Student Engagement


Newsline, March 27, 2019

Register For Campus Service Day

Do you love to volunteer, help others, and better your community? Volunteer at Campus Service Day!

Shifts are available from 9:00am-4:00pm on April 13. Volunteer for only an hour or the whole day, it is totally up to you! Reiman Gardens, Overflow Thrift Store, and Project Linus are just some of the many organizations that you have the opportunity to work with. A FREE Campus Service Day shirt is included with registration. Encourage your members to sign up as well!

Click HERE to sign up!

Advertise Your Organization in the Get Involved Booklet

Looking for a cool way to advertise your student org? Advertise in the Student Activities Center's Get Involved booklet!

Copies of the booklet are handed out at Fall ClubFest and mailed to residence halls. As an advertiser, you will reach thousands of students seeking ways to get involved, meet new people, and make their own ISU experience a meaningful one. 

Ad Space Request Forms due by Friday, April 26.

Submit Your Student Organization Award Nominations Now!

The 2019 Student Organization Award categories include:

Visit the Student Activities website to view award criteria and submit your nominations. Nominations are due April 5, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

New MU Reservation Policy for Clubs

Due to the growing number of student organization events, the MU Event Management Office will implement a policy change regarding advance reservation procedures.

Starting on April 1, 2019, the new policy will allow all student organizations to reserve space within the Memorial Union and on Central Campus exactly one year in advance. (Example: On April 1, 2019, all student organizations will be permitted to request rooms in the Memorial Union through April 1, 2020.)  

Questions may be directed to or 515-249-1437.

Help the Office of Sustainability Celebrate YOUR Volunteerism

The Office of Sustainability is seeking YOUR help in ensuring all student community service hours (including all the GREAT give back given by our student organizations) are collected and included in ISU’s international sustainability certification (STARS). Please send the Office of Sustainability your volunteerism information for the 2018-2019 academic year - estimated total number of volunteers and volunteer hours.  No need to designate by event or occurrence, just your totals. For any questions and to submit your organization’s  information contact:  

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 Org Up for the ISU Innovation Prize

The ISU INNOVATION PRIZE is a new incentive competition at Iowa State University on the weekend of April 5-6, 2019.  The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative are co-hosting the event.  It will be held at the ISU Economic Development Core Facility in ISU Research Park and will feature a keynote session by serial entrepreneur Brian McClendon.

The competition theme for the second annual event is Innovation at Iowa State.  There will be three focus areas for participants to solve: AgTech, EdTech, and Global Impact. To register and learn more, click here!

Connect with New Cyclones at Destination Iowa State

Applications to exhibit at Destination Iowa State are now open! To apply, visit this website. Applications are only open to registered clubs and organizations in good standing, as well as, university departments. If you have any questions, please reach out to

Interested in Hosting Your Events at Parks Library? Voice Your Feedback Here

Do you plan events for your organization on campus? Would you be interested in a space in the library? Fill out a survey HERE to list your event requirements and interest in the library space. It should take about 5-10 minutes of your time. Questions can be directed to

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