Student Engagement


Newsline, February 6, 2019

Register Today for the Social Justice Summit

The Social Justice Summit will give you the chance to learn more about the identities we carry, discuss how people experience the world differently, and create steps to address social systems of power, privilege, and oppression. This workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

2019 Social Justice Summit
Saturday, February 23 | 8:30am - 3:00pm
Molecular Biology 1414

Register for free today!

Co-Sponsor ISU AfterDark

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

Upcoming dates: March 1 & April 5

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. To learn more about the lodge and submit your reservation request, click HERE.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Student Government Funding: Budgets Due Friday, Feb. 15

Student Government will be allocating over $1.6 million to student organizations and services during their Annual Allocations process. All organizations receiving funding must have already attended an information session. Checkout the eligibility requirements to see if your student organization qualifies. If you have questions on the Student Government Regular Allocations process, or need help with your budget, you can attend one of the Budget Help Sessions Below.

Budget Help Sessions

  • Thursday, February 7 | 2pm - 5pm | West Student Office Space, MU

  • Friday, February 8 | 2pm - 5pm | West Student Office Space, MU

  • Mon, Feb. 11 - Fri, Feb. 15 | 2pm - 5pm | West Student Office Space, MU

Budgets are due by 11:59pm on Friday, February 15. If you have any questions, email the Student Government Finance Director at

Event Authorization Reminder

If your org is planning an event that includes guests, members of other orgs, is open to the Iowa State Community or individuals from other universities, you need to have your event authorized. You can review the Event Authorization Training in the student org database. Once you pass the quiz, email to be added to the system. Fill out an Online Event Authorization Form and submit it online at least ten class days prior to the date of the event. Your event may require more time to be authorized depending on the details of your program, so please start this process as soon as you begin planning. 

Have questions? Check out the Event Authorization FAQ page first, and if you have additional questions, please 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

Register Today for ISCORE

The Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) registration is available now! This all-day conference Friday, March 1, 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. 

Help the Office of Sustainability Celebrate YOUR Volunteerism

The Office of Sustainability is seeking YOUR help in ensuring all student community service hours (including all the GREAT give back given by our student organizations) are collected and included in ISU’s international sustainability certification (STARS). Please send the Office of Sustainability your volunteerism information for the 2018-2019 academic year - estimated total number of volunteers and volunteer hours.  No need to designate by event or occurrence, just your totals. For any questions and to submit your organization’s  information contact:  

Share Your Love for Iowa State...Be a Destination Iowa State TEAM LEADER!

Interested in a great leadership opportunity that welcomes new students to campus? 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 2019

  • Available for all of Destination Iowa State from August 22-24, 2019

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 17.  Questions may be directed to Nicole Nicholson in the New Student Programs Office by emailing or by calling 515-294-6660.

Pop-Up Clothing Shop is Growing and Needs Student Organization Help

Multicultural Liaison Officers (MLOs) at Iowa State took action after learning that many Iowa State students need access to free business attire and accessories so they can attend career fairs, job interviews, and graduate school preparations. MLOs coordinated a Pop-Up Clothing Shop in the spring 2018 (70 students served) and another one in fall 2018 (148 students served). Members of the Iowa State Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) have partnered with the MLOs to find a permanent home for the Pop-Up Clothing Shop. This is where your org's help is needed! Do you advise or are a part of  a current ISU club or organization that is looking for a philanthropic partner? Or perhaps your club’s values and vision align with fulfilling this need on campus. If so, show your interest by filling out this interest form by February 1, 2019.

Contact any member of the ELA Capstone Team listed below with any questions you may have:

  • Rachel Allbaugh (Veterinary Clinical Services)

  • Michele Appelgate (Ivy College of Business)

  • Jenny Aune (English)

  • Brad Dell (Music and Theater)

  • Ryan Ott (Ames Lab)

  • Tom Schrier ( Apparel, Events & Hospitality Management)

  • Sarah Wilson (Human Sciences)

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