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Students

RamLink offers exclusivity, centralized location

August 16, 2012

Students can now seamlessly join student organizations and keep record of their volunteer hours through the Office of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement's new online resource.

Connects students, organizations

RamLink, a resource developed by SLiCE for both students and student organizations, streamlines and organizes events and volunteer opportunities in a centralized portal. The tool allows student organizations to post virtual banners and posters advertising their upcoming events and enables students to track their volunteer time across all organizations they're involved in.

Looking for volunteer opportunities is easier with RamLink. The Community Service and Volunteerism RamLink page posts all volunteer opportunities that are given to SLiCE weekly. It is a great location for both individuals and groups to find new ways to give back to the community.

"It's connecting students to the campus virtually, letting them know what's happening on our campus and within the community that's related to CSU," said Tina De Giso, graduate marketing coordinator for SLiCE.

The tool has another advantage, too: it cuts down on the amount of emails students receive on a day-to-day basis. By giving student organizations the ability to market in a location that students can login to, there will be less need for student organizations’ to send out emails. This will also help virtually connect students by interest areas. 

Philip Mayhoffer, last year’s webmaster for the Engineering College Council helped his organization reduce the number of emails sent to council members. “I used RamLink to post the agendas from each week’s meetings so that everyone in the council would be able to stay up to date with what was going on,” he explained. He was so impressed by the features of the involvement portal that he now works as a RamLink student coordinator for SLiCE. 

New changes coming

This year, SLiCE will begin offering incentives to students recording their service and involvement within the system. Outstanding organizations and individuals will be featured on both RamLink and the RamLink Facebook page.

ne such way users can use RamLink effectively is to record their out of classroom involvements. By recording service hours and reflections on involvement experiences, students will be able to build up a “Leadership and Involvement Record (L.A.I.R),” which is a Co-Curricular Transcript that outlines leadership and involvement completed by an individual in eight development outcomes. Tracking in each outcome will provide growth and opportunities for students to include as meaningful experiences beyond what is in a resume.One such way users can use RamLink effectively is to record their out of classroom involvements. By recording service hours and reflections on involvement experiences, students will be able to build up a Leadership and Involvement Record (L.A.I.R), which is a co-curricular transcript that outlines leadership and involvement completed by an individual in eight development outcomes. Tracking in each outcome will provide growth and opportunities for students to include as meaningful experiences beyond what is in a resume.

Beginning this year, students will be automatically registered within the RamLink system, giving every student access to the online resource. Currently, there are more than 3,000 involved RamLink users, and SLiCE plans to have more than 10,000 users by the end of the year. ditionally, students will be automatically registered within the RamLink system, giving every student access to the online resource. Currently, there are more than 3,000 involved RamLink users, and SLiCE plans to have more than 10,000 users by the end of the y