Registering New Student Organizations

If you have any questions regarding event planning, paying vendors, applying for reimbursements or school policies, feel free to stop by the Student Services office (280 Simon Hall).

You may also want to refer to this presentation on Student Organization Funding and Policies.

New Student Organization Registration Form and RSO Requirement:

All Berkeley Law student organizations must complete an annual registration form available here: 2019 – 2020 Student Organization Registration Form.  The Office of Student Services will use this form to verify student group eligibility for room reservations, SABL funding, Berkeley Law email accounts, etc.
 
Because of  the University’s campus events policy, all Berkeley Law student groups also must be Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) with the LEAD Center. There are many benefits of LEAD Center registration, including additional funding opportunities. Registration information can be found here. Please note that LEAD Center registration  is a multi-step process that requires, among other things, attendance at an in-person orientation (and a meeting with a Peer Leadership Consultant for new organizations). The deadline to complete all steps for LEAD Center registration is September 16, 2019.
 
Organizations will not be permitted to reserve rooms at the law school or apply for SABL funding until they have submitted their completed registration forms, including RSO registration. Therefore, it is imperative that you start the RSO registration process as soon as possible.  
 
Because it may be difficult to complete all the steps necessary for LEAD Center registration in time for the fall activities fair, student organizations will conditionally be permitted to participate in the activities fair and reserve rooms until September 16th, so long as they have submitted their online registration form to Student Services, and have certified that they have begun the LEAD Center registration process.  
 

Please note, this form does not replace your SABL funding application, this form instead will be stored in the Student Services office. The SABL funding application will be available later this month and will be reviewed by the SABL Treasurer. Again, you must have a completed Registration Form on file with Student Services to be eligible for SABL funding.