Student Engagement


Newsline | February 9, 2022

Last Chance to Register for the Iowa Student Leadership Experience (ISLE) Conference

Register Today for the Iowa Student Leadership Experience (ISLE) Conference!

Saturday, February 12 | 11:00am - 4:30pm | Memorial Union

The Iowa Student Leadership Experience (ISLE) is a one-day leadership conference that brings students together to collaborate, engage, and practice meaningful leadership. ISLE is a collaboration between Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Iowa and is open to students from all three campuses. 

Each registration includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and swag throughout the conference.

Register HERE today!

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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 or go HERE to book an appointment.

Become an ISU AfterDark Co-Sponsor!

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

Upcoming dates: February 25 & April 1

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, eSports, 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.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Preview the 2022-2031 Strategic Plan

The ISU community will get the first look at the new strategic plan for the university this month. The Strategic Plan Steering Committee will host two town halls to gather feedback and reactions from faculty, staff and students on the new “to be” statements for the university. The student town hall is Wednesday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m. Students can attend in-person at the lower level auditorium of the Student Innovation or online via Webex Events. Learn more about the new strategic plan in its four themes: innovative solutions, education experience, knowledge and discovery, and community engagement on the 2022-2031 Strategic Plan Development website.

Nichola D. Gutgold to Give Virtual Presentation

Nichola D. Gutgold, professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State Lehigh Valley, will give a virtual presentation on her 2021 book, “Electing Madam Vice President: When Women Run Women Win,” on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will be shared via WebEx at

Gutgold is author or co-author of more than ten books and numerous research articles. In her book “Electing Madam Vice President,” she focuses on the communication style and campaign rhetoric of the six women who ran for president in 2020 – the largest group of women candidates in one election – and the election of Kamala Harris to the vice presidency, a history-making appointment.

Go HERE to find out more. 

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 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

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