Student Organizations and OwlLife
Student life is a dynamic component of an active university experience. KSU’s Department of Student Involvement offers student organizations, clubs and recreational activities to help students engage in campus life, and to become active members of the KSU and local communities.
Whether it’s fraternity and sorority life, student media, student government, programing boards, or one of over 200 other groups, KSU has something to offer. Student organizations (and their activities give students the chance to participate, learn, lead and grow as they become more well-rounded and accomplished — all part of your KSU experience.
Looking for KSU’s 200+ student groups?
Kennesaw State has subscribed to Collegiate Link, a database that chronicles student organization profiles, membership rosters, budgets, and events, as well as other engagement opportunities from around campus. We call it OwlLife (owllife.kennesaw.edu). All our organizations, as well as ways to meet and join them, are now on OwlLife. Some features, such as viewing, are open to all. Other features require one to login with their KSU NetID and password.
How do I get connected to OwlLife?
• Go to owllife.kennesaw.edu and click on login.
• Login to the system through your KSU NetID account. Note: The complete set of OwlLife features is only available to Kennesaw State University students, staff and faculty.
• Fill out a personal profile; here you add things like your name, contact information and profile picture.
• You will now select a set of interests. Interests help link you to clubs, organizations and opportunities that will come up throughout the year. Make sure to go through each folder to make sure you don’t miss anything and also use the navigation tools to rank your interests according to what you’d most like to hear about.
How do I find clubs and organizations?
Go to the “Organizations” tab at the top of the page and you will find a few different ways to find organizations. You can perform a keyword search, search alphabetically by name or go to the categories tab and search by the type of organization. If you’re having trouble finding something you are interested in, sometimes using these tools can be a helpful way to find the right spot for you.
You can check on the bulletin board on your home page. The bulletin board has an up to date stream of events happening on campus and is updated in real time. By checking out the different events on campus and looking at the host organization you might find interest in an organization you never considered before.
The easiest way is to manage your interests. Interests are tags that are used by both organizations and individuals. When a student and an organization tag the same interest the student will be recommended that organization in the sidebar of their homepage. Interests can be changed and ranked at any time in order to match your changing tastes and moods and is by far the easiest way to get news and suggestions about events or organizations on campus that you might like to be a part of. One aspect of OwlLife that sets it apart from other applications is the concept of ‘interests.’ Individual users and organizations can each tag “interests” which serves as a matching service. In addition, the user can rank their interests from most important to least to filter what opportunities should take priority when appearing on the student’s home/profile page.
How do I join an organization?
Click on the "Organizations" tab at the top of the page and select the group(s) you wish to join. On their home page will be a "Join Organization" at the right side of the page. Click this button. The request will then be sent to the organization for approval. If they approve your request for membership or deny it, you will receive a message in your OwlLife inbox with the decision. Note: Some clubs and groups are limited in their membership and you will not be able to join. Others may have additional requirements or processes (for example, Student Media groups have an additional application for complete membership).
We hope you enjoy OwlLife. If you need help or have questions, call 770-423-6280 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
*Student group pages linked to KSU, Student Involvement, or on OwlLife are maintained by and the property of the specific student organization. Opinions and ideas, as well as graphics and design decisions expressed in student pages, are not those of the Department of Student Involvement, Kennesaw State University, or the Board of Regents. For information concerning any organization, contact the Department of Student Involvement at 770-423-6280.