Utilizing OrgSync at Georgetown University Law Center

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Utilizing OrgSync at Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown University Law Center joined OrgSync in Spring 2010 with a full-time enrollment of 2,600 students. There are 100 organizations on campus and as of August 2011 over 1,600 users in OrgSync.

Georgetown University Law Center, a historic institution located in the heart of Washington DC, found OrgSync after searching for a better way to run and manage their student life. The campus has an active student body; however, like many other graduate schools, they struggled with efficiently managing their student organizations and centralizing the student activities on campus.

Problem Analysis

Georgetown Law previously used an online system from another provider, but it failed to meet their needs for a number of reasons, including: lack of aesthetic appeal, limited functionality, unintuitive usability, and lack of support for the system after it was sold to the campus.

Changing for the Better

One of the key reasons Georgetown chose OrgSync was because of the dedicated campus consultants that serve as the direct contact for each university. The campus consultants guide each new campus partner through the full implementation process and provide on-going support as needed.


Georgetown Law officially launched OrgSync to all its students with an on-site training led by the campus consultants. Within one year, all 100 of the student organizations had successfully launched OrgSync. Reasons cited for the high adoption include:

  • Students involved in purchasing decision of OrgSync
  • Organizations required to register through OrgSync
  • Encouraged use by multiple departments on campus
  • On-site trainings with OrgSync’s dedicated campus consultant

“I have always had excellent experiences communicating with various people at OrgSync. I appreciate the easy access, multiple communication choices, and the check-in calls and messages.”

- Amy Garrison
Director of Student Life at Georgetown University Law Center


OrgSync has significantly helped the student organizations better manage themselves and has simultaneously saved the campus a considerable amount of time and resources. Much of the daily processes have now been taken online and OrgSync has become an integral part of campus life at Georgetown Law.


The most impactful benefits for the students are that they are now able to effectively manage all of their organizations and involvement in one place and improve communication with other students in the law school. Other uses of OrgSync the students enjoy include:

  • Easing officer transition to help make organizations more sustainable
  • Campus-wide calendar to see a synopsis of all events
  • Self-managed public websites for every organization
  • Ability to conduct secure, online elections for their officers

Immediately after OrgSync was implemented on campus, the student life department began using its tools to turn their office paperless. The campus now utilizes OrgSync daily for tasks such as organization approvals and report generation. Below are additional examples of how Georgetown Law uses OrgSync to improve its daily processes.

  • Online forms to process student requests and register organizations
  • Communication and group messaging no longer required to go through IT
  • Treasury tools for SBA to approve/deny budgets and funding allocations
  • Assessment reporting on current organization and student data