Student Engagement


Newsline | March 8, 2023

Applications Now Open for Student Organization Office & Storage Space

Student Office Space (SOS) is a service that the Memorial Union Student Engagement offers to recognized student organizations. The office spaces are in the Memorial Union in West SOS, along with storage lockers in a variety of sizes.

Student Organizations can submit applications for the following:


  • A single organization office space
  • A shared organization office space
  • A storage locker

Student Organizations must submit applications no later than Monday, March 27, 2023! Apply HERE


Questions? Email


Save the Date for the Student Organization Awards Applications!

The 2023 Student Organization Award Categories Include:


  • Outstanding Student Leader of the Year
  • Outstanding Student Organization Adviser of the Year
  • Outstanding Commitment to Diversity
  • Outstanding Commitment to Service
  • Outstanding Event of the Year

Applications will open on Monday, March 20.


Questions? Email

Preserve Your Legacy: Recordkeeping 101 for Student Organizations

What will your legacy be at Iowa State? The decisions you make and the records you create as a member of a student organization shape the history of the University. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of physical and digital recordkeeping to ensure your organization’s history isn’t lost or erased. The knowledge and skills you gain in this workshop will empower you to share your story from your perspective by creating, collecting, and preserving your records. 

Date: Thursday, March 30 at 2:10-3:25pm, Parks Library, Room 405


Questions? Email 


Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Become a Co-Sponsor for 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 31

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, eSports, 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.

Free Pepsi Product for Student Organizations

ISU Dining is offering student organizations the opportunity to request free Pepsi product for upcoming events. The requested volume must align with the guest count for your event/activity with a maximum amount of 20 cases per organization. Pick up is required by the student organization. Requests must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance. 


For more information go here

Ready to Run Iowa

Is a run for political office a possibility in your future? Check out Ready to Run® Iowa, a nonpartisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign or become more involved in public life. Each of the six workshops, held on Feb. 24, March 24 and April 21, addresses a different topic.

You can find more information about the workshops and how to register at

ISU Dining Fundraising Opportunity - Spring 2023


We are looking for local, civic, community, school, campus student groups, and other non-profit organizations who would like to fundraise for their organizations.  ISU Dining is offering fundraising opportunities to any non-profit organizations interested in earning extra money for their organization.  Interested groups may choose from the options below. Limited opportunities are available.

Expected duties might include serving meals, dining room service, dishwashing, and miscellaneous cleaning duties, no cooking.  Each 3-hour shift would involve standing, lifting, and moving around.

Each of your group members will be earning $13 per hour for your organization. Groups would be assigned to one of our dining facilities.


  • Bakery Location – Sunday 8 am – 11 am – agreements for this location are made by the month (February, March or April).
  • Dining Locations - your group would help in a dining location on specified days. Time periods would be 10:30am-1:30pm, 11am-2pm or 4:15 pm- 8:15 pm.

Options:    Seasons Marketplace – Lunch Monday-Friday 10:30-1:30, please commit by the month if possible

                    Union Drive Marketplace -  choose Saturday OR Sunday - Saturday Lunch shifts 10:30-1:30 or Sunday Dinner shifts 4:15 pm – 8:15 pm, please commit by  the months


Organize your group members/friends, etc. to assist your group and create a team.  Each team would consist of one Team Leader and four members (5 total workers) for each date.

  • A Team Leader must be present each day, two people may share the responsibility attending on different days during the event. 

Team members may vary from day to day with four members in attendance for each day. Suggestion: ask members to work multiple days but explain they are not committing themselves to work every day.

  • All Team Leaders and workers must be age 18 or older by date of the event
  • Team Leader must account for ALL completed forms for each member of the group (1-B, Liability Waiver, Safety Information Review) to be stored in the group folder in the manager’s office at all times.
  • The Team Leaders will be responsible for their group members (ability to perform tasks, transportation, training, signed forms for each member, and supervision during the shift).

Please email Diane Schmidt at to register your organization!

Event Authorization Reminders

As a reminder, if you are planning an event that you want to promote to non-club members or the general public, you will need to complete the University Event Authorization process. You can find more information on Event Authorization HERE and in the University Event Authorization training available in the Student Organization Database.

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