Student Engagement


Newsline, February 10, 2016

The Student Organization Marketplace is an online tool where recognized student organizations at Iowa State University are able to extend their business to the internet and more effectively reach the larger Iowa State community and beyond. Student organizations can use the Marketplace to sell event registrations, collect memberships dues, and receive non-charitable donations. By purchasing a product through the Student Organization Marketplace, the customer is directly supporting a recognized student organization.
Questions? Email us at - we are here to help!

ISU AfterDark is an organization that provides students with fun and exciting late-night activities.
Upcoming dates: March 4 & April 8
For each of these events, we need co-sponsors to host different activities for the AfterDark attendees. These activities have included trivia, dancing, crafts, carnival games and Henna tattoos. You can be as creative as you would like, and we will pay up to 100% of the cost of your supplies. Plus this is great exposure to over 2,000 students, and helpful in recruiting new members to your organization!
If you're interested in co-sponsoring an activity, please visit  and complete a Proposal Form.

Registration Still Open!

Friday, Februrary 20, 6-9pm | Saturday, February 21, 9am-4pm
The Social Justice Summit is a day-and-a-half workshop that will give you the chance to learn more about the identities we carry, discuss how people experience the world differently, and create steps to address social systems of power, privilege, and oppression. Register for free today!

Resources and Opportunities

New Features in the Student Organization Database

Check out all the new features available to your club in the Student Organization Database!
  • Display all your club's photos in the new photo gallery application.
  • Use the new calendar feature to list events and meetings for your 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 organization database, which can be found under "My Stuorg," and then "Calendar."
  • Once you create your event on the calendar, you can have event attendees check in with a prox card or card swipe reader that collects participant names in a database within your website. You can then pull an attendance report at any time. 
  • Manage your subscribers! Students, faculty, staff and anyone with an account can subscribe to your organization to get announcements in addition to the information on your calendar. Be sure to visit the "Manage Subscribers" page to see who's subscribing to your organization, and invite others to subscribe. Once you have a list, you can create and send announcements to those subscribers within the site. 
Let us know if you need any help with these new features! We here to help in the Student Activities Center.

Apply Now for the CyServe Council Executive Team!

Connect to a cause with CyServe Council. CyServe connects volunteer organizations in Story County with student organizations at Iowa State University and students in the surrounding area. CyServe's goal is to provide volunteering opportunities for students in an easy to access manner, and making these opportunities well known throughout the community. 
Student Government Regular Allocations

Student Government hosts Regular Allocations to support student activities at Iowa State while fulfilling our mission to serve students and improve the student experience through advocacy and empowerment. As such, Student Government has established several requirements for organizations requesting funds: 

  • Must be a recognized student organization
  • Must have an account with the Campus Organization Accounting office
  • Must meet the requirements as described in the Student Government Bylaws 


Organizations that are ineligible for Student Government funding are those: 

  • That are not consistent with the mission and culture of Student Government or the University.
  • That have more than half of its members receive academic credit for membership.
  • That receive funding and/or are sponsored by one or more college.
  • That receive funding and/or are sponsored by one or more academic departments (Unless that group is recognized as a publication by the Student Activities Center).
  • That help, as their primary function, to assist students attain professional degree status.
  • That help, as their primary function, to assist students in attaining an internship or scholarship.
  • That maintain an affiliation with an academic professional organization.
  • That has a mission consistent with or directed toward a particular academic program.


In order to aid in understanding of the funding process and the specific rules being used this year, please have your treasurer attend one of the informational sessions as listed below. In this meeting, I will explain the requirements, the process of requesting funding, and the process that takes place once a budget is submitted. At this meeting, there will be an opportunity to see how to utilize the online budgeting system (known as OFP2) that Student Government utilizes, and ask any questions that you may have about the process. In addition, if there are any questions that I may answer before an information session, please do not hesitate to let me know. The easiest method of contacting me is via email at

Information Session
All Organizations Receiving Funding Must Attend One

  • Thursday, February, 11th 7:00 PM Gold Room, MU
  • Friday, February, 12th 1:00 PM Gold Room, MU
  • Friday, February, 12th 3:00 PM Gold Room, MU


Online Budget Requests
After attendance at an information session, online system will be unlocked
Budget Help Sessions

  • Monday, February 15th 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM West Student Office Space
  • Tuesday, February 16th 12 PM- 3 PM West Student Office Space
  • Wednesday, February 17th 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM West Student Office Space
  • Thursday, February 18th 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM West Student Office Space


Budgets Due (via online submission)

  • Friday February 19th, Midnight (11:59 PM)


Allocation Hearings

  • Saturday, February, 20th 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM Room 2210, MU
  • Thursday, February 25th 4:00 PM- 9:00 PM Room 3558, MU
  • Thursday, March 3rd 4:00 PM- 9:00 PM Room 3558, MU
  • Friday, March 4th 4:00 PM- 9:00 PM Room 2210, MU
  • Saturday, March 5th 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM Room 2210, MU


Budget Balancing Session

  • Sunday, March 6th 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM Room 3505, MU


Senate Meetings
All Organizations Must Attend Second Read

  • First Read Wednesday March 9 7PM Campanile Room
  • Second Read: Wednesday, March 23 7PM Sun Room, MU

Homecoming Parade Open Forum

February 24th |7pm | Carver 0101
Come and bring your thoughts and ideas about a potential Homecoming Parade this fall! We want to hear your input as student leaders about this possibility, so come join us. Any questions can be directed to

Make Sure to Authorize Your Next Event

If you are planning an event, and if that event includes guests, members of other organizations, is open to the Iowa State Community, or individuals from other universities, you need to have your event authorized. Review the event authorization system training in the student organization database. Once you pass the quiz then 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 other questions? Check out the Event Authorization FAQ page first, and if you have additional questions, please email

Fundraising Opportunity: CyBowl Giveback Program

Learn more about how you can earn 25% of revenue earned while your participants have a blast bowling and playing billiards!

Reserve the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge For Your Next Event!

‚ÄčThis 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). There's no cost to student orgs as long as guidelines are observed. The Lodge has been recently renovated and includes amenities like a projector and screen, WiFi, fridge, microwave and kitchen sink, AC and bathrooms, and is set up like a large meeting room with 7 rolling tables and 42 chairs. Reservations can be made online. You should definitely check this place out!

Leadership & Service Center Presents Workshops for Your Club

Contact the LSC to schedule a consultant to come to your next meeting and facilitate a workshop! Topics include icebreakers, team builders, event planning, effective communication, membership retention, goal setting, fundraising, and volunteer and service opportunities. 

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