Student Engagement


Newsline August 26, 2015

Student Organization Event Sponsorship Program

Student Affairs helps fund student organization events throughout the academic year. Events must fall under one of the following tracks: service, fundraising, entertainment, academic showcase, student organization recruitment, or athletics/recreation.

Application deadlines:
Fall 2015 events: Sept. 11, 2015
Spring 2016 events: Oct. 12, 2015 & Jan. 11, 2016

Apply at
Contact for more information!

Clubfest: Bigger, Better, and now on Central Campus!

Clubfest is going to be on Central Campus this year! We'll have more room for demonstrations and performances as well. If you want to create more awareness for your group, register your organization for ClubFest today as we have very limited spots available! Please verify that no one else in your group has registered your organization already before submitting.
Wednesday, September 9
11am to 4pm
Central Campus

ClubFest is is an opportunity for students to browse through over 200 clubs and organizations to find the one that ignites their passion. Make sure your club is one of the organizations represented!

Visit the Fall Volunteer Fair

Every individual and student organization can serve. Come to the fair to find the perfect fit for your org, or connect to a personal cause and volunteer on your own. The fair will be held in conjunction with Clubfest on Central Campus - look for the Volunteer Fair tent!

Wednesday, September 9
11am to 4pm
Central Campus

Resources and Opportunities

Host Your Retreat at the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge

‚ÄčThis 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). There's no cost to student orgs as long as guidelines are observed. The Lodge has been recently renovated and includes amenities like a projector and screen, WiFi, fridge, microwave and kitchen sink, AC and bathrooms, and is set up like a large meeting room with 7 rolling tables and 42 chairs. Reservations can be made online. You should definitely check this place out!

Co-Sponsor an Activity with ISU AfterDark

Want to plan a campus activity for free? ISU AfterDark is an organization that provides students with fun and exciting, late night activities six Fridays throughout the year.  Each of the events includes co-sponsored activities hosted by various student organizations. These activities have ranged from trivia to dancing to crafts, and ISU AfterDark pays up to 100% of the cost of supplies (maximum of $250)!  Plus, this would be a great opportunity for exposure to over 2,000 students and very helpful in recruiting new members for your organization. 

ISU Youth Program Leader Awareness Training 

The Offices of Risk Management, Extension and Outreach, and Conference Planning and Management will collectively offer training to provide youth program leaders, administrators and student organization officers with information regarding youth related policies, procedures and forms for successfully conducting youth programs at ISU.  Over the past two years, significant changes have been made to existing and new policies, including Youth Activities, Pre-Collegiate Programs and Camps (YAP); Children in the Workplace; and Volunteers.  These training sessions will be helpful for departmental/unit youth program leaders, camp directors and student organization officers responsible for planning and supervising youth programs and for administrative assistants who may provide support for youth programs. Training sessions will be conducted on the following dates and times during Fall semester 2015: Tuesday, September 1, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon; Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon; Tuesday, November 10, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; and Thursday, December 3, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  All training will be conducted in the Extension 4-H Youth Building, Conference Room 1020.  Pre-registration is required to ensure sufficient seating and handouts for attendees.  To register, send an email to at least one day prior to the training session you plan to attend.

Looking for Ways to Promote Your Next Event?

Whether you are advertising for an event or your organization in general, there are several marketing resources available to recognized student organizations through the Memorial Union and across campus. Most are free but a few have associated fees, so check out the complete list and 2014 pricing on our Student Organization Marketing Resources page. Also check out the Memorial Union Rooms and Capacities Worksheet for this year's information and service fees.

Visit the Leadership and 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. Swing by the center, located in East SOS, for more information. 

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