Student Engagement


Newsline | February 28, 2024

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


MU Marketing Resources

The Memorial Union has many resources available to recognized student organizations at Iowa State University - especially when it comes to marketing!

Follow this link to learn more about how to take advantage of any of the following:

  • Digital Display Ads

  • Table Tents

  • Flyer Distribution

  • Booth & Table in the MU

  • MU Digital Marquee

  • Sign Boards & Banners

  • ...and more!

Student Organization Funding Sources

Student Engagement has curated a list of funding opportunities for Student Organizations. They include the following:

  • Iowa State Foundation

  • Event Funding Board

  • Give-Back Nights

  • Student Government

  • Membership Dues

Check out this funding page for more details!

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.


Sloss House Seeks Philanthropy Partners

Does your organization have a philanthropic goal? Are you looking for partners? Think of Sloss!

We serve a variety of student groups through the SHOP at Sloss Resource Room and can help your organization make a direct impact for ISU students. We have resource guides to help you plan your resource drive. Interested in partnering with Sloss? Contact AC Overla ( for more information. We look forward to working with you!

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!

Spring Break Airport Shuttle

Transportation Services offers several shuttles to and from the Des Moines International Airport for Spring Break! The cost is $50/rider for the following dates and times:

TO the Des Moines International Airport, pick up from the Memorial Union

  • DATES: March 7, 8, 9

  • TIMES: 3:00 am, 5:00 am, 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm

FROM the Des Moines International Airport, drop off at the Memorial Union

  • DATES: March 16, 17

  • TIMES: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm. 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm, 11:00 pm, 1:00 pm

Follow this link for information about reserving a seat!

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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