Student Engagement


Newsline | April 12, 2023

Update Your Officers in the Student Organization Database

If your student organization has recently transitioned the President, Treasurer, Advisor, or any other officer positions, remember to update them in the Student Organization Database! Now is also a great time to update your roster of members, adding new members and removing those graduating!


Also, remember to check out and take advantage of all the features in the database, including:


  • Customizable website navigation menu, customizable footers, and page editor toolbar.
  • More user-friendly tools for organization management.
  • Streamlined processes for recognition and compliance agreement.
  • And more!



And don't forget that all organization members will be prompted to re-acknowledge their membership every six months. Organizations can start this process anytime, but it's recommended that it be completed before the end of this semester so members are not removed over the summer.


If you any questions, email

Volunteer As An Organization for Campus Service Day!

Do you or your organization need volunteer hours? Consider coming alone or signing up as a group for Campus Service Day!


Saturday, April 15 | 10am - 2pm

Memorial Union and Various Locations in the Ames Community


Mark your calendars for Campus Service Day, coordinated by Campus Service Council!


Registration is now available for all various opportunities to serve the Iowa State campus and the community of Ames. Volunteer as little as 1 hour of your time, or more!


All students, faculty, and staff can participate by registering for various projects via the registration link on the Campus Service Council website!


Questions? Email

Advertise Your Organization in the Get Involved Booklet

Looking for a great way to advertise your student org? Advertise in Student Engagement's Get Involved Booklet!


Copies of the booklet are handed out at Fall ClubFest, all Experience Iowa State Days, and are available across campus and residence halls. As an advertiser, you will reach thousands of students seeking ways to get involved, meet new people, and make their ISU experience meaningful. 


Ad Space Request Forms are due by Friday, April 28. Submit one today!


Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Grow your organization with Destination Iowa State!

Destination Iowa State has two opportunities for you to grow your organization and leadership skills. Destination Iowa State, August 17-19, 2023, is three days of high-impact programming for new to Iowa State undergraduate students to help them transition to the university.

Your organization can get involved is through the Center of ExCYtement picnic on Thursday, August 17th. This is an opportunity to showcase your registered organization and engage with over 4,000 excited new students. More information can be found within the application here. Preference will be given to organizations that submit before May 13th, 2023.

Your organization also has an opportunity to develop individual leadership skills and talk more in-depth about your organization by having members apply and serve as Team Leaders. These students will help DIS participants navigate the three-day event, mentoring and welcoming them into Cyclone Nation. Applications for Team Leaders can be found here.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact Jordan Baumgardner, Assistant Director for Destination Iowa State, at or 515-294-5714.

Insurance Protection for Student Organizations

To appropriately cover insurance costs that are unique to Student Organization vehicle usage, Transportation Services has begun billing a nominal $10 fee per vehicle (per calendar day) for Student Org trips.  As these unique student opportunities are not covered under the fleet Insurance program, this line item will recover the expense to properly protect our University and students. 

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

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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