Student Engagement


Newsline, September 5, 2018

Today - Rain or Shine

11am - 4pm, Central Campus

If your student club/org is registered for ClubFest, be sure to check-in at 9:30 at your assigned tent before setting up. If your org is not pre-registered, please note that you may not hand out information on central campus during the event.

Co-Sponsor 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, 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.

RSVP for the Presidential Installation Celebration

On Friday, September 21, in Stephens Auditorium, President Wendy Wintersteen will be installed as the 16th President of Iowa State University. As a student organization officer, you are invited to participate in the Presidential Installation Celebration. As a leader on campus, you have the opportunity to represent the entire student body; specifically, the hundreds of clubs and student organizations on Iowa State's campus. Participating students will take part in the processional, and be seated among the representatives of the faculty, learned societies, and Iowa colleges and universities. The total time commitment for the day will be from 9:15-11:45 AM. If you are interested in serving as an official student delegate for your club or organization, please sign up HERE

Proudly represent your club or organization in this historic celebration!

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Sign Up for the Homecoming Parade

The annual Iowa State Homecoming Parade will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2:00 PM on Main Street in Ames.

If your club would like to be part of the parade, you can register HERE (registration closes October 7). Questions can directed to MaryKate Misak at

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.

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

CALL to Leadership...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 2019-January 2020, including a Spring 2019 course for training in the position. Get more information on the position and the application.  

Applications are due Sunday, October 7 by 11:59pm. Questions should be directed to New Student Programs by emailing or calling 515-294-0801.

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.

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