• Thoughts from Maxient in Charlottesville

    Dear Young Person

    As many of you know, we are headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Last weekend, our city was invaded by hate and violence that runs counter to everything for which we as a company stand. Our beautiful pedestrian mall — where hundreds of you joined us for MaxFest barely two months ago — became a scene of tragedy and a focal point of our national pain. In the days that have followed, many of you have emailed or submitted tickets to offer your thoughts and prayers, check on our well-being, and to ask if there’s anything you can do to help.

    As part of my broader involvement in this community, I serve on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge. While we adults can turn to the news, social media, or gather for vigils to help us process these events, our young people cannot. I know first-hand the challenges thousands of Charlottesville children were already facing prior to this weekend. We cannot let the scenes they witnessed in our community become their image of the broader world.

    Our agency has launched an initiative we’re calling #DearYoungPerson, to get postcard messages of self-worth and hope into their hands. The campaign has begun to spread not only in our community but across social media, and we’re starting to see cards written and sent from all around the world. These cards will be distributed by us directly and personally to the children of our city. It’s a quick and simple way to share your positive messages and know they will be impactful.

    With students moving back to your campuses, the events of this weekend will be on their minds and surely the topic of much conversation. My first job in higher ed was as a resident advisor, so I know and respect the power of student affairs professionals to engage their communities in social good. If you are willing and have the venue — perhaps an activity on your residence hall floor, a kiosk in your student union, an icebreaker during a staff meeting — I’d be honored to have your help and your voice to show the children of Charlottesville that there’s a bigger world out there that cares about them.

    We want to make this as easy as possible. Maxient will cover all the printing and postage costs for our clients, and have ready-to-write postcards shipped straight to you. All you have to do is rally your community to write messages and drop them back into a mailbox. If you believe you can help, please email support@maxient.com, tell me how many cards you need, and provide me your mailing address. If you’re eager to start and don’t need us to furnish the postcards, you can send them right now to the address in the graphic shown above. And if you’re active on social media, show the world your campus’s involvement with the hashtag #DearYoungPerson and tweeting @BBBSOCBR.

    I have always believed that Maxient clients, much like our hometown of Charlottesville, are a community. Working together, we can stand up to bigotry and encourage our young people, helping make the future a more positive, inclusive place. I hope you will join us.


    Aaron Hark, Co-Owner

  • Fall Regional Trainings Announced

    July 18, 2017 Candice Hark Events

    Maxient is excited to continue our popular regional training series. We visited three cities in the spring and are taking on three more this fall: Boston, Denver, and Milwaukee. These regional trainings are geared toward new users and users who need a refresher on the basics of the system. In addition to covering basic usage, we profile several different workflows based focus areas like Title IX, academic integrity, BIT/Care, and student complaints. To learn more about these one day workshops, please visit the help forum contained within the software for more details and registration links.

  • Maxient helps Texas schools with open records request

    February 14, 2017 Aaron Hark News

    Within the last few days, many public colleges and universities in Texas received an open records request from the Houston Chronicle seeking a broad set of student conduct case data. After a few campuses contacted our staff with questions about gathering numbers, Maxient’s support team promptly assembled guidance to help all of our clients quickly and accurately respond to the requests using Maxient’s built-in analytics. No additional cost and no fuss. Just another example of how Team Maxient has our clients’ backs!

    Are you a client who received the same request and need a little guidance on pulling the data? Open a help ticket inside your Maxient system or give us a call!

    Not a Maxient client yet but interested in a product that has your back without a charge for every little need? Give us a call at (434) 295-1748, or click the “Contact” link above to get in touch!

  • 2017 Winter/Spring Regional Trainings Announced

    January 23, 2017 Aaron Hark Conferences

    Maxient is excited to build upon last Fall’s regional training success in Detroit, by adding three more dates for the upcoming months! Are you a new user in need of a Maxient staff-led training? Would you simply like a refresher on all the features and functionality within Maxient? Make plans to join us for one of the following events:

    • February 16 at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas
    • March 9 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
    • April 6 at Lewis & Clark in Portland, Oregon

    Registration information is available within the Maxient help system. Having trouble locating it or getting registered? Give us a call at (434) 295-1748. We hope to see you at one of these events!