Iowa State University Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropic organization on campus. DM raises funds and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, specifically the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Dance Marathon holds a signature celebration of life in January to celebrate all of the benchmarks reached For The Kids (FTK). Dancers (participants) are encouraged to stand for the entire 15-hour event to symbolize their support for the miracle kiddos and their families. Dance Marathon is truly a life-changing organization!


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Constitution / Tier

File DMConstitution2016.docx
Tier Student Organization - Affiliated

Membership Information

Student Members 54
ISU Members 0
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Application Process (Feb/March)
Allowed Officers Application Process (Feb/March)
Membership Qualifications Looking for leadership experience and other campus involvement.
Membership Restrictions Must be a current undergraduate or graduate student at Iowa State University.
Elections/Selection Applications for Iowa State Dance Marathon Executive Committee are released each February following Dance Marathon. General Committee applications are released each March with an interview processes following application deadlines.
Meetings Meetings are held biweekly with each individual committee and monthly with all of Dance Marathon leadership.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Committee members meet weekly to plan and facilitate Dance Marathon events specific to their committee. All-committee meetings are held monthly.

Description of Special Events

Iowa State Dance Marathon, held the last weekend of January each year, includes a one 15-hour event to celebrate a year of fundraising for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. This event is held to celebrate our reached milestones with the kids and their families! Students pledge to stand on their feet for the children who can't and to honor and support them in their everyday fight. Other special events include; 4K for the Kids, Extralife, 100 days out, and events for our miracle families.