future. 09/22/2021 11:00am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022
1 Proposed Charter Amendment for the 2022-2024 Byline Funding Cycle Accepted by the President This resolution extends the preliminary application due date for Byline funded organizations and interested applicants from April 25th to July 30th in order to allow student organizations to receive funding for the 2022-2024 Byline Funding Cycle. 07/22/2021 11:30am Student Assembly AY 2021-2022

Assembly Name: University Assembly

Res. No. Resolution Status Abstract Last Updated Assembly Name Term
2 Calling on Cornell University to Appropriately Recognize and Honor Veterans Day Acknowledged by the President This resolution calls on University Administration to establish Veterans Day as a University holiday where courses are canceled and University affiliates are not required to work. 11/08/2021 5:45pm University Assembly AY 2021-2022
1 Calling Upon Cornell University to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for All Faculty, Staff, and Students Tabled Indefinitely This resolution called upon the University to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all faculty, staff, and students. 09/14/2021 4:45pm University Assembly AY 2021-2022