Student Engagement


Newsline | April 6, 2022

Thinking About Transitioning Your Organization? Come Learn Some Tips & Tricks for the Transition Process

Want to be successful as you transition into or out of a role within your organization? Come as a group or solo to find out how to effectively transition your organization. This session will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2022 from 12-1pm in Room 3560, Memorial Union.

Next Session: Team Building on Wednesday, April 20th from 12-1pm in Room 3580, Memorial Union.

No registration is required and free snacks will be provided!

Have questions? Email

Final Call for Student Organization Awards Applications!

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 be closed at 8am on Monday, April 11, 2022.

Go Here to submit your applications!

Questions? Email

Sign Up for Campus Service Day Today!

Is your organization looking for an opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community? Sign up for Campus Service Day on Saturday, April 23!

Campus Service Day is an opportunity coordinated by Campus Service Council to get involved in a variety of volunteer projects both on campus at the Memorial Union and off-campus throughout the community of Ames! Various projects will be available from 10am - 4pm on the day of the event.

If your organization is interested in participating, encourage your members to sign up HERE! Have questions? Contact!

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Fundraising Opportunities Available for Student Organizations

Iowa State University Dining is offering another fundraising opportunity May 24-29, 2022 for a large conference.

Each student org would arrange a team of 5 workers for one meal for each day of the conference.

An example would be 5 people (could be different people each day) for each 3-4 hour lunch period during the event dates above.

Duties could be: supply food, serve food, prep food, clean-up of all varieties, but no actual cooking of the food.

Following the event, your organization will receive $13/hour per person, which equates to approximately $975-1040 per team.

Limited number of groups may participate.

If your group is interested please contact: Diane Schmidt, ISU Dining at

Applications Now Open for Student Organization Office & Storage Space

Student Office Space (SOS) is a service that the Memorial Union Student Engagement offers to recognized student organizations. The office spaces are in the Memorial Union in West SOS, along with storage lockers in a variety of sizes.

Student Organizations can submit applications for the following:

  • A single organization office space
  • A shared organization office space
  • A storage locker

Student Organizations must submit applications no later than Wednesday, April 13, 2022! Apply HERE

Interviews will be conducted the week of April 18. 

Questions? Email

Build Community With Your Organization Members at the Memorial Union

There are a variety of activities and events at the Memorial Union that are the perfect opportunity for your members to relax, show appreciation, or get to know one another. Think about attending one of the exciting opportunities below: 

Cyclone Voice: Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7pm in Durham Great Hall

This competition shows of the musical talents of fellow ISU students and is hosted by singer/actor, Jesse McCartney. Admission is free. Contact for questions. 

CyBowl & Billiards: Stop by any day for a round of bowling with your team! Each ISU student pays as little as $1 per game plus shoe rentals. Want to host a larger group? Submit a group reservation HERE. Email for questions. 

The Workspace: There are a variety of exciting craft opportunities awaiting your group in The Workspace! Stop by to paint your own pottery, make a craft of the week, or even sign up for one of their classes. You can find more information HERE for upcoming projects. 

Applications Open for Orgs to Participate in Destination Iowa State

Applications are now open for recognized clubs and organizations to participate in Destination Iowa State, August 18, 2022.

Destination Iowa State is a three-day welcome event for all new students to Iowa State on August 18, 19, and 20. Students will participate in various activities to help them make connections, explore campus, prepare for classes, and experience traditions – welcoming them into Cyclone Nation. This is a great opportunity to showcase your club or organization to the 4000+ new students.

The Center for Excytment Picinic is open to all recognized clubs and organizations in good standing. On Thursday, August 18, it takes place from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in Lot C-2, south of Hilton Coliseum. You can register here:

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Baumgardner at or 515-294-5714.

Submit Your Nominations for the Women Impacting ISU Calendar

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 Completed nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

Update Information for Your Organization on 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

If you need any help with these features, Student Engagement is here to help!  Email with questions. 

Preserve Your Organization's History with University Archives

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

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