The Office of Student Life is now using OrgSync, an accessible online tool that helps students and organizations stay connected throughout the campus.
OrgSync is an online community that will allow organizations and students to complete and review forms, communicate with other organizations and track their respective involvement activities, such as community service and leadership roles.
This online community was launched late January. Students were imported into the system in early February. A link to OrgSync can be found at the top of The W homepage, located next to the Banner link. Students can then set up a profile by logging into OrgSync with their 9501 ID number and password.
“The Office of Student Life was looking for a resource that will help us expand in areas of growth, including communication across campus within student organizations, as well as moving to an online base way of storing information,” said Kimone Holtzman, coordinator of student engagement.
Holtzman added that OrgSync works similar to Facebook, in which users can create a profile and upload a photo. They can also create an involvement record or e-portfolio that lists and tracks the individual’s participation in school events and organizations.
OrgSync can help student officers build organization portals, too. This will aid them in promoting and publicizing campus-wide events.
“It’s a great investment for the campus community which is way easier and convenient, so you don’t have to rush and turn in forms,” said Kristopher Sullivan, president of The W’s Residence Hall Association.
OrgSync also has an app that allows users to access basic features of the program. However, it is suggested that a computer be used when profiles and portals are being built.
“The most useful thing about the app is being able to see updates from within student groups,” said Jessica Harpole, director of Student Life.
Student Life hopes to soon implement a feature that will use ID numbers to track student attendance at events.