Student Engagement


Newsline January 28, 2015

Registration now open!

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. 

Fundraising Opportunity in the Memorial Union

Learn more about how you can earn 25% of revenue earned while your participants have a blast bowling and playing billiards!

Remote Location in Ames is the Perfect Spot for Your Club's Retreat!

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). 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! 

Resources and Opportunities

GSB Regular Allocations FY16

The Government of the Student Body will be holding its Spring Regular Allocations Process soon. The purpose of GSB doing this allocations process, known as Regular Allocations, is to support student activities at Iowa State while fulfilling its mission to serve students and improve the student experience through advocacy and empowerment. In order to aid in understanding of the funding process and the specific rules being used this year, please have your treasurer attend one of the informational sessions as listed on the GSB webpage. In this meeting, requirements and eligibility to receive GSB funding, the process of requesting funding, and the process that takes place once a budget is submitted will be explained. 

At this meeting, there will be an opportunity to see how to utilize the online budgeting system (known as OFP2) that GSB utilizes, and ask any questions that you may have about the process. Please email if you have any questions.

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. 

Is Your Organization Planning an Event?

If your answer is yes, and if that event includes guests, members of other organizations, is open to the Iowa State Community, or individuals from other universities, you need to have your event authorized. You begin by emailing to request the Online Event Authorization PowerPoint and to be added to the system. The PowerPoint will show you step-by-step instructions, which you can then follow to fill out an Online Event Authorization Form and submit it online at least ten class days prior to the date of the event. Your event may require more time to be authorized depending on the details of your program, so please start this process as soon as you begin planning.

Have other questions? Check out the Event Authorization FAQ page first, and if you have additional questions, please email

Opportunities for Groups and Individuals

Register for Iowa State Leadership Experience

This annual leadership program will help you improve your leadership skills, learn about leadership opportunities at Iowa State, and network with other leaders across campus. This year's conference will take place on Saturday, January 31, at the Memorial Union. Keynote speakers include Mike Draper, owner of Raygun, and author and educator Nancy Hunter Denny.  Register today! 


We are accepting application for the 2015-16 Iowa State Conference on Race & Ethnicity/National Conference on Race & Ethnicity Scholars. Engage in the conversation. Challenge yourself to grow. Change the world. Apply today at Applications due February 6, 2015.

Be a Destination Iowa State Team Leader

Interested in a great leadership opportunity that welcomes new students to campus? Apply to be a Destination Iowa State Team Leader! This leadership position is an excellent way to show your Cyclone pride to new students, be part of a team, develop leadership skills, and earn up to $250. Each Team Leader is responsible for leading and mentoring a group of 12-15 students throughout the Destination Iowa State experience. The time commitment for this position includes two mandatory leadership development workshops, completing a course on Blackboard, and being available for the entire Destination Iowa State program from August 20-22, 2015. For more information and the online application, go to:

Attend an information session to learn more:
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 5pm, Harvest Room, Seasons Dining Center (Meal Plan Required)
Monday, Feb. 2, 7pm, Gallery Room, MU

Applications are due Friday, February 6. Questions may be directed to Paige Johnsen in the New Student Programs Office by emailing or by calling (515) 294-6660.

Legacy of Heroines Scholarship Program

Approximately 10 scholarships are currently available for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000. Scholarships have the potential to be renewed. The Legacy of Heroines program provides scholarships to outstanding young women who seek involvement in and knowledge about the political process and public service. Scholarship awards are based on academic merit, leadership and specific criteria established by scholarship donors. As part of the criteria set by donors, Legacy of Heroines scholarship recipients are required to participate in mentoring and leadership development programs through the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. More information and application form may be found on the Catt Center website. Application deadline: March 2, 2015.

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