Student Engagement


Newsline | March 4, 2020

Submit Your Nomination for Student Organization Awards Today!

The 2020 Student Organization Award categories include:

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

Nominations are due Wednesday March 11, at 11:59 pm. 

Questions? Email

Request a Workshop For Your Next Meeting From the Leadership and Service Center!

You can now have peer consultants from the Leadership and Service Center come to your next meeting to present a custom workshop for your organization!

Available Workshop Topics:

  • Icebreakers and/or Team Builders
  • Event Planning
  • Effective Communication
  • Goal Setting
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer and Service Opportunities
  • Stepping Up as a Leader
  • Organization Money Management
  • Custom Topics Upon Request


Request a Workshop HERE to help improve your club today!

Questions? Reach out to or stop by the center in the East Student Office Space of the Memorial Union.

Give Yourself a Competitive Edge with a Co-Curricular Transcript

Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) is a record of your involvement, experiences and achievements as an ISU student. Having a CCT serves as a one stop shop for you to demonstrate skills and attributes to various opportunity providers - giving you that competitive edge! 

Learn more here!

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Apply for Office Space in the MU for Your Organization

The Student Activities Center is now accepting applications for Student Office and Cubicle Space for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Applications for space are due Sunday, March 15 at 11:59 pm. 

Complete this form to request or renew space for your organization for the 2020-2021 school year. Space is limited. Along with the application, the process includes an in-person interview to further determine the space needs for each organization. 

Questions can be directed to Erica Swanson, Leadership and Student Organizations Coordinator, at

Apply to be a Leadership and Service Center Consultant for Fall 2020

Looking for a great leadership opportunity that you get PAID for? Apply to be a Leadership & Service Center Consultant!

The Leadership and Service Center Consultants are dedicated Iowa State students committed to the advancement of student leadership and service opportunities on campus. Consultants assist students and student orgs in a variety of ways including connecting them with involvement opportunities on campus, facilitating workshops and retreats for student orgs, assisting with the planning and executing of large-scale leadership and service programs, and more! 

Applications are due Sunday, April 5. Email with any questions.

Co-Sponsor ISU AfterDark with your Organization

Are you interested in partnering with another organization that provides students with fun and exciting late-night activities? Check out ISU AfterDark!

Upcoming dates: March 6 & April 3

For each of these events, co-sponsors are needed 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 AfterDark 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.

Help Improve Student Organization Office and Storage Spaces

Student Activities and Student Government want YOUR input on the Memorial Union's East and West Student Office Spaces and Storage Spaces! 

To share your feedback and ideas for the Student Organization Office and Storage Spaces please attend:

  •  Student Office Space Focus Group on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm in room 3228 of the Memorial Union.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Erica Swanson, Leadership and Student Organizations Coordinator, at

We can't wait to work with you and see what we can do to grow our community!

Take Advantage of the Student Organization Marketplace

The Student Organization Marketplace is an online tool where recognized student orgs at ISU are able to extend their business to the internet and more effectively reach the larger Iowa State community and beyond. You can use the Marketplace to sell event registrations, collect membership dues and receive non-charitable donations. By purchasing a product through the Student Org Marketplace, customers are directly supporting your organization! 

Want to know more? Email

Apply for a Focus Grant for Creative Projects

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

Apply to Be a Student Admissions Representative

Looking for a way to serve your university while gaining great skills? Apply to be a STAR!

Student Admissions Representatives (STARS) is an exciting volunteer opportunity for students to present a positive, realistic student view of Iowa State to prospective students and their families.

STARS duties include: campus tours, housing tours, Experience Iowa State visit days, and group visits for high school and transfer students.

STARS can expect to gain: public speaking and communication skills, leadership experience, and an amazing group of Iowa State friends!

Applications are due March 15. Questions may be directed to Kailyn Tauber at or 515-294-8096.

To apply visit

Leadership and Service Center Resources

  • Meet one on one with a peer leadership and service consultant
  • Find leadership and service opportunities
  • Create a new club or organization
  • Get advice on how to improve your club
  • Check out team builder activities and materials
  • Get help planning organization retreats
  • Request custom workshops, presentations, and activities for your organization's next meeting or retreat

Schedule an Appointment Here!             Request a Workshop Here!

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