Student Engagement


Newsline, January 24, 2019

Register Today for the Iowa State Leadership Experience

This annual leadership program helps student leaders improve their skills, learn about new opportunities at ISU, and network with other leaders across campus. 

2019 Iowa State Leadership Experience
Saturday, February 2 | 1 - 5pm | Memorial Union | FREE

Learn more and register at

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 as well as the Priorities and Criteria to see if your student organization qualifies.

Information Sessions

  • Monday, January 28 | 3:00 PM

  • Monday, January 28 | 5:00 PM

  • Tuesday, January 29 | 2:00 PM

  • Thursday, January 31 | 4:00 PM

  • Friday, February 1 | 9:00 AM

  • Friday, February 1 | 4:00 PM

All information sessions will take place in Room 3228 of the 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 additional funds to make your events even better? Submit a proposal to the Event Funding Board! Applications are reviewed monthly for events that are at least 5 weeks out from the submission deadline! 

Next Submission Deadline: January 28

Submit your event proposal today! Questions? Email

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

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

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 $375!

Time Commitment:

  • Two leadership development workshops

  • Canvas course in Spring 2019

  • Available for all of Destination Iowa State from August 22-24, 2019

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.

Applications are due Sunday, February 17.  Questions may be directed to Nicole Nicholson in the New Student Programs Office by emailing or by calling 515-294-6660.

Pop-Up Clothing Shop is Growing and Needs Student Organization Help

Multicultural Liaison Officers (MLOs) at Iowa State took action after learning that many Iowa State students need access to free business attire and accessories so they can attend career fairs, job interviews, and graduate school preparations. MLOs coordinated a Pop-Up Clothing Shop in the spring 2018 (70 students served) and another one in fall 2018 (148 students served). Members of the Iowa State Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) have partnered with the MLOs to find a permanent home for the Pop-Up Clothing Shop. This is where your org's help is needed! Do you advise or are a part of  a current ISU club or organization that is looking for a philanthropic partner? Or perhaps your club’s values and vision align with fulfilling this need on campus. If so, show your interest by filling out this interest form by February 1, 2019.

Contact any member of the ELA Capstone Team listed below with any questions you may have:

  • Rachel Allbaugh (Veterinary Clinical Services)

  • Michele Appelgate (Ivy College of Business)

  • Jenny Aune (English)

  • Brad Dell (Music and Theater)

  • Ryan Ott (Ames Lab)

  • Tom Schrier ( Apparel, Events & Hospitality Management)

  • Sarah Wilson (Human Sciences)

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.

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

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