Get involved

ClubFest, held at the start of each semester, showcases Iowa State's 800+ student organizations. The list of clubs represents a broad range of interests, including academics, sports, social issues, hobbies, culture/identity, leadership, and more.

Your next opportunity is in the making

Find a club that matches your academic or career goals. Discover an organization that fulfills you on a personal level. Whether it is baking, building, volunteering, or dancing, joining student organizations helps you find the people who love what you love.

Exterior shot of the Memorial Union and Fountain of the Four Seasons

Meet up at the Memorial Union

The Memorial Union has been the campus hub for student activities since 1928, offering a wide range of programming, amenities, and student service centers where you'll feel welcome and valued as part of the Iowa State community. Step inside the historic building to find entertainment, learning, leadership, creative, collaborative opportunities and more.

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Connect and thrive at Iowa State

  • A group of fraternity members pose at their Food at First volunteer shift.

    Join the Greek community

    The Iowa State sorority and fraternity community offers outstanding opportunities to get involved in leadership, philanthropy, and service while striving academically. All 60+ chapters share five key values: academics, civic engagement, friendship, leadership, and social justice.

  • Students attending an AfterDark concert in the Maintenance Shop

    Connect outside the classroom

    Involvement outside of the classroom is an important part of your college experience. In addition to events, entertainment and creative arts programming, Student Engagement provides opportunities for leadership development, networking, and collaborations with people who have different perspectives than your own.

  • Cy and Student Government members get ready for the Homecoming parade

    Shape the future

    Members of the Student Government represent Iowa State's students with policies, decision-making, and initiatives that enhance the student experience. You can pursue work in special interest areas such as diversity and inclusion, sustainability, finance, student initiatives, civic engagement, and public relations.

Iowa State has allowed me to get involved from the second I walked onto campus. I've been able to develop leadership skills while also becoming immersed in the unique community Iowa State has to offer.

Monet Butler, Honors student board member, First Year Council peer advisor, Orchesis dancer, Pohlman Museum fellow, and Undergraduate Research ambassador

Watch: The College Tour

The televised student-driven video series hosted by Alex Boylan featured Iowa State University in its recent release. 

In this segment of The College Tour, Allyson Ehlers shares information about student clubs and organizations.