Student Engagement


Newsline, April 19, 2018

Get Funding for Your Fall Event!

Is your student organization looking for some additional funds to make your fall semester events even better? Submit an event proposal to the Event Funding Board! The Student Organization Event Funding Board offers recognized student organizations an opportunity to receive funds for events throughout the academic year (fall and spring semesters only).

The last proposal submission deadline for this semester is Monday, April 23. Submit your proposal today!

Questions? Email

Advertise Your Organization in the Get Involved Booklet

Looking for a cool way to advertise your student org? Each semester, the Student Activities Center (SAC) produces a full-color booklet, Get Involved, that highlights student involvement opportunities including joining or starting student orgs, an overview of arts and entertainment opportunities, as well as leadership and service programs and the benefits of being involved. Copies of the booklet will be handed out at Fall ClubFest and mailed to residence halls. As an advertiser, you will reach thousands of new students who are seeking ways to get involved, meet new people, and make their own ISU experience a meaningful one. 

To reserve your space, just fill out the Ad Space Request Form by Wednesday, April 25. Email with any questions.

Update Your Officers in the Student Organization Database

If your student organization has recently transitioned the President, Treasurer, or Adviser positions, remember to update them via the online Compliance Agreement Form on the Student Organization Database!

If any other officers within your organization have changed, please make sure your roster is also updated. You can find an easy tutorial on navigating the database under "My StuOrg" and "Training."

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Save the Date for ClubFest

ClubFest will be held on Wednesday, September 5from 11am - 4pm, on Central Campus. Registration for student organizations will open on Wednesday, August 8. Mark your calendars!

Showcase Your Club at Odyssey of the Mind Creativity Festival!

Odyssey of the Mind World Finals will return to the Iowa State University (ISU) campus this year at the end of May. The World Finals, which rotates to ISU every two years, brings over 8,000 participants (pre-teen, teen and collegiate age) from all over the United States, as well as internationally, to our campus and community. The participants compete in creative competitions throughout the week in various buildings on campus and in the Iowa State Center.

During their time on Iowa State's campus, Conference Planning and Management organizes a Creativity Festival for the participants to attend when they are not in competitions. The Festival will host various exhibits, including Odyssey of the Mind teams as well as campus, department, and local groups offering educational/interactive opportunities for the participants during their free time. There will be music, stage entertainment, and open recreation as well. The Festival will be held in the Lied Rec Center during the following days/times:

  • Thursday, May 24: 9-11am (Setup)

  • Thursday, May 24: 12-5pm

  • Friday: May 25: 9am-5pm

  • Saturday, May 26: 9am-12pm

  • Saturday, May 26: 12-3pm (Break Down)

Involvement in the Creativity Festival will require full staffing during open hours. To apply for a booth, complete an application and return to Aubrey Robertson ( The deadline for applications is Monday, April 30.

Connect with New Cyclones at 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 our incoming students! 

  • Center of ExCYtment Picnic (Thursday, August 16, 2018) – 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.

    If you are interested in applying to host an activity during The Center of ExCYtment Picnic on Thursday, August 16, please fill out the application found HERE.

  • Late Night at the MU (Friday, August 17, 2018) – If your organization would like to host a booth more conducive for one on one interactions including club demonstrations, dance lessons and games for 3,000 people, this event might be the best option for you.

    If you are interested in applying to host an activity during Late Night at the Memorial Union on Friday, August 17, please fill out the application found HERE.

The New Student Programs staff is happy to help your organization develop an exciting activity geared toward the new students in attendance.  If you have any questions, please email Activities will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis and must be submitted by July 1, 2018

Take a Break With Your Club in the Workspace!

Thinking about getting your group together one more time before the end of the semester? The Student Activities Center has you covered! Bring your club members to the Workspace for some relaxing crafts or Paint Your Own Pottery. This is the perfect opportunity for team building or end-of-year celebrations! Make your group reservation by calling 515-294-0970. 

Help University Archives Tell Your Story

You already are the life of this university, so consider documenting your contributions in its official historical record. University Archives is accepting donations from student organizations now. Acceptable records might take the form of photographs, meeting minutes, event and recruitment materials, posters or brochures, correspondence, scrapbooks, and much more. For additional information, contact Rachael Acheson, Assistant University Archivist, at or (515)294-6676. There are zero fees associated with archival donation, and countless benefits for future ISU students. Help us tell your story the way you want it told and preserve your legacy for the ages. 

Donor information can be found HERE.

Order Business Cards for Your Student Organization

Student org business cards can be a great way to network at conferences and across the university. Follow these guidelines to get official Iowa State University business cards for your organization.

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