Student Engagement


Newsline, April 4, 2018

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.

Apply for the LEAD Team Today!

Looking for a great leadership opportunity with lots of hands on experience? Apply to be a part of the LEAD Team!

The Leadership Education And Development (L.E.A.D.) Team, is a group of dedicated Iowa State student leaders committed to the advancement of student leadership opportunities on campus. Members of the team have the opportunity to further develop and apply their leadership skills through the planning of large-scale conferences, retreats, individual workshops geared toward recognized student organizations, and offering assistance to ISU students looking to start an organization. This team makes up the staff of the Leadership and Service Center located in the East Student Office Space. 

Click HERE for details and to apply! Application deadline is Wednesday, April 18, at 5pm.

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.  

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Submit Your Student Organization Award Nominations!

The 2018 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

Visit the Student Activities website to view award criteria and submit your nominations. Nominations are due April 6, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Volunteer Opportunity at Cyclone Carnival

Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity! Cyclone Carnival is seeking volunteers for their upcoming event on Saturday, April 14. Volunteers are needed from 8am-8pm on the day of the event.

Cyclone Carnival is an expansion of Cyclone Market that will feature food vendors, carnival rides & games, interactive novelties, and activities hosted by student organizations. For more information, visit the Cyclone Carnival website. Those interested in volunteering at the event can contact the event coordinators at

Student Union Board: Applications Being Accepted for VP of Administration

The Student Union Board (SUB) is currently accepting applications for the Vice President of Administration. This is a financial management position that will start this May. Primarily the treasurer of SUB, this position also serves on the SUB leadership team with the SUB President, other Vice President, and advisers. 

Applications are open until Saturday, April 7 at 11:59pm. Applications are found HERE.

Jack Trice Character Award Applications Due April 6

Applications are being accepted for the Jack Trice Character Award.
Jack was a young man of sterling and resolute character, so to honor his life and personal ethics, the ISU Student Government established the Jack Trice Memorial Award scholarship in 1983. In cooperation with the ISU Foundation and the Dean of Student's Office, Student Government continues the legacy by offering four $1,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year.
Two scholarships will be awarded to current undergraduate students at Iowa State, and two scholarships will also be awarded to incoming freshman. All recipients should exemplify the merits and attributes of Jack Trice as students and leaders in their community.
For more information and to apply online, please visit the Division of Student Affairs website.
Applications are due Friday, April 6, 2018

Showcase Your Club at Earth Day 2018

Each year, The Green Umbrella student organization, in partnership with the Live Green! Initiative and the Office of Sustainability at Iowa State University, host a celebratory event in honor of Earth Day. This year, the theme is “Love Your Mother” in order to encourage people to take care of “Mother Earth.” The event brings together businesses and clubs that promote sustainable goals, practices, and events. Earth Day is an opportunity for students to learn more about sustainability and become involved with sustainability through daily activities and involvement on campus and in the Ames community.

Earth Day is an easy, stress-free way to gain exposure for your organization’s sustainability-related efforts, market events, and recruit new members and/or volunteers. Last year, this event was attended by over 500 students!

The Live Green! and Green Umbrella team will provide display tables and take care of event marketing, as well as offer prizes and refreshments for all participants, and make sure the event is interactive and fun! If your organization would like to participate in this event, please fill out this Google Form. If you have any other questions about Earth Day or sustainability on campus, please feel free to email  or

Earth Day 2018: Love Your Mother!
Thursday, April 19 | 11am - 2:30pm
South Marston Lawn
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, April 11

Student Government Green Initiatives Fund - Call for Applicants

The ISU Green Initiatives Fund Supports sustainability initiatives on campus that promote environmental, social, and economic sustainability. To download the application, click HERE.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, contact Lia Gomez, at

Reserve the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge for Your Next Retreat

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.

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.

Reserve Space in the MU for Your Club

Is your organization planning an event to be held in the Memorial Union in the fall? Make sure you mark the opening dates for fall reservations in the MU! Sponsored and Affiliated Tiered organizations can start reserving space Monday, April 2, and all student organizations can reserve space starting Monday, April 9. Visit the Memorial Union website to see information on room amenities and discounted A/V packages. Please contact Memorial Union Event Managementfor details.

New Officers? Update Your Club in the Student Organization Database

If your student organization has recently changed officers, make sure your roster is updated in the Student Organization Database! You can find an easy tutorial on navigating the database under "My StuOrg" and "Training."

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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