Student Organization Checklist: Recruiting and Welcoming New Members

In a continued effort to keep our Laker community safe, there will not be an in-person Campus Life Night this semester. How can student organizations still reach out to potential new members and help students get involved?

Create Your Involvement Flipgrid Video
Create Your Involvement Flipgrid Video

Post an informational video on the Involvement Flipgrid by Jan. 24

Post on Flipgrid

Update Your Org's LakerLink Profile
Update Your Org's LakerLink Profile

Learn how to update your LakerLink profile and get tips about what info to include.

Update LakerLink

Post on Social Media
Post on Social Media

Promote your organization on social media! Link your Flipgrid video, LakerLink page, and provide all the necessary information students need to get involved.

If your organization's graphic isn't in this folder, please email promotions@gvsu.edu and we will make one for you!

Graphics for student organizations


Involvement Flipgrid

This semester, instead of our traditional in-person Campus Life Night event, student organizations will be able to recruit new members on our virtual Involvement Flipgrid. E-Board members can record an informational video about their student organization that provides students with all the info they need to get involved. Here’s everything you need to know about recording and uploading your video: 

Important Tips:
  • Your video can’t be more than 90 seconds. You can create it directly on Flipgrid, or you can upload an external video if you’d like to include photos, video clips, presentation slides, or whatever else you think would help inform students about your organization and encourage them to get involved. 
  • On Flipgrid, list the “display name” of your video as the name of your student organization. 
  • Once you’ve clicked on the appropriate Flipgrid link below, click the green “+” to either upload or record your video. If you’re uploading your video, click on the three dots. If you’re recording your video directly on Flipgrid, follow the prompts on the screen. 
  • Flipgrid will prompt you to take a selfie that will serve as your video’s thumbnail image. You can take a selfie if you’d like, or you can click on the three dots to upload a photo.
  • Feel free to play around with different Flipgrid features. You can add text to your thumbnail or video, insert images, or add filters. 
  • In the “title” area, please link your organization’s LakerLink page. You can also include any website or social media links your organization might have. 
  • Your name and the name of your student organization
  • A description of what your student organization is and does
  • How has getting involved in this student org enhanced your college experience? How have you benefited from getting involved?
  • Is your organization selective in membership? What students are eligible to get involved?
  • Who can students contact if they have questions or want more information?
  • What are the next steps for interested students? How can they get involved in your organization? 

Make sure you upload your video to the right category. Here are the submission links for each category:

If you’re unsure which category your organization fits into, email rso@gvsu.edu.

LakerLink Profile

  • A description of your student organization — what does it do? What is its purpose?
  • Explain the benefits of being involved in this student organization — what will students gain from getting involved?
  • If your organization is selective in membership, explain. Is there an audition or tryout process? Are there certain requirements students must meet before getting involved?
  • How can students get involved? Provide all the necessary info about next steps. Be clear and specific. 
  • Link to any exterior websites that are affiliated with your student organization (Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
  • Is the “additional information” section within the “about section” up to date? When and where does your organization meet? How much does it cost to be a part of your student organization?
  • Make sure your org roster is updated and your contact info is correct 
  • Review your organization’s constitution under “documents” and make sure it’s up to date 
  • Optional: Include photos or video clips of your student organization in your organization’s “gallery”
  1. Login to LakerLink using your student email and password
  2. Click on the grid icon in the upper right corner and select “manage”
  3. You’ll then see a list of your LakerLink memberships. Click on the org that you want to edit. 
  4. In the upper left hand corner, select the three lines icon. This is where you’ll have the option to update your org’s roster, documents, gallery, and more. To update your org’s description and information, click “about”.

You’ll then be able to edit your org’s description, contact info, external websites, and additional information. When you’re done making changes, click the “update” button at the very bottom. Please note that it may take five minutes or so for your changes to actually appear on your org’s LakerLink page.