The UC Davis Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and the Community Resource and Retention Centers.

We serve as the primary contacts for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and advise Club Finance Council and Picnic Day Board. CSI staff assists these organizations with funding, event planning, leadership development, organizational growth and management, and more. Our office also serves as the primary contact in Student Affairs for freedom of expression response, consulting, and advocacy. In order to enhance the overall student experience, we intentionally ground our work in the field of Student Affairs and are informed by the Relational Leadership Model and student development theories, and employ best practices to guide our work.

How we can help you and your organization

The staff of CSI are all experienced program consultants and administrators. We have extensive knowledge about students organizations and co-curricular activities, event planning, campus and community resources, and campus, local, state, and federal policies and procedures. In addition, we can provide you with information and support with the following:

  • Registration of your student organization
  • Fundraising: what it is, how, when, and where you may do it
  • Club Finance Council and other funding sources for your student organization
  • Leadership development and team building for officers and members
  • Effective communication and conflict management
  • Participation in the annual Involvement Fair
  • Campus awards for individuals and student organizations
  • Mailboxes and storage space
  • Financial accounts, including on-campus banking

Student Learning Outcomes

Through interfacing with the Center for Student Involvement staff and as a result of co-curricular involvement, students will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities to cultivate a sense of belonging at UC Davis.
  • Utilize resources to assist in their involvement.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply what they learned in trainings, workshops, and advising to future experiences.
  • Describe at least one interpersonal, cultural competency, and leadership skill developed through their co-curricular experiences.