Aimed at providing a means of communication for student organizations, SwoopTEXT went live on Main Campus in Fall 2011. Since its inception at Temple, student organizations have found success in utilizing the program to connect with members.

The idea for SwoopText was pitched to a professor at Princeton University who liked the idea and ran a trial version of the system for graduation at the school.

“A lot of the organizations that use SwoopTEXT find it a useful tool,” SwoopTEXT creator Michael Keaton said. “We’re always looking for ways to make it better.”

Through SwoopTEXT, student groups can register online and use the website to send timely text messages to members. University email addresses are required to access the website.

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