Student Engagement


Newsline | February 15, 2023

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

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. 


If you are interested in:

  • Gaining new leadership skills and insight
  • Hearing new ideas to implement
  • Networking and collaborating with campus leaders from three campuses
  • Learning from dynamic presenters


Then this conference is for you!



Saturday, February 25 | 10am-5pm | University of Iowa



Registration is free and open to all Iowa State students. Free transportation will also be provided to and from the University of Iowa.


For more information and to register, go HERE.


Questions? Contact


Apply for Event Funding Today!

Does your organization have events this spring? Do you need additional funding support? Submit a proposal to the Event Funding Board! Applications are reviewed monthly. Reminder, to be fully considered, events must occur at least 5 weeks after the submission deadline. 


Next submission deadline: Monday, February 27


Submit your event proposal today!


Questions? Email

MU Marketing Resources for Student Orgs

In order to best serve the needs of our ISU students and campus partners, we will be making the following price updates to our flyer distribution service effective July 1, 2023. We will be increasing the price of this advertising service to $40, a $10 increase from years prior. This increase ensures we can provide high-quality and cost-effective advertising services for student organizations while managing rising overhead costs. As always, we are committed to providing top-notch customer service when students chose the Memorial Union for their advertising needs. Flyer distribution is just one of the many low-cost marketing resources that are available to all student organizations. 


For questions about the above changes or information regarding MU marketing resources, please email We appreciate your continued support!

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Free Pepsi Product for Student Organizations

ISU Dining is offering student organizations the opportunity to request free Pepsi product for upcoming events. The requested volume must align with the guest count for your event/activity with a maximum amount of 20 cases per organization. Pick up is required by the student organization. Requests must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance. 


For more information go here

Preserve Your Legacy: Recordkeeping 101 for Student Organizations

What will your legacy be at Iowa State? The decisions you make and the records you create as a member of a student organization shape the history of the University. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of physical and digital recordkeeping to ensure your organization’s history isn’t lost or erased. The knowledge and skills you gain in this workshop will empower you to share your story from your perspective by creating, collecting, and preserving your records. 

Date: Thursday, March 30 at 2:10-3:25pm, Parks Library, Room 405
Questions? Email 

Ready to Run Iowa

Is a run for political office a possibility in your future? Check out Ready to Run® Iowa, a nonpartisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign or become more involved in public life. Each of the six workshops, held on Feb. 24, March 24 and April 21, addresses a different topic.

You can find more information about the workshops and how to register at

Lead Your Team and Make a Difference; Be a Destination Iowa State Team Leader!

  • Be a mentor!
  • Help new Cyclones!
  • Be part of a team!
  • Develop leadership skills!
  • Make $14/hour - Earn up to $400!

Time Commitment:

  • Two leadership development workshops
  • Canvas course in Summer 2023
  • Available for all of Destination Iowa State from August 17-19, 2023

Each Team Leader is responsible for leading and mentoring a group of around  20 students throughout the Destination Iowa State experience.  For more information and the online application, go to

POP into New Student Programs and learn more:

Thursday, February 23, Noon – 2pm on the 5th floor of the Memorial Union

Get FREE popcorn and chat with past Team Leaders


Applications are due March 5th by 11:59 pm. Questions may be directed to Cassidy Conway in the New Student Programs Office by emailing or by calling 515-294-0801

ISU Dining Fundraising Opportunity - Spring 2023


We are looking for local, civic, community, school, campus student groups, and other non-profit organizations who would like to fundraise for their organizations.  ISU Dining is offering fundraising opportunities to any non-profit organizations interested in earning extra money for their organization.  Interested groups may choose from the options below. Limited opportunities are available.

Expected duties might include serving meals, dining room service, dishwashing, and miscellaneous cleaning duties, no cooking.  Each 3-hour shift would involve standing, lifting, and moving around.

Each of your group members will be earning $13 per hour for your organization. Groups would be assigned to one of our dining facilities.


  • Bakery Location – Sunday 8 am – 11 am – agreements for this location are made by the month (February, March or April).
  • Dining Locations - your group would help in a dining location on specified days. Time periods would be 10:30am-1:30pm, 11am-2pm or 4:15 pm- 8:15 pm.

Options:    Seasons Marketplace – Lunch Monday-Friday 10:30-1:30, please commit by the month if possible

                    Union Drive Marketplace -  choose Saturday OR Sunday - Saturday Lunch shifts 10:30-1:30 or Sunday Dinner shifts 4:15 pm – 8:15 pm, please commit by  the months


Organize your group members/friends, etc. to assist your group and create a team.  Each team would consist of one Team Leader and four members (5 total workers) for each date.

  • A Team Leader must be present each day, two people may share the responsibility attending on different days during the event. 

Team members may vary from day to day with four members in attendance for each day. Suggestion: ask members to work multiple days but explain they are not committing themselves to work every day.

  • All Team Leaders and workers must be age 18 or older by date of the event
  • Team Leader must account for ALL completed forms for each member of the group (1-B, Liability Waiver, Safety Information Review) to be stored in the group folder in the manager’s office at all times.
  • The Team Leaders will be responsible for their group members (ability to perform tasks, transportation, training, signed forms for each member, and supervision during the shift).

Please email Diane Schmidt at to register your organization!

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.

Preserve Your Organization's 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 Rebecca Wells, Student Life Archivist, at

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