Student Engagement


Newsline | February 18, 2021

Register for the 2021 Social Justice Summit!

In-Person Social Justice Gallery Walk

Thursday, Feb. 25 | 11am - 4pm

Multicultural Center, Memorial Union

Virtual Conference

Saturday, Feb. 27 | 10am - 2pm

Hosted on Zoom


The Social Justice Summit, now in its tenth year, is an event designed for ISU students aimed at developing advocates and activists. The event 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! 

On Thursday, the Gallery Walk Activity in the Multicultural Center (MCC), will be a brave space for students to release their emotions and share their experiences of discrimination on Iowa State's campus, promoting healing and community building. There will also be free boxed lunches provided at the Gallery Walk (limited to 50 students).

Registration is FREE and open to all ISU students. Register HERE today! Questions? Email

Get Funding 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: February 22

Submit your event proposal today! Questions? Email

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.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Health and Safety Guidelines for Student Organizations

During the fall semester, student organizations demonstrated creativity and employed an innovative spirit to accomplish their goals while keeping club members safe and healthy. That same spirit and creativity will be needed this spring semester as Iowa State continues to employ safety measure to mitigate the risks around COVID-19.

Student Activities is here to support and guide you as your organization begins planning for the spring semester To help with your planning, make sure to review the Health and Safety Guidelines for Student Organizations and contact our office with any questions. You can email or call 515-294-8081.

Looking for a PAID Summer Leadership Opportunity Unlike Any Other on Campus? Become a CYCLONE AIDE!

Cyclone Aides have the opportunity to gain valuable leadership and networking skills while serving as a representative for Iowa State University at Orientation! Perks include:

  • Paid leadership position

  • Free summer housing and meal package

  • Build connections around the University

  • Make lifelong friendships

  • Welcome new students and families at orientation

  • Facilitate Destination Iowa State

Cyclone Aide Applications are due February 21st by 11:59pm. Apply HERE!

Questions? Contact New Student Programs at (515) 294-0801 or

New Workday Payment Solution for Student Organizations

Campus Organizations Accounting (COA) is pleased to announce a newly configured payment request process in Workday available for use by recognized student organizations.  This new process, called Create Miscellaneous Payment Request, will allow for paperless payment requests by check when student-held purchasing cards are not accepted by suppliers for payment.  The COA staff have been working with the university’s business system analysts to configure this new payment request process since the fall semester.  By leveraging Workday’s imbedded Business Process routing and approval process, university student treasurers and their faculty advisors will no longer need to meet face to face to obtain pen to paper signature approvals.

Job aids to assist in the process are available on the Campus Organizations Accounting website. For questions, contact Jamie Barker (

Co-Sponsor ISU AfterDark

Interested in partnering with an organization that provides students with fun and exciting late-night activities? Check out ISU AfterDark!

Upcoming dates: March 5 and April 9

Each of the upcoming events will be held in a hybrid format. For each event, co-sponsors are needed to host different virtual activities for the AfterDark attendees. These virtual activities could include online trivia, Jackbox party games, or anything else you think would be fun and engaging. You can be as creative as you would like, and AfterDark will pay up to 100% of the cost of your supplies. Plus, this is great exposure for your organization and helpful in recruiting new members!

To co-sponsor an activity, please visit and complete a Proposal Form.

Register for ISCORE 2021 | March 4-5

The Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) registration is available now! This virtual conference on March 4-5, 2021, is exclusively for Iowa State students, faculty, and staff. ISCORE is a comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity. It is the university’s local initiative designed to provide an ongoing platform of sharing and applying knowledge through presentations and workshops. The conference supports the university’s mission to “create, share, and apply knowledge…and make Iowa and the world a better place.” 


University Event Authorization Reminder

Student organizations planning events open to more than just their club membership should submit them for review using the University Event Authorization System

A new University Event Authorization Training is also available in the Student Organization Database to help you learn how to navigate the new site and successfully submit an event to the system.

Have questions? Check out the Event Authorization FAQ page or email

Need to Collect Event Registration Fees? Check Out 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

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