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Revolution: What students need to know

Matt Merlino
Photo credit: Matt Merlino

This year Robert Morris University will be instituting a new resource on campus, known as Revolution, for students to connect with clubs and organizations that interest them using an app on their phone or a online website.

Describing the features of Revolution, John Locke, director of student activities, said, “it has the user friendly interface of Facebook with the analytic power of Google.”

Revolution, which is a partnership between RMU and the company OrgSync, is a new way for clubs and organizations to coordinate on campus. The program login will be connected to students’ Robert Morris account with their password changing every 60 days when it is changed through Sentry Secured Services.

“The relationship we’ve built with OrgSync is through the Student Life Office, the CITADEL, the engaged learning transcript people and the student government; those three groups wanted to bring a dynamic, usable, online experience for every student to connect to student clubs and organizations, to be able to find opportunities and track their involvement,” said Locke.

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Student Life will be able to track who goes to what events, and use that information to include in the Student Engagement Transcript, or SET, at the end of the year. This will be done through the swipe function to see who is doing what, help with accuracy, and expand RMU’s resources.

“If I have an event with 200 people I want to know how many are freshman, I want to know how many are communications majors, how many are WLMP (Women’s Leadership and Mentorship Program) so we can really know what the students are doing,” said Locke.

President Christopher Howard thinks it will deliver more effective programming. He wants to use Revolution to increase retention at RMU all while keeping students connected.

“We used OrgSync at my previous institution. I’m a believer in it. It’s got to get into the culture. It’s got to be something that people see as a tool not a chore, but the reviews of it are very, very positive,” said Howard.

Although most of the portals are empty now, clubs will be able to include events and polls for members to complete. Students will be able to join clubs and organizations they want to, learn more about the ones that interest them, contact people within each organization, etc.

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Malyk Johnson, Contributor
Malyk Johnson is a sophomore journalism major. He is the assistant news manager at RMU Sentry media and the program director for RMU Radio. He grew up on the eastern side of Pittsburgh.
Delaney Hassell, Social Media Manager
A communication major with a concentration in journalism and a minor in psychology, Delaney is one of the Social Media Managers for RMU Sentry Media as well as the News Director for RMU-TV. Previously she has served as the News Manager for the Sentry. Delaney has also been heavily involved with RMU-TV anchoring, producing, conducting interviews, etc. She most recently co-anchored and help produce the Emmy-nominated SCJ 2016 Election Night Coverage. Originally from Erie, she was eager to move to the Pittsburgh area to attend Robert Morris.
Matt Merlino, Chief Graphic Designer
A senior Media Arts (Graphic Design) major, Matt is the award-winning Chief Graphic Designer for RMU Sentry Media. His design work has won first place in the Student Keystone Press Awards and 3 different categories of the SCJ Awards. He also works with RMU TV, where he designed the graphics packages for both RMU Live and Colonial Sports Center. Along with his work for RMU Sentry Media and RMU TV, he is the President of the Society for Collegiate Journalists, RMU Chapter.  

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