Student Engagement


Newsline, October 4, 2017

Apply to Attend the Emerging Leaders Retreat

Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior or transfer student looking to further develop your leadership skills? Apply to attend the Emerging Leaders Retreat October 20-21! 

This retreat is a great chance to sharpen your leadership abilities, connect with other student leaders and find your true potential. If you're looking to become a leader on campus and in the community, or if you're looking to just take the next step in your student org, then this opportunity is for you!

Apply at today!

Gain Leadership Experience: Apply for SUB or ISU AfterDark

Are you interested in putting your leadership, organizational and creative skills to good use? If yes, then check out the Student Union Board and ISU AfterDark! Both orgs are accepting applications for executive positions. This is a great opportunity to gain experience, make friends and have fun! Don't worry, applications are considered even if you don't have any prior experience. 

ISU AfterDark exec applications are due October 22, while Student Union Board exec applications are due November 1.

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

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations

Submit a Proposal to the Event Funding Board

Is your student organization is looking for some additional funds to make your upcoming event even better? Submit an event proposal to the Event Funding Board! The Student Organization Event Funding Board offers recognized student organizations an opportunity to receive funds for events throughout the academic year (fall and spring semesters only). The ultimate goal of this program is to aid student organizations in creating diverse and inclusive events that will contribute to Iowa State’s vibrant community. Student organizations can now apply for funds each month for events that are at least 6 weeks out from the monthly deadline! 

Submit your event proposal today!

Questions? Email

We are also looking for undergraduate or graduate students to serve as at-large members on the board. A full description of responsibilities and the board member application are available online.

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 2018 deadline is Wednesday, October 11 at noon. Grants will be awarded to events occurring from December 2017 to December 2018. Visit the ACVB website for additional information and to download the grant application. 

Tabling Opportunity at National Campus Sustainability Day

Student organizations are invited to join The Green Umbrella and Live Green! to celebrate National Campus Sustainability Day on Thursday, October 26, from 11am-2pm on the South Library Lawn. The theme for this year is "Make Waves" in celebration of all that the Iowa State community does to encourage sustainability.

Student organizations that are focused on economic, social, and/or environmental sustainability are encouraged to participate and host a table at the event. To request a table, contact Heidi Kalb ( and Paige Myers (

Connect to a Cause on CyServe Day

Are you interested in opportunities to help and serve in the Ames community? CyServe Day will give you just that! The CyServe Council brings ISU students and community members together to help clean up the Ames community, volunteer with various non-profits and provide support to local homeowners in need. You can sign up to volunteer as an individual or sign up your group/org. 

CyServe Day: Saturday, October 7 | 9am - 3pm | Sign up now! 

Resources and Opportunities for Officers

Campus Climate Survey: How is Your ISU Experience?

Students are strongly encouraged to share their feedback in a campus climate survey of the learning, living and working environment at Iowa State. Responses are confidential. Results will be used to address areas of concern. More info and the survey link are available on the survey website,

Be a STAR! Applications Now Open

Student Admissions Representatives (STARS) is a great volunteer opportunity, a way to share Cyclone pride, and a chance to gain valuable life skills! STARS give daily campus and residence hall tours to prospective students and their families during the school year. Along with daily visits, STARS also help with Experience Iowa State visit days and group visits. STARS typically commit around 8-10 hours per month to help with visits, but the position has a lot of flexibility as the Office of Admissions will work around your schedule!

Apply today! Applications are due October 16, 2017. Questions? Visit the STARS website or contact Lisa Friesth at

New "Let's Talk" Program by Student Counseling Service

Student Counseling Service is offering a program to support students and student organization officers by increasing access/understanding of counseling services. This walk-in consultation program, called Let’s Talk, has been developed in collaboration with the Multicultural Student Affairs office and the International Students and Scholars office. The goals of Let’s Talk are for students to be able to:

  • Explore what it is like to talk to a counselor

  • Gain a counseling perspective, even if they are not interested in ongoing counseling

  • Get support for a specific problem (e.g., academic stress, depression, relationship conflicts)

  • Obtain help or information for a friend they are concerned about

  • Obtain referral to other resources on campus

This service is confidential, except for reports of harm to self or others, and students may remain anonymous if they prefer. Students may utilize this service in the Memorial Union Multicultural Center, Reflection Room #1, without an appointment. Student Counseling office hours are:

  • Monday 12-2 pm

  • Tuesday 11-1 pm

  • Wednesday 10-12 pm

  • Thursday 12-2 pm

For further information, please visit the Student Counseling Service website.

Student Conduct: "Know the Code" for Student Organizations and Officers

The Office of Student Conduct has been working hard this summer on preparing educational materials for students, student org officers, staff and faculty related to the disciplinary regulations.  We are pleased to announce that we have developed a website that is filled with resources (infographics, pamphlets, videos, etc.) that are intended to assist students in understanding the universities’ expectations of their behavior. 

Additionally, a video has been made available that explains the sexual misconduct policy, ways to report, and the university process.  Student Conduct asks all student org officers to view this video and share it with your members (

Questions regarding the sexual misconduct policy or to make a report of an incident should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity at or 515-294-7612. 

"What About Me? My Wellbeing" Workshops

Student Wellness is offering an exciting opportunity that will help student organization officers start their journey to better wellbeing through the "What About Me? My Wellbeing" program. 

Students will learn how to build strong relationships, manage their money, and enjoy good health.

The next workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 10, from 4:00-4:45 pm. Call 515-294-1099 or email to register.

Apply to be a Peer Wellness Educator for 2018-2019

A Peer Wellness Educator is a PAID, leadership position in Student Wellness. Peer Wellness Educators work with students through outreach, education, and advocacy to enhance wellbeing and student success. Peer Wellness Educators facilitate workshops to student groups, plan and implement wellness events and programs, create and promote wellness messages/campaigns to other students, and work on strategies that address the culture and environment at ISU regarding health, wellness, and safety.   

Peer Wellness Educators make $10/hr and work a flexible schedule of 5-10 hours a week. 

Student Wellness is looking for Peer Wellness Educators that reflect our campus student population and are looking for students from all academic backgrounds. 

Qualifications to be a Peer Wellness Educator:

  • Enroll in and satisfactorily pass U ST 316X: Leadership in Peer Education course (Spring 2018)

  • Meet a minimum 2.5 grade point average

  • Work a minimum of 6 hours per week (maximum of 10 hours per week) – these are flexible hours and allows students to have another job or internship if desired. 

  • Serve at least one full academic year (August 2018 – May 2019) in the position. 

  • Must complete application and submit with resume by October 12, 2017 at 11:59PM.

Interested students can apply HERE. To learn more, visit the Student Wellness website or email with questions.

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