Student Engagement


Newsline | November 19, 2020

Advertise Your Organization in the Get Involved Booklet

Looking for a great way to market your student org? Advertise in the Student Activities Center's Get Involved Booklet!

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. 

Ad Space Request Forms are due by Friday, November 20.

Put Spring ClubFest on Your Calendar!

Virtual Event

In-Person Events (Tentative)

Monday, Feb. 1 - Friday, Feb. 5
Hosted on Flipgrid

Mon, Feb. 1 | Wed, Feb. 3 | Fri, Feb. 5
11am - 4pm each day
Great Hall, Memorial Union

To mitigate the risks around COVID-19, Spring ClubFest will be held as a hybrid event during the first week of February. The virtual event will be hosted on Flipgrid and promoted heavily throughout that week. In-person events are tentatively being planned for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of that week as well. Capacity will be reduced to incorporate physical distancing and the Cyclones Care behaviors will be expected for all those in attendance.

Club registration will open Monday, January 18, at 10am!

Save the Date for the Iowa State Leadership Experience!

The Iowa State Leadership Experience (ISLE) is a one-day leadership conference that brings students together to collaborate, engage, and practice meaningful leadership. For the first time, Student Activities has opened the event to students from the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa. The conference theme is "Unified Resilience in Leadership" and will take place in a virtual format.

ISLE 2021
Saturday, January 30

Registration to attend ISLE will open on Tuesday, December 1. Check out the ISLE website in the meantime for more updates and information.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Recognize Someone Through #CyThx at Iowa State University

To celebrate effective teaching, advising, and mentoring, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) partners with ISU Learning Communities, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Government, and Graduate and Professional Student Senate for the annual recognition project #CyThx at Iowa State University.

#CyThx invites Cyclones to share, "Who makes you feel like a valued member of the ISU community?" Because of what we continue to experience this year, our connection to campus and each other is essential. #CyThx can help us to do just that. 

Submit your #CyThx via this 2020 #CyThx Qualtrics survey page

Then, between December 9, 2020, and January 4, 2021, the recognition will be emailed to the honoree and their unit leaders and published on the #CyThx website.

Give Yourself the Competitive Edge with a Co-Curricular Transcript

Co-Curricular Transcript (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 various opportunity providers - giving you that competitive edge! 

Learn more HERE.

Health & Safety Guidelines for Student Organizations

Student organizations are a major contributor to the student experience at Iowa State, and Student Activities is here to support you as your organization thinks critically and creatively about how to achieve your goals in the midst of COVID-19. To help with your planning, Student Activities has put together Health and Safety Guidelines for Student Organizations. We strongly encourage you to review these guidelines as you plan upcoming club functions and events. If you have any questions, email or call 515-294-8081.

Have Questions About Activism At Iowa State? Contact the Demonstration Safety Team

As an institution, Iowa State is committed to maintaining a campus environment that promotes free communication and interaction among members of the campus community. The Demonstration Safety Team, comprised of staff and faculty from various campus departments, strives to collaborate with and educate staff, faculty, and students to ensure that free speech and expression occurs safely on our campus and does not disrupt the rights of others. Members of the team are available to provide support and guidance to students so they can exercise their rights to free speech and do so safely. Team members can provide information on relevant university policies, connect you and your organization with available resources, and discuss any additional considerations. If you or your student organization has any questions about activism on campus and/or what to consider when organizing a demonstration, please contact the Demonstration Safety Team at

New Prep Week/Finals Week Exception Process for Student Org Meetings/Events

Per the Prep Week and Finals Week Resolution from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, student organizations may not hold any meetings, functions, or sponsored events during the Prep Week and Finals Week period without seeking an exception in advance. To seek an exception, student organizations should submit their regular meetings or events that occur during that time to the University Event Authorization system where Student Activities staff will review the submission and determine if an exception can be granted.

If you have never submitted to the University Event Authorization system before, a training is available in the Student Organization Database. Questions regarding the Prep Week and Finals Week Exception process can be directed to

Save the Date: 2021 Virtual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity

The Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is a comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity at Iowa State University and beyond. The local conference is designed to model the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE).

This conference is free and open to the Iowa State University community (students, faculty and staff).

ISCORE | Friday, March 4-5, 2021 | Online | FREE

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

It’s time to nominate outstanding seniors for the 2020-21 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 2020 (seniors graduating fall 2019 are eligible to receive the award).  Awardees receive recognition and the Official Iowa State University Ring, compliments of the ISU Alumni Association. Nomination forms are available HERE.  Submit your nominations on or before December 1.

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