This page is for Recognized Student Organization leaders who manage an organizational page in #HornetLife. If you have questions about managing your personal #HornetLife account, please see the Student Guide.
What is #HornetLife?
What are the benefits for my organization?
What is required of my organization within #HornetLife?
What if my organization already has a website?
What is happening to the poster route?
How do I submit service hours for my organization?
#HornetLife is a new online tool Emporia State has launched to provide one place for students to go on the web to find campus events, learn about involvement opportunities and student organizations, and track their out-of-class experiences. This web platform is run by a company called CampusLabs and is used by hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. Every student who is enrolled at Emporia State automatically has an account created in #HornetLife, and every Recognized Student Organization gets a page to use a promotional tool and organizational management tool.
#HornetLife provides a number of benefits for both promoting and managing your organization. Let's start with promoting. Most of our organizations do not have the resources or expertise to have an organizational web page, and must rely on social media platforms like Facebook to promote their organization. With #HornetLife, every Recognized Student Organization gets a page that can be used to share information and promote your organization to prospective and current students. If your organization uses Facebook and/or Twitter, you can easily integrate both of these social media platforms into your page. #HornetLife also gives you a place to promote your organization's activities and events. The events calendar in #HornetLife is THE campus-wide calendar -- a one-stop shop to see all student events on campus. For your organization's internal operations, #HornetLife provides a ton of great tools to help you manage your organization. You can keep your member roster, track service hours, store documents, conduct officer elections, and much more.
#HornetLife is the platform Associated Student Government and the Center for Student Involvement uses to manage many of the procedures and processes related to student organization recognition. You must use #HornetLife to maintain your membership rosters, list your officer contact information, re-register your organization each semester, and report your ASG service hours. Beyond these basic requirements, we strongly encourage you to have all of your members join your organization's page in #HornetLife, and to take full advantage of all the tools #HornetLife provides.
If your organization already has a website, you may continue to use what you currently have in addition to your #HornetLife page. There is a place within your #HornetLife organizational page to create a link to your existing website. The Center for Student Involvement will use your #HornetLife page as the official page we link to in any marketing materials we produce or direct students to if they would like more information about your organization. Therefore, it is in your best interest to keep an active and up-to-date #HornetLife page.
In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the Center for Student Involvement no longer posts flyers on the Special Events poster route around campus. Student organizations (and university departments) will be able to use the events calendar tool in #HornetLife to promote events. One of the great benefits of this change is the mobility of the events calendar. The #HornetLife site is optimized for smartphones and tablets, so students can access a mobile-friendly version of #HornetLife from the ESU Mobile app, and have instant access to the calendar everywhere they go. Now, instead of having to go into a building and look at those cluttered boards to find out what's happening on campus, you can literally carry the events calendar with you in your pocket! And you can always access the calendar from any laptop or desktop computer.
RSOs will now use the Service Hours tool in #HornetLife to log the hours required to maintain recognition from ASG. Click here to learn more about service hour reporting.
Organization Header Images
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