Student Engagement


Newsline, November 16, 2016

We Want to Know What You Know! 

If you're looking for an opportunity to practice your presentation skills and help other students develop and expand their leadership skill set, then submit a session proposal for this year's Iowa State Leadership Experience! This is an annual leadership program to help student leaders improve their leadership skills, learn about leadership opportunities at ISU and network with other leaders across campus. 

2017 Iowa State Leadership Experience: 
Saturday, January 28 | 9am - 4pm | Memorial Union | FREE

Click here to learn more about the conference and/or register. Questions? Email

Advertise Your Club in The Get Involved Booklet

Looking for a cool way to advertise your student org? The Student Activities Center (SAC) is producing a full-color booklet, Get Involved, that will highlight 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 new students who are seeking ways to get involved, meet new people and make their own ISU experience a meaningful one. Check out the ad rates and measurements, and then reserve your space, by emailing

Apply to be on the Event Funding Board!

Help student organizations fund their next big event by joining the Event Funding Board. We are looking for at-large members who are either graduate or undergraduate students. Preference will be given to those with some form of student organization officer experience. Responsibilities include monthly meetings and critical thought and review of funding requests for student organization events. You'll gain experience reviewing event details and budgets, and you'll learn about upcoming events on campus. Interesting in learning more? Email to get information on how to apply for the Event Funding Board.


Resources and Opportunities

Division of Student Affairs Scholarships Due by December 5!

Over a dozen undergraduate scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year are available from the Division of Student Affairs. Scholarships include:

Minority Student Scholarships | $2,000 each - Four awards for African American, Native American and minority students 

Kappa Alpha Theta Flyer Award | $10,000 - Recognizes an outstanding female leader with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 who will be a senior in 2017-18

President's Leadership Initiative Awards | $2,000 each - Eight awards that recognize student leadership

Sesquicentennial Leadership Award | $3,000 - Recognizes a junior or senior (fall 2017) who has developed a significant, unique project

Applications are due by December 5, 2016. Guidelines and application forms are online. Questions? Email or call 515-294-4420. 

Nominate a Senior 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 2016 (seniors graduating fall 2016 are eligible to receive the award).  The recipient receives a class ring and recognition at the ISU Alumni Association Young Alumni Lunch on April 21.  Nomination forms are available online at: Submit your nominations on or before December 1. Questions can be directed to Katie Lickteig at  

Free Workshops for Your Student Org

The Leadership and Service Center can come to your club's next meeting and lead a workshop on any of the following topics: Event Planning, Effective Communication, Membership Retention, Goal Setting, Fundraising, and Volunteer and Service Opportunities. Just fill out the request form a week in advance!

Take a Break With Your Club in the Workspace! 

Thinking about getting your group together one more time before the end of the semester? The Student Activities Center has you covered! Bring your club members to the Workspace for some relaxing crafts or Paint Your Own Pottery. This is the perfect opportunity for team building or end-of-year celebrations! Make your group reservation by calling 515-294-0970.

Give Yourself a 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.

Does Your Student Org Need Funds?

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! 

Don't Forget to Reserve Space for Your Club in the MU

Is your organization planning an event to be held in the Memorial Union during Spring 2017? Get ready to book your space now! Sponsored and Affiliated Tiered organizations can start reserving space Monday, November 7, and all student organizations can reserve space starting Monday, November 14. Please contact Memorial Union Event Management for details.

Apply for Student Org Spaces and Mailboxes

Did you know that as a recognized student org, you can apply for a Student Office Space in the Memorial Union Student Activities Center? This includes your club's very own mailbox, located in the west SOS. If your student org would benefit from this offer, apply here! Applications are completed on a rolling basis. Questions or concerns? Please email


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