Newsline | March 9, 2022
The Leaders Workshop Series is a great way to build your leadership toolkit. This spring Student Engagement will be offering a variety of resources geared specifically towards student organizations. Our first session on Wednesday, March 23 from 12-1pm will be all about How to Start a Student Organization.
No registration is required and free snacks will be provided!
Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2022 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 21.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
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).
To learn more about the lodge and submit your reservation request, click HERE.
Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers
Our voting system is something that most people take for granted. Yet the mechanics of how we vote gets at the core of the democratic process: how do we choose our leaders and hold them accountable? Ranked Choice Voting is a change to our voting system that has potential to help address many of the problems facing American politics - to make it broader, more competitive and more civil. RCV is quickly gaining popularity throughout America and enjoys support all along the political spectrum. Better Ballot Iowa, Students for a Better Ballot and the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics are organizing a campus-wide mock election to educate the student body on this important issue. The mock election will culminate with an event on the evening of March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Cardinal Room of the MU. We need your help in organizing and executing the mock election. Students of all stripes are welcome, even if you’re new to the issue.
To volunteer or for more information, please contact Justin Hollinrake: firstname.lastname@example.org
To RSVP for the March 30 event, go to: https://www.betterballotiowa.org/isu_rcv_mock_election_night.
Do you know a woman at Iowa State who positively impacts the university through her actions, involvements and achievements? If YES, then nominate her for the 2023 Women Impacting ISU calendar. The annual calendar highlights the impact of 12 women – faculty, staff and students – currently on the Iowa State campus.
Nominations of students are particularly welcomed, as fewer students are typically nominated each year.
Instructions for nominating someone and a link to the nomination form are available at https://go.iastate.edu/BTT82P. Completed nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.
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.
If your student organization has recently transitioned the President, Treasurer, or Adviser positions, don't forget to update them via the online Compliance Agreement Form on the Student Organization Database!
And remember to check out all the useful features available to your club in the Student Org Database!
Update, add, and reorder your student organization webpages for a customized feel!
Use the calendar feature to list events and meetings for your org's 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 org database, which can be found under "MyStuorg," and then "Calendar.
Add new and remove old members! Now is a great time to check to see if the members you have listed are your current. You can add or remove them to have the most up to date information.
Manage your members and subscribers! Now is a great time to check to see if the members you have listed are your current. You can add or remove them to have the most up to date information . Students, faculty, staff and anyone with an account can subscribe to your org to get announcements in addition to the info on your calendar. Be sure to visit the "Manage Subscribers" page to see who's subscribing to your org and invite others. Once you have a list, you can create and send announcements to those subscribers within the site
Student organizations play an important role in college life and have a lasting impact on the University. Because of the nature of being a student sees you leave after graduating, much of the history of an organization can be lost or forgotten over time. The Iowa State University Archives invites student organizations to partner with us to help preserve your organization’s history, including especially its creation, development, priorities, and activities.
We value the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. All organizations are welcome and part of the ISU legacy. We particularly welcome organizations of minoritized groups and activists who have often been left out, erased, or otherwise lack a sense of belonging in archives.
For more information on how to participate, please contact Greg Bailey, University Archivist, at email@example.com.