Student Engagement


Newsline | March 20, 2024

Leaders Workshop Series

The Leaders Workshop Series is an opportunity for you to build up your leadership skills from the inside out. During these workshops, you will have the opportunity to engage in activities and discussions that will help you grow as a leader, add to your toolbox of leadership skills, and leave with the confidence to empower others to do the same.

The Leaders Workshop Series is FREE and open to all Iowa State students. You can attend one session, multiple sessions, or complete the entire series. Light snacks will be provided at all sessions. 

This semester's workshops will be held in Memorial Union Room 2630 from 3-4 pm, the schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 20th - Sustainable Leadership w/Office of Sustainability
  • Wednesday, March 27th - Officer Transitions w/Student Engagement
  • Wednesday, April 3rd - Officer Transitions w/Student Engagement
  • Wednesday, April 10th - Salary Negotiation w/Business Career Services

Visit the Student Engagement website for more information and to register!

Student Organization Awards Nominations

You work hard all year to make your clubs and organizations successful - that deserves to be celebrated!

Nominate any recognized student club or organization for the following awards:

  • Outstanding Student Leader of the Year
  • Outstanding Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • Outstanding Commitment to Service
  • Outstanding Commitment to Community
  • Outstanding Event of the Year

This year's recipients will be awarded at the Memorial Union Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 26th AND recognized at the Student Organization Officer Celebration on Tuesday, April 16th.

Read more about each category and submit your nominations HERE.

Student Organization Office and Storage Space Allocations

Student Office and Storage Space is a service that Memorial Union Student Engagement offers to recognized student organizations. Office spaces and lockers of varying sizes are available in the West Student Office Space on the ground floor of the Memorial Union. You can find details about the spaces and their terms HERE.

Student Organizations can submit applications for the following:

  • A single organization office space

  • A shared organization office space

  • A storage locker

Student Organizations must submit applications no later than Sunday, March 31, 2024! Apply HERE

Questions? Email

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Apply for a Focus Grant Today

Focus is an organization that fosters ISU students in the visual, literary and performing arts. Individuals or groups of students may apply for grant funding for creative projects done outside of the classroom. An exhibit of visual projects is displayed in the Memorial Union each spring, and performing and literary projects are highlighted at a public reception. Focus has been funding projects at Iowa State since 1972.

Individual students (undergraduate and graduate in any major) and student organizations are encouraged to apply for up to $600 in funding for projects to be displayed, performed, projected, or read.

To learn more about the Focus Grant click HERE, and review Application Guidelines HERE.

Questions? Contact Letitia Kenemer, Memorial Union Fine Arts Coordinator, at

Become a STARS Tour Guide

STARS Tour Guides play an essential role in the campus visits program by providing outstanding tours and excellent customer service to prospective students and families. The campus visit is an important component of the recruitment process and a prospective student’s experience on campus is integral to their college decision. STARS Tour Guides contribute to a welcoming and positive environment for prospective students and assist with the facilitation of campus visits. The STARS Tour Guide position is a paid opportunity.

STARS role:

  • STARS provide Daily Campus Tours and Residence Hall Tours.

  • Experience Iowa State (EIS) programs take place several times each semester. The Office of Admissions offers large open house opportunities for guests to enjoy a day-long Iowa State experience. This event allows various opportunities for STARS to assist.

  • Group Visits allow STARS to participate in student panels and give tours for specific high schools, community colleges, multicultural groups, Women in Science and Engineering programs, and talent search programs.

Find more information HERE.

Preserve Your Legacy: Records Management for Student Organizations

What will your legacy be at Iowa State? The decisions you make and the records you create as a member of a student organization shape the history of the University. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of physical and digital records management to ensure your organization’s history isn’t lost or erased. The knowledge and skills you gain in this workshop will empower you to share your story from your perspective by creating, collecting, and preserving your records.

Join Student Life Archivist Rebecca Wells on Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm in Parks Library, Room 405


Campus Service Council Announces Campus Service Day 2024

Spring Campus Service Day | Saturday, April 13
10am - 4pm

Campus Service Council is hosting multiple volunteer projects in the Memorial Union and around the Ames Community! Sign up today!

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!

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

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