Student Engagement


Newsline March 11, 2015

Reserve Your Space

The Student Activities Center is now accepting applications for Memorial Union Student Office Space and basement storage for the 2015-2016 academic year.

In order to be eligible for space you must apply by 5pm on Friday, April 3, 2015. 

Space is limited. Please complete this form to request office space for your organization for the 2015-2016 school year or to renew the office space. This is a competitive process, and an interview will be conducted to determine distribution and allocation of space. Your interview time will be scheduled after processing your application.

Co-Sponsor an ISU AfterDark Event

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

Upcoming dates: April 10, August 28, October 2, November 6

For these events, we need co-sponsors to host different activities for the AfterDark attendees. These activities have included trivia, dancing, crafts, carnival games and karaoke. 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

Register your group for CyServe Day and Stash The Trash today!


CyServe Council and the Volunteer Center of Story County have partnered to bring ISU students and community members together on Saturday, April 18, to help clean up the Ames community, volunteer with various non-profits on and off campus, and provide support to local homeowners in need. Sign up to volunteer as an individual or sign up your student group or organization. 

Resources and Opportunities

Student Organization Sponsorship Fund

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. Early submission applications for fall 2015 events are due on April 3, 2015.

Org Advisers Gain Online Access to View Financial Accounts

Beginning with the March 2015 statements, club advisers 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!

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! 

Opportunities for Groups and Individuals

Be a S.T.A.R. with Iowa State Admissions

Student Admissions Representatives (STARS) is an exciting volunteer opportunity for students to present a positive, realistic student view of Iowa State to prospective students and their families. For more information, visit To apply, go to Applications are due March 25.

Who's Been an MU Lifesaver?

Who always jumps in to make the MU a better place? Show that person how much you appreciate it with an MU Award Nomination

Student Organization Award Nominations Open

The 2015 Student Organization Award categories include:

Outstanding Student Leader of the Year
Outstanding Commitment to Diversity
Outstanding Commitment to Service
Outstanding Event of the Year
Outstanding Student Organization Adviser of the Year

Learn the requirements for each award and fill out the forms here. Nominations are due Friday, April 10 at 5pm.

Award Nominations Open for Story County Youth Volunteers

Nominations are sought in elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and community categories. Anyone under the age of 25 who has done outstanding volunteer service in the past year can be nominated. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 13th, 2015. Click here for a nomination form, or contact the Volunteer Center of Story County at 515-268-5323. For more information, contact Stacy Perlowski, Recognition Specialist at the Volunteer Center of Story County, at 515-268-5323,, or Kevin Merrill, Coordinator of Leadership & Service at the ISU Student Activities Center, at 515-294-4354,

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