COMMUNITY

Enhance involvement on campus and streamline community management.

The only all-inclusive web-based solution allowing students to manage their student organizations, fostering more engagement at your institution!

Community™ by Symplicity brings students together with online engagement, social networking, email marketing, and event management tools, while allowing campus activities staff to oversee and to track student involvement. Click below to find out how each of the tools can benefit your institution!

Core Features

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Clubs & Groups

Make your club registration and chartering process completely paperless! Allow students to create and manage their own groups and post photos, important documents, and monitor interest in their groups.

Help students manage their club rosters easily and efficiently. They can manage members, create talking points, and set up monthly meetings all from within Community. Read More...

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Co-Curricular Transcript

Students are always looking for ways to stand out to employers. Symplicity's Co-Curricular Transcript tool allows students to build a complete profile of their overall experience at your institution.

This allows your students to show potential employers a record of what they have learned outside of the classroom at your institution.  Read More...

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Budgeting Tools

Track accounts, transactions, and balances with the built-in budgeting component. This allows organizations and student government representatives to track allocations, transactions, and the status of the requests in order to ensure timely payments.

With Community, overseeing transactions for groups has never been easier! Staff members are able to view all transactions that the group makes throughout the year. They can even modify the transactions to ensure accuracy. Every penny is accounted for!  Read More...

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Engagement Toolset

Increase involvement at your institution with Community's unique Engagement Toolset. Give your students the ability to voice their opinions in the Public Forums. Allow users to vote in elections and evaluate new course options via the in-depth polling and surveying tools.

And with Symplicity's comprehensive email marketing suite, all correspondence is easily tracked and evaluated. Measure the effectiveness of your outreach efforts via a sleek and stylish email tracking dashboard.  Read More...

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Event Management

The integrated calendar function allows students to see up-to-the-minute information about the events currently scheduled on campus. And the online request form makes event submission a breeze for students and staff.

Customizable routing, workflow, and approvals ensure that the appropriate people on campus are notified about events and may provide any necessary approvals.  Read More...

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Student Directory

The Directory connects your students to their own social networking site. With the Directory, you give your students access to an exclusive network allowing them to make more meaningful connections with their classmates.

Provide students with extensive communication tools and the ability to perform powerful searches so that they may build personal relationships on day one and beyond! Make it a snap for your students to search and find the student they are trying to connect with, whether it's for a study group or club.  Read More...

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Powerful Reports

The integrated reporting engine allows for reports based on student data, involvement, and organizations to be generated with ease using our point-and-click report builder.

Many institutions are leveraging the tool to get member counts, GPA roster reports, involvement statistics, and much more!  Read More...

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Customization Tools

Every office is unique, and most administrators want to tailor their system’s interface to align with their precise vision. Knowing our customers’ desire for interface control, we provide ultimate customization and configuration capabilities.  Read More...

Security and Compliance

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Symplicity regards safe guarding data as the highest priority of our organization. Many companies claim to secure your data, but we back it up with frequent independent audits.

Since our inception, Symplicity has maintained the confidentiality and privacy of millions of student records to support full compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Read More...

Powerful Integration Options

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Data Synchronization

Do you use Sungard, Raiser's Edge, TouchNet, PayPal, or another student information system, fundraising system, or merchant services provider? Working with over 500 institutions over 15 years, Symplicity delivers sophisticated systems integration.

We offer online integration via web services or batch synchronization to ensure that the core information in your systems is always up-to-date and donations and event fees are processed seamlessly!

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Calendar Integration

Symplicity provides full integration with Microsoft Exchange and supports iCal and SyncML so that you can easily synchronize with Outlook, Lotus, and Google calendars, as well as smart phones by Apple, Blackberry, etc.

The personal calendar shows your schedule for the day/week/month - all from a single web interface. Our visibility controls ensure that students only see events that are relevant to them.

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Authentication Integration

Make your software even easier to use by integrating your portal with single sign-on or shared authentication. We support CAS, Shibboleth, uPortal, Luminis, LDAP, Active Directory, and many other options!

Flexible Pricing

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Whether you are a small institution or a large public university, Community offers an extremely customizable solution that supports institutions of all types.

Our pricing is extremely simple with no hidden costs and is based on your institution's full-time enrollment with price points that make Community a smart decision for campuses of all sizes! Unlimited groups? That's included, too!

We’re here to help!

Symplicity’s Community support team is comprised of student life professionals that have years of student group and campus activities experience. We know how important great customer service is to our partners and have many easy ways to reach out to our friendly Community support experts.


Community Support Resources

Have an Extranet Account?

If you need an account please contact us.

Symplicity Client Extranet:

The Symplicity Client Extranet is where clients can login to ask system related questions, report and track issues, and access documentation. It is the best and easiest way to connect with us!

Email: community-support@symplicity.com
Phone: 703-647-3140

*Note: Our client extranet is monitored 24 hours.
Email and Phone support available between 9am – 7pm Monday – Friday.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Community base pricing on the number of student groups?

A: No. Symplicity does not charge institutions based on the number of groups they have on campus. We do not believe in limiting the choices a student has when it comes to involvement on campus. Unlike other group management systems, Symplicity believes that a student should never be told they can't create a group because of a pricing bracket limitation imposed by the vendor.

Q: Does your system fully integrate with our Student Information System?

A: Absolutely! Community supports full connectivity with university student information systems (SIS) using systems integration best practices and methods such as sFTP and/or web services-SOAP. Other integration methods are also available upon request based on the institution's preference.

Q: Is there online and telephone support available? Online self-help?

A: Symplicity provides technical support 24/7/365. Additionally, live online and telephone support is available between the hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. We also provide context sensitive online help, detailed user manuals, cheat sheets, and training videos at your fingertips through our client extranet!

Q: Is Symplicity focused on student life?

A: Absolutely. The Community Group is an autonomous organization within Symplicity that focuses solely on student group management and solely on Community. Having been built from the ground up by former student life and higher education professionals, institutions see the fingerprints of our close collaboration with these professionals throughout Community's highly intuitive user interface and feature-rich toolset.

Q: Do you conduct nightly backups? If so, to how many geographic locations?

A: Yes. Symplicity conducts nightly backups in two geographic locations on Symplicity's own server infrastructure. If anything happens to your data, you can rest assured that we have your back. You never need to worry about losing data.

Q: What is the process for training?

A: The Community Group offers both on-site training and unlimited web-based training. Training sessions are conducted by former higher education professionals who have implemented Community before and have a deep understanding of the product at the higher education administrative level. Additionally, you'll have your own training specialist completely concentrated on your needs during the transition.

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