Student Engagement

3.17.21

Newsline | March 17, 2021

Share Your Feedback with the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Campus Life!

The newly established Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Campus Life is seeking feedback from student organizations to help develop its strategic vision and plan. The thoughts, feedback, and perspectives student org officers share will help ensure that Campus Life will offer comprehensive support services, resources, training/educational opportunities, and programs that will advance the development of a welcoming community.

To share your feedback and thoughts, complete the Campus Life DEI Survey by April 2!

For general questions about the office or the strategic plan, contact Joseph Ballard II, the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Campus Life. For questions about the Campus Life DEI Survey, contact Dr. Elizabeth Housholder.

Submit Your Nomination for Student Organization Awards Today!

The 2021 Student Organization Award categories include:

Visit the Student Activities website to view award criteria and submit your nominations.

Nominations are due Sunday, March 21, at 11:59 pm. 

Questions? Email sac@iastate.edu

Apply to Be a Leadership & Service Consultant!

Are you passionate about service, inclusion, creativity, innovation, and helping other students get involved? Apply to be a Leadership & Service Consultant!

Leadership and Service Consultants get the opportunity to support the needs of student leaders on campus through:

  • 1:1 consultations with student organization leaders

  • Facilitating leadership development and resource workshops

  • Assist in planning and executing campus-wide leadership and service events

  • Assist students with navigating the student organization recognition and event authorization processes

Students org officers with experience in event planning, marketing, and student organization leadership are strongly encouraged to apply for this paid opportunity!

Applications are due by Friday, March 19. Questions? Check out the FAQ or email lsc_admin@iastate.edu.

Request MU Office & Storage Space for Your Club

The Student Activities Center is accepting applications for Student Office and Storage Space for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

In order to be eligible for space you must apply by 5pm on Monday, April 5. 

Space is limited. Please complete this form to request or renew space for your organization for the 2021-2022 school year. Along with the application, the process includes an in-person interview to further determine the space needs for each organization.

Questions? Contact stuorgs@iastate.edu.

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 sac@iastate.edu or call 515-294-8081.

Get Funding for Your Next Event!

Is your student organization looking for additional funds to make your events even better? Submit a proposal to the Event Funding Board! Applications are reviewed monthly for events that are at least 5 weeks out from the submission deadline!

Next submission deadline: March 29

Submit your event proposal today! Questions? Email eventfunds@iastate.edu.

Help Improve Campus Sustainability Efforts by Completing the Student Org Sustainability Survey

Want to help improve campus sustainability efforts and resources around campus? Complete the Student Organization Sustainability Survey!

This survey will gather information on the current state of student organization sustainability. The information gathered will be provided to the Student Activities Center and Facilities Planning and Management to provide better resources/training for student leaders in an effort to encourage more sustainable practices around campus.

For questions regarding the survey, please contact Katelyn Moje (katemoje@iastate.edu).

Does Your Org Have an Idea for a Creative Project? Apply for a Focus Grant!

Focus is an organization that fosters ISU students in the visual, literary and performing arts. Individuals or groups of students may apply for grant funding for creative projects done outside of the classroom. An exhibit of visual projects is displayed in the Memorial Union each spring, and performing and literary projects are highlighted at a public reception. Focus has been funding projects at Iowa State since 1972.

Individual students (undergraduate and graduate in any major) and student organizations are encouraged to apply for up to $600 in funding for projects to be displayed, performed, projected, or read.

To learn more about the Focus Grant click HERE, and review Application Guidelines HERE

Questions? Contact Letitia Kenemer, Memorial Union Fine Arts Coordinator, at letitia@iastate.edu.

Custom Fitness Classes: Work Out With Your Student Org!

Recreation Services offers custom group fitness classes to student organizations, clubs, and Greek life. 

For guidelines, a cost estimate, or to schedule a class, email:

Apply to be a Student Admissions Representative!

Why should you be a STAR? STARS can have a huge impact on the prospective students’ college decisions. Check out this evaluation from a guest - “We were very impressed with the caliber of students at each activity and presentation. The students were personable and knowledgeable. They all love their school and it was easy to see that from each of them. They, in large part, sell the school.”

Position Description: STARS is a great volunteer opportunity, a way to share Cyclone pride, and a chance to gain valuable life skills! STARS give daily campus and residence hall tours to prospective students and their families during the school year. Along with daily visits, STARS also help with Experience Iowa State visit days and group visits. STARS typically commit around 8-10 hours per month to help with visits, but the position has a lot of flexibility because we work around your schedule!

Application details:

Questions? Visit the Office of Admissions website or contact Jacob Vos – adm_jvos@iastate.edu.

Campus Virtual Summit Addressing Title IX Sexual Harassment

Student leaders are encouraged to attend this summit to learn more about the university’s policies on Title IX Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking Policy. It will be held Friday, March 26, at 1pm on Webex.

Registration is encouraged but not required. More information is available on the Dean of Students Office website.

ISU Health and Wellness Survey

Iowa State University is participating in a survey to collect data on ISU student’s health and wellness.  The survey is conducted by the American College Health Association (ACHA-NCHA).  On Feb 28, 10,000 randomly selected students were invited to participate in the survey. 

If you received the survey, Student Wellness encourages you to consider taking it.  Data collected are important for ISU to monitor trends in health and wellness and to help improve services for students. 

Reminder emails will be sent on March 7 and March 15.  The deadline to complete the survey is March 19.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Student Wellness (studentwellness@iastate.edu).

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