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Newsline | April 15, 2021

Advertise Your Organization in the Get Involved Booklet

Looking for a great way to market your student org? Advertise in the Student Activities Center's Get Involved Booklet!

Copies of the booklet will be handed out at Spring ClubFest and mailed to residence halls. As an advertiser, you will reach thousands of students who are seeking ways to get involved. 

Ad Space Request Forms are due by Friday, April 23.

Sign Up for Campus Service Day!

Do you love to volunteer, help others, and better your community? Volunteer at Campus Service Day!

Shifts are available from 10:00am-2:00pm on April 24. Volunteer for only an hour or the whole time, it is totally up to you! Projects include tie blanket making, dog toy making, a campus cleanup, and more! A FREE Campus Service Day shirt is included with registration. Encourage your members to sign up as well!

Click HERE to sign up!

Update Your Officers in the Student Organization Database

If your student organization has recently transitioned the President, Treasurer, Adviser, or any other officer positions, remember to update them in the Student Organization Database! Now is also a great time to update your roster of members, both adding new members and removing those that are graduating!

Also, remember to check out and take advantage of all the new features in the database, including:

  • Customizable website navigation menu, customizable footers, and page editor toolbar.

  • More user-friendly tools for organization management.

  • Streamlined processes for recognition and compliance agreement.

  • Better email notifications.

  • And more!

If you experience any issues, bugs, or have any questions, email stuorgs@iastate.edu.

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Health and Safety Guidelines for Student Organizations

During the fall semester, student organizations demonstrated creativity and employed an innovative spirit to accomplish their goals while keeping club members safe and healthy. That same spirit and creativity will be needed this spring semester as Iowa State continues to employ safety measure to mitigate the risks around COVID-19.

Student Activities is here to support and guide you as your organization begins planning for the spring semester To help with your planning, make sure to review the Health and Safety Guidelines for Student Organizations and contact our office with any questions. You can email sac@iastate.edu or call 515-294-8081.

Reminder: New Prep Week/Finals Week Exception Process for Student Org Meetings/Events

Per the Prep Week and Finals Week Resolution from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, student organizations may not hold any meetings, functions, or sponsored events during the Prep Week and Finals Week period without seeking an exception in advance. To seek an exception, student organizations should submit their regular meetings or events that occur during that time to the University Event Authorization system where Student Activities staff will review the submission and determine if an exception can be granted.

If you have never submitted to the University Event Authorization system before, a training is available in the Student Organization Database. Questions regarding the Prep Week and Finals Week Exception process can be directed to stuorgs@iastate.edu.

Apply to Be a 2021-2022 Alternative Breaks Site Leader!

The Alternative Breaks program is starting the search for undergraduate and graduate Site Leaders for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 trips. Site Leaders are presented with the unique opportunity to both attend and lead undergraduate students through hands on service outside the Iowa State environment.

On Alternative Breaks students will learn about various social issues while exploring community agencies all across the USA. Trips typically take place over the first half of Fall Break and throughout the entire duration of Spring Break. 

If you have a passion for serving and want to lead a group of participants in a new environment apply to be an Alternative Spring Break Site Leader Here!!

Check out the Alternative Breaks Website to learn more about Site Leader responsibilities and read participant testimonials!!

Contact altbreaks@iastate.edu with questions!

Planning a Big Event for Fall 2021? Submit a Proposal to the Event Funding Board!

Is your student organization looking for additional funds to make your Fall 2021 events even better? Submit a proposal to the Event Funding Board! Applications are reviewed monthly for events that are at least 5 weeks out from the submission deadline!

Next submission deadline: April 26

Submit your event proposal today! Questions? Email eventfunds@iastate.edu.

Earth Day Tabling Opportunity for Student Orgs

Register your organization to table at Earth Day! Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability in support of the Live Green! Initiative, this event is a great opportunity to promote your organization, showcase your sustainable efforts, and connect with others who share a passion for sustainability. The event will take place Thursday, April 22, from 10:00am-2:00pm on the South Library Lawn. To register, please fill out this form by April 16

Please email Caitlin Tipping at ctipping@iastate.edu with any questions.

Help Improve Campus Sustainability Efforts by Completing the Student Org Sustainability Survey

Want to help improve campus sustainability efforts and resources around campus? Complete the Student Organization Sustainability Survey!

This survey will gather information on the current state of student organization sustainability. The information gathered will be provided to the Student Activities Center and Facilities Planning and Management to provide better resources/training for student leaders in an effort to encourage more sustainable practices around campus.

For questions regarding the survey, please contact Katelyn Moje (katemoje@iastate.edu).

Custom Fitness Classes: Work Out With Your Student Org!

Recreation Services offers custom group fitness classes to student organizations, clubs, and Greek life. 

For guidelines, a cost estimate, or to schedule a class, email:

Reserve the eSports Gaming Room for FREE!

ISU’s Recreation Services department invites student organizations to check out the brand-new eSports gaming room. Located in Beyer Hall, the eSports room allows students to play a variety of games while socializing with others. The state-of-the-art gaming stations have a variety of games including:

  • Rocket League

  • Overwatch

  • League of Legends

  • Fortnite

  • Dota 2

  • Call of Duty

  • & More

There are also lounge areas that let you and your friends play console games such as Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and Madden.

With this invitation, up to 21 students from your organization are allowed to reserve a date and time to use the space free of charge.

To indicate your interest, please fill out this brief form. A Recreation Services staff member will reach out to you with available dates and times shortly.

 

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