It is imperative that leaders of Registered Campus Organization's (RCO's) are aware of Univeristy policies and Campus Organizations related policies.
RCO Signer Policies
Only current UCI students can be signers of an organization (excluding University Extension students). Signers of RCOs are responsible for the activities of their organization(s). They agree to be jointly or individually liable for all debts and obligations to the University incurred by the organization. Signers read UC/UCI agreements and policies and agree to comply. Remember signers are utimately responsible for the RCO.
What are authorized signers? Every RCO is allowed up to a maximum of five signers (required minimum of three). These individuals have completed the COOL Orientation and signed Online Agreement Forms giving them the ability to make facility reservations with Student Center & Event Services, the Bren Events Center, the ARC, etc. Only currently enrolled UCI students can be signers for an organization. Alumni, off-campus advisors, faculty or staff (unless it is a faculty/staff organization) can not be signers.
What is an Executive Officer? The President or person with an equivalent ranking (Leader, Chair, etc) is required to be a signer. This person must be appointed as the Executive Officer (XO). The Exectuive Officer obliges to be the first point of contact and representative for the organization. Their responsibility to the organization is the same as any signer of the organization.
Permission to use the name of the University of California, Irvine, or any abbreviation thereof as part of the Registered Campus Organization's name may be granted only by the Chancellor or the Chancellor's designee.
1. A Registered Campus Organization shall not use the name of the University of California or abbreviations thereof as part of its own name. For the purpose of geographical designation, "at UCI" may be used as part of the directions.
Rights of Free Speech and Academic Freedom at UC Irvine. The exercise and protection of freedom of speech and expression are at the core of the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service. UC Irvine actively attempts to engage the community to promote and model civil and respectful dialogue on campus.
Free speech as defined by the United States Constitution and the State of California Constitution does not give a public university the right to regulate speech in public forums. A public university must remain neutral in subject matter and viewpoint. There is less protection for speech that incites to illegal activity. Speech is fully protected unless it is accompanied by, or incites to, illegal activity.
Current rulings by the federal courts have found speech codes, as a general matter, too vague or overbroad.
Because the University of California is a state entity, it complies with both the U.S. and California Constitutions.
To use an official UCI word mark, logo or other trademark on a commercial or consumer product, registered student groups and campus organizations must follow the process described here. Commercial and consumer products include goods for sale, resale (fundraising), internal use or to be given away.