Student Engagement


Newsline, March 8, 2017

Give Yourself that 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.


Request Office Space & Storage for Your Club

The Student Activities Center is accepting applications for Student Office Space and Basement Storage for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

In order to be eligible for space you must apply by Monday, April 3 at 5pm. 

Space is limited. Please complete this form to request or renew space for your organization for the 2017-2018 school year. This is a competitive process, and your organization is required to apply and attend a face-to-face interview to determine utilization and allocation of space. Your interview time will be scheduled after processing your new application. At least one member of your organization must attend your interview in order to be eligible to receive space. 


Get Your Org Involved with Destination Iowa State

Destination Iowa State is currently inviting student organizations to participate in events with the opportunity to promote your organization and reach out to new Cyclones! 

Center of ExCYtment Picnic (Thursday, August 17, 2017) - If your organization can host an outdoor interactive booth with activities ranging from obstacle courses, games and club demonstrations for more than 6,000 people, this event may be a good fit for you.

Late Night at the MU (Friday, August 18, 2017) - If your organization would like to host a booth more conducive for one on one interactions including display booth, club demonstrations, dance lessons for 3,000 people, this event might be the best option for you. 

The New Student Programs staff is happy to help your organization develop an exciting activity geared toward the new students in attendance. If you are interested in applying to host an activity during Destination Iowa State or have any questions, please email or call 515-294-5714. Activities will be accepted first-come first-serve and must be submitted by July 28, 2017.  

Resources and Opportunities

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

Submit Your Nominations for the Student Organization Awards

The 2017 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

Learn the requirements for each award and fill out the formsNominations are due April 7, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Sign Your Organization Up for the 12th Annual Global Gala

Global Gala is a free annual event that showcases the diversity of Iowa State University. Through Global Gala, clubs and student organizations are able to showcase their cultural heritage through music, dance, fashion and  so much more! 

Student Union Board is still looking for performers for Global Gala! If you or your club have an idea for a performance, please contact us at We would love to hear your thoughts and potentially showcase your culture! 

Global Gala will take place on Friday, March 31 at 7pm in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. For more information, visit

Apply to be a Peer Wellness Educator


Be a Voice.  Make a Change.  Apply to be a Peer Wellness Educator.  This is a new paid, leadership position in Student Wellness.  Peer Wellness Educators will work flexible hours creating and implementing wellness programs, facilitating learning opportunities for other students, promoting wellness messages and campaigns, and advocating for policies, practices and services that improve student wellness.  Be part of a fun, dynamic team of ISU students helping other students be well and successful at ISU.  For more information and to apply, visit

Cyclone Market Fundraising Opportunity

Cyclone Market is an annual event that allows student organizations to interact with the student body and fundraise for the following year. Groups participating in Cyclone Market will have the opportunity to host activities, showcase their performances, or sell products in an effort to raise funds for their organizations. Cyclone Market will be held Saturday, April 8, from 10am-1pm, right before the Spring Football Game! The registration deadline is Monday, March 27! Your organization can submit a registration HERE. Questions? Email

Co-Sponsor and 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!

The last AfterDark of the semester will be on April 21.

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.

A Better MU Starts With YOU - Support the MU Referendum

Help us expand and renovate the MU so that we can support students like you for another 89 years. Support a student fee increase by voting on the Student Government ballot on March 7 & 8. 

Details at

Host Your Next Event at the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge

The Lynn Fuhrer Lodge is available for reservations! This unique location set in the woods is the perfect spot for your club's all-day retreats or long meetings (reservations must be a minimum of three hours long). A fee was set starting September 1, 2016 to use the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge. The fee is $35 for Recognized Student Organizations, $100 for ISU Departments, and must be paid by ISU Intramural before reservations are confirmed. MORE.

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