The Student Assembly is charged with examining matters of interest to the undergraduate student community, and making proposals to the appropriate officers or decision-making bodies of the University.
The SA represents the undergraduate student population with an elected body of thirty members, and deals with quality of life issues relating to undergraduate students, making sure that student issues are heard and addressed. The assembly has legislative authority over the policies of the Office of the Dean of Students and the Department of Campus Life, and establishes the undergraduate Student Activity Fee and guidelines for its distribution. Meetings are open to the public. Attend in person or join via Zoom.
Office of the Student Advocate
The OSA helps to navigate the Cornell processes to handle issues on a one on one basis including but not limited to academic, social, and financial concerns.
Office of Student Government Relations Town Halls
Video and transcripts various Town Halls hosted by the Office of Student Government Relations, an external committee of the Student Assembly.
Meet the LeadershipView All Members
Anuli Oge Ononye
Anuli Ononye is a senior studying Feminist Gender Sexuality Studies, Government, and College Scholar Research with a minor in Creative Writing. She previously served as the Undergraduate Student Advocate and is an opinion columnist in the Cornell Daily Sun. You can almost always find Anuli around campus with an iced vanilla latte.
Jenniviv Y Bansah
Jenniviv is a hotelie with a minor in information science. Along with her position on SA, she is a student assistant to the Dean of the Hotel School. Outside of academic, Jenniviv enjoys playing tennis, car rides, music, and any adrenaline activity.
Joseph Michael Rex Mullen
I'm Joseph, and I'm excited to be serving as your Vice President for Internal Operations on the SA this year, and ready to work for the benefit and power of all of us at Cornell. I'm a sophomore in Arts and Sciences studying Africana Studies and Government, I was born in Qatar, I'm a dual South African citizen, and I grew up in Florida. In my free time, I'm reading, watching a documentary, playing basketball, scuba diving, and more, but I'm always free to meet peers and hear the great ideas we all have for improving our campus together.
Claudia Irene Leon
Claudia is a junior studying American Studies and Government with a minor in Latinx Studies. She is conducting original research on the independence movements throughout history in Puerto Rico, where she is from, which will hopefully be turned into a senior thesis. In her free time (and if the Ithaca weather allows it), Claudia likes to drink Gimme! Coffee and hang out at the Cornell Botanic Gardens.
Annette Vail Gleiberman
College of Engineering Representative
Valeria Nicole Valencia
Patrick Joseph Mehler
Patrick is a junior in the ILR School concentrating in alternative dispute resolution with minors in Leadership and Law & Society. Originally from Yonkers, NY, Patrick can be found everywhere throughout campus between Cornell Votes, the Scheinman Institute, the bowling alley, and more. In his free time, Patrick is still unfulfilling his new year's resolution of reading a book a month, but happy to have the gorge trails open again for walking.
Carson David Taylor
Carson is a junior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations from Huntington Beach, California. At Cornell, he competes with the Speech and Debate Society, trains with EARS, and works with the Advocacy Project. In his free time, he enjoys bodysurfing, listening to stand-up comedy, and playing tennis.
Noah is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Information Science. He previously served as the Executive Vice President of the Student Assembly and is a research fellow in the Cornell Tech Policy Lab as well as a scholar in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity.
Hello! I am a junior majoring in Development Sociology. I currently serve as the Student Advocate on the assembly and an RA in South Campus. I look forward to including transfer and first-generation/low-income needs in our assembly agenda as we are dedicated to supporting every student at Cornell.
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Student Assembly Infrastructure Fund Commission
The Student Assembly Infrastructure Fund allocates roughly $75,000 every year to student-led infrastructure projects on Cornell's campus.More Information Apply Now
Student Assembly Diversity Committee
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.More Information Apply Now
Student Assembly Academic Policy Committee
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.More Information Apply Now