By Erin McIlraith, Center for Civic Engagement
The award acknowledges WSU’s system-wide adoption and creative use of the software, as well as the number of users – more than 25,000. See http://www.orgsync.com/user_conference/2014/campus_of_the_year
Named CougSync (http://www.tricity.wsu.edu/studentinvolvement/cougsync.html) at WSU, the system helps students: organize events for student groups, Greek houses and sport clubs; search for and keep track of community service opportunities; and connect with campus departments.
The award was announced at the annual OrgSync (http://www.orgsync.com) conference in Dallas in June.
“(Winning the award) was definitely the highlight of the trip,” said Berto Cerrillo, assistant director of WSU Student Involvement.
Representatives from Pullman, Tri-Cities and Spokane attended.
“(The conference) is a great opportunity to bring our needs directly to OrgSync and make sure WSU students are getting the best experience they can with the system,” said Ben Calabretta, assistant director for the WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).
WSU representatives presented two sessions – on risk management and on how WSU uses the service learning system.
“I was happy to learn about how other campuses are using OrgSync,” said Tiffanie Braun, CCE assistant director. “It’s really helpful to learn tips and tricks about improving the system from other campuses so we can give our students a better experience.”