Student Engagement


Newsline | February 4, 2021

Get Funding for Your Student Organization


Student Government will be allocating over $2.6 million to student organizations and services during their Annual Allocations process. Checkout the FY22 Priorities and Criteria to see if your student organization qualifies. All organizations receiving funding must attend an information session. View the full Allocations Schedule here.

Remaining Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, February 4 | 6:00 PM | Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

  • Friday, February 5 | 11:00 AM | Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

  • Friday, February 5 | 4:00 PM | Zoom: Email to receive link

For questions, email the Student Government Finance Director at or visit their website.

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.

Shadow a Non-Profit Organization Administrator

Are you interested in gaining experience with a non-profit org? Each spring semester, the Student Activities Center and the United Way of Story County co-sponsor the Non-Profit Protege Program, which provides you the opportunity to walk in the shoes of a local non-profit administrator. Throughout the semester, each protege attends weekly meetings with a mentor. You will have opportunities to attend board, staff and committee meetings, visit with potential financial donors, and witness the action-packed world of being a non-profit leader.

This is not an internship experience; rather, it is an opportunity for you to engage with a non-profit administrator. The purpose of this program is to gain interest in exploring the non-profit world and to give you firsthand experience in the field.

Applications due Sunday, February 14. Apply today!

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.

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

Update Officers and Take Advantage of the Student Organization Database Features

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

  • Keep track of your membership by adding new and removing old students. 

  • Use the web management tools to add, edit, and update pages of your Student Organization site 

  • Increase your communication by adding contact information and social media links to your Student Organization site footer section.

If you need any help with these features, the Student Activities Center is here to help! Email with questions. 

Register Your Club for Sustainapalooza 2021!

Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability in support of the Live Green! Initiative, this annual event offers a tabling opportunity for student organizations to showcase their sustainable efforts and connect with others. The event will take place March 3, from 5:30-8:30pm in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Go HERE to register your organization by February 12. More information about the event can be found on the Live Green! Facebook page

Need to Collect Membership Dues? 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

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.

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