Student Engagement



Newsline | November 10, 2021

Get Funding for Your Spring Events!

Is your student organization starting to prepare your events for the Spring 2022 semester? 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, November 29


Submit your event proposal today! Questions? Email

Advertise Your Student 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 and mailed to residence halls. As an advertiser, you will reach thousands of students seeking ways to get involved, meet new people, and make their own ISU experience a meaningful one. 


Ad Space Request Forms are due by Friday, December 10. Submit one today!

Join the Annual We Lead Conference!

The We Lead Conference is an opportunity for Iowa State students to engage with one another around topics focused on identity, leadership, and community, while also offering the chance to reflect, discuss, and learn about themselves and others.

We Lead is an empowerment and leadership conference for students who are exploring their leadership potential and interested in engaging in collective impact.

This virtual conference will be held on Saturday, November 13th from 9am-3:30pm with an in-person social to follow in the Cardinal Room of the Memorial Union. Free snacks and swag will be provided at the social. 

To attend the conference, register HERE. Have questions? Email

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Expand Your Leadership By Taking a Leadership Studies Course

Are you looking for ways to turn your passions into meaningful actions? Then, consider joining the Leadership ISU Learning Community for LD ST 291A (Section 2) in the spring semester! This course prepares emerging leaders to be meaningful change agents on campus and in their communities. By taking Leading Change, you will learn about the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and Servant Leadership, explore more than ten ways to work toward social change and engage in meaningful community service. From advocacy to philanthropy to civic engagement, there are many ways for you to prepare for social change.

Leadership ISU (LISU) is open to all students from all majors. It offers a unique opportunity to build community, learn together, and be part of an exciting partnership between the Leadership Studies Program and the MU Leadership and Service Programs team. All students who enroll in LD ST 291A (Section 2) are considered a part of LISU. Already in a Learning Community? That’s okay - you can be in more than one and enjoy all the same benefits plus opportunities unique to Leadership ISU! Ready to Amplify Your Degree? This course also counts as elective credit toward the Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate. You can learn more about these opportunities here: 

Seats are limited, so take advantage of your spring-only opportunity to become a better change maker and leader! Questions? Email Dr. KP Williams at

Need More Space to Meet? Reserve the Student Engagement Conference Room!

Does your student organization need more space to meet? You can now reserve the conference room in the Student Engagement Office (East SOS) to have meetings, work on projects for your organization, hold informal office hours, and more! 

If you are interested in using this space, please go HERE. 

Apply for the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award!

It’s time to think about nominating a deserving senior for the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award.  This award recognizes outstanding ISU seniors who display high character, outstanding achievements in academics, leadership 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 2021 (seniors graduating fall 2021 are eligible to receive the award). Nomination forms are available online at: Submit your nominations on or before December 1.

Questions can be directed to Katie Lickteig at

Updated Room Scheduling Guidelines for Classroom Spaces

Room Scheduling has updated their guidelines for General University Classrooms ( Updates include:

  • Trash from your event must be carried out to a dumpster, including pizza boxes and any other food related product

  • New for Fall 2021: Tables/surfaces must be wiped down after serving food

    • Cleaning products must be provided by the user, we recommend soapy water or disinfectant spray/wipes be used

  • Classroom seating must be in classroom ready status at the conclusion of your event

    • Even if the room was “found that way”, staff relies on each event in the classroom, courses included, to maintain the classroom ready status for the rooms for the next event

    • If a room is found in a poor condition, it is up to the organization to report it at the time of the event. Photos of the room are encouraged to demonstrate the issue.

  • Cleaning and reset fees start at $75, and are a minimum of $75/hour for cleaning thereafter.

Have questions or want more information? Contact

Volunteer at Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens has a lot of volunteer opportunities coming up this fall and winter, which is a perfect way to get service hours for your organizations! Listed below is information for bulb planting, pumpkin carving, Spirits in the Gardens, and our annual holiday light show. Of course, we also have opportunities for folks to volunteer in gardening, entomology, events, education programs, administrative projects, marketing, and more.

Winter Wonderscape Holiday Light Show

Reiman Gardens is currently recruiting volunteers with holiday cheer for our second annual holiday light show, Winter Wonderscape! Volunteers assist horticulture staff with setting up the show and with staffing during the event. Show installation begins around the last week of October and continues into November. Staffing for the light show is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings starting December 2 through January 1. Show setup and event staffing take place outdoors. Volunteers receive two complimentary tickets to the light show each time they volunteer!

Anyone interested in volunteering for this activity can express interest using this form.

Have questions? Contact HERE

Support for Your Adventure

As a student leader, you play an important role in helping your peers and members of your organization feel connected and supported. Iowa State has a variety of resources available to support students’ mental health, wellness and personal safety.

Encourage your members to bookmark this website: and take advantage of the services available to all students.

And follow @IAStateSA on Twitter and Instagram for tips and advice throughout the year.

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