Student Engagement


Newsline, March 21, 2018

Submit Your Student Organization Award Nominations!

The 2018 Student Organization Award categories include:

  • Outstanding Student Leader of the Year

  • Outstanding Commitment to Diversity

  • Outstanding Commitment to Service

  • Outstanding Event of the Year

  • Outstanding Student Organization Adviser of the Year

Visit the Student Activities website to view award criteria and submit your nominations. Nominations are due April 6, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Reserve Space in the MU for Your Club

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 Managementfor details.

Advertise Your Organization in the Get Involved Booklet

Looking for a cool way to advertise your student org? Each semester, the Student Activities Center (SAC) produces a full-color booklet, Get Involved, that highlights student involvement opportunities including joining or starting student orgs, an overview of arts and entertainment opportunities, as well as leadership and service programs and the benefits of being involved. Copies of the booklet will be handed out at Fall ClubFest and mailed to residence halls. As an advertiser, you will reach thousands of new students who are seeking ways to get involved, meet new people, and make their own ISU experience a meaningful one. 

To reserve your space, just fill out the Ad Space Request Form by Wednesday, April 25. Email with any questions.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Connect with New Cyclones at Destination Iowa State!

Destination Iowa State is currently inviting student organizations to participate in events with the opportunity to promote your organization and reach out to our incoming students! 

Center of ExCYtment Picnic (Thursday, August 16, 2018) – If your organization can host an outdoor interactive booth with activities ranging from obstacle courses, games and club demonstrations for more than 6,000 people, this event may be a good fit for you.

If you are interested in applying to host an activity during The Center of ExCYtment Picnic on Thursday, August 16, please fill out the application found HERE.

Late Night at the MU (Friday, August 17, 2018) – If your organization would like to host a booth more conducive for one on one interactions including club demonstrations, dance lessons and games for 3,000 people, this event might be the best option for you.

If you are interested in applying to host an activity during Late Night at the Memorial Union on Friday, August 17, please fill out the application found HERE.

The New Student Programs staff is happy to help your organization develop an exciting activity geared toward the new students in attendance.  If you have any questions, please email Activities will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis and must be submitted by July 1, 2018.   

Student Government Green Initiatives Fund - Call for Applicants

The ISU Green Initiatives Fund Supports sustainability initiatives on campus that promote environmental, social, and economic sustainability. To download the application, click HERE.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, contact Lia Gomez, at

Apply to be a Part of the Student Alumni Leadership Council

The Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC), a program of the Iowa State University Alumni Association, sponsors, plans, and coordinates programs and events for ISU students, alumni, the Ames community, and prospective students. SALC provides activities that enhance school spirit both on and off-campus for Cyclones everywhere!

SALC is currently looking for members to be apart of their Senior Class Council, Cyclone Alley Central Committee, and Ambassadors Committee. Applications are open from March 19th to April 2nd. Apply HERE today!

Co-Sponsor an Upcoming 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: 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.

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

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.

Apply to be a Dean of Students Office Student Ambassador!

The Dean of Students Office (DSO) is thrilled to announce a new opportunity for students! The DSO Student Ambassador program is for students who are passionate about Iowa State and dedicated to share the vision of the Dean of Students Office. Students will share the vision through social media, classroom presentations, and university events. Ambassadors will tell their Cyclone story, assist with student’s success, and get paid while doing it! 

Qualifications and requirements can be found on the position description HERE. Applications are due April 1! Visit for more information.

Help University Archives Tell Your Story

You already are the life of this university, so consider documenting your contributions in its official historical record. University Archives is accepting donations from student organizations now. Acceptable records might take the form of photographs, meeting minutes, event and recruitment materials, posters or brochures, correspondence, scrapbooks, and much more. For additional information, contact Rachael Acheson, Assistant University Archivist, at or (515)294-6676. There are zero fees associated with archival donation, and countless benefits for future ISU students. Help us tell your story the way you want it told and preserve your legacy for the ages. 

Donor information can be found HERE.

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