OrgSync is an online social community that allows people to connect and promote events on campus. The W began using OrgSync last year, but there are still many who don’t understand how to navigate the website. The first step is making sure you have a profile. W students can use their myapps.muw.edu email address to register and create a profile at orgsync.com.
One of the benefits to OrgSync is creating groups. You can use your profile to create a group and begin tracking or planning events. To create a group, go to the Organizations tab on the “Community Home” page. On the right side of the screen, you will see a button that says “Register New Organization.” This will take you to a form that you will need to fill out, as well as allow you to choose an advisor and inform them of your group.
The form will be submitted to the Student Life Board. After it is approved, you will be able to have people join or invite people to join and set up events for your calendar. The calendar must be approved by the president of your organization, your advisor and the Student Life Board. You can also subscribe to other calendars.
Events must be sent for approval at least 10 days prior to make sure there is enough time to reserve the space for your event and have the event processed by the appropriate people. Once the event is approved and the space is reserved, you can make the event public and promote it on the Community Home page.
Another benefit to OrgSync is being able to research and learn what a certain group is about before joining. Each organization can create groups and polls for their organization. Recently, SGA used OrgSync to create a poll that allowed students to vote for SGA senators at The W.
OrgSync offers many other benefits, including customization, event advertising and easy communication between members and groups. Students can also access any forms they might need for Student Life by visiting the Student Life page and clicking on “Forms.”
“It can really be really, really awesome,” said Kimone Simmons, coordinator of student engagement at The W.