Student Engagement


Newsline, March 22, 2017

Reserve Space in the MU for Your Club

Is your organization planning an event to be held in the Memorial Union in the fall? Get ready to book your space now! Sponsored and Affiliated Tiered organizations can start reserving space Monday, April 3, and all student organizations can reserve space starting Monday, April 10. Please contact Memorial Union Event Management for details.


Get Funds for Your Fall Event!

Is your student organization looking for some additional funds to make your upcoming fall events 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). The ultimate goal of this program is to aid student organizations in creating diverse and inclusive events that will contribute to Iowa State's vibrant community. Student organizations can apply for funds each month for events that are at least 6 weeks out from the monthly deadline! 
Submit your event proposal today!

Questions? Email

We are also looking for undergraduate or graduate students to serve as at-large members on the board. A full description of responsibilities and the board member application are available online.


Student Organization Award Nominations Open Now

The 2017 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

Learn the requirements for each award and fill out the forms. Nominations are due April 7, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Resources and Opportunities

Request Office Space & Storage for Your Club

The Student Activities Center is accepting applications for Student Office Space and Basement Storage for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

In order to be eligible for space you must apply by Sunday, April 2. 

Space is limited. Please complete this form to request or renew space for your organization for the 2017-2018 school year. This is a competitive process, and your organization is required to apply and attend a face-to-face interview to determine utilization and allocation of space. Your interview time will be scheduled after processing your new application. At least one member of your organization must attend your interview in order to be eligible to receive space. 

Updated Mass Email Form

The Mass Email request form has been updated and can be found HERE.

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

Sign Your Organization Up for the 12th Annual Global Gala

Global Gala is a free annual event that showcases the diversity of Iowa State University. Through Global Gala, clubs and student organizations are able to showcase their cultural heritage through music, dance, fashion and  so much more! 

Student Union Board is still looking for performers for Global Gala! If you or your club have an idea for a performance, please contact us at We would love to hear your thoughts and potentially showcase your culture! 

Global Gala will take place on Friday, March 31 at 7pm in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. For more information, visit

Apply to Be a LEAD Team Member

Looking for a great leadership opportunity with lots of hands on experience? The Leadership Education And Development  (L.E.A.D.) Team, is a group of dedicated Iowa State student leaders committed to the advancement of student leadership opportunities on campus. Members of the team have the opportunity to further develop and apply their leadership skills through the planning of large-scale conferences, retreats, and individual workshops for recognized student organizations, as well as offering assistance to ISU students looking to start an organization. This team makes up the staff of the Leadership and Service Center located in the East Student Office Space. You can find more details HERE!

Applications for the LEAD Team are due by Wednesday, April 5 at 5:00pm!

SALC Applications Open March 27

If you are interested in leading Cyclone Alley promotions, planning Senior Week, or putting together the Nearly Naked Mile, consider applying for the Student Alumni Leadership Council's 2017-2018 committees!

SALC is the student branch of the Alumni Association and is made up of five committees: Executive Committee, Cyclone Alley Central, Senior Class Council, Ambassador's Committee, and Homecoming Central Committee. They organize activities and events designed to bring students closer to the Association, Iowa State University, and its traditions! SALC activities and positions are open to all students.

Committees accepting applications this spring include Cyclone Alley Central, Senior Class Council, and Ambassador's Committee. Applications for the Director of Marketing position will also be accepted. Learn more about all of the SALC committees HEREApplications will open on Monday, March 27, and close on Friday, April 7. 

Apply to be a Peer Wellness Educator

Be a Voice.  Make a Change.  Apply to be a Peer Wellness Educator.  This is a new paid, leadership position in Student Wellness.  Peer Wellness Educators will work flexible hours creating and implementing wellness programs, facilitating learning opportunities for other students, promoting wellness messages and campaigns, and advocating for policies, practices and services that improve student wellness.  Be part of a fun, dynamic team of ISU students helping other students be well and successful at ISU.  For more information and to apply, visit

Co-Sponsor and 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!

The last AfterDark of the semester will be on April 21.

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.

Host Your Next Event at the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge

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). A fee was set starting September 1, 2016 to use the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge. The fee is $35 for Recognized Student Organizations, $100 for ISU Departments, and must be paid by ISU Intramural before reservations are confirmed. MORE.

Get Your Org Involved with 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 new Cyclones! 

Center of ExCYtment Picnic (Thursday, August 17, 2017) - 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.

Late Night at the MU (Friday, August 18, 2017) - If your organization would like to host a booth more conducive for one on one interactions including display booth, club demonstrations, dance lessons for 3,000 people, this event might be the best option for you. 

The New Student Programs staff is happy to help your organization develop an exciting activity geared toward the new students in attendance. If you are interested in applying to host an activity during Destination Iowa State or have any questions, please email or call 515-294-5714. Activities will be accepted first-come first-serve and must be submitted by July 28, 2017.  

Security Notice: Fraudulent Emails Targeting Student Organizations

A report was made recently to Iowa State's IT Security office regarding emails that a student organization treasurer had received. The fraudulent emails appeared to come from the president of the organization and asked the treasurer to complete a cash transaction involving a substantial amount of money. After it was determined the emails weren't actually coming from the president, the incident was reported to the IT Security office. Student organization officers are strongly encouraged to be on the lookout for suspicious emails of this nature and report them to IT Security at as soon as possible.

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