In order to affiliate with the Cross-Cultural Center, your RCO must follow these steps:
Re-register with the Office of Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs and pay the registration fee. This is not automatic even if your organization was recognized as an RCO during the past academic year. For questions about the re-registration process, please contact the Office of Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs at (949) 824-5181.
2. Learn about the Cross-Cultural Center's hxstory and values.
Review our center's rich hxstory to familiarize your organization with our mission and values here. Your student organization's values should align with ours.
3. Complete the online application to affiliate with the Cross-Cultural Center.
All Registered Campus Organizations (even those who were affiliated with our center last year) must apply as it is not automatic. Link to apply will be found here soon.
4. Review and understand the benefits of affiliating with us and your organization's responsibilities.
Review our center's affiliation requirements in their entirety. Share this information with your organization's leadership team and members so they can utilize our resources.
5. Attend quarterly affiliates meetings.
Your organization must attend quarterly affiliates meetings at the Cross-Cultural Center. These meetings are mandatory and are facilitated by professional staff. Each RCO must send at least one board member to these meetings. Meeting details will be communicated in The Affiliate Alert to all affiliates.
6. Attend and participate in quarterly programs.
Your organization must send representatives to our quarterly programs/events and signature programs (Community Roots Festival, Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, and Deconstruction Zone). More information will be shared during the quarterly affiliates meetings and via The Affiliate Alert, a weekly e-newsletter for student leaders.
7. Engage in the community.
Your RCO's affiliation with the Cross-Cultural Center requires active engagement. We expect your organization's participation in our sponsored programs and events. The Cross-Cultural Center is only as great as you make it! The Affiliate Alert, a weekly e-newsletter for affiliates, is sent on Mondays to all student leaders.
8. Uphold the Cross-Cultural Center's policies regarding our room reservation process and facilities.
Your organization is asked to assist in upholding our policies to ensure that the facility continues to be our "home." Please make sure that our facilities are well-maintained and can be shared by all members of our community.