Purdue University Selects CollegiateLink to Provide Web-based Student Organization Management: Campuswide Rollout will Track Student Participation in 840 Clubs and Organizations

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CollegiateLink, the leader in co-curricular program management and assessment, announced today that Purdue University has selected StudentLink to manage their student clubs, organizations, and fraternities and sororities.

Colleges are recognizing the need to provide online tools to manage student organizations, track student participation in those activities and efficiently report this data

CollegiateLink, the leader in co-curricular program management and assessment, announced today that Purdue University has selected StudentLink to manage their student clubs, organizations, and fraternities and sororities.

Purdue University, a Big Ten institution with more than 39,000 students, chose the CollegiateLink family of products to centralize the membership, activities and communications between students and organizations. StudentLink will allow individual organizations to conduct online surveys and elections, recruit new members, manage membership lists and plan events. The management, communication and tracking tools within StudentLink can be used by student organizations as well as their student members to provide online access to student organizations and their activities.

"Today's students are more techno-savvy than ever before and rely on the online world to help manage their lives," said Pablo Malavenda, associate dean of students at Purdue University.

StudentLink will provide Purdue's students with the tools to identify and join student organizations, to track their participation in co-curricular activities, to communicate with fellow club members and organize their activities, all in a 24/7 online environment.

Purdue has made a commitment to help the environment by reducing paper usage on its campuses. StudentLink will support this effort by providing for the online promotion of student organization and club activities, thus reducing the large amount of paper flyers and other promotional materials that are used on the Purdue campuses. CollegiateLink also will enhance Purdue's focus on student involvement in campus activities by creating opportunities for leaders to promote their organizations, have individual students express their interest in organizations, track student involvement in activities and, most importantly, the ability for Purdue to facilitate the process.

Purdue is completing the transition to a centralized student information system and will use CollegiateLink to provide similar functionality for student's co-curricular activities. StudentLink's data management capabilities provide the tools to track and report the academic status of student leaders and Greek life members.

"Colleges are recognizing the need to provide online tools to manage student organizations, track student participation in those activities and efficiently report this data," said Barbara Ross, CollegiateLink chief executive officer. "Partnering with CollegiateLink will provide Purdue the ability to offer efficient service to students while fulfilling their desire for Web-based access to their out-of-the-classroom experiences."

About CollegiateLink

CollegiateLink is a comprehensive Web-based information system designed to manage student organizations and to track and document student's co-curricular participation while providing the ability to assess the link between this participation and student persistence, engagement, and success. StudentLink, CollegiateLink's core product, enables students to find, join and manage their outside-the-classroom activities conveniently over the Web while providing Student Affairs professionals with the tools they need to manage student activities, track participation, make better decisions and meet current demands for transparency about how resources are applied. CollegiateLink is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, visit CollegiateLink

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