What is Slate?

Slate is a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) created by Technolutions. There are multiple instances of Slate on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, including one for undergraduate admissions.

What is Slate used for?

Slate allows us to have a centralized record for each “customer,” which in the case of undergraduate admissions means prospective student. Through Slate we manage all our event and visit registration, we send all our email communications, we track interactions, we store useful student information, and more. 

Slate is the hub through which we collect and manage data, such as names and contact information. If you host events for high school students or communicate with prospective students, we require you to use Slate for those interactions. This ensures all the information is collected centrally.

How do I get access to Slate?

You’ll need to contact us to request access to Slate. Privileges vary and there is a process in place for granting access.

How do I get Slate training?

Some useful training resources exist through Slate’s Knowledge Base, but if you have a specific question we encourage you to contact us.