Student Engagement


Newsline, February 7, 2018

Get Involved with Cyclone Carnival!

Looking for a spring fundraising or promotional opportunity? Cyclone Carnival is now recruiting organizations to be a part of their upcoming event on Saturday, April 14

Cyclone Carnival is an expansion of Cyclone Market that will feature food vendors, carnival rides & games, interactive novelties, and activities hosted by student organizations. Student organizations may participate by hosting any of the following family-friendly activities:

  • Live performances

  • Market sales

  • Games

  • Educational sessions

For more information, and to apply, visit Questions may be directed to

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 2 & April 2

For each of these events, we need co-sponsors 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 we 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 Funding: Budgets Due Friday, Feb. 9

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 8 | 11am-2pm | West Student Office Space, MU

  • Friday, February 9 | 11am - 2pm | West Student Office Space, MU

Budgets are due by 11:59pm on Friday, February 9. If you have any questions, email the Student Government Finance Director at

Submit a Proposal to 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). Applications are reviewed monthly for events that are at least 5 weeks out from the submission deadline! 
Submit your event proposal today!

Spring 2018 Submission Deadlines:

  • February 26

  • March 26

  • April 16

Questions? Email

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

Rent the Maintenance Shop for Your Group's Next Event

Did you know your student org could rent the Maintenance Shop for your event? For more information about the venue, visit the M-Shop website. To inquire about renting the space, contact Jim Brockpahler at

Fundraising Opportunity at Odyssey of the Mind

If your club is looking to raise funds over the summer, ISU Dining is currently seeking student organizations to assist with dining shifts during the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals conference. Approximate dates of service would be Wednesday, May 23 - Saturday, May 26 or Sunday, May 27. More information about this fundraising opportunity can be found on ISU Dining's website. If interested, or if you have questions, contact Diane Schmidt at

Tabling Opportunity at Sustainapalooza

The Green Umbrella club is seeking student organizations to table at their upcoming Sustainapalooza event on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 5-8pm in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Sustainapalooza is an event focused on engaging the community and campus to sustainability through empowerment. This year's theme is "Let's Be SustainABLE." Student orgs interested in tabling can register HERE.

Contact Heidi Kalb ( with any questions.

Fall 2018 MU Reservations Open in April

Is your organization planning an event to be held in the Memorial Union in the fall? Make sure you mark the opening dates for fall reservations in the MU! Sponsored and Affiliated Tiered organizations can start reserving space Monday, April 2, and all student organizations can reserve space starting Monday, April 9. Visit the Memorial Union website to see information on room amenities and discounted A/V packages. Please contact Memorial Union Event Management for details.

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 $350!

Time Commitment:

  • Two leadership development workshops

  • Online course in Spring 2018

  • Available for all of Destination Iowa State from August 16-18, 2018

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.
Attend an information session to learn more:

  • Thursday, January 25, 7:00-8:00pm, UDCC 136

  • Monday, January 29, 11:00am-12:00pm, 0060 Hixson-Lied

  • Tuesday, January 30, 11:00am-12:00pm, Campanile Room, Memorial Union

  • Tuesday, February 6, 7:00-8:00pm, Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Applications are due Sunday, February 11.  Questions may be directed to Nicole Nicholson in the New Student Programs Office by emailing or by calling 515-294-6660.

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