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.
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.
"Hazing" means any method of initiation or preinitiation into a student organization or student body, which is likely to cause serious bodily injury to any former, current, or prospective student of any school, community college, college, university, or other educational institution in this state. (See UC Anti-Hazing Compliance)