Your ideas matter
If you have a suggestion or opinion on ways to enhance the SHA, the Box is the best way to be heard. We encourage you to submit your feedback, opinions, and questions through this platform.
*Please limit submissions to one per topic*
Alternatively, the Box is available in physical form, located next to Mac's Cafe, where paper submissions are welcome.
Your submission will be read and discussed during the next Student Advisory Board meeting, where Dean Walsh will be present
The SAB Mission
The SHA Dean's Student Advisory Board works closely with Dean Walsh and her leadership team to represent the undergraduate students, gather student feedback, and recommend courses of action to improve the student experience.
Our main objectives are to:
1. Improve educational experiences by working with the administration to create opportunities to support our students' interests
2. Strive to represent all student interests by creating a culture of open cooperation and collaboration between the SHA student body, faculty, "Hotelie" alumni network, and administration
3. Provide resources for professional development across all career interests and mentorship for students
SHA Dean's Student Advisory Board Current Projects
Eri K, Shanna M
The SAB has worked on introducing “Hotelie” merchandise into circulation to allow students to proudly represent their affiliation to the Hotel School. Currently, we have worked to create sweaters, hats, and socks. Moving forward, the Cornell Store and the Statler Hotel Lobby Shop will take over and continue to release more Hotelie-branded merchandise.
Samay B, Zak B, Kassie H, Jenniviv B, Jeffrey L
The SAB is working on several mentorship programs to support incoming students with the transition into Statler Hall. The SAB is starting the process with a pilot program for transfer students in the Spring of 2020. Following this process, a mentorship program will be rolled out to all incoming students in the fall of 2020.
Hospitality Software Workshops
The SAB believes that the growing number of essential software in the hospitality space warrants a credit-bearing weekend workshop for students to learn about the breadth of this software. The knowledge increases marketability in the workplace and makes our graduates better suited for operations and real-estate roles.
Zak B, Samay B
The SAB is creating a student-run “Hotelie 101” information session to share information with students about navigating classes, greek life, social life, interviews, the job application process, etc.
Hamid W, Caleb T
In addition to the career panel, the SAB is partnering with the Office of Student Services and the Career Advising Office to roll out more programming and documents to support students in their career search process.
Big Red Threads
Jonathan L, Samay B
The SAB is excited to announce Big Red Threads. Similar to the campus-wide Wardrobe initiative, Big Red Threads is a "Hotelie"-only location where students can borrow (or take) gently used clothing for interviews, DDLS, etc. All clothes are dry-cleaned and tailoring services will be provided in the near future.
Downtime with the Dean
The SAB hosts several informal lunches each semester to allow students to meet with the dean and speak candidly about their experiences as "Hotelies". Downtime with the Dean is typically held in Taverna Banfi and attendance is based on a first-come-first-serve basis.