Student Activities Center

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Newsline | March 31, 2021

Request MU Office & Storage Space for Your Club

The Student Activities Center is accepting applications for Student Office and Storage Space for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

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

Space is limited. Please complete this form to request or renew space for your organization for the 2021-2022 school year. Along with the application, the process includes an in-person interview to further determine the space needs for each organization.

Questions? Contact stuorgs@iastate.edu.

Share Your Feedback with the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Campus Life!

The newly established Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Campus Life is seeking feedback from student organizations to help develop its strategic vision and plan. The thoughts, feedback, and perspectives student org officers share will help ensure that Campus Life will offer comprehensive support services, resources, training/educational opportunities, and programs that will advance the development of a welcoming community.

To share your feedback and thoughts, complete the Campus Life DEI Survey by April 2!

For general questions about the office or the strategic plan, contact Joseph Ballard II, the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Campus Life. For questions about the Campus Life DEI Survey, contact Dr. Elizabeth Housholder.

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.

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.

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).

Does Your Org Have an Idea for a Creative Project? Apply for a Focus Grant!

Focus is an organization that fosters ISU students in the visual, literary and performing arts. Individuals or groups of students may apply for grant funding for creative projects done outside of the classroom. An exhibit of visual projects is displayed in the Memorial Union each spring, and performing and literary projects are highlighted at a public reception. Focus has been funding projects at Iowa State since 1972.

Individual students (undergraduate and graduate in any major) and student organizations are encouraged to apply for up to $600 in funding for projects to be displayed, performed, projected, or read.

To learn more about the Focus Grant click HERE, and review Application Guidelines HERE

Questions? Contact Letitia Kenemer, Memorial Union Fine Arts Coordinator, at letitia@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:

Need to Collect Membership Dues or Event Registration Fees? Check Out the Student Organization Marketplace!

The Student Organization Marketplace is an online tool where recognized student orgs at ISU are able to extend their business to the internet and more effectively reach the larger Iowa State community and beyond. You can use the Marketplace to sell event registrations, collect membership dues and receive non-charitable donations. By purchasing a product through the Student Org Marketplace, customers are directly supporting your organization! 

Want to know more? Email market@iastate.edu.

Reserve the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge for Your Next Retreat

The Lynn Fuhrer Lodge is available for reservations! 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). 

To learn more about the lodge and submit your reservation request, click HERE.

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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