Student Organization Virtual Engagement Resources

Maintaining your student organization's membership and overall health and well-being through social connections is not a new topic.  Engaging in activities designed to promote social connections virtually, however, is relatively new and continues to evolve as we practice physical distancing and virtual modes.  With safety being our utmost priority for your organization, we've put together this resource list for your organization and its members to continue developing or start building important social connections needed for the growth of your group but also for the health and wellbeing benefits that come with virtual social wellness.  As a reminder, should your organization wish to hold any virtual activity or virtual event, it must register it at least 10 business days prior to the event with the Event Registration Form and follow the guidelines associated with that form.  

Here are some of our ideas to help keep you and your club connected virtually.  Please note that some of these listed resources might require purchase or membership.   If you have any other suggestions for additional resources to add, please email us at CSI@calstatela.edu. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to stay up to date with our virtual programming. 

Audio/Video Conferencing 

  • Zoom (Cal State LA Supported)
    • For unlimited meeting times: 
      • Use your  GET login:
      • Sign in with your Cal State LA Username and Password 
      • Zoom is located on the left side in the toolbar  

Group Self Care

Marketing 

  • Canva for posters, short videos, Instagram posts 
  • Piktochart for posters 
  • Repost (to repost Instagram posts) 
  • Powtoons for short cartoon videos 
  • Crello for animated Instagram posts 

Virtual Community Service 

  • Make facemasks for essential workers 
  • Write and send letters to folks in assisted living and care facilities, in prisons, in the armed services, veterans, etc.
  • Start a virtual fundraising campaign for local organizations in need of resources/funding 

Academic Activities 

  • Host a virtual book club
  • Book Swap (Mail books or swap e-books)
  • Class specific trivia on Kahoot 
  • Quizlet Sharing 
  • Host Zoom study sessions
  • Host Zoom coffee & conversations
  • Multiple people working on a Google doc (using the chat function!) 

Fitness Activities 

  • Host training/exercise sessions on Zoom 
  • Livestream yoga classes 
  • Track individual hikes on AllTrails 

Organizing Group Tasks 

Misc. Engagement Platforms 

Miscellaneous Engagement 

  • Learn a new language online (ex: Duolingo)
  • Cooking lessons online 
  • Virtual painting class
  • Virtual open mics
  • Share your crafts on your preferred social media platform
  • Learn an instrument
  • Online religious services
  • Streaming watch parties
  • Weekly Zoom or video chat meals
  • Attempt to cook the same recipe and post online
  • Google Boredom Busters- What to do when you are bored 

 As a reminder, should your organization wish to hold any virtual activity or virtual event, it must register it at least 10 business days prior to the event with the Event Registration Form and the guidelines associated with that form.