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Getting Started with Web space for your student organization

  1. To start, you must be a Penn State student organization that is officially registered or affiliated by the Student Affairs office at your campus. For information on how to register your organization with your local Student Affairs office, visit your location's Student Affairs Web site.

  2. Confirm that your campus is using the Student Organizations Server or another Web service. Currently, the following Penn State locations are using this service:

    Additional Penn State locations may use this Web service at a later date.

    Orgnizations from other locations may already have Web space on the Student Organizations server (formerly known as the "Student Activity Server"). Those organizations may be able to retain their spaces if the Student Affairs offices at their respective locations decide to register for the Student Organizations Web Service. Not all locations will choose to do this.

  3. Your organization should apply with the Student Affairs office at your location to get the space. Use the following list to find the form or instructions from your participating location.

  4. After your request has been sent to your local, participating Student Affairs office, it will be reviewed. Your organization must meet specific eligibility requirements to qualify for Web space. It may take a few days before the Web space is granted. An officer in your organization, likely the president, will be sent a notice via e-mail once the space has been created. This officer will be referred to as the "Web-Team Coordinator". The e-mail will give instructions on how the Web-Team Coordinator can assign the Webmasters (also known as the "Web Team") who will have the ability to modify your organization's Web site. While the Web-Team Coordinator may not necessarily have access to modify the Web site him/herself, the Web-Team Coordinator may also assign his/her account to be a Webmaster as well. Generally, the president of each organization also serves as the Web-Team Coordinator. When new officers are chosen, your organization must submit a "change of officers" form to the designated Student Affairs office for your campus location. After your organization's form has been processed, the Web-Team Coordinator position is generally assigned to the new president. Check with the Student Organizations Web Service Administrative Contact at your location for details.

  5. Once they have been notified that their accounts have been created, the Webmasters can read the Tutorials on how to access the Web space for an organization.

The expressed opinions, informational content and links displayed on student organization Web pages do not necessarily reflect a position or policy of The Pennsylvania State University or its affiliates. No official endorsement by The Pennsylvania State University of the viewpoints expressed on student organization Web pages should be inferred.

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Last revised: Saturday, January 17, 2009.