Categories serve several purposes for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). First, they assist students looking for an RSO to join or collaborate with based on focuses and interests. Secondly, they allow for the sharing of relevant information with a category of RSOs most likely to be interested in the information.

At UC Davis, RSOs belong to one or more of the categories below and have a CSI Contact based on their Primary Category.

CSI Contacts & Respective Categories
  • Jaime Allen: Academic, Arts and Entertainment, International, Performance
  • Joseph Martinez: Advocacy and/or Political, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kristin Dees: Community Service, Religious and/or Spiritual
  • Molly Bechtel: Ethnic/Cultural/Identity-Based, Health and Wellness, Fraternity or Sorority
  • Paul Cody: Environmental/Sustainability, Honor Society, Professional, Recreation/Sports
Academic

An organization in this category strives to build community around a specific major, academic department, and/or field of study, provide academic support, and create close relationships with related departments or disciplines. Find RSOs in the Academic category.

Advocacy and/or Political

An organization in this category strives to advocate for a political goal or social issues. Find RSOs in the Advocacy and/or Political category.

Arts and Entertainment

An organization in this category strives to create and promote the use, support, and showcase of their multi-media talents of creative arts including art, literature, writing, film and other creative skills. Find RSOs in the Arts and Entertainment category.

Community Service

An organization in this category strives to provide a wide variety of safe, well-planned volunteer, community service, and philanthropic opportunities locally and/or globally. Find RSOs in the Community Service category.

Environmental/Sustainability

An organization in this category strives to educate and encourage participation in sustaining the environment. Find RSOs in the Environmental/Sustainability category.

Ethnic/Cultural/Identity-Based

An organization in this category strives to develop a sense of community among members who have a shared interest in exploring identities and experiences such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, and others. An organization in this category may also strive to participate in councils, committees, programs, activities and/or workshops to foster communication, education, understanding, and positive relations among cultural groups. These organizations also often explore intersectionality among various identities. Find RSOs in the Ethnic/Cultural/Identity-Based category.

Fraternity or Sorority

An organization in this category is directly affiliated with the UC Davis Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life and has an existing relationship with a recognized Greek governing council. Find RSOs in the Fraternity or Sorority category.

Health and Wellness

An organization in this category strives to educate and encourage participation in health and wellness initiatives or causes. Find RSOs in the Health and Wellness category.

Honor Society

An organization in this category has membership parameters based on meeting a certain criteria (academic achievement, leadership, involvement, etc.) and whose purpose is to recognize excellence in specific areas. Find RSOs in the Honor Society category.

International

An organization in this category strives to celebrate, support, and connect international students in the UC Davis campus community. Find RSOs in the International category.

Performance

An organization in this category strives to dance, sing, produce theater, and participate in comedy and/or provide live music. Find RSOs in the Performance category.

Professional

An organization in this category has a mission that seeks to prepare students for a professional career, provide networking opportunities, workshops, panel discussions, seminars, and other programming for students interested in related professions. Find RSOs in the Professional category.

Recreation/Sports

An organization in this category strives to encourage participation and/or engage in sports, games or recreation-based activities. Find RSOs focused on Recreation/Sports.

Religious and/or Spiritual

An organization in this category strives to focus on the activities related to shared beliefs with a group generally recognized as spiritual, religious, freethinkers, humanists, and/or secularist. Find Religious and/or Spiritual RSOs.

School of Law

An organization in this category is affiliated with the UC Davis School of Law. Find RSOs at the School of Law.

School of Medicine

An organization in this category is affiliated with the UC Davis School of Medicine. Find RSOs at the School of Medicine.

School of Nursing

An organization in this category is affiliated with the UC Davis School of Nursing. Find RSOs at the School of Nursing.

School of Veterinary Medicine

An organization in this category is affiliated with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Find RSOs at VetMed.