Student Activities Center

4.5.17

Newsline, April 5, 2017

Advertise Your Organization in the Get Involved Booklet

Looking for a cool way to advertise your student org? Each semester, the Student Activities Center (SAC) produces a full-color booklet, Get Involved, that highlights student involvement opportunities including joining or starting student orgs, an overview of arts and entertainment opportunities, as well as leadership and service programs and the benefits of being involved. Copies of the booklet will be handed out at Fall ClubFest and mailed to residence halls. As an advertiser, you will reach thousands of new students who are seeking ways to get involved, meet new people, and make their own ISU experience a meaningful one. 

To reserve your space, just fill out the Ad Space Request Form by Wednesday, May 3. Email sacgibook@iastate.edu with any questions.
 

Check Out These Funding Sources for Your Fall Events!

The Student Organization Integrity Fund - Sponsored by Principal Financial Group

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs has a grant from the Principal Financial Group to be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Student Organization Integrity Fund
is for student organization activities that promote and support the following:

  • Financial Literacy

  • Business

  • Diversity

  • Wellness/Healthy Lifestyles

There is $3,000 available. Three organizations will receive $1,000 each.

Student Organization Event Funding Board

The Student Organization Event Funding Board offers recognized student organizations an opportunity to receive funds for events throughout the academic year (fall and spring semesters only). The ultimate goal of this program is to aid student organizations in creating diverse and and inclusive events that will contribute to Iowa State's vibrant community. Proposals for fall events are now being accepted! Submit your event proposal today!

 

Student Organization Awards Nominations

The 2017 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 formsNominations are due April 9, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Resources and Opportunities

Pilar A Garcia Student Achievement Fund

The Pilar A Garcia Student Achievement Fund is currently available through the Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs. This fund supports enrichment experiences including (but not limited to) study abroad, travel to conferences, and research projects. A student may request up to $1,000 per academic year. This fund is open to undergraduate and graduate students and requires demonstrated financial need. Financial need is determined through the completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information and to apply online, click HERE.

Applications are due Friday, April 7.

Nominate Someone for a Memorial Union Award

Can you think of someone that works everyday to make the MU the heart of campus? Hurry and nominate them for an MU Award! Nominations are due today, April 5!

Office Space & Storage Applications

The Student Activities Center is accepting applications for Student Office Space and Basement Storage for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

In order to be eligible for space you must apply by Sunday, April 9. 

Space is limited. Please complete this form to request or renew space for your organization for the 2017-2018 school year. This is a competitive process, and your organization is required to apply and attend a face-to-face interview to determine utilization and allocation of space. Your interview time will be scheduled after processing your new application. At least one member of your organization must attend your interview in order to be eligible to receive space. 

New Officers? Update Your Club in the Student Organization Database

If your student organization has recently changed officers, make sure your roster is updated in the Student Organization Database! You can find an easy tutorial on navigating the database under "My StuOrg" and "Training."

Reserve Space in the Memorial Union for Your Club

Is your organization planning an event to be held in the Memorial Union in the fall? Get ready to book your space now! Sponsored and Affiliated Tiered organizations can start reserving space now, and all student organizations can reserve space starting Monday, April 10. Please contact Memorial Union Event Management for details.

Business Cards for Your Student Organization

Student org business cards can be a great way to network at conferences and across the university. Follow these guidelines to get official Iowa State University business cards for your organization.

Showcase Your Organization's Commitment to Sustainability at Earth Day 2017

Earth Day is an event hosted by The Green Umbrella student organization, in partnership with the Live Green! Initiative and the Office of Sustainability at Iowa State University, which promotes and encourages sustainable living. The event offers an opportunity for any student organization whose mission, goals, practices, and events support sustainability to showcase their impressive commitment, gain exposure for their organization’s efforts, market events, and recruit new members and/or volunteers!

The event brings together businesses and clubs that promote sustainable goals, practices, and events. Earth Day is an opportunity for students to learn more about sustainability and become involved with sustainability through daily activities and involvement on campus and in the community. 

If you'd like to participate in hosting a table at the event on behalf of your organization, please fill out this form or email paigev@iastate.edu with questions.

Get Your Org Involved with Destination Iowa State

Destination Iowa State is currently inviting student organizations to participate in events with the opportunity to promote your organization and reach out to new Cyclones! 

Center of ExCYtment Picnic (Thursday, August 17, 2017) - If your organization can host an outdoor interactive booth with activities ranging from obstacle courses, games and club demonstrations for more than 6,000 people, this event may be a good fit for you.

Late Night at the MU (Friday, August 18, 2017) - If your organization would like to host a booth more conducive for one on one interactions including display booth, club demonstrations, dance lessons for 3,000 people, this event might be the best option for you. 

The New Student Programs staff is happy to help your organization develop an exciting activity geared toward the new students in attendance. If you are interested in applying to host an activity during Destination Iowa State or have any questions, please email nsp@iastate.edu or call 515-294-5714. Activities will be accepted first-come first-serve and must be submitted by July 28, 2017.  

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