We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and flexibility during this ever-changing situation. Although we are still in the midst of the pandemic with a bit of uncertainty of when we will be on the other side of it, we encourage students to continue to connect with one another virtually through student organizations. Since involvement in student groups is one of the highlights of the student experience at UCSF, Student Life is at the ready to support student groups. We are available for one-on-one check-ins and can provide advice and resources on how to connect with the members of your organization during this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Student Life.
While our operations have shifted for the immediate future, we are also beginning to prepare for the next academic year. Please take a moment to review the updates below effective July 1, 2020.
Student Life would like your feedback about your student organization experience, support from our office, and the new Group Portal! We would greatly appreciate it if you could participate in a survey to provide us feedback so we can better meet your RCO needs.
With the various curriculum changes and the academic year starting at different times for each academic program, starting Summer 2020, there will only be one registration period each academic year. Student RCO registration will be rolling from July 1-September 30. All RCOs registered by September 30 will be considered a registered group for the academic year until June 30.
Student Life offers limited accounting resources to student RCOs. Starting Summer 2020, student RCOs that wish to utilize Student Life accounting support MUST submit a request each year for approval. This pertains to student organizations who receive internal transfers from campus departments, monetary donations from outside companies, host fundraisers, sell event tickets, and apply for internal and external grants.
Please take a moment to review the policies that apply to campus organizations on the Student Life website.
If your organization requests approval to serve alcohol at an on-campus event, the number of staff required to be in attendance will need to be in portion to the estimated number of attendees (1:75).
While shelter-in-place orders are active, the RCO Funding Guidelines will allow for adjustments and modifications to accommodate new ways of conducting virtual meetings and programming. Student RCOs are encouraged to be creative and submit budget requests for new line-items or to shift additional funding towards common line-items, such as class capture, honorariums, and film licenses in place of funding that would be reserved for on-campus events, such as food and facilities order. Please email Student Life to discuss funding options for your student RCO events.
Three ways to virtually engage your RCO and campus community