Student Engagement


Newsline, January 12, 2017

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

Want to attend? Register now!

Get Money for Your Student Organization

Student Government will be allocating over $1.6 million to student organizations and services during their Annual Allocations process. All organizations receiving funding must attend an information session. Checkout the eligibility requirements to see if your student organization qualifies.

Information Sessions
Monday, January 23 | 12 PM | Gold Room MU
Monday, January 23 | 3 PM | Gold Room MU
Tuesday, January 24 | 1 PM | Campanile Room MU
Wednesday, January 25 |12 PM | Gold Room MU
Wednesday, January 25 | 5 PM | Gold Room MU
Thursday, January 26 | 1 PM | Room 3512 MU
Friday, January 27 | 12 PM | Room 3505 MU

If you can't make any of the times listed or have questions, email the Student Government Finance Director at

Get Funds for Your Next Event!

Is your student organization 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 now 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

ClubFest Waitlist Is Available

ClubFest is is an opportunity for students to browse through Iowa State clubs and organizations to find the one that ignites their passion. The registration list is full, but you can sign up for the waitlist in case a club drops out. Don't miss this last opportunity to have the chance to share your club with Iowa State!  Sign up for the waitlist now. Please verify that no one else in your group has registered your organization already before submitting.

Update Your Officers in the Student Organization Database

Does your club have new officers? Make sure you get them updated in the database. And while you are there, make sure to check out all the other useful features available to your club! 

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

Attend the Know Your Rights Forum

Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017 | 6pm | Great Hall, Memorial Union
In an effort to promote a campus culture at ISU that reflects our values of diversity, inclusivity and non-discrimination, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion would like to invite student leaders to this informational opportunity. Statewide and local experts will present in four key areas: immigrant rights, DACA, hate speech and campus/community resources. This opportunity is perfect for you as a leader to gain a deeper understanding of your peers and your community. 

Host Your Next Event at the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge

The Lynn Fuhrer Lodge is available for reservations! This unique location set in the woods is the perfect spot for your club's all-day retreats or long meetings (reservations must be a minimum of three hours long). A fee was set starting September 1, 2016 to use the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge. The fee is $35 for Recognized Student Organizations, $100 for ISU Departments, and must be paid by ISU Intramural before reservations are confirmed. MORE.

Share Your Love for Iowa State: Be a Destination Iowa State TEAM LEADER!

Interested in a great leadership opportunity that welcomes new students to campus? Apply to be a Destination Iowa State Team Leader!

This leadership position is an excellent way to show your Cyclone pride to new students, be part of a team, develop leadership skills, and earn up to $350. Each Team Leader is responsible for leading and mentoring a group of 12-15 students throughout the Destination Iowa State experience. The time commitment for this position includes two mandatory leadership development workshops, completing a course on Blackboard, and being available for the entire Destination Iowa State program from August 17-19, 2017.

For more information and the online application, go to Applications are due Friday, February 3. Questions may be directed to Mike Dixon in the New Student Programs Office by emailing or by calling 515-294-6660.

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