Student Engagement


Newsline, August 23, 2017

Registration Closing Soon!

Wednesday, September 6
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 booth 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

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!

Fall Volunteer Fair
Wednesday, September 6
11am to 4pm
Central Campus

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 now apply for funds each month for events that are at least 6 weeks out from the monthly deadline! 
Submit your event proposal today!

Questions? Email

We are also looking for undergraduate or graduate students to serve as at-large members on the board. A full description of responsibilities and the board member application are available online.

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

Division of Diversity & Inclusion: Campus Conversation Event - Aug. 25

The Division of Diversity & Inclusion supports all student organizations in building a model of inclusion that impacts every aspect of campus life and gives voice to all members of the university community. This Friday, August 25, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion will be hosting a Campus Conversation Event

Campus communities continue to be leaders of change. With the events occurring at the University of Virginia, the Division of Diversity & Inclusion encourages everyone to engage in this conversation. Come in for the full time or just drop in.

Campus Conversation Event
Friday, August 25
3150 Beardshear Hall

Contact: Dr. Liz Mendez-Shannon ( or Nicci Port (

"Dear Stress, Let's Break Up..." Event

Your adventure and ultimate success at ISU begins with wellness. Taking time for yourself in the midst of classes, homework, jobs, and relationships is challenging, but is an important way to change the level of your stressors and increase your ability to cope. Learn mindfulness and relaxation techniques through art, music and movement with Board-Certified Movement Therapist Camilla Kottman that will help you create a balance between self-care and the demands of everyday life.

Mondays beginning September 18, 6-8pm for 2 weeks
$20 - Limited to ISU students
Click HERE for registration information

Also take advantage of other team building opportunities through the Workspace, such as Paint Your Own Pottery and Walk-In Crafts! Check out the Workspace Calendar for all upcoming classes and events!

Take Advantage of the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Grants

Are you hosting an event or activity open to the general public? If so, the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) Community Grant Program is here to help! The ACVB offers funds to public and private orgs who strive to create a positive perception of Ames and improve the quality of life for community members. 

If you meet the requirements, this may be the perfect opportunity for your student club/org to get the funding you need!

The 2018 deadline is Wednesday, October 11 at noon. Grants will be awarded to events occurring from December 2017 to December 2018. Visit the ACVB website for additional information and to download the grant application. 

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 29 & November 3

For each of these events, we need co-sponsors 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 we 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.

Visit the Leadership & Service Center

New to the student org scene? Does your org have a long-standing tradition here at Iowa State? Check out the Leadership and Service Center to see how we can help your organization grow, brainstorm marketing ideas for your next big event, assist with officer transitions, and revamp your constitution. Visit or swing by the center, located in East SOS, for more information. 

Looking for Ways to Promote Your Next Event? Check Out 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.

Tabling Opportunity at the Beat Iowa Bash

The Department of Residence with the assistance of the Frederiksen Court Community will be hosting the Beat Iowa Bash on Friday, September 8, from 5:00PM-10:00PM to celebrate our Cyclone Pride with a pep rally to get people excited for Saturday's football game against the University of Iowa. This event is biannual and typically has between 500-1,000 students in attendance. The Department of Residence and the Frederiksen Court Community is reaching out to solicit assistance from student clubs and organizations to table and host activities throughout the event. This could include carnival games, philanthropy events, and/or arts and crafts. Please contact Cody Simons at to express interest and share your organization's ideas by no later than Friday, September 1, at 5:00PM. Go Cyclones!

Share Your Adventure at Iowa State...Become a Cyclone Aide

Do you want to get more involved at Iowa State, gain quality leadership experience, and get paid for it? Apply to be a Cyclone Aide! This leadership position is a fantastic way to show your Cyclone pride to new students, be part of a team, develop leadership skills, and improve public speaking. Each Cyclone Aide is responsible for representing their academic college at New Student Orientation, giving tours of central campus, and providing excellent customer service to new students and their families. The time commitment for this position is a one year contract from January 2018-January 2019, including a Spring 2018 course for training in the position. Get more information on the position and the application.  

Applications are due Monday, October 2 by 11:59pm. Questions should be directed to New Student Programs by emailing or calling 515-294-5492.

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