Student Engagement


Newsline | October 5, 2022

Attend the Next Leaders Workshop Series!

Are you thinking about hosting a demonstration or protest with your organization? Find out more about demonstrating safely on campus, ISU policies and regulations, and the process for organizing your event. This session will be conducted by members of the ISU Demonstration Safety Team.


This session will be held Tuesday, October 11, Room 3512, Memorial Union.


Next session: Transitioning Organizations on Tuesday, October 25 at 4pm in Room 3512, Memorial Union.  

No registration is required and free snacks will be provided!

Have questions? Email

Student Organization Membership Re-Acknowledgement Emails

Starting in August, the Student Organization Database (SODB) initiated a process to assist organization leaders with keeping organization rosters up to date. Once a member has joined an organization, the SODB will automatically send a follow-up email every six months to confirm that this is an active member. The member will be emailed twice and have two weeks to click the link and log in to reconfirm their membership. If a member does not complete this in two weeks, the SODB will remove them from the organization (and any officer positions they may hold).


In the event the student misses the email, they can rejoin the organization or have an organization leader add them to the organization's roster. Student Engagement staff is working with Web Development to improve on this process by creating a dashboard of membership that will allow a member can reconfirm all organizations in one step.


Organization leaders, please help communicate to your members that these email notifications are important for your organization!


Questions? Email:

Join the Annual We Lead Conference!

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 "Leadership Beyond" and will focus on the many ways that leadership can show up in our lives, especially for those with marginalized gender identities. The event will feature a variety of sessions that will focus specifically on “Beyond the Binary,” “Beyond #GirlBoss,” and “Beyond Graduation,” with a keynote address from Roberta Blevins, as seen in Amazon’s DocuSeries "LuLaRich" and her podcast, “Life After MLM.”

We Lead will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 10am-5pm in the Memorial Union. 

Registration for the event is free for all ISU students and includes a complimentary lunch and a post-conference mentorship social. 


More information HERE

Register to attend HERE. 

Questions? Email


Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Student Government Funding Allocations and Adjustments

Student Government Reviews from FY22 have now been completed by the Campus Organizations Accounting staff, and any leftover line item funds have been returned to Student Government for future allocations and/or senate bills.  The transaction detail for your organization will show any removal of funds and there are attachments to those transactions so you can easily see exactly what and how these amounts were calculated.  The attachment is in Excel so you can click on a cell and see the detail. 

The current year (FY23) allocations are complete if your organization is in good standing, and has a positive balance in the financial account.  This would be a great time to take a look at your budget from Student Government if you have one and make your plans for the year.  Remember, you can always request a line item transfer if your plans have changed since requesting the budget last February!

Treasurers you may find these transactions and the balance in your account by running these reports:

ISU Financial Summary Balance Restricted Funds

Use this report to find information on the current balance in your organization account.

ISU Transaction Detail

Use this report to see whether an expense or deposit has posted to your organization account. This is also used as a starting point for finding more information about foundation deposits, Student Government audits, and transaction information that might be used on a COA Internal Transfer.


Have questions? Email 

SUB and ISU AfterDark Now Accepting Exec Applications!

Student Union Board (SUB) and ISU AfterDark are seeking students to join their executive teams! These organizations would be the perfect fit for students who are interested in planning and facilitating events, work well as a team, and love to take on and learn new tasks. 


Applications for ISU AfterDark must be submitted by October 21. Applications can be found HERE

Applications for SUB must be submitted by October 27. Additional information and application can be found HERE. 

Inviting Sustainability Clubs to Table at Campus Sustainability Month Celebration

ISU’s Office of Sustainability is excited to invite sustainability clubs to table at the 2022 Campus Sustainability Month Celebration, taking place October 25, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., on the South Library Lawn. This event is a chance to come together with other campus and community organizations to honor our collective sustainability commitment. The theme of this year’s event, “The Urgency is NOW”, reminds students, faculty, and staff that now is the time to take sustainable actions to ensure a healthy future for all.

Register your organization to table at our celebration!! This event offers an opportunity for any student organization whose mission, goals, practices, and events support sustainability to showcase their impressive commitment, gain exposure for their organization’s efforts, market events, and recruit new members and/or volunteers. The Live Green! team will provide display tables, event marketing and event prizes - earned by attendees through visiting tabling organizations and completing a prize card.

We look forward to showcasing the outstanding commitment to sustainability and a sustainable future by our student organizations!! Register online, via Google Form, for your organization to take part.

Email Event Coordinators, Haylie Moore or Haley Wegener, for any questions and more information.

Get Your Organization Involved with Green Dot Action Month

October is Green Dot Action Month. The mission of Green Dot Action Month is to energize and mobilize our campus community to do as many individual and group proactive Green Dots as possible.  A proactive Green Dot is anything you do to send the message that power based personal violence is not tolerated at ISU and we are all dedicated to doing our part to prevent Red Dots. We would love your group, organization, team, department, or chapter to be actively involved in Green Dot Action Month.

  • Sign your organization up for a Green Dot Training HERE
  • Attend Games on the Green on Thursday, October 20 from 12-2pm. Snacks and lawn games are provided. 
  • Choose a date for your group to wear green and take a group photo to amplify on social media and share what proactive Green Dot you are doing during the month!

To find out more about Green Dot Action Month and the Green Dot program, you can go HERE!

Embark on the leadership opportunity of a lifetime...Become a Cyclone Aide!

Looking for a paid leadership opportunity unlike any other on campus? Become a CYCLONE AIDE!

The Cyclone Aide position offers opportunities to:

  • Develop leadership and customer service skills
  • Positively impact new students and guests during orientation programming
  • Coordinate exciting programs for Destination Iowa State
  • Mentor Destination Iowa State Team Leaders
  • Form close relationships with professionals across campus
  • Create lifelong friendships
  • Earn free Iowa State swag

You should apply to be a Cyclone Aide if:

  • You want to create a positive and welcoming environment at Iowa State University
  • You enjoy helping other people
  • You want to gain or strengthen your leadership and communication skills
  • You are a motivated individual full of Cyclone pride
  • You can commit to a summer long experience engaging with new students and families 

Cyclone Aides have a year-long term from January 2023-Janaury 2024 and primarily work over the summer between May and August while earning $12 an hour. Cyclone Aides are provided summer housing, a meal package, and the leadership opportunity of a lifetime. You can learn more about time commitments, responsibilities, and benefits of the position on our website: Cyclone Aide website.

Apply online by October 12th at 11:59pm at:

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Questions? Contact Cassidy Conway  at (515) 294-3765 or

Event Authorization Reminders

As a reminder, if you are planning an event that you want to promote to non-club members or the general public, you will need to complete the University Event Authorization process. You can find more information on Event Authorization HERE and in the University Event Authorization training available in the Student Organization Database.

Preserve Your Organization's History with University Archives

Student organizations play an important role in college life and have a lasting impact on the University. Because of the nature of being a student sees you leave after graduating, much of the history of an organization can be lost or forgotten over time. The Iowa State University Archives invites student organizations to partner with us to help preserve your organization’s history, including especially its creation, development, priorities, and activities.  

We value the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. All organizations are welcome and part of the ISU legacy. We particularly welcome organizations of minoritized groups and activists who have often been left out, erased, or otherwise lack a sense of belonging in archives.  

For more information on how to participate, please contact Greg Bailey, University Archivist, at

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