The Group Interactive Network (GIN) System is a secure, web-based system used by thousands of fraternity and sorority chapters, alumni groups and student organizations across the country to simplify chapter communication and organization.
Are you looking for a better way to communicate with members? Are you tired of sending repeated chapter reminders through individual Facebook messages and phone calls? Are you looking for a better way to record your points? Have you ever lost a signup sheet, copied your member directory only to find it is immediately outdated, or lost an important file when an officer left and forgot to pass it on? GIN is the solution!
GIN functions as a "Member Portal" for Greek-letter organizations and other groups. Every member has a unique username and password to log into their chapter's secure system.
GIN simplifies chapter management with these valuable tools (click to expand):
Quickly and easily post announcements and notify the chapter via email or text message.
Customize the Links/Resources area in GIN and easily add up to 10 links that your organization frequents — your website, webmail, recommended readings, local news, and more.
Use an online discussion board to share information on classes to take, activities to join, items to sell, recruitment—anything. Multiple forums are included so you can have discussions with the whole chapter or just the new members, for example.
Email Updates and Newsletters
Send news and updates to everyone or to select groups within your chapter. Create an unlimited number of email groups for sending messages within your GIN System. Want even more options for email newsletters? GIN and Constant Contact can help you send branded professional email news to your members and alumni. To learn more about Constant Contact newsletters, go to ginalumni.com.
The GIN Facebook App means you can keep up with your group inside of Facebook. Don't login separately—use the Facebook app to stay connected, right in Facebook, where you already are.
Add a nearly unlimited number of files to your GIN. Anything your members need can now be accessed, any time. Post chapter minutes, budgets, by-laws, t-shirt artwork, recruitment information, and more.
GIN System Wall
The GIN wall gives members a place to post notes and announcements for each other and to quickly see the most recent information that has been added to the system— right from the GIN Welcome screen. Use it for reminders, announcements, or short discussions — it works like the wall in Facebook. Wall posts are easily managed by administrators so inappropriate posts can be deleted.
The GIN iPhone/iTouch App is FREE to users and gives you on-the-go access to your organization's updates. Find it in the App store by searching "GIN."
Want your members to learn the names of your alumni or new members? With Learn Faces, any user can upload a photo in their profile for others to view and associate a name with a face.
All members complete a personal profile with contact information, birthday, parent info, and more. These profiles allow everyone in your group to have access to your chapter directory anytime. Easily sort and export the information as well. Ever print a directory that is instantly outdated? Now lost and dated directories are a thing of the past--and the information is available online, any time.
Multiple Access Levels
Create access levels for members, new members, alumni, and officers. Post and share just the information each group needs and customize the experience for each group. Add an unlimited number of alumni to your system at no additional cost, and you never pay for new members either.
The GIN welcome screen includes an RSS reader that displays your organization's news or local news that is easily accessible and updated every time you log in.
Create an online calendar that's always accessible to your members and can be easily exported to ICal or Google Calendar. Make life easier when you set automatic reminders to go out via email and text message.
Online Surveys, Signups, and Polls
Use the Questions feature to survey the chapter, post a poll for anonymous feedback, or manage t-shirt orders or bus signups. Use multiple answers or a box for open text, then easily download member responses.
Have members ever wanted to be able to see who in the chapter answered a question? You can now designate question responses as "open" and viewable by all. Members will be able to see and sign up for the same philanthropy shift as their roommates or new member class. Officers and Administrators can still designate questions as private as necessary.
Password Protection of Files
You can now assign a password to an individual file in the Files Section. This adds an extra layer of security for the most-private of documents and spreadsheets. Not only do users have to have their own password to log into GIN, but they must supply an additional password to download specific files.
Points Tracking System
The points tracking feature automates the management of your point system, making officers' lives MUCH easier! The system allows you to track participation points, and members can view their progress and submit automated appeals for approval.
If you'd like us to help you setup or develop your point system for the first time, call us at 888-GIN-SYSTEM or email
With this new feature, officers can post questions and "lock" them after a predetermined number of responses. This is a great feature for bus signups, philanthropy shifts, and other events where you have a defined number of slots.
Unlimited Email and Text Messaging Groups
Create an unlimited number of email and text-messaging groups so you can communicate with your chapter the way you want to and send info only to the people who need it (intramural teams, house residents, junior class, etc.). Mass text messaging is FREE to the chapter and a great way to stay in touch.
Who's in My Classes
Use the Who's in My Classes feature to see who else in the chapter is taking the courses you are. It’s a great tool for setting up study groups!
3 Systems in One - With GIN, Officers, Members, New Members, and Alumni have their own access levels in the system. Post calendar dates, reminders, files, and more, and designate them for the group that needs them. Post new member dates on the new member calendar; add the alumni newsletter and post it only for them.
Easy to Use GIN has a customized look and feel and is easy to use and update without special computer skills. GIN can be integrated with your chapter website or used as a stand-alone system if you already have a site you love.
Easy to Manage Chapters designate the officers and administrators who can post and edit information. Administrators can add, update and delete users as needed.
Try GIN for free for a semester to see if it works for your chapter (no credit card, billing info, no obligation). After that, continue you service for a low monthly fee that is based on the number of initiated members in your chapter (new members and alumni are always included). We don't have long-term contracts, and we bill once a semester to make it easy on you. We also lock in your pricing during your agreement-- even if your chapter membership grows. If you have 20 or fewer members in your chapter, pay just $20 per month for your system. 21-60 members? Pay $40 per month. With more than 60 members, your monthly fee is $60 per month. For most chapters, the cost of GIN on a per member basis works out to less than a trip to Starbucks each semester--well worth it for the great chapter tools!