Student Engagement


Newsline, November 30, 2016

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.

Because You Can't Put Netflix on Your Resume 

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 register.

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!

Questions? Email

Take Advantage of the Student Org Database Unique Features

Check out all the useful features available to your club in the Student Org Database! 

  • 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! 

Resources and Opportunities

Advertise Your Org 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.

Put Spring ClubFest on Your Calendar! 

Are you looking for an opportunity to recruit new members to your club or student org? If so, register for Spring ClubFest! You will also have the chance to visit with some of the other 850+ club and student orgs on campus - and maybe join a new club or two yourself! 

Spring ClubFest registration opens January 7 at 10am.

Trademark Reminder

Does your student org use, or plan to use, an ISU trademark? If so, be sure to stay up-to-date on ISU’s trademark guidelines, which exist to protect, promote and market the names, symbols, graphics, marks, etc. owned by the university. Following these guidelines will ensure proper use and application - and will keep you out of trouble!

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! 


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