What it is, and why we have it:
Discord is the easiest and most convenient means of online community, combining Video conferencing group messaging, and organization structure into one platform. It precedes Microsoft Teams in this effort and is less business oriented. It allows for large group chats and contributions from any member of it, as well as splitting up designated ‘channels’ for specific topics. Its purpose for the Pius XII Newman Center is two-fold: general community chatting and planning, and a convenient place for groups for different involvements around the Newman Center to chat, plan, and coordinate. While we’ve kept it simple for now, it has the potential to be a one-stop shop for all your different group conversations and collaboration for general involvements, from impromptu swing dances to spontaneous prayer, to even discipleship groups. This is all easily managed via roles and permissions.
It also contains our photostream.
A few details on how it works…
All who join are prompted on how to get started and are given the “Pending Membership” role by following the instructions on the Welcome channel, giving them visual access to most of the general channels. You can easily see someone’s roll in the Newman Center by clicking their username in the Discord Server. This allows students to easily contact someone such as, for example, the student life coordinator about event suggestions. However, there are private channels also that allow, for example, the Newman Center ambassadors to chat privately within the same Discord Server to plan events, etc.; an example would be for the different liturgical ministries to coordinate, without bothering those who are not involved with them. These allow for a one stop shop to coordinate and plan with all your different groups! To gain appropriate access you need to complete the process below. If you are a Newman center leader you gain access to the announcement channel and other channels suited to your role.
If you are a leader, you can reach out to The Catholic Jacks Discord account (that uses the Break the Mold logo) to request a new channel to either increase the fun or utility of the Newman discord.
Be sure to join using the process below and keep up to date with instant details on what’s going on around the Newman Center, liturgical ministries, etc.! If you have any question, please reach out to Carter (discord administrator) or Father.