Welcome back to a new semester. Just because we are working remotely, it doesn’t mean you can’t host a great virtual workshop or event this semester. New students still need to meet their New Student Orientation Requirement, so don’t forget to make it a CLUE event. It will also help market your event and increase your attendance. We market the CLUE events through CSI Connect, making access to students easy — students just click the location URL link in the event posting. The Office of Student Life is happy to assist you with questions on how to run a virtual event.  

The process for making your virtual program a CLUE is as follows:

For offices/departments with CSI Connect portals: 

  • Submit your event request through your portal 
  • Email studentlife@csi.cuny.edu and let us know that your event has been posted 
  • Our office will do the rest.  

If your office/department does not have a portal on CSI Connect: 

·         Email studentlife@csi.cuny.edu to inquire about getting a portal 


·         Email studentlife@csi.cuny.edu with the following information about your event a minimum of one to two weeks prior to the date of the scheduled event: 

1.     Title 

2.     Date, Time 

3.     Location URL for program 

4.     Brief Description – telling students about the program.  

5.     Sponsoring department 

6.     Event organizers contact information (name and email) 

7.     Type of CLUE – Personal Growth (PG) or Co-Curricular (CC) 


  • CLUE facilitators should decide if the CLUE event should be categorized as a Personal Growth (PG) CLUE or as a Co-Curricular (CC) CLUE. Personal Growth (PG) – these CLUE activities contribute to students’ self-development outside the regular curriculum. Included among PG CLUEs are career and study skills workshops, health and wellness programs, and recreational and social events. Co-Curricular (CC) – these CLUE activities are intended to augment and/or complement some aspect of academic life at the College and focuses on scholarly, cultural, and civic development from academic areas, including humanities, social sciences, sciences, and math and technology, as well as film screenings and theatrical events. The Office of Student Life reserves the right to change the CLUE type if it is determined that it does not fit the appropriate category, as well as, the right to edit any event descriptions, if necessary. 
  • All CLUE events must be sponsored by a College department or office.  
  • All approved CLUE events will be added to the CLUE News for students to review.  CLUE News may be found on CSI Connect
  • When advertising your CLUE event, please use the statement “Personal Growth CLUE event” or “PG CLUE” or “Co-Curricular CLUE event” or “CC CLUE.” The word “certified” should not be used when marketing CLUE events. 
  • ATTENDANCE: At the conclusion of the CLUE event, CLUE facilitators should send the CLUE attendance via email to studentlife@csi.cuny.edu as soon as possible, so that students’ records may be updated in a timely fashion. The following information should be provided: title and date of event, student names, and EMPLID number.  

Please email studentlife@csi.cuny.edu with any questions. Thank you.

By Carol Brower