Student Engagement


Newsline | January 20, 2021

Sign Up for Spring ClubFest!

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

Spring ClubFest is an excellent opportunity for you to to highlight your club and recruit new members. This spring, both in-person and virtual events will be held. You can sign up to participate in one or both of them!

Find more info at and register HERE! Questions? Email

Register Today for the Iowa State Leadership Experience!

Looking for a great leadership opportunity? Register 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 will take place on Saturday, January 30, and will be hosted over Zoom. You can find more info and register at Questions? Email

Health and Safety Guidelines for Student Organizations

During the fall semester, student organizations demonstrated creativity and employed an innovative spirit to accomplish their goals while keeping club members safe and healthy. That same spirit and creativity will be needed this spring semester as Iowa State continues to employ safety measure to mitigate the risks around COVID-19.

Student Activities is here to support and guide you as your organization begins planning for the spring semester To help with your planning, make sure to review the Health and Safety Guidelines for Student Organizations and contact our office with any questions. You can email or call 515-294-8081.

Sign Up for the Future Alumni Network!

Are you a FAN of making connections, saving money, and free stuff all year long? Now is the perfect time to sign up for the Future Alumni Network. Visit to learn more and sign up!

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

University Event Authorization Reminder

Student organizations planning events open to more than just their club membership should submit them for review using the University Event Authorization System

A new University Event Authorization Training is also available in the Student Organization Database to help you learn how to navigate the new site and successfully submit an event to the system.

Have questions? Check out the Event Authorization FAQ page or email

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

  • Keep track of your membership by adding new and removing old students. 

  • Use the web management tools to add, edit, and update pages of your Student Organization site 

  • Increase your communication by adding contact information and social media links to your Student Organization site footer section.

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

Register Your Club for Sustainapalooza 2021!

Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability in support of the Live Green! Initiative, this annual event offers a tabling opportunity for student organizations to showcase their sustainable efforts and connect with others. The event will take place March 3, from 5:30-8:30pm in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Go HERE to register your organization by February 12. More information about the event can be found on the Live Green! Facebook page

Get Funding for Your Next Event from the Event Funding Board!

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). Student organizations can apply for funds each month for events that are at least 5 weeks out from the monthly deadline! The next deadline for event funding is Monday, January 25. Submit your event proposal today!

Questions? Email

Need to Collect Membership Dues? Check Out the Student Organization Marketplace

The Student Organization Marketplace is an online tool where recognized student orgs at ISU are able to extend their business to the internet and more effectively reach the larger Iowa State community and beyond. You can use the Marketplace to sell event registrations, collect membership dues and receive non-charitable donations. By purchasing a product through the Student Org Marketplace, customers are directly supporting your organization! 

Want to know more? Email

Reserve the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge for Your Next Retreat

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).

To learn more about the lodge and submit your reservation request, click HERE.

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