Action for better student lives
SA in Action | 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM Thursdays in the WSH Memorial Room

Action for better student lives.

Welcome to the Student Assembly.

The Student Assembly is the university-wide undergraduate student government at Cornell University. We advocate for the best interest of the student body and work on a variety of campus issues that impact students’ daily lives.


The Student Assembly deals with quality of life issues for 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. Every Cornell student has the opportunity to voice concerns during the open microphone period held at the beginning of each meeting. Each spring nineteen students are elected to represent the undergraduate population, holding at-large and undergraduate college seats, and seats that represent minority, international, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning students. Each fall one transfer and three first-year representatives are elected. Meetings are held each Thursday during the academic year from 4:45–6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Room of Willard Straight Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Geoffrey Block, ILR student and member of the student assembly