Student Engagement


Newsline, March 9, 2016


Student Org Event Sponsorship Deadline April 1 for Fall 2016 Events

The Division of Student Affairs would like to ensure that support for our student organizations meets the demands of our growing student body and our increasingly diverse student population. We help student organizations fund events throughout the academic year.The Student Organization Event Sponsorship Program offers recognized student organizations an opportunity to receive funds to hold events throughout the academic year. Events must fall under one of the following tracks: service, fundraising, entertainment, academic showcase, student organization recruitment, or athletics/recreation. Applications for fall 2016 events are due on April 1, 2016.

Connect to a Cause on CyServe Day

CyServe Day provides Iowa State students opportunities to help and serve in the Ames community. Sign up yourself or your club today!



Request Office/Storage Space For Your Club

The Student Activities Center is now accepting applications for Memorial Union Student Office Space and basement storage for the 2016-2017 academic year.
In order to be eligible for space, you must apply by 5pm on Friday, April 8, 2016
Space is limited. Please complete this form to request office space for your organization for the 2016-2017 school year or to renew the office space. This is a competitive process, and an interview will be conducted to determine distribution and allocation of space. Your interview time will be scheduled after processing your application.

Resources and Opportunities

May 2016 Fundraising Opportunity with Odyssey of the Mind

This May, Iowa State University will host the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals conference.  The conference will be large, and ISU Dining needs help serving meals. They are looking for local, civic, community, school and other non-profit organizations that would like to earn extra money for their organization.  Assistance will be needed from Wednesday, May 25 through Saturday May 28, 2016. This is a wonderful opportunity for non-profit organizations to raise money for their cause quickly. To participate, contact Diane Schmidt at (515) 294-5573.

Free Advertising in Veritas Magazine

Veritas magazine is a non-biased student publication seeking to educate the Iowa State community on politics, specifically the presidential race. We are offering one page of FREE advertising to a student organization! To apply, write a paragraph as to why your student organization deserves the free space and design an ad. Email these materials to no later than March 21 to be considered! Check out the spring semester of Veritas to see if your organization was included.

MU Award Nominations Open Now

Who makes the MU the living room of your Iowa State home? Nominate them for an MU Award! Nominations are due Tuesday, April 12. 

Student Organization Award Nominations Open Now

The 2016 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 forms. Nominations are due Wednesday, April 6 at 5pm.

Story County Youth Volunteer Awards

Nominations now open for outstanding young volunteers for the 10th annual award ceremony to individuals and groups who performed outstanding volunteer service in Story County in the past year. The awards are given by the Volunteer Center of Story County and the Iowa State University Student Activities Center.  

New Features Available in the Student Organization Database

  • Display all your club's photos in the new photo gallery application.
  • Use the new calendar feature to list events and meetings for your members and anyone who visits your webpage. Students can also subscribe to your calendar so that your events show up on their personal calendar within the student organization database, which can be found under "My Stuorg," and then "Calendar."
  • Once you create your event on the calendar, you can have event attendees check in with a prox card or card swipe reader that collects participant names in a database within your website. You can then pull an attendance report at any time. 
  • Manage your subscribers! Students, faculty, staff and anyone with an account can subscribe to your organization to get announcements in addition to the information on your calendar. Be sure to visit the "Manage Subscribers" page to see who's subscribing to your organization, and invite others to subscribe. Once you have a list, you can create and send announcements to those subscribers within the site. 
Let us know if you need any help with these new features!

Check out the Student Organization Marketplace!

The Student Organization Marketplace is an online tool where recognized student organizations at Iowa State University are able to extend their business to the internet and more effectively reach the larger Iowa State community and beyond. Student organizations can use the Marketplace to sell event registrations, collect memberships dues, and receive non-charitable donations. By purchasing a product through the Student Organization Marketplace, the customer is directly supporting a recognized student organization.
Questions? Email us at - we are here to help!

Co-Sponsor with ISU AfterDark

ISU AfterDark is an organization that provides students with fun and exciting late-night activities. The final event of the semester is on Friday, April 8.
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 organization! Consider hosting an activity that advertises your club's next event!
If you're interested in co-sponsoring an activity, please visit  and complete a Proposal Form.

CyBowl Giveback Program

Learn more about how you can earn 25% of revenue earned while your participants have a blast bowling and playing billiards!

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