Student Engagement


Newsline | October 23, 2019

Attend a Spring Alternative Breaks Trip

Spring Alternative Break applications are open! Apply for service opportunities in Jonesville, Virginia; Rising Fawn (Cloudland Canyon State Park), Georgia; Memphis, TN; or New Orleans, LA. 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 Friday, November 1.


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


Register for WE Lead 2019!

If you want to network with successful female leaders from Iowa State and the surrounding community, as well as other students, then register to attend WE Lead! You will have the opportunity to build your leadership skills, engage in interactive discussions and networking sessions, and reflect on your own leadership qualities through this one day conference FREE for ISU students!

November 3, 2018 | 8:30am - 3:30pm | ISU Alumni Center | FREE | Lunch Provided

REGISTER HERE TODAY! The priority deadline to register is Friday, October 18th and spots are filling up fast! Contact with any questions.


Resources and Opportunities for Officers

Apply to be a TEDxIowaStateUniversity Speaker

TEDxIowaStateUniversity's mission is to share knowledge that will make Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and the world a better place. The TEDxIowaStateUniversity Chapter focuses on spreading the ideas of science, technology, and human creativity, in hopes of creating a more inclusive and equitable society. We seek thought-leaders who want to start conversations, make connections, and empower the community.

Save the date! TEDxIowaStateUniversity 2020 will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in the Memorial Union Maintenance Shop!

Apply to be a TEDx Speaker today! Applications are due November 1. 

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 October 28! Questions? Email

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 to join the ISU AfterDark Event Staff Team for Spring 2020

We are looking for positive, hard-working, and responsible individuals to join our ISU AfterDark Event Staff.

With this position you will be expected to attend the three ISU AfterDark events per semester, assist with set-up, during, tear down of events, and complete tasks related that will benefit the event!

APPLY HERE TODAY! If you have any questions, please email 

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 | Friday, March 6, 2020 | Memorial Union | FREE

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

It’s time to nominate outstanding seniors for the 2019-20 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 2019 (seniors graduating fall 2019 are eligible to receive the award).  The recipient receives a class ring, and recognition at an event in April. Nomination forms are available HERE.  Submit your nominations on or before December 1.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations

Reserve Space for Your Organization's Event in the MU

Is your organization planning an event to be held in the Memorial Union in the next year? Book your space now! All student organizations can now reserve space in the MU up to one year out from the date of your event. 


Please contact Memorial Union Event Management for details.

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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