UCI Campus Organizations

Policies & Agreements

Section 1

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.

Use of University Name

70.40 - Use of the University Name by a Registered Campus Organization

A Registered Campus Organization shall not use the name of the University of California or abbreviations thereof as a part of its own name except in accordance with applicable law and University policy (including, but not limited to, State of California Education Code, Section 92000, and the Presidential Policy to Permit Use of the University's Name) as well as campus implementing regulations.

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.

Free Speech

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.

For more information visit: freespeech.uci.edu

Demonstration Tips

  1. Prior to your demonstration, review the University polices and clarify policy-related questions with the Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct (AISC).
  2. Inform your participants of the University policies and share this information.
  3. When planning a location for your deomonstration, utilize the time, place, and manner regulations as mentioned in UCI Adminstrative Policies and Procedures Section 905 and pursue the reservation of an appropiate venue with Student Center and Event Services.
  4. If safety is a concern, contact UCI Irvine Police Department at (949) 824-5223.
  5. Review the Code of Student Conduct and policy on Speech and Advocacy.

Student Conduct Policies

  1. Blocking of entrances to or otherwise restricting the free flow of traffic into and out of campus buildings, parking lots, campus roads and walkways with tables or movable stands (sec. 102.13, 102.15)
  2. Obstructing or disrupting campus activities, classes, and offices (sec. 102.13)
  3. Utilizing amplified sound without prior approval that disrupts campus activities (sec. 102.13)
  4. Engage in physically abusive or threatening conduct toward any person (sec. 102.08)
  5. Exhibit disorderly or lewd conduct (sec. 102.14)
  6. Participating in a disturbance of the peace or unlawful assembly (sec. 102.15)
  7. Failure to comply with a University official acting in the performance of their duties (sec. 102.16)
  8. Engage in theft, destruction of, or damage to any University property or equipment (sec. 102.04)

All of the above policies can be found here.

Please keep in mind.  Participants may video or audio record an event that is open to the public as long as it is compliance with the UCI Administrative Policies & Procedures Section 900-30, Policy on Filming and Photography on the UC Irvine Campus.

Need Help Planning Your Demonstration?

  • Safety concerns?  Contact UC Irvine Police Department at (949) 824-5223.
  • Reserve a venue? Amplified sound? Guest speaker?  Contact the Student Center & Event Services at (949) 824-5252.
  • Interpretation of policy?  Contact the Office Academic Integrity & Student Conduct at (949) 824-5590.
  • Attend a lobby core class?  Contact Executive Vice President for ASUCI at (949) 824-2400.
  • General demonstration questions?  Contact Campus Organizations at (949) 824-5181.


UCI Trademarks and Licensing

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.

For more information visit: trademarks.uci.edu