UCI Campus Organizations

Department Affiliations

Department Affiliations

Campus Organizations can request to affiliate with various departments across campus to gain special benefits and support while committing to being involved in the departments activities throughout the year. Campus Organizations will gain a better understanding on how to build mutually beneficial relationships with these campus departments. Each affiliation has it's own set of benefits and requirements. You can indicate your request to affiliate with departments during the registration process or you can email your request to campusorgs@uci.edu.

LGBT Resource Center Affiliation

The LGBT Resource Center Affiliation process is for campus organizations that are looking to involve themselves with the LGBT Resource Center and whose mission aligns with the LGBT Resource Center’s values-- DIVERSITY | SOCIAL JUSTICE | EDUCATION I STUDENT DEVELOPMENT | HOLISTIC WELLNESS I ADVOCACY | VISIBILITY | LEADERSHIP.  See below to learn more about the process, benefits, and responsibilities.


Re-register with Student Life & Leadership and pay the registration fee. Be sure to include your LGBTRC Affiliation during registration. You will be contacted by one of the LGBTRC staff members after registration to meet and approve your affiliation. For non-registered organizations or support groups in lieu of this step please schedule a meeting with a professional staff member on a yearly basis for formal recommitment to the LGBTRC.

Read and understand all requirements and benefits which you can find below. Share those requirements and benefits with your organization so they can utilize the LGBTRC.

Affiliation with the LGBTRC requires an active engagement in the LGBTRC community. The LGBTRC is only as great as you make it!

Your organization is asked to assist in upholding the LGBTRC polices to ensure that the facility continues to be our "home".

Must uphold the LGBTRC’s values:

  • Diversity
  • Social Justice
  • Education
  • Student Development
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Advocacy
  • Visibility
  • Leadership

Attend monthly Community Council meetings.

  • Minimum of 1 board member per group, maximum of 2 board members per group.

Communicate your programs and events with the LGBTRC. Your events can be will be featured on LGBTRC platforms.

Collaborate with and co-sponsor at least one event with another affiliate or umbrella organization, or other identity-based departments.

  • Departments such as the LGBTRC, CCC, CBCRR, WHUB, Dreamers, etc.

Meet with the Assistant Director/Program Coordinator of the LGBTRC for guidance and support with program and event planning as needed.

** Affiliation is contingent upon LGBT Resource Center Approval**

Benefits for RCO's

  • Your feedback will shape the course of the center (programs, events, services, resources, and more)
  • Gain an understanding of the LGBTRC (mission statement, learning outcomes, vision, values and goals)
  • Build community and network with other student leaders and groups engaged in diversity and social justice education, activism, advocacy, and community engagement.
  • Receive updates regarding unique leadership opportunities, facility updates, room reservation process, and resources.
  • Ability to reserve space at the LGBTRC for weekly or specialized programs or meetings within our staffing policy*. (*paid intern or staff member need to be present after hours)
  • Gain access to our publicity tools including the LGBTRC Newsletter and social media accounts for advertising and outreach opportunities.
  • Groups will have the potential to receive additional funds to support their student organizations.
  • Gain access to information about leadership opportunities and on-campus events related to LGBTQQIAA+ cultural specific communities.
  • Be invited to special speaker events, programs and trainings.
  • Be advised on event planning, budgeting, facilitation and risk management.
  • Opportunities for co-sponsorship.
  • Advising from a professional staff member on program management
  • Advanced notice on LGBTQQIAA+ conferences

Benefits for LGBTRC

In order to provide transparency, The LGBT Resource Center benefits from the affiliation process in multiple ways, among them are:

  • More student feedback, leading to the LGBTRC being more student centered
  • Engaged more with student organizations/create connection between orgs
  • Equitably expend student org support money
  • Student satisfaction surveys and information
  • System of accountability with student leaders and organizations

Cross-Cultural Center Affiliation

All Registered Campus Organizations (RCOs) who choose to affiliate with the Cross-Cultural Center will be required to meet specific requirements during the 2018-2019 academic year. RCOs who do not fulfill mandatory affiliation requirements will not receive the benefits of being affiliated with the Cross-Cultural Center during future quarters, which include receiving priority when submitting room reservation requests.


Attend quarterly affiliates meetings:

  • Friday, October 12, 2018, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Friday, Week 2 of Winter Quarter 2019, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Friday, Week 2 of Spring Quarter 2019, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Affiliates must send at least one board member from their organization to these meetings. It is the representative’s responsibility to share information from the meetings with their organization’s leadership team. Quarterly affiliates meetings will take place in the Dr. Joseph L. White Room at the Cross-Cultural Center.

Meet with the Assistant Director of the Cross-Cultural Center.
At least two members of your organization’s leadership team will be required to meet with Daniel K. Park, Assistant Director, during fall quarter. At this meeting, representatives should be prepared to share your organization’s goals for the year including any planned events. Daniel has office hours on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. (no appointment necessary).

Participate in Community Roots Festival.
The date for RCOs to booth and fundraise will take place in November 14, 2018 from 11 a.m.-1p.m. All RCOs will also be required to participate in the mural contest. More information will be shared soon. $

Attend the EMPOWER Leadership Summit.
The leadership summit will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Dr. Joseph L. White Room at the Cross-Cultural Center. Each organization must send at least two board members. More information will be shared.

Participate in quarterly roundtable discussions.
Roundtable discussions will be facilitated by interns at the Cross-Cultural Center. All affiliates should send at least two representatives by the end of each quarter. Dates/times TBD.

Send your leadership team roster.
The roster should include your organization’s leadership team (board) to cccorgs@uci.edu no later than Friday of Week 3. Please include names, position titles, and e-mail addresses.




  • Receive priority when reserving our rooms and facilities each quarter.

  • Gain access to our publicity tools including the CCC Weekly and social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram).

  • Receive CCC Weekly and quarterly updates regarding unique leadership opportunities, facility updates, room reservation process, and resources.

  • Be invited to special speaker events, VIP receptions, leadership programs, and trainings.

  • Be advised on relevant topics such as event planning, budgeting, dialogue facilitation, and risk management by our professional staff.

  • Check out a canopy for your events.

  • Network with other student groups engaged in diversity and social justice education, activism, advocacy, and community engagement.

  • Receive discounted rate of $25 for one academic year with access to A/V equipment in the Dr. Joseph L. White Room.

  • Secure additional funding for your RCO through participation in our mural contest during the Community Roots Festival and other opportunities (i.e., Trivia Night). $

  • Receive scanning and faxing privileges.


Division of Career Pathways Affiliation

Club Affiliates are student organizations that partner with the Division of Career Pathways to promote professional development among their membership. If you are a student or employer looking to get more involved on campus these groups are a great place to start. Click on an organization name for a brief description and click the social media links to connect. Go HERE for more information.


  • Request affiliation by the end of Week 0

Club Sports Affiliation

Interested organizations must meet the following minimum criteria before applying for Club Sport status.


  • Be a competitive sport activity (regularly scheduled competition, league play, and or may culminate in a regional or national tournament)
  • Sport must be affiliated with a National Association, League, or other governing body
  • Meet with the Director of Club Sports to discuss the rules, regulations, policies, and expectations of clubs administered by the Department of Campus Recreation
  • If the club wishes to pursue recognition, they must submit the following to the Club Sport Director in written proposal:
    • Club must show it has a minimum of 10 members willing to pay dues.
    • A roster of interested students demonstrating a demand for the activity.
    • A annual calendar of proposed activities for the club
    • An operational budget for the first year of existence. Within the budget, fundraising and management must be defined.
    • A risk management review of the proposed activities for the club
    • Club must prove there is interested, involved and committed student leadership capable of organizing and leading the club.
    • Provide Name, address and phone number of each club officer
    • A club constitution is required to be submitted. Club operational by-laws should also be established.
    • Facility space required on a weekly basis for practices/games
    • Information concerning the club’s national association, league or other governing body affiliation
    • List of area and regional competitors