Registered Campus Organization (RCO) Registration

Any volunteer organization whose membership is comprised primarily of UCSF students, faculty, and/or staff may apply for registration and receive all the benefits of a RCO. During the registration process, each RCO will be given a classification tied to its organization administrators and membership roster.

  • Interprofessional Student RCO – organization administrators who pay student services fees from three or more schools/programs
  • School-specific Student RCO – organization administrators who pay student services fees from one or two schools/programs
  • Staff RCO – organization administrators who do not pay student services fees, such as faculty, staff, postdocs, trainees, residents

Requirements

In accordance with University policy, returning Registered Campus Organizations (RCOs) must register annually between September 1-30. New RCOs applications are accepted twice a year between September 1-30 and January 1-31.

Be prepared with the following information before you proceed to register your RCO:

  • Organization name and acronym ** name may not begin with UCSF
  • Description and purpose of RCO ** similar RCOs will be asked to merged
  • Five organization administrators ** must be UCSF affiliated
  • Organization portal profile and cover photo
  • Faculty Advisor ** only for academic RCOS
  • Completing an online orientation ** by all five organization administrators
  • Complete online minor training ** for organizations working with minors only
  • Submit participant waivers ** for recreational organizations only

Instructions

Registration Process for New RCOs [video]

  • Log into Group Portal through MyAccess
  • Click on Groups Symbol (located at the top)
  • Click on “All Groups”
  • Click on “Register new Student Group”
  • Fill out each page, including:
    • Description and purpose
    • Organization photo
    • General organization questions
    • Administrators email addresses
    • Review online orientation
    • Answer questions about orientation
  • Click on “Submit”

Renewal Registration Process for Existing RCOs [video]

  • Log into Group Portal through MyAccess
  • Navigate to your Organization
  • Click on “Settings” (only RCO admins have access)
  • Click on “Organizational Settings” (only RCO admins have access)
  • Click on “Update Profile”
  • Fill out each page, including:
    • General organization questions
    • Organization photo
    • Administrators email addresses
    • Review online orientation
    • Answer questions about orientation
  • Click on “Finish”

Please note: RCOs that did not hold at least one organizational meeting or event per quarter through the previous academic year will be ineligible for registration renewal.

Please read the through all UC regulations as set forth in the Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students (please reference Section 70) before completing a registration form through Group Portal.