Student Assembly Meeting Oct. 15th

4:45-7:30pm in the Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room

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We're all ears!

Have a concern, question, event, or initiative you'd like to share with your representatives on the Student Assembly? Broadcast it at our Open Mic session at the start of the meeting or tell one of your representatives.

Meeting Agenda

PDF of the Agenda

I. Call to Order & Roll Call

II. Approval of Meeting Minutes

  • Minutes of the October 8, 2015 Meeting

III. Open Microphone

IV. Announcements and Reports:

  1. UA Representative Indimine- Mental Health Awareness Week
  2. International Representative Tayal- Mental Health Awareness Week and International Booth
  3. At-Large Representative Li- Sexual Assault Policy
  4. Transfer Representative Chessin- Change in a dining policy

V. Business of the Day

  1. Byline Packet: Cornell Cinema
  2. Resolution 12: Establishment of Cornell in China Programming Board
  3. Resolution 13: Enhancing Duffield Hall

VI. New Business

  1. Resolution 14: Collecting LGBTQ+ Demographic Data
  2. Resolution 15: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  3. Resolution 16: Addressing Labor Issues in Qatar | Appendix A: ITUC Letter, Letter to Garrett, Garrett Response
  4. Resolution 17: Updating the Student Assembly Absence Policy
  5. Resolution 18: Reforming the Student Assembly Outreach Policy

VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Diversity Training for Representatives

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Mental Health Awareness Week is October 16th-23rd: Speak up, seek help, and #StompOutStigma.

Schedule of Events
  • 10/16: Post Secret- Frank Warren 8pm in Bailey Hall
  • 10/17: #StompOutStigma, Photo Campaigns! on Ho Plaza, IFC, PHC, MGLC co-sponsorships, time TBA
  • 10/18: ALANA Intercultural Board First G-Body of the Year: Minorities and Mental Health from 1-2;30 pm, "De-stress with MOCHI!" lantern painting, sculpture making, origami karaoke in 626 Thurston from 2-4pm; Cornell Companions- pet puppies and destress! in Olin and Uris Libraries
  • 10/19: International Gratitude- Send a post card to anyone in the world you are grateful for (Minds Matter and ISU) from 1:30-3:30; Arts Quad staking with Cornell EARS;
  • Athletes and Mental Health Forum, 8-9pm, Hall of Fame Room
  • 10/20: Stress Reduction Strategies- puppy petting, stress-ball giveaway, bubble wrap popping, 2-4pm WSH Lobby; "Relax for Success" Healthy Life Skills Workshop WSH 5th floor lounge 4:30-5:30pm; "Make your Own Stress Kit" at the Tatkon Center from 9-10:30 pm
  • 10/21: "Lift Your Spirits! Day," 1-4pm, on the Arts Quad (Yoga, Insomnia Cookies, Zumba, Catered lunch, "Mindful Snacking and Healthy Eating with Cornell University Dietetic Association," Slack Lining, Tabling, and more!)
  • 10/22: "Healthy Relationships and Feminist Food for Thought" hosted by VOX from 6-7:30 pm, Flora Rose House
  • 10/23: "Dining with Diverse Minds" with VP Ryan Lombardi, 5-7pm in WSH Memorial Room (co-sponsored by Minds Matter and ALANA)
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