2014 State of the Student Orgs – Website Report

Fall 2014 Student Org WebsitesAs 2014 comes to an end and we begin a new semester at Chicago-Kent, I’d like to provide a global review of the online presence of our student organizations.

We currently have 48 active student organizations and journals (see complete list on Student Organizations A-Z).

In addition to customized websites, many organizations also use Facebook and Twitter to communicate with members and publicize events.

As you can see in the chart above, most organization websites have been upgraded using the new WordPress managed hosting service we’ve offered. We’ve added 14 new sites this last semester alone and have 12 more in process – brand-new groups as well as those upgrading from out of date HTML sites.

Note: Organizations with no website or a website currently transitioning to the new system will receive an individual email checking in on their status. You can also contact Emily Barney directly with questions if you need access or training at any time.

Here’s one example of a site upgrade: The Federalist Society

WordPress Site Features

Profiles:

Our organizations and journals can highlight their leaders and advisors with customized profile pages

ELS Board Summary


The Environmental Law Society displays short profiles one one page: Executive Board
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SBA Condensed List


On the SBA website, the condensed member list shows names by group, with some names appearing in multiple groups.
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CKJIP Editor Roster


The Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property also displays grouped profiles, this time with images included
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ACSLP Individual Profiles


The ACSLP displays short profiles on the officers page, linking to longer individual profile pages
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Entrepreneurial Advisors


The Entrepreneurial Law society shows their advisors in a short list with images and social media profile links
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Events:

Adding events on these websites makes it easier to update details and share them online

Blogging:

You don’t have to blog essays to use the updates feature – short text announcements or illustrated recaps are great too

APALSA Updates


APALSA has been sharing resources and announcements
apalsa-blog-2014

Federalist Society Event Recaps


The Federalist Society has been posting recaps of Chicago-Kent events

New Site - Blog

More Customizations

As requested by individual organizations, we’ve also developed ways to integrate more tools and features into specific sites:

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