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Welcome to Iowa State University’s Curtiss League, a young alumni initiative in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences!

Register online by Friday, June 18, 2021.

Curtiss League Mission


Students in matching red polos pose in front of building

(Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)


  • Engage young alumni (under 40) in student recruitment and retention
  • Activate young alumni as advocates for the college in their communities, workplaces, and with stakeholder groups and in online communities
  • Deepen alumni understanding of academic opportunities, relevance and strategic issues of the college


  • Generate prospective student leads
  • Increase yield and retention rates
  • Increase CALS visibility and that of alumni in their communities (physical and virtual communities)
  • Connect CALS alumni to advocacy opportunities
  • Increase alumni attendance at CALS alumni events
  • Inform alumni of CALS programs and initiatives
  • Generate multilayered engagement between college, alumni, and current and prospective students
  • Provide networking opportunities for alumni to engage and connect with each other

Member Roles:

  1. Get connected.  Follow the college on Twitter and Instagram, like on Facebook.
  2. Get informed.  Review the Curtiss League Handbook for important talking points about CALS and where to go to get more information to share about CALS
  3. Get organized.  Check the Curtiss League Calendar for opportunities to represent, advocate, and recruit.
  4. Get busy. Go forth and be awesome.  Represent.  Advocate.  Recruit.  Repeat. (Read the handbook!)
  5. Report back to Curtiss League Central sharing your efforts

Initial Opportunities to be Awesome:

  1. Post “Proud new member of the #CurtissLeague” on Facebook
  2. Tweet “Proud new member of the #CurtissLeague”
  3. Proudly display awesomeness at the office and share photos with the college
  4. Identify potential CALS students for recruitment
  5. Provide new ideas to Curtiss League Central to help spread the word on CALS awesomeness