Student Engagement


Newsline | January 26, 2022

Register Today to Attend the Iowa Student Leadership Experience (ISLE) Conference

Register Today for the Iowa Student Leadership Experience (ISLE) Conference!

Saturday, February 12 | 11:00am - 4:30pm | Memorial Union

The Iowa Student Leadership Experience (ISLE) is a one-day leadership conference that brings students together to collaborate, engage, and practice meaningful leadership. ISLE is a collaboration between Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Iowa and is open to students from all three campuses. 

Each registration includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and swag throughout the conference.

Register HERE today!

Questions? Contact

Do More With Your Break! Apply for a Spring Alternative Break Trip!

Do you like serving your community? Do you want to have a unique experience and form lasting memories? Then you're the perfect person to go on an Alternative Breaks trip!

Applications are currently open for the 2022 Spring Alternative Breaks trips and spots are filling up! During the trip, you will focus on serving a community outside of Iowa, while learning about various social issues. As a participant you will be able to make lasting connections with other students interested in service, learn more about yourself and how to be an active citizen, and make an impact on the community you'll be working with. Four trips are currently planned for the week of Spring Break (March 12-20). The selection process includes an application and an interview. 

Spring Participant Applications are due by Sunday, Jan. 30. Apply HERE

Questions? Email

Save the Date for Social Justice Summit!

The Social Justice Summit, now in its eleventh year, is an event designed for ISU students aimed at developing advocates and activists and promotes critical questioning and relevant actions while providing avenues for addressing global injustice. This day-long workshop will give you the chance to learn more about yourself, engage in discussion with other students on a variety of issues, and create strategies for implementing social change!

Social Justice Summit: Our Voices, Our Communities (Counter Story-Telling and Its Importance) will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 10am-3:30pm.

Go HERE to register!

Have questions? Email

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Annual Allocations Process for Student Organizations

The Annual Allocations process through Student Government is about to begin! This process is StuGov's way of reviewing budget requests from Student Organizations and much more funding is available during this process than requesting funding throughout the year. Going through this process is critical for organizations seeking funding from Student Government. 

The first step of Annuals is to attend an information session. Each group requesting funding from Student Government must attend an info session, without exception. During these meetings, you'll have editing access to your budget unlocked, learn about how to complete your budget, and you will receive a schedule for the rest of the process. The info sessions will be: 

  • Sunday, January 30th, 1-2 PM in the Memorial Union room 3560

  • Tuesday, February 1st, 1-2 PM in the Memorial Union Campanile Room

  • Tuesday, February 1st, 7-8 PM on Zoom (Access the meeting here)

  • Wednesday, February 2nd, 4:30-5:30 PM in the Memorial Union room 3580

  • Thursday, February 3rd, 11 AM-12 PM in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room

  • Friday, February 4th, 4-5 PM, Memorial Union room 3580

Only the Treasurer of the organization is required to attend, but Advisers, Presidents, and any other member of your org involved in budget planning are welcomed and encouraged to attend as well. 

If none of these times work, or if you have any questions about the process, email!

Get Involved with Student Union Board (SUB)

Get involved with Student Union Board (SUB)! Free and open to all ISU students!

First team member meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 26 @ 5pm in the M-Shop.

Apply HERE to be a part of the team!

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Event Authorization Reminders

As a reminder, if you are planning an event that you want to promote to non-club members or the general public, you will need to complete the University Event Authorization process. You can find more information on Event Authorization HERE and in the University Event Authorization training available in the Student Organization Database.

Update Information for Your Organization on the Student Organization Database

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

  • Display all your club's photos in the photo gallery application.

  • Use the 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.

  • 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, Student Engagement is here to help! Email with questions. 

Preserve Your Organizations History with University Archives

Student organizations play an important role in college life and have a lasting impact on the University. Because of the nature of being a student sees you leave after graduating, much of the history of an organization can be lost or forgotten over time. The Iowa State University Archives invites student organizations to partner with us to help preserve your organization’s history, including especially its creation, development, priorities, and activities.  

We value the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. All organizations are welcome and part of the ISU legacy. We particularly welcome organizations of minoritized groups and activists who have often been left out, erased, or otherwise lack a sense of belonging in archives.  

For more information on how to participate, please contact Greg Bailey, University Archivist, at

Join the Health and Wellness Symposium Today!

ISU’s first Health and Wellness Symposium is February 4th, 2022 in the Memorial Union from noon-5pm.  Registration is FREE for all students.  Lunch and snacks will be provided.

The symposium will feature sessions specifically for students to enhance your personal wellbeing and develop skills to help support others.  The session topics include:

  • Skills to support a friend in distress
  • Joyful Eating
  • Sex and Partner Communication
  • Enhancing Motivation and Time Management
  • Mindful Movement and Engaging in Sustainable Physical Activity
  • Mental Wellbeing (session created for BIPOC students)

The keynote address will be from Dr. Raphael Coleman from Columbia University, discussing how ISU can build organizational capacity to build a culture of wellbeing on campus.

Join us for an afternoon of learning and engagement! 

Register Here:

Questions? Email:

Join the Catt Center for a Lecture with Former Governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez

Former Governor Susana Martinez to give virtual presentation on Feb. 16

What issues are state political leaders navigating in today's world? Former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez will address how state leaders are facing some of the nation’s most intractable and difficult policy fights a virtual presentation, “It’s a Different World Out There: Leadership in the States." The lecture will be presented through Webex at

Martinez served as governor of New Mexico from 2011-2019, the state’s first female governor and the first woman of color to serve as governor in the United States. Prior to being elected governor, Martinez was a prosecutor in New Mexico for 25 years, specializing in child abuse and sexual abuse cases. She also served as Doña Ana County’s elected district attorney for over half that time.

Visit the Catt Center website for more information about the lecture.

 Are You Interested in Running for a Student Government Office?

Are you interested in running for an office in Student Government? The Election Commission invites you to join us at one of our information sessions to learn more about how to run for an office in Student Government. Students who are interested in becoming involved with Student Government and want to run for a senatorial office must attend one of the listed informational sessions and submit a statement of intent to be placed on the ballot. Dates of informational sessions can be found on the election timeline HERE.

If unable to attend any of these dates relevant to the office sought, please contact Election Commissioner Opie at

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