Young Democratic Socialists (YDS)

Political & Activism, Service & Volunteerism


Young Democratic Socialists is a political club at Iowa State that dedicates ourselves to political education, activism, community organization, and volunteer work centered around the ideals of democratic socialism and achieving social justice.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File YDSISUConstitutionDraft1.docx
Tier Campus Organization

Membership Information

Student Members 39
ISU Members 4
Non-ISU Members 1
Allowed Officers All students in good standing
Membership Qualifications Be an ISU student in good standing
Membership Restrictions None
Elections/Selection Officers elected at beginning of each semester
Meetings Fridays at 6pm in Carver 0268

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Discussion about political issues and current events, with a focus on ways to get involved in activism. Our two current primary issues of interest are student debt and climate change.

Description of Special Events

Currently some events we will be attending involve protests against the Bakken pipeline, but more events are going to be announced soon!