Student Engagement


Newsline, March 7, 2019

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.

Student Organization Award Nominations Now Open

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.

Don't Forget to Update Your 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! 

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 and Officers

Request MU Office Space & Storage for Your Club

The Student Activities Center is accepting applications for Student Office Space and Basement Storage for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

In order to be eligible for space you must apply by Friday, March 15. 

Space is limited. Please complete this form to request or renew space for your organization for the 2019-2020 school year. 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 Tim Reuter, Student Organizations Resource Coordinator, at

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

Co-Sponsor 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: March 1 & April 5

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.

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