Student Engagement


Newsline, September 6, 2017

Don't Forget About ClubFest

Today, 11am-4pm, Central Campus

If your student club/org is registered for ClubFest, be sure to check in after 9:30am in the check-in/information 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 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.

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.

Resources and Opportunities

Student Conduct: Know the Code

The Office of Student Conduct has been working hard this summer on preparing educational materials for students, student org officers, staff and faculty related to the disciplinary regulations.  We are pleased to announce that we have developed a website that is filled with resources (infographics, pamphlets, videos, etc.) that are intended to assist students in understanding the universities’ expectations of their behavior. 

Additionally, a video has been made available that explains the sexual misconduct policy, ways to report, and the university process.  Student Conduct asks all student org officers to view this video and share it with your members (

Questions regarding the sexual misconduct policy or to make a report of an incident should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity at or 515-294-7612. 

Youth Program Leader Training for Student Organization Officers

The Offices of Risk Management, Extension and Outreach, and Conference Planning and Management will collectively offer training to provide youth program leaders and student organization officers with information regarding youth related policies, procedures and forms for successfully conducting youth programs at ISU. 
It is important for youth program leaders, camp directors, student organization officers, and others responsible for planning and supervising youth programs to understand applicable ISU resources and policies [i.e. Youth Activities, Pre-Collegiate Programs and Camps (YAP); Children in the Workplace; and Volunteers]. 
Training sessions will be helpful for anyone responsible for planning and supervising youth programs and for those who provide administrative support for youth programs.  Training sessions will be conducted on the following dates and times during the Fall semester 2017:

  • Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the 4-H Extension Building, Conference Room 1020

  • Wednesday, November 8, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Administrative Services Building (ASB), Conference Room 1155

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Administrative Services Building (ASB), Conference Room 1155

Pre-registration is required to ensure sufficient seating and handouts for attendees.  To register, send an email to at least two days prior to the training session you wish to attend.  Please contact the Office of Risk Management at 515-294-7711 if you need assistance or are interested in scheduling an individual small or large group training session.

New Student Organization Driver Training

All student organization members who wish to drive for their student organization travel must take the NEW Student Organization Driver Training before they travel.

*Note: if you have already taken the previous 15-passenger van training, you are exempt from the new driver training. Moving forward driver training and 15-passenger van training will be separate, and anyone needing to take 15-passenger van training who had not previously will also need to take this new driver training.

How to sign up for Student Organization Driver Training

  1. Go to, click "Login" at the top and sign in with your ISU netID and password

  2. Click on "Course Catalog" at the top of the page and scroll down to the "Office of Risk Management" folder

  3. To the right of "Student Organization Driver Training" click "List Events"

  4. Choose one of the seven sessions available and click "Enroll" next to the date and time you wish to take the training

  5. A popup window will then display, and you can click the "Register" button

  6. You can manage your course enrollments from the Learn@ISU Home page. Edits can be made to which session you are attending until 24 hours before the session begins

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. 

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.

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. 

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