Jared Cobb , director of the Office of Student Organizations, wrote in an e-mail that the website featured a series of tools that student organizations could use in order to make their jobs easier and more organized. OrgSync’s functions will make for better administration and smoother tracking, he wrote.
“This increase in tracking will allow me to advocate on the organizations’ behalf for increased resources with university administration and/or external vendors,” Cobb wrote.
He wrote that organizations will have access to their own website portal, a unified calendar for all recognized organizations and the ability to upload an unlimited amount of organizational data such as photos, files and forms.
According to Cobb’s e-mail, the Office of Student Organizations has a three-year contract with OrgSync. After those three years, the office will form focus groups to determine whether or not it will renew the contract.
Beata Jones, director of the Neeley Fellows Program , said the group was one of the first campus organizations to utilize OrgSync. Jones said this was the fourth year the program has used the software.
“OrgSync has tremendous value for us in internal organization,” she said. “It is very good in disseminating info to our members.”
Jones said the Neeley Fellows Program taught its new members how to use OrgSync at a program orientation.
Senior education major Shannon Sanders , president of TCU Ambassadors, said she thought OrgSync would prevent confusion by improving communication between officers and members.
Sanders said, even though she had not seen all of OrgSync’s tools, she would attend a training session at the end of August to learn more about it.
Tiffany Haley, president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council for the university and a senior nursing major, said she thought OrgSync would prevent excess paperwork in Greek organizations. “(OrgSync) makes it a lot easier to keep up with documents,” she said. “We don’t have to worry about keeping up with a huge binder all summer.”
Haley said OrgSync would help the most with maintaining contact information, which highlights what she called the program’s best feature: organization.
Porter Neessen, president of the Panhellenic Council at the university and a senior speech pathology major, said even though OrgSync was new to the university, she already noticed the help it provided Greek officials in minimizing the need for communication via e-mail.
“Being able to share documents and rely a little less on e-mail, which can get a little cluttered, makes things a little more organized,” she said.
Neessen said she looked forward to being able to maintain electronic copies of commonly-used forms and documents on OrgSync for future use.
According to Cobb’s e-mail, members of more than 200 student organizations at the university have expressed interest in and enthusiasm for the software.