Student Organizations - How to Get Started
Student Organizations are a vital part of Student Life at UCI Law. There are a variety of student organizations that actively produce activities and events for the campus community. If you would like to be considered as an official student organization at UCI, you must complete the following steps:
The Law School Dean of Students, Director of Student Life and the Student Bar Association make up a committee that considers new student organization applications. The committee will consider the following items when determining whether a group should be an official UCI Law student organization:
If the committee has any questions or concerns, it will raise them directly with the student organization contact. If the group is approved by the committee, the organization contact will be informed and the registration will be processed through the Dean of Students Office at the main campus.
Recruiting new members may be an organization’s most important activity, since it is through new members that an organization is perpetuated.
The Office of Student Life assists organizations in their recruiting efforts by hosting an annual Student Involvement Fair. Tables are provided for student organizations that register for the event. Student Organizations are encouraged to promote their organization and recruit new members by distributing information, answering questions, promoting upcoming events and activities, and collecting new member contact information.
The Student Bar Association sets aside a limited amount of money in its budget for allocation to new organizations unable to submit requests during the regular budget cycle. Such an organization may submit a budget request to the SBA once it becomes a recognized student organization.
New organizations are subject to the same guidelines as established organizations and face the additional budgetary constraint of limited reserve funds.
Register your student organization at the UCI Campus Organizations registration site (requires UCInetID).
Your group will need the following to register:
The $50 fee for student organization registration will be covered by the Office of Student Services. When registering, choose the "drop off payment" option and we will take care of the registration costs through a direct billing process.
You will also need to complete the COOL (Campus Organizations Online) student organization training to complete the registration process. It takes about 15 minutes.
A representative of the University's Dean of Students Office will provide the required on-campus training for all law student organizations.