General Users / Members : FAQ

HuskySync powered by OrgSync is the new management tool Bloomsburg University will be rolling out in Fall 2015. HuskySync is a web based system that will serve as an all-encompassing student club and organization management tool to help you, the student leader, with everything you need to manage your group and plan events. New organization requests, annual organization re-registering, fundraiser/service project requests will all be processed online via HuskySync. This new system also offers many amazing communication features, you can stay on task and ensure your club is on a path to success when it comes to planning events, group meetings, getting the word out about your club etc.
You will be prompted to answer a few questions the first time you login, but the rest of your profile you’ll need to do on your own. You can edit your profile anytime by clicking on your name at the top right corner of your screen. A dashboard will slide out from the right, within which you will click "My Profile." Once there, click the "Edit Your Profile" button. Please provide your name, email address and phone number as we will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you. Also, be sure to upload a great profile picture!
From the Bloomsburg University home page (which you will see upon login, or can be reached at any time by clicking the Bloomsburg University logo at the top left of your screen), simply click "Browse Organizations." From here, you can search by name, keyword, or category!
Your group’s profile information will be imported to a HuskySync portal Once you login you can customize your portal’s profile with profile and cover photos, attach files, link to social media, and create content to be displayed on the home page of your group’s portal. The executive boards and advisors will need to be added with requests to be admins. All general members will ne to be manually added to your portal. Don’t stress – this is super easy! Refer to the next question for step-by-step instructions.
From the home page of your group’s portal, you can click on the "People" tab and use the "Invite People" button to do this! Invite one person or a bunch at a time – all you need to do is enter their email addresses in the space provided and type your message. The people you invite will receive and email invitation within which they can click a green "Join" button! Make sure you invite people with their BU email addresses only.
Whether you’d like to designate members as holders of positions other than the four we require or indicate member participation in a type of committee, you can manage these functions the same way using the People tab. If you click on People and then click the up and down arrow symbol next to "All People," you should see a green button pop up that says "Create Group." Type in the name of the position or committee and then hit enter, which will then prompt you to write a description and add people to this category! Creating groups are a great way to communicate with only certain people. Members can exist in multiple groups.
In the "People" tab, you can manage individual group member’s permissions by clicking on a group member’s name in the list under "All People." To the right a description of the member will appear and you can click on the "Permissions" tab here. You can check or uncheck boxes next to different functions to designate which permissions you’d like that individual group member to have.
HuskySync has really awesome features when it comes to communication. It will be easier for you to communicate between you and your group members, with CGA, and with University Departments. You can use HuskySync to message your group members, even text group members, take votes, and create to-do lists to assign tasks to the respective group member so you never miss a beat! Using the "More" tab on your portal home page, you can select Discussions, Messaging, Polls, and To-Do List for communication. Discussions allows you to create an online forum around a certain topic, Messaging allows you to message members within HuskySync or text members, Polls allows you to take a vote, and To-Do List allows you to delegate tasks to your members.
From the home page of the student group’s portal, click on the "Events" tab. From here you can click the green button "Create an Event" to begin an Event Request that is done totally online. Please be aware that HuskySync approval does not mean that the room has been reserved, it simply means that you are requesting to add this event to the HuskySync community for calendar addition. You must reserve your space through EMS prior to your event being approved on HuskySync.
From the home page of your student group’s portal, click on the "Events" tab. From here you can see Upcoming Events, and next to the name of the event you will see its status. Statuses can include Pending Approval, Approved, Denied, or Deferred. Pending Approval means that the HuskySync admins are in the process of reviewing your request. Approved indicates that HuskySync admins have processed your request and you may move forward with event planning. Denied means that HuskySync admins cannot fulfill your request and you may not move forward with this event. Deferred means that HuskySync admins require more information and will be in touch with you to ask questions.
How many times have you had to hunt down your president or advisor to get them to sign off on payments? Now, they will get notified automatically by email any time they need to approve something. And the best part is, they will sign off on it digitally! When submitting event forms on HuskySync, designate them as Reviewers so they can log in to HuskySync and digitally approve your forms (you’ll be prompted to do this in the Events form). Their digital approval within HuskySync is equivalent to their signature. This doesn’t mean you can totally neglect your advisor. Be sure to maintain a good relationship and establish a communication plan!
Only officers and advisors listed on the portal profile can reserve space on campus. To reserve space, please complete your reservations via EMS.
From the Bloomsburg University home page (which you will see upon login, or can be reached at any time by clicking the Bloomsburg University logo at the top left of your screen), simply click "Browse Organizations." From here, you will see a green button at the upper right portion of the page that will read "Register an Organization." Follow the registration process and the Committee on Student Organizations (COSO) will contact you with updates throughout the process.