Maybe you didn’t participate in the university’s virtual Clubfest last month – it doesn’t matter! Time has no meaning! It’s not too late to join an ISU club or organization, and easy for you because Honors students run a lot of them. Here are some organizations populated with Honors students and the info you need to get involved with them.
Ames Community and Youth (ACYC)
Honors student you can name drop: Brier Klossing
We are a local volunteer organization providing assistance and opportunities for today’s less fortunate within the Ames and surrounding areas. Anyone who is interested in volunteering and giving back to their community should join!
- We are on Instagram and Facebook; follow us @amescyc
- Anyone who is interested can contact our email, email@example.com, for any information about the club.
Beta Sigma Psi Fraternity
Honors student you can name drop: Jared Greiner
Beta Sig is a Christian fraternity that prides itself on keeping a balance between both social and scholastic values, while also being one of the best houses in both regards. We had the highest fraternity GPA last spring, a 3.76 average, beating Farmhouse by 0.01. The core values of Beta Sigma Psi are our social, scholastic, and spiritual aspects. While we have sadly ended our fall recruitment, we would still love to get to know guys to eventually recruit them in the spring and would be happy to see as many guys as we can! Guys seeking brotherhood and wanting to make lifelong relationships with other members of Beta Sig are more than welcome. Our members are people that appreciate the values we have and are willing to help their brothers out. Whether that be with academics, spiritual (everyone’s in a different place), or just everyday life.
- Instagram: @betasigmapsiisu
- Students can get in touch with our recruitment chairs at (319) 210 8747 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Aiden Meyer) and (515) 351 2219 or email@example.com (Jarret Loeske).
Culinary Science Club
Honors student you can name drop: Sara Siebrecht
Culinary Science Club is a place for people who love food. Whether you’re on track for a career in the food industry or not, CSC is a great place to explore both the science and the art of food, network with people who do that professionally, and make friends who will eventually. A typical meeting for us includes snacks, relationship-building, and opportunities for outreach in our community. Culinary Science Club: Deliciously Scientific! This club was built for Culinary Food Science and Food Science students, but we welcome anyone! We have members in majors ranging from dietetics to engineering to horticulture, and we’d love to have you too.
- Insta: @iowastate_culinaryscienceclub
- Facebook: ISU Culinary Science Club (requires approval to join)
- We’re using the Google Form that is linked in the QR code to collect the information of interested students. After you fill out the form, you’ll be added to our email list and one of our exec members will be contacting you soon! Any questions about club? Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Honors student you can name drop: Tom Sun
We are Iowa State University’s High Power Rocketry (HPR) club. Here at CyRoc, we focus on giving our members hands-on experience designing and manufacturing HPRs, Every year, we compete in the Space Port America Cup against teams across the globe. We constantly are looking for motivated rocket goofs who want to learn more about what it takes to build an HPR. Here at CyRoc, the sky is not the limit, and we are no strangers to pushing the boundaries of what undergraduates can accomplish! Anyone interesting in learning and working with High Power Rocketry and want to meet other rocket goofs should join. No prior experience required!
- Website: https://stuorgs.engineering.iastate.edu/cyclone-rocketry/
- How to join/learn more: Join our slack space for meeting info: https://join.slack.com/t/cyclone-rocketry/shared_invite/zt-gqd0kc6r-ZHWqN8K5KQb9fx3xhu6g6w
- Or contact Tom Sun for any questions: email@example.com
Dairy Science Club at Iowa State University
Honors student you can name drop: Grace Jakes
Do you love ice cream? Pretty fond of cheese pizza? Never found a cow you didn’t like? Well then the Dairy Science Club is for you! The Dairy Science Club at Iowa State is a medium-sized club focused on learning about dairy cows, dairy products, and serving the Ames community. Ice cream mixing, education events in schools, serving meals to those who need it in the community, making Christmas cookies for our favorite faculty–we pride ourselves on staying involved and giving back. No bovine experience necessary with this group. Anyone who likes cows, likes ice cream, milk, or any other dairy product, and people who are curious about farming and animals should join. Get in touch if you want to learn moooooore!
- Facebook: Dairy Science Club at Iowa State University
- Student Org Website: https://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/170
- Note: Most activities postponed to keep members safe. Monthly virtual meetings held over Zoom.
- Club President: Cynthia Hamlett / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Engineering Ambassador and Mentor Program (TEAM)
Honors student you can name drop: Matt Decker
TEAM members volunteer their time to organize campus tours and other events for potential students, visitors, and employers to showcase the College of Engineering and Iowa State University. Typically, members give in-person tours to visitors but this semester we will be focusing on virtual recruitment events. We also have implemented a mentor program to connect with other engineering students and gain awesome leadership experience. Any and all engineering students should join!
- TEAM website: engineering.iastate.edu/team
- Email our recruitment chair, Parker Polaschek at email@example.com
The Environmental Education Club
Honors student you can name drop: Emma Flemming
The Environmental Education Club focuses on community outreach by planning nature-related programs to share, usually at the Ames Public Library or a local retirement home. This year, we will mainly be planning virtual educational events to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
Our club consists of mostly animal ecology students but is open to any major. If you enjoy nature and teaching, this club is for you!
Iowa State Daily – Opinion Section, specifically
Honors student you can name drop: Peyton Hamel
At the Iowa State Daily, you will be able to elevate your voice on campus and in the Ames community by writing on topics of your choice as a columnist or by working on campus or social issues as a team on the Editorial Board. Several Honors students are loving writing for the Iowa State Daily, and I know you will too! The Iowa State Daily is open to anyone who wants to join! A unique perspective is vital: liberal, conservative, environmentalist, feminist, and your identity contributes.
- If anyone is interested, they can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! If you are unsure, contact me anyway!
International Association of Students in Agriculture and Related Sciences (IAAS)
Honors student you can name drop: Allee Koestner
IAAS is an international organization of students interested in various topics relating to agriculture. Members of our club attend meetings every other Monday and attend social events such as a motivational day. We also send our members to many conferences and events in the United States such as the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue, UN Youth Assembly in New York City, and the Women in Food and Ag Network Conference. Members also hold offices and travel to events outside of the US such as directors meetings that change location each year. Our members are primarily those with majors within CALS, but we do have a few members in other colleges including the College of Engineering.
- Instagram: @iaasisu
Facebook: International Agriculture Club, IAAS at ISU
- Email: send us an email at email@example.com to get added to our email list and receive information about upcoming meetings
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority
Honors student you can name drop: Lily Harvison
Are you interested in getting more involved? In finding an organization that will push you to become better leaders, scholars, and women? If this sounds like you then Kappa Alpha Theta may be the organization for you! Kappa Alpha Theta is a women’s fraternity that is looking for more leading women to join their chapter and grow their sisterhood. Kappa Alpha Theta is devoted to service, scholarship, and leadership. This devotion is seen in the semesterly philanthropies that are held to support the Story County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), days of service, and through a chapter average GPA of 3.59. Along with our devotion to scholarship and the community, we are a social chapter meaning that we participate in Homecoming festivities, Greek Week, and hold annual formals and semi-formals. If you are interested in hearing more about Kappa Alpha Theta, you can find us on:
- Instagram @iowastatetheta
- Reach out to us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Kappa Delta Sorority
Honors student you can name drop: Bekah Muta
Kappa Delta is a sorority that is a part of the Panhellenic community. Our five values are confidence, academic excellence, philanthropy, sisterhood, and leadership. Our sorority is a close-knit group of women that support one another and push each other to achieve our goals. In addition to the sisterhood, we also participate in other Greek community events, and our philanthropies are Girl Scouts, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA), and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa (PCAI). A typical member who joins is a woman that shares our values of confidence, academic excellence, philanthropy, sisterhood, and leadership and generally is looking to find lifetime connections and friendships.
- Instagram: @iowastatekappadelta
- In order to get in touch with us to learn more, contact Sidney Kout at (319) 530-2534
Orthodox Christian Fellowship
Honors student you can name drop: Taras Butrie
We are the Orthodox Christian Fellowship, a community of students here at Iowa State who are either Orthodox Christians, are looking to become Orthodox, or are wanting to learn more about the Orthodox Church. The Orthodox Church is the oldest form of Christianity in existence, tracing back to the New Testament. Our meetings are typically on a bi-weekly basis, and will be online for this academic year. More information about our meetings will come out once we are able to finalize a time that works best for all of our current and incoming members.
- Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/OCFISU
- To get in touch with us, either email our President, Taras Butrie at email@example.com or our Chaplin, Fr. Marty Watt, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Honors student you can name drop: Shelby Murray
The purpose of the Robotics Club at Iowa State University is to provide students the extracurricular opportunity to learn about, build, and compete with robotics, in robotics competitions, groups, and independently. Our current projects include a 30-lb combat robot that competes against other bots and a lower-body exoskeleton suit to help the wearer carry more weight and maneuver through an obstacle course efficiently. For those new to robotics or wanting to expand their knowledge, last semester we offered HAL: Hang-out And Learn. This was an opportunity to learn more about fields related to robotics and hone your skills. 3D-modeling and coding were both covered last year. Typical members are primarily from the College of Engineering, but we’re open to anyone! Our current Treasurer is majoring in Accounting, for example. If you have an interest in robotics, you’re welcome to join.
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/isu_robotics?lang=en
- Robotics Club website – http://robotics.stuorg.iastate.edu/
- StuOrg site – https://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/isuroboticsclub
- The best way to join is to email email@example.com or fill out this form: https://forms.gle/5M71cjZDapRz11LUA
SAE International – Clean Snowmobile Challenge
Honors student you can name drop: Kate Lyon
The goal of the Clean Snowmobile team is to modify a standard snowmobile to be more environmentally friendly. This includes decreasing the noise and emissions of the vehicle, while also maintaining or improving fuel efficiency and the enjoyment of the ride. We do everything from design new components, fabricate prototypes, and install and validate final designs. In addition, we work with local organizations to ensure members have the opportunity to ride snowmobiles. Our season culminates with a week-long competition in March where we present our modified vehicle to a panel of judges, justify our innovations, and run the snowmobile through a variety of tests to determine which university developed the best solution. We welcome members of every major! Although at first glance it may seem like we are an engineering-focused organization, we have opportunities for students of all backgrounds to get involved. Examples include design of websites and the snowmobile’s appearance, business and management of the organization, communications between other organizations and local companies, and much more.
- Facebook: @isucsc
- Instagram: @isucleansnowmobile
- You can email Kate Lyon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or interact with us on social media!
Student Admissions Representatives (STARS)
Honors student you can name drop: Megan Behrends
STARS (STudent Admissions RepresentativeS) is an exciting volunteer group that works with the Admissions Office. The group works to present a positive, realistic student view of Iowa State University to prospective students and parents through campus tours. The group’s members are a prime example of the diverse student body that attends Iowa State University.
Our members are students who love Iowa State and want to share that love with visiting families. They are high energy, positive, and not afraid to speak in front of people. We have student members from all six colleges who are involved in a variety of activities across campus.
- Our website on the Student Activities Center is: https://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/904/information
- Students can reach out to me: email@example.com, Kristin Chapman: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jacob Vos: email@example.com if they have any questions.
Students Helping Our Peers (SHOP)
Honors student you can name drop: Drew Daly
SHOP is a student-run food pantry here on campus and it’s completely anonymous for visitors. We help to lower food insecurity on campus through running a food pantry, providing resources, and helping out in the community.Anyone can join! We have volunteers in every year and every college! Join if you are passionate about food security and helping your fellow classmates!
- Instagram: @iowastateshop
- Twitter: ISU_shop
- Facebook: The S.H.O.P.
New volunteers can use www.stuorg.iastate.edu/1742 and click on the join button to start volunteering!