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The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union
The University of Mississippi

Managing a Registered Student Organization Using The Forum

Best Practices

Please feel free to utilize this resource to learn more about how your RSO can best utilize Forum. Specifically, RSOs can utilize this Organization Tool Menu Overview.

Youtube Training Videos

The following videos provide specific information about the Forum at the University of Mississippi.

ForUM Focus Sessions

General Overview of The ForUM

Managing Organization and Department Rosters in The ForUM

Creating Forms in The ForUM

Managing the Roster within Forum

One with access to manage the Roster tool also has the ability to manage who is on the organization roster and the different roles they hold. Go to the Action Center for your organization to explore these options.

Inviting people: Invite people to join your organization by clicking +Invite People at the top of the Roster page in Action Center.

Ending memberships: Locate the member(s) you would like to remove and check the box on the far left of the members’ names. Click End Membership at the top of the user list. A confirmation box will appear to let you know that ending this user’s membership will also remove all of their positions and permissions. You can also end all memberships at once.

Approving memberships: As an officer, you also have control over who joins your organization. When you land on the “Manage Roster” page, you will see tabs for Current, Pending, and Prospective members. Pending members are those you have invited who have not yet accepted your request. Prospective members are those who have requested to join and are waiting on a decision.

Assigning people to Positions: In the “Manage Roster” section, you can also edit the positions your different members hold. Click Edit Positions to the right of a users name to take this action. A list of all available positions will appear. Assign a user to a position by clicking the appropriate checkbox and clicking Save.

Sharing News within Forum

Users with access to manage the News tool have the ability to post updates to members of your organization. Check out this News Walkthrough to learn more!

Changing your Organization’s Profile Picture within Forum

To learn more about how to update an organization’s profile picture, check out this article to learn more.

Utilizing Documents within Forum

RSOs can benefit from storing important documents to the Forum. This Documents Overview explains how to navigate this Forum tool.

Uploading Photo Galleries within Forum

RSOs host amazing events daily! RSOs should utilize Photo Galleries to preserve memories and highlight events for prospective members.