October 3, 2010
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Sara Lynn McCall, Student Assistant

VSU Upgrades CampusConnect

VALDOSTA -- The Office of Student Life announced upgrades to CampusConnect -- its interactive, student organization management system, which was introduced last spring as a way to link student organizations with members of the campus community. Nearly 2,500 students are members of the system, which enables them to view the activities of VSU’s 175 student organizations, track service hours, and create personal profiles with pictures and posts.

Allie Sanders, graduate assistant in the Office of Greek Life, said Student Life is offering a series of training sessions to instruct students about how to navigate CampusConnect. Students interested in attending a training session -- 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, or 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 -- should contact Student Life at 229-333-5674. CampusConnect Manuals are available at www.valdosta.edu/stulife/CampusConnectManuals.shtml

“CampusConnect is a great resource for students because they are able to be a part of an online community with other students. With the event flyer board, students are able to see what events are taking place with other student organizations all in one location,” Sanders said. “CampusConnect is becoming popular with the student body as they are learning how to use it.”

CampusConnect is being used by campuses across the nation as a management tool to assist student organizations in recruiting members and creating a community for student organizations to communicate with one another. Each organization has its own site that allows members to participate in discussion posts and keep track of events, and one main electronic flyer board displays all events in one convenient location. Resume-building resources are also available.

Access Campus Connect
To access CampusConnect, go to the main VSU website, www.valdosta.edu, and select Student Organizations from the Quicklinks on the left menu bar. Login with your BlazeView username and password.