Student Engagement


Newsline, October 3, 2018

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!

Gain Leadership Experience: 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

Register for WE Lead Today

If you want to network with successful female leaders at Iowa State and the Central Iowa community, as well as other students, then register to attend WE Lead! You will have the opportunity to hone your leadership skills, engage in interactive discussions and networking sessions, and reflect on your own leadership qualities and what you have done in your respective role at Iowa State and beyond. 

WE Lead: November 3, 2018 | 8:30am - 3:30pm | ISU Alumni Center | FREE

Register HERE today! Contact with questions.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Build Your Leadership Skills: Attend the Leaders Workshop Series

Do you want to build up your leadership skills from the inside out? Check out these upcoming sessions of the Leaders Workshop Series! These sessions are for the advancement of professional development of any and all levels of leaders. This series will assist you in boosting your leadership skills, building community, and empowering others to take the lead.

  • Leadership & Career Readiness: Tuesday, October 9 | 6-7:30 PM | MU Pioneer Room

  • Wellness & Leadership: Tuesday, October 16 | 6-7:30 PM | MU Pioneer Room

The Leaders Workshop Series is FREE and open to all ISU students. Sharpen your leadership skills and pre-register today!

Questions? Contact

Take Advantage of the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Grants

Are you hosting an event or activity open to the general public? If so, the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) Community Grant Program is here to help! The ACVB offers funds to public and private orgs who strive to create a positive perception of Ames and improve the quality of life for community members. 

If you meet the requirements, this may be the perfect opportunity for your student club/org to get the funding you need!

The 2019 deadline is Friday, October 12 at noonGrants will be awarded to events occurring from December 2018 to December 2019. Visit the ACVB website for additional information and to download the grant application. 

Attend an Alternative Breaks Trip

If you're someone who is excited to devote a week of your college life to service, having a great time, and forming lasting memories, then you're the perfect person to go on an Alternative Breaks trip! 

Applications for spring break trips are currently open! With trips going all across the country to perform community service, Alternative Breaks are a great way to learn what it means to be an active and caring citizen. Enthusiatic students who are committed to volunteerism and service should apply now.

The selection process includes an application and an interview. Spring Trip Applications are due by Wednesday, October 31. Questions? Email

Sign Up for the Homecoming Parade

The annual Iowa State Homecoming Parade will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2:00 PM on Main Street in Ames.

If your club would like to be part of the parade, you can register HERE (registration closes October 7). Questions can directed to MaryKate Misak at

CALL to Leadership...Become a Cyclone Aide

Do you want to get more involved at Iowa State, gain quality leadership experience, and get paid for it? Apply to be a Cyclone Aide! This leadership position is a fantastic way to show your Cyclone pride to new students, be part of a team, develop leadership skills, and improve public speaking. Each Cyclone Aide is responsible for representing their academic college at New Student Orientation, giving tours of central campus, and providing excellent customer service to new students and their families. The time commitment for this position is a one year contract from January 2019-January 2020, including a Spring 2019 course for training in the position. Get more information on the position and the application.  

Applications are due Sunday, October 7 by 11:59pm. Questions should be directed to New Student Programs by emailing or calling 515-294-0801.

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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