On Jan.24, the Office of Student Activities and the undergraduate Student Government Association launched Orgsync, an online community management system used by higher education institutions to communicate with students and staff, track student involvement and manage campus organizations and programs.
The University of Texas founded Orgsync in 2007 to increase student involvement and communication among student organizations. Currently, 100 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada use Orgsync as their primary student involvement hub.
Gina Mercanti, graduate assistant for student organizations, said, “NSU wanted a one-stop, on-line portal to streamline student organization administration. With Orgsync, student organizations can complete room requests for meetings and events, register for SEA Thursdays and complete other registration requirements all in one place.”
Orgsync also enables student organizations to manage their membership and events. A student organization’s Orgsync page can even be linked with its Facebook and Twitter pages and its website.
Candice Williams, junior psychology major, said, “Orgsync is awesome. Student organizations can text their members and post events. The really exciting thing about Orgsync is the fact that student organizations have the opportunity to recruit new members, as prospective members can view basic information about the organization via Orgsync and request membership over the web.”
Orgsync allows students and student organizations to complete forms online on the one-stop website.
Tilly Owusuwaa, senior business administration major and undergraduate SGA senator for non-traditional students, said she likes that Orgsync is green.
“Students and student organizations will be able to submit forms right there on the website, which increases both accessibility and administrative processes,” said Owusuwaa. “The undergraduate SGA hopes that this will take sustainability to the next level, with the objective of a completely green system by the beginning of the fall 2012 semester.”
Interested students and student organizations can attend an Orgsync training session to learn how to get their organizations on the site. Training sessions will be held every Wednesday until Feb. 29, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., in the Student Organizations Resource Center, located in room 201 in the Rosenthal building.