The ASDA chapter at Oklahoma celebrated July 4th with a BANG! This bang was their brand spankin’ new website launched July 2nd. The website has been usable since June but their website designer made all updates live when he was building it and the official finished product was made right in time for July 4th. And boy was the wait worth it!
As soon as you enter the website, you notice one of their awesome features – a slider on the homepage to display current events. This allows everyone visiting their website to be able to see what is going on in the next few weeks. Along with this feature, the website includes calendars for each class. These calendars are setup so the chapter can easily update and make changes throughout the year.
I asked the chapter a few questions to get a more in-depth look at their website:
What is your most interesting/favorite feature of your website?
We feel like the most interesting feature of our website is our relationship with vendors. With minimal effort we were able to reach out to vendors we have great relationships with and the result was almost overwhelming.
How hard was it to get sponsors for your website?
Getting sponsorship was actually really easy. I chose twenty vendors that attended our vendor fair and mailed them each a sponsorship packet. There were three levels of sponsorship and we ended up getting six platinum sponsors and two silver sponsors, which was enough to cover all of the custom design that went in to the site!
I love your blog feature. How hard is it to get students to write posts?
We’re pretty early in the process, but we’ve had a positive response from students interested in blogging. We have a great historian (Loan Vu, ’14) that loves to blog so she will be a regular, but we will actively recruit new bloggers from each class to switch it up and provide different perspectives on everything.
This great of a website obviously takes a lot of time and effort from the chapter. Oklahoma explained to me that although none of their members are that savvy in website design, their council came up with all the content and uploaded it on to a Google drive folder with detailed instructions for a web designer. Just goes to show any chapter can have a website this amazing if everyone works together! So go ahead, take a look at ouasda.com!
Ruth Powderly, Ohio State ’14, ASDA Council on Communications