Student Engagement

2.23.22

Newsline | February 23, 2022

Get Funding for Your Spring Events!

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 28, 2022

Submit your event proposal today! Questions? Email eventfunds@iastate.edu

 

Schedule a Meeting with a Student Engagement Consultant Today!

The Student Engagement Consultants are a great resource for student organizations seeking assistance. Here's what the Consultants can do for your student organization:

  • Help you start a new club or organization

  • Advise you on how to improve your club

  • Help you through student organization processes (event authorization, funding, etc.)

  • Provide you with information on upcoming leadership and service opportunities

  • And so much more!

Email studentengage@iastate.edu or go HERE to book an appointment.

Reserve the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge

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

Participate in a Campus-Wide Mock Election

Our voting system is something that most people take for granted. Yet the mechanics of how we vote gets at the core of the democratic process: how do we choose our leaders and hold them accountable? Ranked Choice Voting is a change to our voting system that has potential to help address many of the problems facing American politics - to make it broader, more competitive and more civil. RCV is quickly gaining popularity throughout America and enjoys support all along the political spectrum. Better Ballot Iowa, Students for a Better Ballot and the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics are organizing a campus-wide mock election to educate the student body on this important issue. The mock election will culminate with an event on the evening of March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Cardinal Room of the MU. We need your help in organizing and executing the mock election. Students of all stripes are welcome, even if you’re new to the issue.

To volunteer or for more information, please contact Justin Hollinrake: justinh7@iastate.edu


To RSVP for the March 30 event, go to: https://www.betterballotiowa.org/isu_rcv_mock_election_night.

Submit Your Nominations for the Women Impacting ISU Calendar

Do you know a woman at Iowa State who positively impacts the university through her actions, involvements and achievements? If YES, then nominate her for the 2023 Women Impacting ISU calendar. The annual calendar highlights the impact of 12 women – faculty, staff and students – currently on the Iowa State campus.

Nominations of students are particularly welcomed, as fewer students are typically nominated each year.

Instructions for nominating someone and a link to the nomination form are available at https://go.iastate.edu/BTT82P. Completed nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

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

  • Update, add, and reorder your student organization webpages for a customized feel!

  • 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.

  • Add new and remove old members! Now is a great time to check to see if the members you have listed are your current. You can add or remove them to have the most up to date information.

  • Manage your members and subscribers! Now is a great time to check to see if the members you have listed are your current. You can add or remove them to have the most up to date information . 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 stuorgs@iastate.edu 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 gtbailey@iastate.edu

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