Student Engagement


Newsline | January 17, 2024

Register for Spring ClubFest 2024!

Wednesday, January 24 | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Great Hall, MU | Free


Spring ClubFest is a great opportunity for you to highlight your club and recruit new members as we begin the spring semester.


To be included in the printed map handed out to students, register by Friday, 19 January 2024. Registration closes at noon on Tuesday, 23 January 2024.


Questions? Contact

Iowa Student Leadership Experience

The Iowa Student Leadership Experience (ISLE) is a one-day leadership conference that brings students together to collaborate, engage, and practice meaningful leadership. ISLE is a collaboration between Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Iowa and is open to students from all three campuses. 

ISLE 2024 will be held at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls on Saturday, 24 February 2024. Transportation and lunch are provided, buses will leave Ames at 7:30 am and return by 6 pm.


Catalyst by LeaderShape

Catalyst is a one-day program designed for anyone who is interested in starting something extraordinary. Participating in Catalyst is a first step in the life-long process of learning, exploration, and action.

This program is designed to allow you the time and space to connect with others and engage in learning more about your own story of leadership. You will explore questions like: Who do I want to be? What is my story? Am I being the person I want to be? What are the causes and communities I care most about and how can I contribute? 

Join us on Saturday, 27 January 2024, at the Memorial Union from 9:30 am - 4 pm. Registration is limited to the first 60 participants, so don't delay! Free event, lunch provided, open to all Iowa State University students.


Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Do More With Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks is working with some new organizations and is super excited about the service trips this Spring! We seek individuals who are passionate about service and giving back to their communities. These service trips are great ways for students to get involved in different service projects and learn about community needs. This year’s service trips will be to Moab, Utah; Cincinnati, Ohio; Memphis, Tennessee; Louisville, Kentucky; and Indianapolis, Indiana, over Spring Break, March 10-17th. The various service agencies that we will be working with are listed on our website. The cost is $250 and covers travel, lodging, meals while on the service trip, and an Alternative Breaks t-shirt.

Applications are open from now until February 2nd.

If you have any questions or want any more information, contact!

Feature Your Organization at Sustainapalooza

Iowa State University’s Office of Sustainability is incredibly excited to invite student organizations supporting sustainability (environmental, economic, and social) through goals, mission, and initiatives to table at this year’s Sustainapalooza, the companion event to the Symposium on Sustainability, taking place on February 27, from 5 - 8 p.m., in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Collectively, the Symposium and Sustainapalooza bring together students, faculty, and staff toward honoring our collective campus sustainability commitment. The theme of this year’s event, “Our Green Promise, Our Sustainable Future,” focuses on motivating attendees to reflect on and pursue what inspires them to commit personally toward a more sustainable future.

Sustainapalooza offers the opportunity to increase awareness of your organization's activities and initiatives, as well as recruit new members or volunteers and market upcoming events. Taking part is easy! The Live Green! Team will provide tables, chairs, event marketing, and also the opportunity for attendees to earn prizes through visiting tabling organizations.

Tabling space is limited! Reserve your tabling space now by registering HERE! Registration will be open until all table spaces are reserved or Monday, February 12, whichever comes first.

We look forward to showcasing the outstanding commitment to sustainability and a sustainable future by our student organizations! Email Event Coordinators, Saumya Balaji or Grayson Adickes for any questions and more information.

Check out our Facebook event page or the event webpage for more information!

Health & Wellness Symposium

The 2nd Annual Health and Well-being Symposium will be held February 2nd, 2024, 9AM– 3PM at the Memorial Union. The Breakout sessions and keynote speaker will focus on Wellbeing and Engagement on College Campuses. This symposium is FREE for Iowa State University Students, Faculty, and Staff and includes lunch, snacks, and refreshments!


Rent the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge

The Lynn Fuhrer Lodge is a University-owned building that is available to student organizations for a $35 rental fee. Located just north of campus, Lynne Fuhrer Lodge is perfect for your organization's retreat!

Visit the website to learn more about The Lodge's amenities and to make a reservation!

Dr. Deborah Turner: Visionary Activism

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Dr. Deborah Turner – president of the League of Women Voters of the United States – will present “Visionary Activism: How To Get From Here to There” as the 2024 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. Turner’s presentation will be at 7 p.m. in the Durham Great Hall of the Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public. Visit the Lectures Series website for more information. 

Student Organization Recognition and Event Funding Boards

The Student Organization Recognition and Event Funding Boards consist of active student leaders from a wide variety of recognized student organizations in addition to staff from Student Engagement, The Office of Risk Management, Student Government, and Recreation Services. SORB meets bi-weekly and looks for students from a variety of backgrounds with current experience leading student organizations. If you want to join SORB, please fill out the application HERE for consideration. Visit the Student Engagement website for more information!

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