Auburn University’s Student Involvement office has been recognized nationally for its efforts to transition to virtual organization management during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Campus Intelligence website, part of the Campus Labs family, said the office “returns to the classic Student Affairs adage of ‘challenge and support’ and brings it up a notch.”
“Wherever possible, Student Involvement shifted virtually for major department events in order to maintain a sense of normalcy for their students and continue to build campus pride,” the story said.
Campus Intelligence highlighted Student Involvement’s reimagining of the upcoming Student Involvement Awards and the International Student Banquet. Other virtual transitions have included moving Student Government Association meetings online and having University Program Council callouts online.
“We’re extremely proud of what we’ve been able to do in terms of maintaining and creating programming for our students,” said Corey Edwards, director of Student Involvement, which oversees more than 500 student organizations. “This has been a challenging time, especially for students, and it’s nice to offer them some degree of normalcy when it comes to their organizations continuing to operate.”