To enhance the student involvement experience at Loyola Marymount University, LMU EXP has officially launched LMU EXP Online.
On LMU EXP Online, a collaboration with OrgSync, students can browse and join student organizations, as well as view a calendar of events to stay up to date with what is happening on campus. LMU EXP and the Division of Student Affairs are using LMU EXP Online to bring students together all in one place.
“We want to make it easy for students to know how to get involved and have easier access to reach out to organizations in which they are interested,” says Shawn Lamb, the Assistant Director for Leadership Programs and ASLMU.
LMU EXP Online, which is web-based and mobile-friendly, provides a centralized system where students can learn more about clubs, Greek Life, Service Organizations and events. In addition, LMU EXP Online serves as a platform for organizations to communicate more effectively with their members.
Instead of relying on organization websites or social media with scattered Instagram or Twitter posts and Facebook pages or groups, students can log in to LMU EXP Online and view the clubs and organizations offered, as well as the time, date and locations of events.
“As technology and social media have advanced over the years,” Lamb says, “our goal for LMU EXP Online is to provide every LMU student with the ability to explore all of the various opportunities that are offered in a quick and simple way. I also think what students will find most exciting about LMU EXP Online is how simple and user-friendly it is.”
Lamb adds that LMU EXP Online is also helpful in accommodating students’ schedules by notifying them of informational opportunities they may have missed. For example, if students were unable to attend this year’s ClubFest 2.0, they can go to LMU EXP Online and search for details on more than 160 student-run organizations. From there, they can learn more about specific clubs and how to attend their meetings, and they can even reach out to organizations’ presidents.
ClubFest 2.0, which took place at Palm Walk from October 19 to 23 as a follow up to September’s ClubFest, allowed students another chance to interact with organizations. It also doubled as an opportunity to launch LMU EXP Online to the student body.
“We had a good turnout in the new location on Palm Walk over the course of the week,” Lamb says. “We wanted to give students additional opportunities to hear more about LMU EXP Online and see clubs and organizations set up while on their way to classes or meetings. It seemed to work well.”
A new feature of LMU EXP Online that is being developed is an involvement report that will show students their co-curricular activities. Through this update, students will be able to see how long they were a member of an organization, how many service hours they completed, what events they attended and much more.
To sign up for LMU EXP Online, students can log in and create a profile using their LMU username and password. Students can then join an organization by clicking “LMU|LA” at the top left corner of the screen in red; then click “Browse Organizations” to begin a search for student organizations and all of their events.
By Nathalie Rubin