Student Engagement


Newsline | September 27, 2023

Take Your Student Organization to the Next Level


The Leaders Workshop Series is an opportunity for you to build up your leadership skills from the inside out. During these workshops, you will have the opportunity to engage in activities and discussions that will help you grow as a leader, add to your toolbox of leadership skills, and leave with the confidence to empower others to do the same.

The Leaders Workshop Series is FREE and open to all Iowa State students. You can attend one session, multiple sessions, or complete the entire series. Light snacks will be provided at all sessions. 

So You Want to Start or Revise a Student Organization? 

Constitution, Recognition, and Compliance

Learn how to get your new student organization started, the steps to recognition, and how to create or revise a student organization constitution.

October 3rd, 2023 and October 17th, 2023 | 6-7:30pm

So You Want to Plan an Event for your Student Organization?

Event Authorization, Marketing, and Campus Services

Learn how to plan an event on campus and the basics of the event authorization process. Find out how to utilize the university's resources and services to plan and market a successful event.

´╗┐October 10th, 2023 and October 24th, 2023 | 6-7:30pm


Looking for a paid leadership opportunity unlike any other on campus?


The Cyclone Aide position offers opportunities to: 

  • Develop leadership and customer service skills 

  • Positively impact new students and guests during orientation programming 

  • Coordinate exciting programs for Destination Iowa State 

  • Mentor Destination Iowa State Team Leaders 

  • Form close relationships with professionals across campus 

  • Create lifelong friendships 

  • Earn free Iowa State merch 

You should apply to be a Cyclone Aide if: 

  • You want to create a positive and welcoming environment at Iowa State University 

  • You enjoy helping other people 

  • You want to gain or strengthen your leadership and communication skills 

  • You are a motivated individual full of Cyclone pride 

  • You can commit to a summer-long experience engaging with new students and families  

Cyclone Aides work over the summer between May and August while earning $14 an hour. Cyclone Aides are provided summer housing, a meal package, and the leadership opportunity of a lifetime. You can learn more about time commitments, responsibilities, and benefits of the position on our website: Cyclone Aide website.

Apply online by October 12th at 11:59pm at: 

Questions? Contact New Student Programs at   

Co-Curricular Transcript

A Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) is a record of your involvement, experiences and achievements as a student at Iowa State University. Meant to compliment your academic transcript, the CCT will provide you with a tool to create customizable and personalized transcripts that will give you a competitive edge when applying for jobs, internships, graduate school, and scholarships. Entries can be verified by Iowa State departments for an official co-curricular record.

Start your CCT here!

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Homecoming Victory Lane

Painting Victory Lane is a tradition where different student clubs and organizations paint a square to represent their group during the Kickoff for Homecoming. This is an excellent way to get involved in Homecoming and promote your organization to students and alumni! It will take place during Kickoff on October 29th from 11 am - 3 pm in the parking lots east of the Alumni Center. Click Here to register for Painting Victory Lane 2023. Find more details about Homecoming 2023 here!

Reiman Gardens Volunteer Opportunities

Help us bring our Gardens to life! Community Volunteer Opportunities are for everyone! You do not need to be a regular Reiman Gardens volunteer to participate.

For our bigger events and garden projects, we need LOTS of help. Join us as we host special events, change our gardens for the season, and more. All are welcome! Sign up yourself, your friends and family, or a whole organization that would like to work together for a greater cause! See all of our current volunteer opportunities and sign up here.

Many of these options will allow you to earn a free ticket to an upcoming event as a thank-you for your efforts. 

Online Fundraising Merchandise and Apparel Store

Looking for a way to sell club apparel to raise funds for your organization? This solution allows your club to work with an ISU-approved vendor to design a trademark-approved item to sell directly to your customers through an online storefront. Your organization’s orders are fulfilled within 1-2 weeks of the storefront closing and can be sent directly to the customer (or shipped to your organization for distribution). Click Here to see the entire process!

Inviting Sustainability Clubs to Table at Campus Sustainability Month Celebration!

Iowa State’s Office of Sustainability is incredibly excited to invite student organizations supporting sustainability (environmental, economic and social) through goals, mission, and initiatives to table at this year’s Campus Sustainability Month Celebration event, on October 23, 10am-2pm on the South Library Lawn.

The theme of this year’s event, “Our Green Promise, Our Sustainable Future” celebrates our collective sustainability contributions (individually, as a campus and community) and challenges us to make our next commitment toward ensuring a sustainable future. The Celebration offers the opportunity to increase awareness of your organization's activities and initiatives, to recruit new members or volunteers, and to market upcoming events.

Taking part is easy! The Live Green! Team will provide tables and event marketing and also the opportunity for attendees to earn prizes through visiting tabling organizations. Reserve your tabling space now by completing the online registering form! Register by Friday, October 13 to ensure your organization's participation.

We look forward to showcasing the outstanding commitment to sustainability and a sustainable future by our student organizations! Email Event Coordinators, Grayson Adickes or Saumya Balaji for any questions and more information. 

Artists, writers, performers and musicians! Apply for a Focus Grant!

Artists, writers, performers, and musicians! Apply for funding for your creative ideas through Focus, a campus organization supporting students in the arts since 1972. Individuals or groups of students of all majors may apply for up to $600 for artistic projects done outside of the classroom. Grants support creation and presentation of new work in visual art, apparel design, writing, theater, dance, and musical performances.

Funding for Focus Grants is made possible through Student Government; awards are determined by a committee of students, faculty, and staff representing a broad range of the arts. Proposals that most often receive funding show imagination and motivation, and have a clear timeline of production, a detailed budget, and a dedicated advisor.

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