Student Engagement


Newsline | February 14, 2024

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 6:30 pm.


Register for ISCORE 2024

Registration is open for the 2024 Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)!

ISCORE is a comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity at Iowa State University and beyond. Visit the ISCORE 2024 website for more information and to register.


Apply for Event Funding

The Student Organization Event Funding Board offers recognized student organizations an opportunity to receive funds for events throughout the academic year (fall and spring semesters only). The ultimate goal of this program is to be as inclusive and diverse as possible with regard to organizations and events that are funded.

Upcoming deadlines for funding application:

  • February 26 (for events taking place after April 1)

  • March 25 (for events taking place after April 29)

Please note that funding is contingent on approval from the Event Authorization Committee.


Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Be A Destination Iowa State Team Leader!

Are you a returning undergraduate student ready to embark on an exciting leadership journey? Look no further – we have the perfect opportunity for you! Get ready to turn your leadership skills into real-world experience! As a DIS Team Leader, you’ll be at the forefront of fostering connections and creating a vibrant community for new students. As a returning student, you know the ropes, and now it’s your chance to pass on your wisdom. Share your experiences, insights, and tips to help others thrive in their academic and social ambitions. You’ll be the main person responsible for building bridges between new students, ensuring they feel welcomed and supported from day one. Your passion for creating meaningful connections will be the driving force behind a strong, inclusive Iowa State community. You will have the opportunity to participate alongside your students in Destination Iowa State and become a crucial part of the unforgettable journey for incoming students. Lead the way as they explore and discover all the excitement and opportunities that await them at Iowa State! 

This isn’t just a job – it’s a chance to develop and enhance your leadership and team development skills. Take advantage of this opportunity to grow personally and professionally while positively impacting fellow students' lives.

Ready to be the guiding force that shapes the beginning of someone else’s journey? Join us as a Destination Iowa State Team Leader and make a difference from day one! Apply now and be part of something extraordinary.

For more information or if you have questions about the position, please contact New Student Programs at, their website, or call 515-294-0801.


Student Organization Marketplace

The Student Organization Marketplace is an online marketplace in which recognized Student Organizations at Iowa State University are able to extend their business to the internet and more effectively reach the larger Iowa State community and beyond. Student Organizations can use the Marketplace to sell event registrations, collect memberships dues, and receive non-charitable donations. By purchasing a product through the Student Organization Marketplace, the customer is directly supporting a recognized student organization.

You can find more information about the Student Organization Marketplace here!

Co-Sponsor AfterDark

ISU AfterDark is a student organization that plans three late-night activities each semester.

In order to make even larger and more successful events, AfterDark hopes to collaborate with campus organizations to arrange activities. If your organization needs help developing activity ideas, the AfterDark event planning committee will be happy to assist you.

This is a great opportunity for your student organization to meet other student leaders and recruit new members - contact AfterDark today!


Submit Your Events to Event Authorization

Student Organization Event Authorization is the process completed before hosting an event on or off campus.  This is a requirement for all student organizations, set in place to work toward making sure events run smoothly.  Events should not be advertised until official approval has been received. Coordination of activities and space management is essential, with the end goal being a safe and successful event.

Events that are not open to the public (i.e. weekly organizational meetings or small recognition ceremonies for group members) do not have to be authorized. However, for events that are required to be authorized, it is recommended for organizations hosting large events to submit an application 30-60 days before the date of the event.  Small events should be submitted at least ten business days before the event date.

Questions? Visit the Student Engagement website or email

Student Health and Wellness

Student Health and Wellness is your on-campus resource for all of your health and wellness needs! From fitness classes to counseling appointments to your on-campus pharmacy, Student Health and Wellness is here to help you find what you need to prioritize your wellbeing.

The following services are available through this deparment:

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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