Student Engagement


Newsline, March 7, 2018

Get Involved with Cyclone Carnival!

Looking for a spring fundraising or promotional opportunity? Cyclone Carnival is now recruiting organizations to be a part of their upcoming event on Saturday, April 14

Cyclone Carnival is an expansion of Cyclone Market that will feature food vendors, carnival rides & games, interactive novelties, and activities hosted by student organizations. Student organizations may participate by hosting any of the following family-friendly activities:

  • Live performances

  • Market sales

  • Games

  • Educational sessions

For more information, and to apply, visit Questions may be directed to

Register for CyServe Day

Do you love to volunteer, help others, and better your community?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then volunteering at CyServe Day is for you! CyServe Council will have shifts available from 9:00am-3:00pm on April 7. You can 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 wonderful organizations that you have the opportunity to work with! By signing up you will receive a FREE CyServe Day shirt! Encourage your student org members to sign up as well!

Click HERE to sign up!

Give Yourself the Competitive Edge with a Co-Curricular Transcript

What is a co-curricular transcript (CCT), you ask? A 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 employers, graduate schools, scholarship selection committees, internship providers and more - giving you that competitive edge! 

Your CCT can include: Campus involvement, community service, honors & awards, internships & study abroad, leadership experience, on-campus employment, publications, recreational activities, research, seminars & workshops, and student org involvement. 

Learn more here.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations

Student Government Green Initiatives Fund - Call for Applicants

The ISU Green Initiatives Fund Supports sustainability initiatives on campus that promote environmental, social, and economic sustainability. To download the application, click HERE.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, contact Lia Gomez, at

Co-Sponsor an 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!

Upcoming dates: April 2

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.

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

Fundraising Opportunity at Odyssey of the Mind

If your club is looking to raise funds over the summer, ISU Dining is currently seeking student organizations to assist with dining shifts during the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals conference. Approximate dates of service would be Wednesday, May 23 - Saturday, May 26 or Sunday, May 27. More information about this fundraising opportunity can be found on ISU Dining's website. If interested, or if you have questions, contact Diane Schmidt at

Submit Your Nominations for the Student Organization Awards

The 2018 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

Visit the Student Activities website to view award criteria and submit your nominations. Nominations are due April 6, 2018 at 5:00pm.

MU Office & Storage Space Applications Due March 9

The Student Activities Center is accepting applications for Student Office Space and Basement Storage for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

In order to be eligible for space you must apply by Friday, March 9. 

Space is limited. Please complete this form to request or renew space for your organization for the 2018-2019 school year. Along with the application, the process includes an in-person interview to further determine the space needs for each organization. Interview times will be scheduled after the application due date. At least one member of your organization will need to attend the interview in order to be eligible to receive space. Questions can be directed to Tim Reuter, the Student Organizations Resource Coordinator, at

Resources and Opportunities for Officers

Apply to be a Dean of Students Office Student Ambassador!

The Dean of Students Office (DSO) is thrilled to announce a new opportunity for students! The DSO Student Ambassador program is for students who are passionate about Iowa State and dedicated to share the vision of the Dean of Students Office. Students will share the vision through social media, classroom presentations, and university events. Ambassadors will tell their Cyclone story, assist with student’s success, and get paid while doing it! 

Qualifications and requirements can be found on the position description HERE. Applications are due April 1! Visit for more information.

Be a STAR! Applications Open February 26 - March 9

Student Admissions Representatives (STARS) is a great volunteer opportunity, a way to share Cyclone pride, and a chance to gain valuable life skills! STARS give daily campus and residence hall tours to prospective students and their families during the school year. Along with daily visits, STARS also help with Experience Iowa State visit days and group visits. STARS commit around 8-10 hours per month to help with visits, but the position has a lot of flexibility as the Office of Admissions will work around your schedule!
Apply here between February 26 and March 9! Questions? Visit the STARS website or contact Lisa Friesth at

Apply to be on the Cyclone Health Ambassador Team

The Cyclone Health Ambassador Team (CHAT) is a new student organization that works with the four different departments of the Student Health and Wellness Unit to help build a culture of wellbeing on campus.

CHAT will partner with the Student Health and Wellness unit to help build a culture of health and well being on campus by conducting outreach on health and wellness resources, being key communicators of health and wellness, and serving in an advisory capacity to the Student Health and Wellness unit. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Student Wellness website.

Applications due by March 7, 2018.

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