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Newsline | September 13, 2023

Up to $3,000 Available for Your Student Organization!

As part of the Jack Trice 100 Commemoration, “I Will” Action Grants are available to undergraduate and graduate students, student groups and recognized student organizations who are working to plan an event, initiative or program that aligns with the spirit of Jack Trice’s legacy, and taking action to make our community and our world a more inclusive and welcoming place. 


Applications due by Friday, September 22, 2023. If you have any questions, please email

Apply to Be a Spring Alternative Breaks Site Leader!


Do you like volunteering to serve your community?  Are you looking for opportunities to expand your leadership skills? Then apply to lead an Alternative Breaks service trip leader!


The Alternative Breaks Program is currently seeking students (both undergraduate and graduate) to serve as Site Leaders for Fall Break Service trips (Nov. 18 – 21) and Spring Break Service trips (March 11-18). During the service trip, you will focus on leading a team of students to engage in service project(s) with a community outside of Iowa while learning about the connected social issues. As a site leader, you will gain team-building skills, leadership skills, and first-hand experience leading a team of ISU students. The selection process includes an application and an interview.

Site Leader applications are due September 22!

Apply Here!


Questions? Email

Apply for Event Funding Today!

Does your organization have events this fall? Do you need additional funding support? Submit a proposal to the Event Funding Board! Applications are reviewed monthly. Reminder, to be fully considered, events must occur at least 5 weeks after the submission deadline. 


Next submission deadline: Monday, September 25, 2023


Submit your event proposal today! Questions? Email


Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Artists, writers, performers and musicians! Apply for a Focus Grant!

Artists, writers, performers, and musicians! Apply for funding for your creative ideas through Focus, a campus organization supporting students in the arts since 1972. Individuals or groups of students of all majors may apply for up to $600 for artistic projects done outside of the classroom. Grants support creation and presentation of new work in visual art, apparel design, writing, theater, dance, and musical performances. Funding for Focus Grants is made possible through Student Government; awards are determined by a committee of students, faculty, and staff representing a broad range of the arts. Proposals that most often receive funding show imagination and motivation, and have a clear timeline of production, a detailed budget, and a dedicated advisor.

Holding an event on campus? Be sure to contact Event Authorization

Recognized student organizations must submit any event that is open to the public and/or students outside of the club's membership. Events that are not open to the public (i.e. weekly organization meetings, practices, organization sponsored trips) do not have to be authorized.

The Event Authorization Committee reviews student organization events and exists to ensure that the proper university guidelines are adhered to and to assist you in the planning and preparation of your event. Questions for the Event Authorization Committee can be directed to

Complete your Presidents Training

President’s Training must be taken annually by the chief officer(s) of every student organization. President's Training certification is valid from September 1 to August 31 of each year.  If you were a student/campus organization President last year, you will have to fulfill the requirement again. It's a recurring, annual expectation to help you successfully lead your organization.

Presidents Training is available in the Student Organization Database at:  After you are logged into the Student Organization Database clic,k on login portrait and then on "Training". You will find the correct year's training. Please review the material and take the following quiz.

Student Engagement Marketing Resources

Whether you are advertising for an event or your organization in general, there are several marketing resources available to recognized student organizations through the Memorial Union and across campus. Below are the current resources available. If you know of some that are missing from this list, please contact Student Engagement to be added.

Make Updates to Your Student Organization Database Listing

It's a great time to update your student organization's details in the Student Organization Database! Add and remove members, officers, or advisors; update your meeting location; ensure your club description is accurate and more.

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