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How Technology Helps Better Connect Students with Clubs and Organizations

How to get involved on campus is now easier than ever with SBEngaged and the Corq app
Getting involved on campus is now easier than ever with SBEngaged and the Corq app.
Getting involved on campus is now easier than ever with SBEngaged and the Corq app.

Meeting people in college can be difficult, but it’s now easier than ever for Seawolves with the Corq app and SBEngaged.

Launched this summer, SB Engaged is the main communication tool for student clubs and organizations. This portal helps the student groups more easily promote their activities and manage group information such as documents, photos and event permissions. Each event on SBEngaged’s calendar contains important details including the time and place as well as a short description.

SBEngaged and Corq make it easier for interested students to contact clubs. This will hopefully increase knowledge of various clubs throughout campus as well as increase membership in these clubs,” said Justas Klimavicius, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) President.

Corq is the app component of SB Engaged, offering the same functionality, but fit for mobile. The advantage is that with Corq, students can more easily find what to do on campus. Just like SB Engaged, Corq features search bars and filters for convenience such as date, categories, themes, and most importantly, “perks” such as free food, free stuff and credit.

For as long as I can recall, an overarching complaint has been the lack of a central means to know what’s going on on campus or how to get involved, and this platform provides just that at your fingertips,” said Christine Marullo, Director of Student Engagement and Activities.

In the future, Marullo hopes that SB Engaged and Corq will continue to expand into a one-stop shop for students that can be used for campus elections and learning more about the University. “This semester, USG will be testing out the platforms voting system for our fall elections,” said Klimavicius. He added that his favorite part is the free food filter, remarking, “who doesn’t love free food?”

Corq has seen mass success among students. From July to September, the number of downloads grew from 308 to 5,336. As part of orientation, first-year students were encouraged to download the Corq app. With many registered clubs and organizations already creating a presence on it, new students can filter through events that interest them.

“The simplicity of the app makes going through the hundreds of organizations and events convenient to anyone looking to get involved,” said Kevin Vucinic ‘22, a computer engineering major.

More information on how to use Corq and SB Engaged can be found here.

— Scott Terwilliger ’20

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