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Newsline | February 19, 2020

Request MU Office Space for Your Organization Today!

The Student Activities Center is now accepting applications for Student Office and Cubicle Space for the 2020-2021 academic year. 
Applications for space are due Sunday, March 15. 

Complete this form to request or renew space for your organization for the 2020-2021 school year. Space is limited. Along with the application, the process includes an in-person interview to further determine the space needs for each organization. 

Questions can be directed to Erica Swanson, Leadership and Student Organizations Coordinator, at

Student Organization Award Nominations are NOW OPEN!

The 2020 Student Organization Award categories include:

Visit the Student Activities website to view award criteria and submit your nominations.

Nominations are due Wednesday March 11, at 11:59 pm. 

Questions? Email

Register Today for ISCORE!

The  Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)registration is available now! This all-day conference on Friday, March 6, 2020, 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.” 

Registration is FREE and includes lunch. REGISTER FOR ISCORE HERE!

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Register Today for the Social Justice Summit!

The Social Justice Summit is an event designed for ISU students aimed at developing advocates and activists that promotes critical questioning and relevant actions while providing avenues for addressing global injustice. 

Come and learn more about yourself, engage in discussion with other students on a variety of issues, and create strategies for implementing social change!

Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 9:30am-4:00pm Memorial Union FREE

 REGISTER HERE TODAY! Spots are limited and going fast! 

Questions? Email

Co-Sponsor ISU AfterDark with your Organization

Are you interested in partnering with another organization that provides students with fun and exciting late-night activities? Check out ISU AfterDark!

Upcoming dates: March 6 & April 3

For each of these events, co-sponsors are needed 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 AfterDark 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 org! 

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

Help Improve Student Organization Office and Storage Spaces

Student Activities and Student Government want YOUR input on the Memorial Union's East and West Student Office Spaces! 

As a tenant of these spaces and/or a user of the basement storage units, we would love your input on how to improve these areas. A Student Office Space Task Force is being formed, and you have the opportunity to be a part of it! The group will be tasked with making short-term and long-term suggestions of what they would like to see change in the office and storage spaces. We are inviting you to represent your organization as a member of the task force and provide your input on these potential changes. 

To join the task force, fill out this application. We can't wait to work with you and see what we can do to grow our community!

Get Funding for Your Next Event from the Event Funding Board

Is your student organization looking for some additional funds to make your upcoming event even better? Submit an event proposal to the Event Funding Board! The Student Organization Event Funding Board offers recognized student organizations an opportunity to receive funds for events throughout the academic year (fall and spring semesters only). Student organizations can apply for funds each month for events that are at least 5 weeks out from the monthly deadline! 

The next deadline for event funding is Monday, February 24. Submit your event proposal today!

Questions? 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

New Chalking Policy for Iowa State University Now in Effect 

A new chalking policy for Iowa State University is now in effect. Visit for details.

Apply to Be a Student Admissions Representative

Looking for a way to serve your university while gaining great skills? Apply to be a STAR!

Student Admissions Representatives (STARS) is an exciting volunteer opportunity for students to present a positive, realistic student view of Iowa State to prospective students and their families.

STARS duties include: campus tours, housing tours, Experience Iowa State visit days, and group visits for high school and transfer students.

STARS can expect to gain: public speaking and communication skills, leadership experience, and an amazing group of Iowa State friends!

Applications are due March 15. Questions may be directed to Kailyn Tauber at or 515-294-8096.

To apply visit

Leadership and Service Center Resources

  • Meet one on one with a peer leadership and service consultant
  • Find leadership and service opportunities
  • Create a new club or organization
  • Get advice on how to improve your club
  • Check out team builder activities and materials
  • Get help planning organization retreats
  • Request custom workshops, presentations, and activities for your organization's next meeting or retreat

Schedule an Appointment Here!             Request a Workshop Here!

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