Student Engagement


Newsline, August 22, 2018

Register for ClubFest!

Wednesday, September 5
11am to 4pm
Central Campus

ClubFest is is an opportunity for students to browse through over 350 clubs and organizations to find the one that ignites their passion. Make sure your club is one of the organizations represented! Spots are filling quickly, so sign up now for either a table or a demonstration location. Please verify that no one else in your group has registered your organization already before submitting.

Visit the Fall Volunteer Fair

Fall Volunteer Fair
Wednesday, September 5
11am to 4pm
Central Campus

Every student organization can be a service organization as well. Come to the fair to find the perfect fit for your org, or connect to a personal cause and volunteer on your own. The fair will be held in conjunction with ClubFest on Central Campus - look for the Volunteer Fair tent!

Get Funds for Your Next Event!

Is your student organization looking for some additional funds to make your upcoming event 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 ultimate goal of this program is to aid student organizations in creating diverse and inclusive events that will contribute to Iowa State's vibrant community. Student organizations can apply for funds each month for events that are at least 5 weeks out from the monthly deadline! 
Submit your event proposal today!

Questions? Email

Give Yourself the Competitive Edge with a Co-Curricular Transcript

What is a co-curricular transcript (CCT), you ask? A CCT is a record of your involvement, experiences and achievements as an ISU student. Having a CCT serves as a one stop shop for you to demonstrate skills and attributes to employers, graduate schools, scholarship selection committees, internship providers and more - giving you that competitive edge! 

Your CCT can include: Campus involvement, community service, honors & awards, internships & study abroad, leadership experience, on-campus employment, publications, recreational activities, research, seminars & workshops, and student org involvement. 

Learn more here.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Updated Trademark Guidelines for Student Organizations

The Guidelines for University Trademark Use by Student and Campus Organizations have been updated and streamlined to ensure consistency in use among organizations, to better identify recognized student and campus organizations' relationship to the university, and to remove subjectivity from the Trademark Licensing Office's review process. The revised guidelines took effect August 1, 2018. 

A New Design Review Process

  • Only officers and advisers listed in the Student Organization Database can complete the Internal Trademark Request Form.

  • Organizations' advisers will now receive organizations' designs for review and approval prior to final Trademark Licensing review.

  • Trademark Licensing will then review student organizations' designs for compliance with the student use guidelines.

For more information go to the Trademark Licensing Office website or email

New Student Health and Wellness Request Form

The Student Health and Wellness Unit has a new comprehensive request form that is for any presentation, program, outreach opportunity, or facility tour request. Student Health and Wellness has over 30 presentation/program options available to select from. Most are under 60 minutes and are a good resource for club meetings. The new request form can be found HERE.

You can also check out the new Student Health and Wellness unit website ( to see what other resources are available to you and your club.

Looking for Ways to Promote Your Next Event? Check Out the SAC's Marketing Resources

Whether you are advertising for an event or your organization in general, there are several marketing resources available to recognized student organizations through the Memorial Union and across campus. Most are free but a few have associated fees, so check out the complete list and 2017 pricing on our Student Organization Marketing Resources page. Also check out the Memorial Union Room Rates and Capacities page for this year's information and service fees.

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.

Apply for a Focus Grant

Focus is an organization that fosters ISU students in the visual, literary and performing arts. Individuals or groups of students may apply for grant funding for creative projects done outside of the classroom. An exhibit of visual projects is displayed in the Memorial Union each spring, and performing and literary projects are highlighted at a public reception. Focus has been funding projects at Iowa State since 1972.

Individual students (undergraduate and graduate in any major) and student organizations are encouraged to apply for up to $600 in funding for projects to be displayed, performed, projected, or read.

To learn more about the Focus Grant click HERE, and review Application Guidelines HERE

Co-Sponsor an Upcoming ISU AfterDark

Are you interested in partnering with an organization that provides students with fun and exciting late-night activities? Check out ISU AfterDark!

Upcoming dates: September 28 & November 2

For each of these events, co-sponsors are needed to host different activities for the AfterDark attendees. These activities have included trivia, dancing, crafts, carnival games and Henna tattoos. You can be as creative as you would like, and AfterDark will pay up to 100% of the cost of your supplies. Plus, this is great exposure to over 2,000 students and helpful in recruiting new members to your org! To co-sponsor an activity, please visit and complete a Proposal Form.

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