Student Engagement


Newsline, November 1, 2017

Advertise Your Organization in the Get Involved Booklet

Looking for a cool way to advertise your student org? Each semester, the Student Activities Center (SAC) produces a full-color booklet, Get Involved, that highlights student involvement opportunities including joining or starting student orgs, an overview of arts and entertainment opportunities, as well as leadership and service programs and the benefits of being involved. Copies of the booklet will be handed out at Spring ClubFest and mailed to residence halls. As an advertiser, you will reach thousands of students who are seeking ways to get involved, meet new people, and make their own ISU experience a meaningful one. 

To reserve your space, just fill out the Ad Space Request Form by Friday, December 1. Email with any questions.

Shadow a Non-Profit Organization Administrator

Are you interested in gaining experience with a non-profit org? Each spring semester, the Student Activities Center and the United Way of Story County co-sponsor the Non-Profit Protege Program, which provides you the opportunity to walk in the shoes of a local non-profit administrator. Throughout the semester, each protege attends weekly meetings with a mentor. You will have opportunities to attend board, staff and committee meetings, visit with potential financial donors and witness the impact and fulfillment a non-profit leader brings. 

This is not an internship experience; rather, it is an opportunity for you to directly shadow a non-profit administrator. The purpose of this program is to gain interest in exploring the non-profit world and to give you firsthand experience in the field. Applications due Friday, November 17Apply today!

Get Funds for Your Spring Event!

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 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.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations

Spring 2018 MU Reservations Open in November

Is your organization planning an event to be held in the Memorial Union in spring 2018? Get ready to book your space now! Sponsored and Affiliated Tiered organizations can start reserving space Monday, November 6, and all student organizations can reserve space starting Monday, November 13. Please contact Memorial Union Event Management for details.

Fundraising Opportunity with CyBowl & Billiards

The CyBowl Giveback Program is an exciting, new way to fundraise and promote your organization! Held in CyBowl & Billiards, this fundraiser will give your student org 25 percent of the revenue earned from bowling, shoe rental or billiards from any guest that presents the giveback invitation/flyer. Giveback events are held 12pm - close on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday based on the orgs preference and the availability of CyBowl & Billiards. 

Your Giveback Reservation Request should be submitted a minimum of ten class days prior to the date of the event. You should definitely learn more about this program! 

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 Officers

Nominate Someone 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 2017 (seniors graduating fall 2017 are eligible to receive the award).  The recipient receives a class ring and recognition at a luncheon in April. Nomination forms are available online at: Submit your nominations on or before December 1.
Questions can be directed to Katie Lickteig at

Give Yourself the Competitive Edge with a Co-Curricular Transcript

What is a co-curricular transcript (CCT), you ask? A CCT is a record of your involvement, experiences and achievements as an ISU student. Having a CCT serves as a one stop shop for you to demonstrate skills and attributes to employers, graduate schools, scholarship selection committees, internship providers and more - giving you that competitive edge! 

Your CCT can include: Campus involvement, community service, honors & awards, internships & study abroad, leadership experience, on-campus employment, publications, recreational activities, research, seminars & workshops, and student org involvement. 

Learn more here.

Apply to be a Peer Financial Educator

Looking for on-campus employment? The Student Loan Education Office is currently hiring up to 15 Peer Financial Educators. These Peer Financial Educators will assist with the new online financial literacy training, Cyclone CashCourse, aimed to educate students on budgeting and money management. These peer educators will also be available at various locations around campus for students to meet with and discuss the online content further. Students in this position will earn $10.00/hour.

For more information and to apply, visit

Apply to be an Academic Success Center Peer Ambassador

If you're looking for ways to improve your marketing, leadership, and communication skills, consider applying to be an Academic Success Center (ASC) Peer Ambassador! The Academic Success Center has created this paid student position to engage with other undergraduate students needing academic resources. In this role, ASC Peer Ambassadors will assist with presentations, outreach events, and general promotion of the office. Students selected for this position will start in Spring 2018; priority deadline for application materials is November 24, 2017. Apply today!

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