Student Engagement


Newsline February 11, 2015

Need a club activity or more members?

ISU AfterDark is an organization that provides students with fun and exciting late-night activities!

Upcoming dates: March 6 & April 10

For each of these events, we need co-sponsors to host different activities for the AfterDark goers. 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 organization! If you're interested in co-sponsoring an activity, please visit  and complete a Proposal Form.  

Attend the Social Justice Summit

Friday, Februrary 20, 6-9pm | Saturday, February 21, 9am-4pm

The Social Justice Summit is a day-and-a-half on-campus workshop that will give you the chance to learn more about the identities we carry, discuss how people experience the world differently, and create steps to address social systems of power, privilege, and oppression.  Register for free today! Priority registration deadline: February 12, 2015. 

Come to CyServe Day on April 18!


Mark your calendar today and email for more information.

Resources and Opportunities

Cyclone Market Fundraising Opportunity

The Government of the Student Body is hosting the second Cyclone Market as a venue for student groups and organizations from all across campus to fundraise and promote their group, as well as an opportunity to interact with the student population.  Groups wanting to participate in Cyclone Market will need to provide a product they can sell or host an activity to help them fundraise for their group. Cyclone Market will be held Saturday, April 11th from 11am – 3pm.  The registration deadline is Friday, February 13th.  If any group is interested or has any questions, please email

Free Coke Products for Student Orgs

There are $1500.00 of funds still available for Coca-Cola Free Product for student organizations. Details are here. If there is an influx of requests, requests will be granted in the order they were received, assuming no group surpasses their 20 case limit per fiscal year. Please spread the word in your upcoming meetings to ensure the students take advantage of this program made available through the partnership of ISU Dining and Coca-Cola. 

Student Orgs at the Symposium on Sustainability

Get the word out about the great work of our ISU student organizations – two opportunities coming up February 23 and 24 during the Symposium on Sustainability! 1.Take part in the Sustainability Poster Reception to showcase your organization's work that supports environmental, economic, or social sustainability.  2. Nominate your organization for a Live Green! Excellence Award – last year all winners were students and student organizations.  Learn more at: or

Org Advisers Gain Online Access to View Financial Accounts

Beginning with the March 2015 statements, club advisors will have access to track the financial activity of your Campus Org Account through Access Plus, under the uBusiness tab utilizing e-Data and/or e-Data Lite.  For those of you who already use e-Data, you are free to access your organization’s information by using the Sub Account Reports portal and using the correct sub-account in the Sub Account drop down box in the Sub Account Reports. For a more direct route, please use E-Data: Finance Lite Reports #7-11 depending on your needs. From there include 2060035 as the Account in Box 1 and the corresponding 00XXXX (Sub-Acct) in Box 2 for your organization and click on the yellow box “Run”. Training is also available for e-Data online and in person. Learn more!

Student Org Sponsorship Program Deadline 2.23 for Spring Events

The Division of Student Affairs would like to ensure that support for our student organizations meets the demands of our growing student body and our increasingly diverse student population.The Student Organization Sponsorship program offers recognized student organizations an opportunity to receive funds to hold events throughout the academic year. Applications for spring 2015 events are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 23. Applicants will be notified on Friday, March 6.

Fundraising Opportunity at Firestone Agricultural Tire Company's Family Day

Assist Compass Rose Events during the Firestone Agricultural Tire Company and their upcoming company picnic event and raise money for your organization by doing tasks like unloading trucks, setting up tents, inflatables, games, and food service areas,  run games, inflatables, sports activities, and making and serving concession and food items.  This event is outdoors and the group members will be on their feet for most of the day. 

Location: Firestone Agricultural Tire Company Grounds, 4600 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313
Setup Day – Friday, July 3, 2015
Event Day – Sunday, July 5, 2015

Total amount for providing all staff is $4400.00. Group compensation is paid by check mailed out within 10 business days after the event. Please contact David Cellon if your group would like to help out. 

Host Your Event 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! 

Opportunities for Groups and Individuals

Your Year of Leadership Awaits!

The Catt Center’s Leadership Studies Program is partnering with Vermeer Corporation to offer students a unique, year-long leadership experience that focuses on the fields of engineering, business and agriculture. Highlights of this program for 18 selected participants will include a $2,000 scholarship, travel internationally, and take three courses together as a cohort, all while studying leadership in multi-national companies. Students will learn to address global challenges, work in cross-cultural organizations and develop their own leadership potential. Applications are available now and due March 2. Learn more and start your application!

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