Student Engagement


Newsline | March 4, 2021

Submit Your Nomination for Student Organization Awards Today!

The 2021 Student Organization Award categories include:

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

Nominations are due Sunday, March 21, at 11:59 pm. 

Questions? Email

Apply to Be a Leadership & Service Consultant!

Are you passionate about service, inclusion, creativity, innovation, and helping other students get involved? Apply to be a Leadership & Service Consultant!

Leadership and Service Consultants get the opportunity to support the needs of student leaders on campus through:

  • 1:1 consultations with student organization leaders

  • Facilitating leadership development and resource workshops

  • Assist in planning and executing campus-wide leadership and service events

  • Assist students with navigating the student organization recognition and event authorization processes

Students org officers with experience in event planning, marketing, and student organization leadership are strongly encouraged to apply for this paid opportunity!

Applications are due by Friday, March 19. Questions? Check out the FAQ or email

Reserve Space in the MU for Your Org's Event!

Is your organization planning an event to be held in the Memorial Union in the next year? Book your space now! All student organizations can reserve space in the MU up to one year out from the date of your event. 

Please contact Memorial Union Event Management for details.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Health and Safety Guidelines for Student Organizations

During the fall semester, student organizations demonstrated creativity and employed an innovative spirit to accomplish their goals while keeping club members safe and healthy. That same spirit and creativity will be needed this spring semester as Iowa State continues to employ safety measure to mitigate the risks around COVID-19.

Student Activities is here to support and guide you as your organization begins planning for the spring semester To help with your planning, make sure to review the Health and Safety Guidelines for Student Organizations and contact our office with any questions. You can email or call 515-294-8081.

New Workday Payment Solution for Student Organizations

Campus Organizations Accounting (COA) is pleased to announce a newly configured payment request process in Workday available for use by recognized student organizations.  This new process, called Create Miscellaneous Payment Request, will allow for paperless payment requests by check when student-held purchasing cards are not accepted by suppliers for payment.  The COA staff have been working with the university’s business system analysts to configure this new payment request process since the fall semester.  By leveraging Workday’s imbedded Business Process routing and approval process, university student treasurers and their faculty advisors will no longer need to meet face to face to obtain pen to paper signature approvals.

Job aids to assist in the process are available on the Campus Organizations Accounting website. For questions, contact Jamie Barker (

Does Your Org Have an Idea for a Creative Project? 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

Questions? Contact Letitia Kenemer, Memorial Union Fine Arts Coordinator, at

Sign Your Org Up to Host a Service Project at Campus Service Day!

Interested in creating an impact in your community? Campus Service Council (CSC) provides opportunities to grow, work, and volunteer, right here in Ames.

CSC will be hosting Campus Service Day on Saturday, April 24. If your organization has an idea for a service project and would be interested in hosting it as part of Campus Service Day, sign up on this interest form!

Questions? Email

Co-Sponsor ISU AfterDark

Interested in partnering with an organization that provides students with fun and exciting late-night activities? Check out ISU AfterDark!

Upcoming dates: April 9

Each of the upcoming events will be held in a hybrid format. For each event, co-sponsors are needed to host different virtual activities for the AfterDark attendees. These virtual activities could include online trivia, Jackbox party games, or anything else you think would be fun and engaging. 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 for your organization and helpful in recruiting new members!

To co-sponsor an activity, please visit and complete a Proposal Form.

Need to Collect Event Registration Fees? Check Out 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

ISU Health and Wellness Survey

Iowa State University is participating in a survey to collect data on ISU student’s health and wellness.  The survey is conducted by the American College Health Association (ACHA-NCHA).  On Feb 28, 10,000 randomly selected students were invited to participate in the survey. 

If you received the survey, Student Wellness encourages you to consider taking it.  Data collected are important for ISU to monitor trends in health and wellness and to help improve services for students. 

Reminder emails will be sent on March 7 and March 15.  The deadline to complete the survey is March 19.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Student Wellness (

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