Panther Presence

REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATION ONLINE ENVIRONMENT

Panther Presence is an online environment for student organizations at UW-Milwaukee.

Currently, student organization officers must use Presence to complete renewal registration (each September) and to change officers and membership. In addition, some forms can only be completed using Presence. These include Student Appropriations Committee (SAC) grant applications and student organization charters, among others.

The online system also creates an on-going opportunity for organizations to attract new members by allowing students to browse currently registered student organizations and send join requests to the organization electronically. Organizations can make the most of this opportunity by uploading welcome page graphics and a welcome message.

TRAINING ON PRESENCE
New and reactivating student organizations must complete training on how to use Panther Presence as part of the registration process. All organizations are welcome to request training as needed to get the most out of the system. This might include training for new officers, training for candidates seeking office or a refresher on the system first thing in the fall. Contact Student Involvement at activities@uwm.edu or by calling (414) 229-5780 to request training sessions.

BENEFITS OF PRESENCE FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
All organization members can benefit from online tools like news postings, calendar of events and stored files. Advisors and officers can communicate with specific categories of membership on items of interest only to that subgroup. Best of all, new officers and members do not need to “re-invent the wheel” each year because Presence records stay with the organization, not with individual officers and leaders.

BENEFITS OF PRESENCE FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS
The Presence system tracks an individual student’s involvement in different student organizations. Students can view their involvement record under the personal tools tab. They can also request to have additional activities, such as off campus volunteering, added to the record. In addition, student users can request an official record of their involvement (also called a Co-Curricular Transcript).

Online tools
Official org officers
Official membership (Roster Standards)


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