Student Engagement


Newsline | August 24, 2022

Register for Fall ClubFest!

Registration for the Fall 2022 ClubFest is open!

ClubFest is a great opportunity for your organization to promote and recruit for the year! Register now and start preparing your informational handouts, displays, sign-ups, and giveaways to highlight what makes your organization great!

Registration Deadline: Club registration will close at noon on Tuesday, August 30.

Register HERE today! Questions? Email


Fall ClubFest:

Wednesday, August 31

11am - 4pm

Memorial Union


Apply to Be an Alternative Breaks Site Leader!

Do you like serving your community?   Do you want to have a unique experience and form lasting memories? Then you're the perfect person to go on an Alternative Breaks trip!

Student Engagement is currently seeking students (both undergraduate and graduate) to serve as site leaders for Fall Break trips (Nov. 18 – 21) and Spring Break trips (March 11-18). During the trip, you will focus on serving a community outside of Iowa, while learning about various social issues. As a site leader, you will gain team building, facilitation, and leadership skills. The selection process includes an application and an interview.

Site Leader applications are due September 9! Apply HERE.

Questions? Email


Get Funds for Your Next Event

Is your student organization looking for additional funds to make your upcoming events even better? Submit a proposal to the Event Funding Board!

Applications are reviewed monthly.

Don't miss the upcoming proposal deadline on August 29.Check the website for future deadlines!

Submit your event proposal today! Questions? Email

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Event Authorization Reminders

As a reminder, if you are planning an event that you want to promote to non-club members or the general public, you will need to complete the University Event Authorization process. You can find more information on Event Authorization HERE and in the University Event Authorization training available in the Student Organization Database.

Fundraising Opportunities Available for Student Organizations

We are looking for local, civic, community, school, campus student groups, and other non-profit organizations who would like to fundraise for their organizations.  ISU Dining is offering fundraising opportunities to any non-profit organizations interested in earning extra money for their organization.  Interested groups may choose from the options below. Limited opportunities are available.

Expected duties might include serving meals, dining room service, dishwashing, and miscellaneous cleaning duties, no cooking.  Each 3-hour shift would involve standing, lifting, and moving around. 

Each of your group members will be earning $13 per hour for your organization. Groups would be assigned to one of our dining facilities.


  • Dining Location - August 15 – September 30th, 2022 your group would help in a dining location on a specified day (same day and time) for each of the weeks. Time periods would be 10:30am-1:30pm or 11am-2pm
  • Football Saturdays – assist inside the dining location (not at the actual game), sign up for 3 or more games, time is determined by the game time, assistance needed prior to or following the game


Organize your group members/friends, etc. to assist your group and create a team.  Each team would consist of one Team Leader and four members (5 total workers) for each date.

  • A Team Leader must be present each day, two people may share the responsibility attending on different days during the event. Team members may vary from day to day with four members in attendance for each day. Suggestion: ask members to work multiple days but explain they are not committing themselves to work every day.
  • All Team Leaders and workers must be age 18 or older by August 15, 2022.  Each Team Leader must complete and share food safety information prior to the fundraising date.  The Team Leaders will be responsible for their group members (ability to perform tasks, transportation, training, signed forms for each member, and supervision during the shift).

For more information, please check HERE

Apply to Serve on the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs (SVPSA) Student Advisory Board

Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Toyia Younger wants you to apply to serve on the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs (SVPSA) Student Advisory Board. This unique opportunity allows you to share your opinions and perspectives directly with a senior leader at Iowa State on an ongoing basis to help improve the student experience. Board members consist of undergraduate and graduate students, represent all academic colleges, and embody the diversity of ISU. Students meet once per month with SVP Younger and respond to inquiries and provide feedback to questions online. Learn more and apply by August 31. This is a paid, ongoing leadership experience for students!

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.

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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