The organization must be student-led. This means that the organization is being directed and led by students of their own volition and willingness to operate an organization on-campus. The students in the organization should be making all decisions on behalf of the organization. Each person listed as a signer must be a currently enrolled UCI student. If your organization is being directed and led by a campus department or an off-campus entity or business, then the organization may not be considered a “campus organization”. If you have questions about whether your organization would be considered a Campus Organization at UCI, then please reach out to our office for advising.
According to Registered Campus Organization policy 70.10, the organization that you are starting should be non-discriminatory - this means the organization can not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, gender, religious beliefs, etc. Exceptions to this policy are given to greek organizations.
Review the additional information below to determine if your organization meets the requirements to become a registered campus organization.
Signers or Officers are organization leaders that are responsible for all actions of the organization. Every organization must have a minimum of 3 signers and a maximum limit of 5. Each signer must be a currently enrolled UCI student. The President (or person who holds an equivalent position in the organization) and the Treasurer must be listed as an officer of the organization. Please note that signers/officers categorized as Club Sports must be full-time students. Signers/officers will receive CampusGroups emails-- these are not spam.
Your organization must have a constitution on record. A constitution serves as a guiding document of operations for your organization. When you fill out the registration form you will be required to upload a constitution. Your constitution will be reviewed by COVP staff. New organizations will have the opportunity to edit the constitution during the orientation and advising sessions. Click here for constitution template.
A $50 registration fee will be required each year. This payment can be made via debit/credit card on CampusGroups.
Your on-campus advisor can be a staff member, a faculty, or a graduate student. If they haven't done so yet, have them activate their CampusGroups account at: https://admin.campusgroups.uci.edu/createaccount. Afterward, their name should appear when you enter it in the registration form.
Designate one person from your organization to initiate the re-registration process on campusgroups.uci.edu.
This short session is MANDATORY for new organizations and will go over the benefits of being a campus organization at UCI. Please be prepared to talk about your organization, its mission and its goals. You must have a minimum of 2 representatives attend this orientation.
- July 19 - 3pm-4pm
- August 6 - 12pm-1pm
- August 17 - 2pm-3pm
- Sept. 2 - 3pm-4pm
- October 8 - 2pm-3pm
- October 19 -1pm-2pm
- November 3 -2pm-3pm (last orientation for the fall quarter)
- January 11 (2pm-3pm)
- January 20 (3pm-4pm
- February 4 (12pm-1pm)
- February 16 (2pm-3pm)
- March 3 (1pm-2pm) - last new org orientation for 2021-2022 registration
This 20-minute meeting is MANDATORY for new organizations and provides an opportunity for us to learn more about your organization and how we can support your organization in being successful on campus. You must attend the New Org Orientation before attending an Advising Meeting. The same two signers who attended the Orientation must also be present for the Advising Session. You will then be able to pay for your $50 Registration Fee after you have completed this step.
Signers/Officers will need to complete the following requirements for your campus organization's registration process:
- All signers/officers listed will receive an email to accept their position and complete the 7 online Signer/Officer Agreement Forms
- All signers/officers listed will need to complete the following COOL Modules & Quizzes
- COVP COOL
- Student Center & Event Services COOL
- ASUCI COOL
- Sorority/Fraternity Life COOL (Only for SFL Groups)
Designate one person from the organization to pay the registration fee.