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MySLC Documentation: Campus Groups
Creating Campus Groups
Any MySLC user may apply to create a campus group. For more see, Campus Groups: Uses of Campus Groups.
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- Click the "Campus Life" tab.
- Click "Campus Groups" in the left navigation.
- You will see a list of groups you currently belong to. At the bottom of this list, click "Create New Campus Group".
- In the group application form, fill out the proposed name of the new group. This should be the offical name your group goes by on campus, if possible.
- Choose a category for the group.
- In the "Description:" text box, enter a description for the group. As the note describes, this description will appear in the group if it's approved and can be edited later. In the "Why do you want to create this group?" text box, enter a reason for creating the group. This is additional information for MySLC group administrators to consider when deciding whether to approve the group application or not. For more information on using the text boxes, see General: Using the Text Box and Its Tools.
- If you want the group to have a maximum number of Members, enter that number in the "Maximum # of Members" field. Otherwise, leave that blank. Then choose if the group should be "Public", which means anyone can see that the group exists in the "Browse Groups" screen (though they may or may not be able to join it); or "Private", which means no one but group Members will know that the group exists. Both of these settings may be changed later once the group is approved.
- Choose the "Membership Enrollment" for the group. This may be changed once the group is approved as well.
- "Open, no application required" means that any MySLC user may join your group by using the Join Group portlet Campus Groups: Join Group Portlet. This option is best paired with a "Public" privacy setting, so that people can freely browse for the group.
- "Open, by membership application" is an option that requires new potential Members to fill out an application to join the group which much then be approved by a group Leader. This is also best paired with a "Public" privacy setting, so anyone can apply for the group but Leaders have final say as to who may join.
- "Membership by invitation only" requires group Leaders to invite potential new Members. These Members will automatically become group Members once invited, but can leave the group later. This option is best paired with the "Private" setting.
- "Closed to new members" is almost never used when applying for a group, as this will not allow any new Members to the group under any circumstances.
- Click "Submit Application."
- The application will be reviewed by MySLC group administrators.
You will receive an email to let you know whether the group has been approved or declined. If your group is approved, it will be created and you will become its Leader. It will then show up in your Quick Links under My Groups.
- Student Activities reviews Student Club group applications.
- Information Technology reviews most other group applications, including Academic, Administrative, Committees, Departmental, and more.