Student Engagement


Newsline | February 5, 2020

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.

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

Student Government Annual Funding Requests Due February 16

Student Government will be allocating over $2.6 million to student organizations and services during their Annual Allocations process. Checkout the Priorities and Criteria to see if your student organization qualifies. If your organization is requesting funding, budgets are due February 16. There are several Budget Help Sessions coming up to help you prepare. View the full Allocations Schedule here

Budget Help Sessions:

  • Thursday, February 6 | 4-6pm | MU West Student Office Space, Office E

  • Friday, February 7 | 9am-12pm | MU West Student Office Space, Office E

  • Monday, February 10 | 9am-12pm | MU West Student Office Space, Office E

  • Thursday February 13 | 4-6pm | MU West Student Office Space, Office E

  • Friday, February 14 | 9am-12pm | MU West Student Office Space, Office E

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

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 by Monday February 10th, 2020. We can't wait to work with you and see what we can do to grow our community!

Apply to be a Destination Iowa State TEAM LEADER!

Interested in a great leadership opportunity that welcomes new students to campus? Want to develop your leadership and networking skills? Apply to be a Destination Iowa State Team Leader!

·         Be a mentor!

·         Help new Cyclones!

·         Be part of a team!

·         Develop leadership skills!

·         Earn up to $375!

Time Commitment:

·         Two leadership development workshops

·         Canvas course in Spring 2020

·         Available for all of Destination Iowa State from August 20-22, 2020

Each Team Leader is responsible for leading and mentoring a group of 12-15 students throughout the Destination Iowa State experience.  For more information and the online application, click HERE.

Applications are due Sunday, February 16.  Questions may be directed to Nicole Nicholson in the New Student Programs Office by emailing or by calling 515-294-3765.

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

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

Register Today to Attend ISCORE on March 6th

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!

Register Your Organization for the Admitted Student Day Student Org Fair

Admitted Student Day is campus visit day for students who have been offered admissions to Iowa State University and are in the process of making a college decision. On this day, your student organization has the opportunity to engage with prospective students. Come and share the opportunities they will have within your organization if they choose Iowa State University.

The Student Organization Fair is on March 30, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm. 

Deadline to Register is Friday, February 14 ,2020

Space is limited so REGISTER HERE TODAY!

For questions, contact German Avila at

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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