Student Engagement


Newsline, October 17, 2018

Attend an Alternative Breaks Trip

Spring break service opportunities in: Las Vegas, NV; Memphis, TN; New Orleans, LA; Portland, OR; Rising Fawn, GA; Wellington, CO. Excited to devote a week of your college life to service and form lasting memories? Apply for an Alternative Breaks trip! 

Spring Break Trip Applications are due Wednesday, October 31.

Register for Campus Service Day

Do you love to volunteer, help others, and better your community?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then volunteering at Campus Service Day is for you! Campus Service Crew will have shifts available from 8:30am-4:00pm on Saturday, October 20. You can volunteer for only an hour or the whole day, it is totally up to you! 

Click HERE for more info on volunteer sites and to sign up!

Spring 2019 MU Reservations Open in November

Is your organization planning an event to be held in the Memorial Union in spring 2019? Get ready to book your space now! Sponsored and Affiliated Tiered organizations can start reserving space Monday, November 5, and all student organizations can reserve space starting Monday, November 12. Please contact Memorial Union Event Management for details.

Submit a Proposal to the Event Funding Board

Is your student organization looking for additional funds to make your Spring 2019 events even better? Submit a proposal to the Event Funding Board! Applications are reviewed monthly for events that are at least 5 weeks out from the submission deadline! 

Upcoming Submission Deadlines:

  • October 29

  • November 26

Submit your event proposal today! Questions? Email

Resources and Opportunities for Officers

Save the Date: 2019 Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity

The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is the university’s local initiative designed to provide an ongoing platform of sharing and applying new knowledge through presentations and workshops. The conference supports the university’s Mission to “create, share, and apply knowledge…and make Iowa and the world a better place.”

This comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity is free and open to the Iowa State University community (students, faculty and staff).

ISCORE | March 1, 2019 | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Memorial Union | FREE

Applying for Scholarships? Use the Co-Curricular Transcript to Help!

What is a co-curricular transcript (CCT), you ask? A CCT is a record of your involvement, experiences and achievements as an ISU student. Having a CCT serves as a one stop shop for you to demonstrate skills and attributes to employers, graduate schools, scholarship selection committees, internship providers and more - giving you that competitive edge! 

Your CCT can include: Campus involvement, community service, honors & awards, internships & study abroad, leadership experience, on-campus employment, publications, recreational activities, research, seminars & workshops, and student org involvement. 

Learn more here.

Apply for Student Union Board Exec

Are you interested in putting your leadership, organizational and creative skills to good use? If yes, then apply for an executive position on the Student Union Board! Great real world experience, behind the scenes access, and be the first to know. Don't worry, applications are considered even if you don't have any prior experience. 

Apply HERE by November 4! Questions? Email

Nominate Someone for the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

It’s time to nominate outstanding seniors for the 2018-19 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award.  This award recognizes outstanding ISU seniors who display high character, outstanding achievements in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni.

Applicants must be an undergraduate student with senior classification status (90+ credits) and a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of fall semester 2018 (seniors graduating fall 2018 are eligible to receive the award).  The recipient receives a class ring, and recognition at an event in April. Nomination forms are available online at:  Submit your nominations on or before December 1.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations

Trademark: Generic Fundraising Templates

For student organizations that would like to do generic fundraising designs that incorporate "college of" or "department of" wording, the Trademark Licensing Office has developed a Generic Fundraising Template Guide. This guide can be used by any student organization, regardless of their tier.

Questions about this guide can be directed to

Take Advantage of the Student Organization Marketplace

The Student Organization Marketplace is an online tool where recognized student orgs at ISU are able to extend their business to the internet and more effectively reach the larger Iowa State community and beyond. You can use the Marketplace to sell event registrations, collect membership dues and receive non-charitable donations. By purchasing a product through the Student Org Marketplace, customers are directly supporting your organization! 

Want to know more? Email

Reserve the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge for Your Next Retreat

The Lynn Fuhrer Lodge is available for reservations! This unique location set in the woods is the perfect spot for your club's all-day retreats or long meetings (reservations must be a minimum of three hours long). To learn more about the lodge and submit your reservation request, click HERE.

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