Frequently Asked Questions

We understand this registration period is unique and we are here to support you throughout the process. Below are frequently asked questions related to registration.

  1. How do I register my organization?
  2. When can I register a new organization?
  3. If I registered last year, will I need to re-register my organization?
  4. If I completed the orientation quiz, will I need to retake the quiz?
  5. If I completed the Leadership Trainings last year, will I need to retake the trainings?
  6. If I do not change my organization's constitution, can I change it later this year?
  7. What are signers?
  8. Is there a fee to register my student organization?
  9. Will I need a faculty advisor or sponsor to register my organization?
  10. When is registration due?

1. How do I register my organization?

The first step is to review the registration site. Join the SOAR Zoom link during operating hours or set up a meeting with an advisor to review the process. We will walk you through the registration process including:

  • Selecting a Pathway
  • Verifying your Organization's Constitution
  • Linking the four (4) Authorized Representatives to:
    • Watch the Orientation Videos
    • Complete the Orientation Quiz
    • Complete signing the Application to Register through DocuSign

2. When can I register a new organization?

The registration for new organizations will begin on October 11th, 2021. The first steps include completing the New Student Organization Application Questionnaire and scheduling an application review meeting with SOAR through the SOAR Peer Advisor meetings. 


3. If I registered last year, will I need to re-register my organization?

Yes, organizations must re-register every year. This gives the organization an opportunity to update their registration including the signers, pathway, and organization name. Re-registering will also confirm the organization is officially continuing as a university recognized organization. 


4. If I completed the orientation quiz, will I need to retake the quiz?

 Yes, the signers will re-watch the orientation videos and retake the orientation quiz. This will help reorient and empower continuing leaders.


5. If I completed the Leadership Trainings last year, will I need to retake the trainings?

 No, you will not need to retake the Leadership Trainings. These are great opportunities to connect with other leaders and alumni but there will be other workshops available for leaders like you. 


6. If I do not change my organization's constitution, can I change it later this year?

 Yes, you may choose to update your constitution at the time of registration or anytime throughout the year. Your advisor will review your new constitution with you.


7. What are signers?

 The signers are considered Authorized Representatives, UCSC students that agree to the rights and responsibilities of the organization by signing the Application to Register. These students take legal and financial responsibility for the organization. 


8. Is there a fee to register my student organization?

 There is no fee to register a student organization.


9. Will I need a faculty advisor or sponsor to register my organization?

 You will not need a separate advisor. By registering with SOMeCA you will partner with a staff advisor or a peer advisor. 


10. When is registration due?

All registration components must be completed by December 3rd, 2021 5:00PM