Student Engagement


Newsline, March 24, 2016

Reserve Your 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 4, and all student organizations can reserve space starting Monday, April 11. Please contact  Memorial Union Event Management for details.

Proposal Help Session on Tues. March 29, 6:30pm, in MU 3219

The Division of Student Affairs would like to ensure that support for our student organizations meets the demands of our growing student body and our increasingly diverse student population. We help student organizations fund events throughout the academic year.The Student Organization Event Sponsorship Program offers recognized student organizations an opportunity to receive funds to hold events throughout the academic year. Events must fall under one of the following tracks: service, fundraising, entertainment, academic showcase, student organization recruitment, or athletics/recreation. Applications for fall 2016 events are due on April 4, 2016.

Student Organization Award Nominations Open Now

The 2016 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 Wednesday, April 6 at 5pm.

Resources and Opportunities

Register Your Club for Cyclone Market

Looking for an activity to promote your organization and fundraise this spring? Come participate at Cyclone Market! This year, Cyclone Market is partnering with the Spring Football Game on April 16th. Your organization will have the opportunity to sell the product of your choice and keep all of the profits! Register here: Hurry, registration ends on April 1! Any questions can be sent to

Student Orgs: Get 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 18, 2016) – 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 19, 2016) – If your organization would like to host a booth more conducive for more one on one interactions including display booth, club demonstrations, dance lessons for 3,000 people, this event might be the best option for you.
Our 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 Jenna Heilman at or call 515-294-5714. Activities will be accepted first-come first-serve and must be submitted by July 29, 2016.   

Request Office/Storage Space For Your Club

The Student Activities Center is now accepting applications for Memorial Union Student Office Space and basement storage for the 2016-2017 academic year.
In order to be eligible for space, you must apply by 5pm on Friday, April 8, 2016
Space is limited. Please complete this form to request office space for your organization for the 2016-2017 school year or to renew the office space. This is a competitive process, and an interview will be conducted to determine distribution and allocation of space. Your interview time will be scheduled after processing your application.

May 2016 Fundraising Opportunity with Odyssey of the Mind

This May, Iowa State University will host the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals conference.  The conference will be large, and ISU Dining needs help serving meals. They are looking for local, civic, community, school and other non-profit organizations that would like to earn extra money for their organization.  Assistance will be needed from Wednesday, May 25 through Saturday May 28, 2016. This is a wonderful opportunity for non-profit organizations to raise money for their cause quickly. To participate, contact Diane Schmidt at (515) 294-5573.

MU Award Nominations Open Now

Who makes the MU the living room of your Iowa State home? Nominate them for an MU Award! Nominations are due Tuesday, April 12. 

New Features Available in the Student Organization Database

  • Display all your club's photos in the new photo gallery application.
  • Use the new calendar feature to list events and meetings for your 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 organization database, which can be found under "My Stuorg," and then "Calendar."
  • Once you create your event on the calendar, you can have event attendees check in with a prox card or card swipe reader that collects participant names in a database within your website. You can then pull an attendance report at any time. 
  • Manage your subscribers! Students, faculty, staff and anyone with an account can subscribe to your organization to get announcements in addition to the information on your calendar. Be sure to visit the "Manage Subscribers" page to see who's subscribing to your organization, and invite others to subscribe. Once you have a list, you can create and send announcements to those subscribers within the site. 
Let us know if you need any help with these new features!

Check out the Student Organization Marketplace!

The Student Organization Marketplace is an online tool where recognized student organizations at Iowa State University are able to extend their business to the internet and more effectively reach the larger Iowa State community and beyond. Student organizations can use the Marketplace to sell event registrations, collect memberships dues, and receive non-charitable donations. By purchasing a product through the Student Organization Marketplace, the customer is directly supporting a recognized student organization.
Questions? Email us at - we are here to help!

CyBowl Giveback Program

Learn more about how you can earn 25% of revenue earned while your participants have a blast bowling and playing billiards!

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