March 19, 2012

Training for ‘OrgSync’ system available to RSOs

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Student Involvement and Leadership Development has adopted a new online community management system for student organizations and is offering training in its use.

OrgSync allows student leaders to more effectively manage their organizations by enabling them to manage organization records, store and share important documents, communicate with members effectively, plan and publicize events, track service hours and meeting attendance, collect dues, and cut down on paperwork, according to Jenna M. Bartak, graduate assistant in the office, a unit of Student Life and Intercultural Relations.

OrgSync also allows students to have personal involvement feeds so they can stay informed and get the latest information about organizations they are part of.  It centralizes their data so they can manage their organizational memberships and track their co-curricular involvement, Bartak said.  Each student organization is part of a larger campus community and students are often involved in multiple groups. This system allows both the organizations and their members to operate more effectively.

Student Involvement and Leadership Development will require all RSO officers to become OrgSync members.  In addition, the system will facilitate all registration renewals.

A series of workshops will offer information and hands-on practice in utilizing OrgSync.  All workshops are in Rehn Hall, Room 17.  Each takes place from 11 a.m. to noon in the computer lab.

The workshop schedule includes:

            •  “OrgSync 102:  Communicating, Calendaring and Attendance,” March 28 and 29

            •  “OrgSync 103:  Webpage, E-portfolio, Forms & Files,” April 11 and 12

Seating is limited so you must pre-register for the workshops.  Sign up or find out more by visiting