Iowa State University strives to be the most student-centered public research university in the nation. It is a place where adventurous minds are encouraged to accomplish amazing things. As a major international university ranked among the top public universities by U.S. News & World Report and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), ISU offers a student experience rich in social and academic diversity. Approximately 35,000 students choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars, and hone their leadership skills in more than 800 student organizations. Students from all 50 states and 126 countries converge on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Big 12 sports and a tradition of cultural and popular performances make campus life fun and memorable. Iowa State is a land-grant university, as well as the largest university in the state of Iowa, and the ISU class of 2022 has the highest-ever average high school GPA for an incoming Iowa State class. The campus is located in Ames, a community of 60,000 situated approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and was recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation and among the top 10 best places to live in America.
Iowa State is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. Knowing that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community, Iowa State translates these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents.
The Memorial Union (MU) at Iowa State University is a 316,713 square foot multipurpose facility that serves as the hub of the campus and the center for student life and co-curricular activities, as well as an event and meeting venue for the campus and local community. The Memorial Union opened in 1928 and boasts 11 additions over the years. The building houses many campus partners, including ISU dining, Bookstore, Legal Services, Printing, International Student Services, Study Abroad, and Veteran’s Services, as well as a 600-stall parking ramp, the Student Activities Center, a bowling center, an art studio, a live music venue, and 27 meeting and event spaces. With over two million visitors each year, the Memorial Union hosts thousands of events and provides hundreds of outstanding programs for ISU and the surrounding community. In order to provide top quality programs and services, the Memorial Union seeks to hire only the best service-oriented, team-focused, and solution-focused individuals.