What is Engage?
Engage is a platform for University of Louisiana at Lafayette students to connect with Student Organizations, Housing, and Community Service opportunities. Students can connect with student organizations they are interested in, keep up-to-date with events around campus, vote in school elections, find community service opportunities, track volunteer hours and involvement in organizations for the creation of a co-curricular transcript, and more.
How is Engage set up?
Community: University of Louisiana at Lafayette- The community provides the foundation for the UL Lafayette private online campus network. Every member of Engage on our campus is a member of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette community.
Umbrellas: Office of Student Engagement and Leadership and Residential Life.- The umbrellas relate to a specific office on campus who manage the portals under their site. Users may be a member of one or more portals under each umbrella.
Organization Portals: Student Organizations, Residence Halls, and Community Partners- Students may join one or more portal to stay up to date with their involvement both on-campus and off-campus. Student leaders are often administrators of these portals, allowing students to manage their organizations effectively and efficiently.
Members: You!- Every University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student is registered under the UL Lafayette community. This gives you access to important resources that allow you to discover programs and organizations on campus. Engage makes it easier for students to engage in campus life and manage their co-curricular involvement.
How do I log in?
You can log in to Engage with your CLID and password- just like you would log in to your campus email, ULink, etc.
The first time you log in to Engage, it will ask you to fill out some profile information and upload a picture. Please take the time to fill this out in a professional manner, as your information will link to your very own e-Portfolio. Include your cell phone number and provider to receive texts from organizations you are a member of!
How do I join an organization I am a member of?
At the top of any page on Engage, you should see a search bar that says "Explore the University of Louisiana at Lafayette...". In that search bar, type in the name of your organization and navigate to that page. On the Organization's page, you should see a blue "Join" button at the top right of the page. Click on that. Most organizations require an administrator of the organization to approve your request. If you do not see the button, the organization is "Invite Only" and you must be invited to join via email.
I am interested in learning more about one or more organizations. How do I find out about more information?
Click the University of Louisiana at Lafayette logo in the top left corner of the page to get to the main page. From there, click "Organizations". You will see a list of every registered student organization on campus. You can search by keyword, name of the organization, type of organization, or Umbrella portal. Navigate to the organization you are interested in and click to learn more! Each organization has the opportunity to fill out a profile explaining more about themselves, and list meeting times, days, and locations. You can also find contact information for the organization and see upcoming events.
I'm not a member of an organization. How does this benefit me?
Engage is a great tool to stay informed of all the opportunities on campus. Events like Splatterbeat, The U After Dark, fundraisers, talent shows, and service opportunities are all at your fingertips! And, if you attend one of these events, Engage allows you to track that too! Every user has an e-Portfolio, which is like an online resume. It will list your involvement, community service hours, work experience, etc. As you prepare to enter the workforce, having a record of the things you did in school can be a great resume booster.
How can my organization use Engage?
The answer to that question is as long and detailed as you want it to be. On Engage, you can track dues and membership requirements, create forms for your users or the community to fill out, create an official website for your organization, message your members via email or text, create polls, manage elections, store files, upload photos, manage events, create and track to-do lists, have discussions through forums, and post news events. For more detailed information, visit the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership, or visit the incredibly useful OrgSync Help page.
I still have questions.
We would love to hear them! Please contact the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 337-482-6272, or stop by our office (Room 169 of the Student Union).