Student Engagement


Newsline, January 24, 2018

Sign Up to Attend the 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. 

This year's keynote speaker is Milana Vayntrub, an actress, comedian, and founder of the global refugee crisis campaign #CantDoNothing. 

2018 Iowa State Leadership Experience
Saturday, January 27 | 1pm - 5pm | Memorial Union | FREE

Click here to learn more about the conference and register.

Questions? Email

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

  • Thursday, January 25 | 7 PM | Room 3512, MU

  • Friday, January 26 | 4 PM | Room 3505, MU

  • Friday, January 26 | 5 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). Applications are reviewed monthly for events that are at least 5 weeks out from the submission deadline! 
Submit your event proposal today!

Spring 2018 Submission Deadlines:

  • January 29

  • February 26

  • March 26

  • April 16

Questions? Email

Resources and Opportunities for Officers

Apply to be on the Student Organization Review Committee

Interested in helping new student organizations develop and establish new traditions on campus? Apply to be on the Student Organization Review Committee. Members of this committee will serve on both the Student Organization Recognition Board as well as the Event Funding Board. Through this opportunity you will assist in the university's recognition process of new student organizations as well as the funding allocation for student orgs wanting to host events on campus. This is a great opportunity for any motivated student leader wanting to gain experience in policy administration, finance, and communication.

Questions about this opportunity can be directed to Tim Reuter, the Student Organizations Resource Coordinator, and Kevin Merrill, the Assistant Director for Student Organizations, Leadership and Service. To learn more and apply, click HERE!

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!

  • Be a mentor!

  • Help new Cyclones!

  •  Be part of a team!

  • Develop leadership skills!

  • Earn up to $350!

Time Commitment:

  • Two leadership development workshops

  • Online course in Spring 2018

  • Available for all of Destination Iowa State from August 16-18, 2018

Each Team Leader is responsible for leading and mentoring a group of 12-15 students throughout the Destination Iowa State experience.  For more information and the online application, click here.
Attend an information session to learn more:

  • Thursday, January 25, 7:00-8:00pm, UDCC 136

  • Monday, January 29, 11:00am-12:00pm, 0060 Hixson-Lied

  • Tuesday, January 30, 11:00am-12:00pm, Campanile Room, Memorial Union

  • Tuesday, February 6, 7:00-8:00pm, Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Applications are due Sunday, February 11.  Questions may be directed to Nicole Nicholson in the New Student Programs Office by emailing or by calling 515-294-6660.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations

Event Authorization Reminder

If your org is planning an event that includes guests, members of other orgs, is open to the Iowa State Community or individuals from other universities, you need to have your event authorized. You can review the Event Authorization Training in the student org database. Once you pass the quiz, email to be added to the system. Fill out an Online Event Authorization Form and submit it online at least ten class days prior to the date of the event. Your event may require more time to be authorized depending on the details of your program, so please start this process as soon as you begin planning. 

Have questions? Check out the Event Authorization FAQ page first, and if you have additional questions, please email

Take Advantage of 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

Rent the Maintenance Shop for Your Group's Next Event

Did you know your student org could rent the Maintenance Shop for your event? For more information about the venue, visit the M-Shop website. To inquire about renting the space, contact Jim Brockpahler at

Tabling Opportunity at Sustainapalooza

The Green Umbrella club is seeking student organizations to table at their upcoming Sustainapalooza event on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 5-8pm in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Sustainapalooza is an event focused on engaging the community and campus to sustainability through empowerment. This year's theme is "Let's Be SustainABLE." Student orgs interested in tabling can register HERE.

Contact Heidi Kalb ( with any questions.

Reserve the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge for Your Org's 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.

Fundraising Opportunity with CyBowl & Billiards

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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