Student Engagement


Newsline | September 7, 2022

Find Out More About the Event Authorization & Planning Process for Your Organization

Are you interested in planning an innovative program for your organization? Find out more about the Event Authorization process, how to reserve rooms, set up catering, and everything in between.

This session will be held Tuesday, September 20, Cardinal Room, Memorial Union.

Next session: Creating & Updating Constitutions on Tuesday, September 27, Cardinal Room, Memorial Union. 

No registration is required and free snacks will be provided!

Have questions? Email


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 18! Apply HERE.

Questions? Email


Become a Co-Sponsor for ISU AfterDark!

Interested in partnering with an organization that provides students with fun and exciting late-night activities? Check out ISU AfterDark!

Upcoming dates: September 30 and November 11

For each event, co-sponsors are needed to host different activities for the AfterDark attendees. These activities could include trivia, karaoke, or anything else you think would be fun and engaging. You can be as creative as you would like, and AfterDark will pay up to 100% of the cost of your supplies. Plus, this is great exposure for your organization and helpful in recruiting new members!

To co-sponsor an activity, please visit and complete a Proposal Form.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Embark on the leadership opportunity of a lifetime...Become a Cyclone Aide!

Looking for a paid leadership opportunity unlike any other on campus? Become a CYCLONE AIDE!

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 swag

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 have a year-long term from January 2023-Janaury 2024 and primarily work over the summer between May and August while earning $12 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:

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Questions? Contact Cassidy Conway  at (515) 294-3765 or

Get Involved with the ISU Homecoming Celebration

The Iowa State Homecoming Central Committee invites all student organizations to get involved in this year's Homecoming Celebration! Two large-scale public events, one on Sunday, October 30, and one on Thursday, November 3, are open to student organization participation! To view further details and sign up, fill out the google form: All signups are due by September 30.

Questions about student organization involvement in Homecoming can be sent to

All clubs are welcome, so be creative and help show off the best of Iowa State to the Ames Community! 

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

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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