Student Engagement


Newsline, November 14, 2018

Shadow a Non-Profit 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. 

The purpose of this program is to gain interest in exploring the non-profit world and to give you firsthand experience in the field. 

Learn more HERE and apply by noon on Friday, November 30.

Advertise Your Organization in the Get Involved Booklet

Looking for a cool way to advertise your student org? Advertise in the Student Activities Center'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 due by Friday, November 30.

Take a Break With Your Club in the Memorial Union!

Thinking about getting your group together one more time before the end of the semester? The Student Activities Center has you covered!

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Apply for Thrive: A Program for Emerging LGBTQIA+ Leaders

The Center is pleased to announce that the application for Thrive 2019 is now open! Thrive is the premier LGBTQIA+ leadership program at Iowa State. Thrive students have the unique opportunity to learn more about who they are as LGBTQIA+ individuals, about diverse LGBTQIA+ communities, and to practice teamwork skills. As part of Thrive, students will participate in an all-expenses paid trip to the largest LGBTQIA+ student conference in the country, MBLGTACC. 
To learn more about Thrive and to apply, visit the program's website. Applications are due by December 2, 2018, at 11:59pm. Any questions may be sent to

Save the Date: 2019 Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity

The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is the university’s local initiative designed to provide an ongoing platform of sharing and applying new knowledge through presentations and workshops. The conference supports the university’s Mission to “create, share, and apply knowledge…and make Iowa and the world a better place.”

This comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity is free and open to the Iowa State University community (students, faculty and staff).

ISCORE | March 1, 2019 | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Memorial Union | FREE

Applying for Scholarships? Use the Co-Curricular Transcript to Help!

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.

Nominate Someone for the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

It’s time to nominate outstanding seniors for the 2018-19 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award.  This award recognizes outstanding ISU seniors who display high character, outstanding achievements in academics 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 2018 (seniors graduating fall 2018 are eligible to receive the award).  The recipient receives a class ring, and recognition at an event in April. Nomination forms are available online at:  Submit your nominations on or before December 1.

Trademark: Generic Fundraising Templates

For student organizations that would like to do generic fundraising designs that incorporate "college of" or "department of" wording, the Trademark Licensing Office has developed a Generic Fundraising Template Guide. This guide can be used by any student organization, regardless of their tier.

Questions about this guide can be directed to

Update Officers and Take Advantage of the Student Organization Database Features

If your student organization has recently transitioned the President, Treasurer, or Adviser positions, don't forget to update them via the online Compliance Agreement Form on the Student Organization Database!

And remember to check out all the useful features available to your club in the Student Org Database

  • Display all your club's photos in the photo gallery application.

  • Use the calendar feature to list events and meetings for your org's members and anyone who visits your webpage. Students can also subscribe to your calendar so that your events show up on their personal calendar within the student org database, which can be found under "MyStuorg," and then "Calendar."

  • Once you create your event on the calendar, you can have event attendees check in with a prox card or card swipe reader that collects participant names in a database within your website. You can then pull an attendance report at any time.

  • Manage your subscribers! Students, faculty, staff and anyone with an account can subscribe to your org to get announcements in addition to the info on your calendar. Be sure to visit the "Manage Subscribers" page to see who's subscribing to your org and invite others. Once you have a list, you can create and send announcements to those subscribers within the site.

If you need any help with these features, the Student Activities Center is here to help!

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