About the ACUI Forum

The ACUI Forum is the primary networking and information-sharing tool for college union and student activities professionals. It is an online bulletin-board that allows discussions to be threaded, fully searchable, and archived. Below are more details about how to use the posting and notification features of the ACUI Forum.

With a board for all of ACUI's communities of practice, this member benefit can be a great resource to help you seek and share advice, do your job better, and develop professionally by learning new practices and perspectives on how all of the ACUI core competencies look in action on campus.

Using the ACUI Forum

The ACUI Forum works like many other online bulletin boards. Within each forum category there are topics. Within those topics are the messages posted by ACUI Forum users about that topic. The ACUI Forum keeps track of responses as they come in and archives the discussion as it happens.

To post a message:

  1. Select the forum category that is most appropriate for your message and click on the category name.
  2. At the top of the next pages, click the New topic icon.
  3. Type the subject and body of your message.
  4. Add any attachments by clicking on the "Attachments" link.
  5. Click on the “Post” link below the message.

To reply to a message:

  1. While reading responses to a topic, click on the Add reply icon located below the message.
  2. Type your response in the “Message:” field.
  3. Click on the “Post” link below the message.

To enable notifications:

There are options to receive email alert notifications for the ACUI Forum. Notifications can be enabled at various levels of the ACUI Forum (e.g., community of practice or a specific topic). You may enable as many notifications as you would like throughout the ACUI Forum.

  1. Go to the appropriate page in the Forum where you want to activate notification (e.g., the community of practice page to receive notification of all topics in that specific category, or the specific topic to receive notification of replies to that topic.)
  2. To subscribe to an e-mail notification click the Subscribe icon, choose whether you would like all posts or only replies to you, and click the "Update subscription" link.

To cancel notifications:

  1. E-mail subscriptions can be managed by clicking the Control panel icon near the top of the ACUI Forum homepage.
  2. Click "Notifications" on the left side of the control panel.
  3. Check the box next to any notification you which to cancel.
  4. Click the "Delete selected" link.


Beyond the basics:

There are additional features of the ACUI Forum that users can access to maximize their participation with this member resource.

  • Search all boards or specific communities of practice by keyword to find discussions of interest
  • Set up preferences, such as adding a user avatar, creating a forum signature, and more
  • Access the control panel to find statistics about your forum participation and manage all subscriptions
  • Use the ACUI Forum as a tool for connecting with other professionals who share commons interests

General stuff you need to know:

All users of the website, including those logged in to post to the ACUI Forum, accept the ACUI Website Terms of Use and acknowledge the Association's Privacy Policy and Policy on Social Media Use.


Updated Oct. 12, 2012