Student Engagement


Newsline | October 25, 2023

WE Lead 2023

We Lead gives Iowa State students the opportunity to hone their leadership skills, engage in interactive discussions and sessions, network with other leaders from campus and the community, and reflect on their own identities, leadership qualities, and strengths in their respective roles at Iowa State and beyond. The theme for the conference is How WE Lead, and it will focus on how to define and grow your leadership skills at Iowa State and beyond. 

While all people are welcome to attend WE Lead 2023, this event may be of particular interest to women (cis, trans, or otherwise), nonbinary individuals, nongendered students, or those who are looking to engage in dialogue around gender and leadership.


Advertise Your Organization in the Get Involved Booklet


Looking for a great way to advertise your student org? Advertise in Student Engagement's Get Involved Booklet!

Copies of the booklet are handed out at Spring ClubFest, all Experience Iowa State Days, and 2024 New Student Orientations. They are also available across campus and in all residence halls. As an advertiser, you will reach thousands of students seeking ways to get involved, meet new people, and make their ISU experience meaningful.

Ad Space Request Forms are due by Wednesday, November 22. Submit one today!


Save the Date for ISCORE 2024

The Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is a comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity at Iowa State University and beyond. The local conference is designed to model the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE).

NCORE is the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in higher education, bringing together leading experts in the field. The conference assists institutions of higher education in creating inclusive environments, improving campus racial and ethnic relations, and expanding opportunities for access to education for traditionally underrepresented populations.

Program sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes and we encourage presenters to reserve about 5-10 minutes at the end for questions from audience members. Sessions can be panels, lectures, roundtables, a screening of a short film, a performance, etc. Session topics must be focused on building community with research-based content around race and/or ethnicity. Submit a program session proposal today!


Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Nominate a Senior for the Wallace E. Barron Award

The Iowa State University Alumni Association established this award in 1968 to recognize outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni. The award is named for Wallace E. "Red" Barron (Class of '28), who served as director of alumni affairs at Iowa State from 1937 to 1968. Awardees receive recognition and the Official Iowa State University Ring, compliments of the ISU Alumni Association. A minimum of two awards are granted annually. Deadline to nominate is Dec. 1 annually.


Leading Change: LD ST 291

Don't miss this opportunity to take your leadership development as a social change agent on campus, in the community, or both to the next level! 

This Monday/Wednesday/Friday course meets from 9:55-10:45 am with instructor Dr. KP Williams. 


Prep Week and Finals Week Exemption Process

Student Organizations may not hold any meetings, functions, or sponsored events during Prep and Finals Week. Any exception to these restrictions must be authorized in advance. To seek an exception to this policy, organizations must submit their request to Event Authorization fourteen days before the Monday of Prep Week.

Prep Week and Finals Week Resolution

From the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost:

Students' academic curriculum is their principal reason for being in college. For each Fall and Spring semester, the last full week of classes before final examinations is designated as Prep Week. The intent of this policy is to establish a one-week period of substantial and predictable study time for undergraduate students. Registered ISU Student Organizations may not hold any meetings, functions, or sponsored events during the Prep Week period. Any exception to these restrictions must be authorized in advance by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs. 

Discover Ames Community Grant Program

The Discover Ames Community Grant Program was established to support a wide range of events and activities that are open to the general public. Grants are awarded annually on the basis of merit as determined by the Discover Ames Grant Committee and administered by Discover Ames. Funds are available to develop events and activities that improve the quality of life for Ames residents and have the potential to attract visitors to the Ames area or enhance a visitor’s experience. Potential grants can be cultural, educational, recreational or artistic. Applications are accepted from public and private organizations who demonstrate the ability to complete the proposed event or activity. The grant program is designed to encourage wide participation and innovative proposals. APPLY HERE

Rent the Alumni Center for Your Next Event

The ISU Alumni Center offers a professional setting with exceptional service. You and your guests will enjoy conveniently-located free parking, a list of quality approved caterers from which to choose, and a venue that is sure to impress. The ISU Alumni Center offers multiple rentable spaces for meetings, classes, conferences, retreats, and other special events as well as beautiful outdoor space.

If you are interested in holding your next event at the ISU Alumni Center, please call or email our events staff at (515) 294-4625 or via for more information on pricing and accommodations.

Apply for Event Funding Today

Does your organization have events this spring? 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 30 October

Submit your event proposal today!

Questions? Email

Student Office Space Available

Could your club or organization benefit from having a dedicated office space? There is one office space available to 1-2 groups. Read the Memorial Union Student Organization Office and Storage Space policies and contact Student Engagement at with interest or questions!

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