Wheelhouse: Chart Your Course!
Wheelhouse is an online database system that is developed and managed by a company called CollegiateLink. It supports recognized student organization (RSO) administration through the development of electronic forms and processes, and a process management system that can be configured to include multiple levels of approval when appropriate.
Additionally, it provides RSOs with a secure website that is edited using a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editor. Stakeholders in this project include student leaders, students, faculty/staff, campus administrators and alumni.
When students log in to Wheelhouse for the first time they are prompted to complete a simple profile and are then encouraged to select from a wide-ranging list of Interests. The list of Interests is constantly growing as we receive feedback from students.
Organizations are prompted to select Interests from the same list during their registration process, and both students and organizations can edit their Interests at anytime (refer to the Student User Guide for detailed instructions).
After students complete their profile and add Interests Wheelhouse offers suggestions for involvement by pairing students and organizations based on Interests.
Suggestions for events and organizations aren’t the only ways Wheelhouse supports student involvement. To reach as many students as possible, Wheelhouse also customizes the bulletin board (see below) to display events based on your involvement and interests.
The result? Everyone who logs in to Wheelhouse has a unique experience customized to meet their interests!
Show Off Your Involvement!
The most beneficial feature of Wheelhouse, from many students' perspectives, is the ability to request a verified student involvement report. Wheelhouse tracks involvement while providing verification of activities.
Students are responsible for self-reporting memberships and leadership roles, but those entries are submitted to the appropriate personnel for verification before they are displayed on a student's involvement report.
Students may print an unofficial copy of their involvement report whenever they choose (see the Student User Guide for detailed instructions).
Students may also choose to export a copy of their Student Involvement Report as a PDF file that can be included during application processes for employment, scholarships, or graduate school.