Why Be A Member?
Your Cyclone Club Membership Makes An Impact
The Athletics Department receives no state or University funds, so gifts of all sizes to the Cyclone Club directly impact the lives of over 450 student-athletes at Iowa State. Take pride in knowing that a membership in the Cyclone Club plays a significant role in the daily success of these student-athletes on the field and in the classroom.
It's with your membership that Iowa State Athletics can enable student-athletes to succeed in competition and in the classroom, stay competitive by attracting and retaining the best coaches and staff, and invest in improvements, including state-of-the-art facilities. Show Cyclone Nation your loyalty by signing up – or increasing your contribution – to be part of the Heart of the Nation today.
To make a gift, visit www.cycloneclub.org or call 515-294-5022.
Your gift to the Cyclone Club helps to provide the resources for our student-athletes to pursue their dreams academically, competitively, and socially. Our student-athletes' overall experience at Iowa State would not be possible without the financial support from Cyclone Club members each year.
Cyclone Club donations are crucial to maintaining a standard of excellence for over 450 student-athletes.
To make a gift, visit www.cycloneclub.org or call 515-294-5022.
Electronic Membership Card
Open the ISU CYCLONE app on your device. Tap the Tickets icon in the lower right hand corner.
Tap MY TICKETS & PARKING
Tap Sign In to Iowa State Cyclones.
Login using the email and password associated with your account. *If you cannot remember your password tap "Forgot password" to reset.
Tap on the Cyclone Club membership card to view
Tap ADD TO APPLE WALLET.
*Screenshots are shown using Apple Wallet on an iPhone. Android users can follow the same steps to add their electronic membership card to Google Pay.
Your membership card is now in your Apple Wallet. Tap DONE OR if you wish to remove your membership card tap the menu in the upper right corner and tap REMOVE PASS.
|January 1 — Cyclone Club drive year begins
|Cyclone Club donation & season football ticket/parking renewals begin
|Cyclone Club donation & season football ticket/parking renewal deadline
|Football seating selection process begins
|Football parking selection process begins
|Basketball season ticket renewals begin
|Basketball season ticket renewal deadline & seating allocations begin
|December 31 — Cyclone Club drive year ends
All important dates are subject to change
Cyclone Club Faq
In what order are Cyclone Club benefits assigned?
Donor benefits for priority seating and parking are assigned in the order of (1) highest annual giving level and (2) individual donor rank — based upon priority point totals — within that giving level.
When do I need to make my Cyclone Club contribution for priority seating and/or parking?
To receive 2024 football priority seating and parking privileges, a Cyclone Club pledge must be made and received by our office prior to February 29, 2024. To receive 2024-25 basketball priority seating and parking privileges, a Cyclone Club pledge must be made and received by our office prior to July 26, 2024. Priority points are accumulated when membership dollars are received by the Cyclone Club, not when the original pledge is received. Payment plans are available to help spread payments throughout the year; however, all donations must be paid in full by December 31, 2024.
I am interested in moving my season tickets, how do I do so?
For football & basketball — each season ticket holder will receive an appointment date and time to login to their account to select their seats. Should you wish to keep your seats the exact same as the previous year, there is nothing further you need to do. Should you wish to move your seats, you must login to the system during your date and time (or anytime thereafter) and find and select the available seats you wish to move to. When selecting new seats, please be sure to select seats in the seating area that fulfills the minimum donation requirements needed for that section. If any additional donation is needed regarding the upgrade, the ticket holder will be contacted by the ticket office.
How do I request my football season tickets and/or parking stall to be near friends?
Donors wishing to sit in the same section or park in the same lot as friends must wait to select their respective seating and parking at the lowest donation level and/or priority point total of each member of the group. Because football seating and parking is all in the power of the fans for selection, we no longer take these types of requests in advance of the selection process. Parking assignments are not guaranteed from year to year.
What happens if I do not fulfill my pledge to the Cyclone Club?
A donor who does not fulfill a pledge may not make a pledge for the following year until the unsatisfied pledge is paid. If a donor's account is not reconciled by the end of the calendar year, that donor will be considered an inactive club member.
Are priority points earned for donations to ISU departments or units outside of athletics?
No, donations to units or colleges outside of athletics are not counted for priority points in the Cyclone Club. If you have a question about receiving priority points for a specific giving idea, contact the Cyclone Club for consideration.
I am a $3,750 annual donor who has been in the Cyclone Club for 10 years. I want to move my seats. My friend is at the $7,500 level and joined two years ago. She is purchasing season tickets for the first time. Who would have their ticket request reviewed first?
The $7,500 donor would have her ticket request reviewed first because her annual giving category is higher.
Is my membership in the Cyclone Club tax deductible?
Under the latest tax legislation, if you make a contribution for the benefit of the University and then receive (directly or indirectly) benefits, including the right to purchase tickets for seating at an athletics event — these gifts are no longer tax deductible. Contributions from donor advised funds, private foundations, and IRA charitable rollover distributions can be given to the Cyclone Club, provided you waive membership level benefits and/or priority points as a result of the contribution. If you wish to receive membership benefits and/or priority points attached to a contribution, the donation must come from a personal source and not from a donor advised fund, private foundation, or IRA charitable rollover distribution. Please consult your tax advisor for more information on these recent changes.
Iowa State is responsible for the actions of its boosters. If a booster violates an NCAA, Big 12, or ISU rule, the University may be subject to penalties. In addition, student-athletes or prospects may lose their eligibility for intercollegiate competition. Further, a booster found to have intentionally violated NCAA, Big 12, or ISU rules may be disassociated from Iowa State's Athletics program, resulting in a loss of all benefits and privileges offered by the Department of Athletics.
ARE YOU A BOOSTER?
If you are reading this, chances are, you are a booster!
A booster, or what the NCAA refers to as a “representative of the institution’s athletics interests,” is an individual, independent agency, corporate entity, or other organization that has:
- Been a Cyclone Club Member
- Donated money to the athletics department
- Been a season ticketholder
- Assisted in the recruitment of a prospect
- Been involved in promoting ISU Athletics
- Have assisted in providing benefits to student-athletes or their families
Once identified as a booster, you retain that identity.
ONCE A BOOSTER, ALWAYS A BOOSTER!
WHAT’S A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETE?
A prospective student-athlete (prospect) is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade.
RECRUITING – LEAVE IT TO THE COACHES!
As a booster, you may not:
- Make in-person, on- or off-campus contacts with a recruit or their parents, coaches, or relatives
- Initiate telephone calls or have electronic recruiting communications (e.g. email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) with prospects or their relatives or friends
- Assist with the actual evaluation of talent
- Purchase a ticket from a student-athlete
- View a recruit’s game on your own initiative
- Continue to have contact with an established family friend or neighbor who is a prospect
Do not provide any benefit to a student-athlete that is not available to the general student-body, including (but not limited to):
- Raise money for student-athletes (including former student-athletes) through crowdsourcing websites regardless of when money would be distributed
- Discounted services (meals, drinks, clothing, etc.)
- Free or reduced cost of housing
- Co-signing a loan
As alumni, fans, and friends of Iowa State Athletics, you are a major part of the athletics department’s success. To help ISU with its tradition of success with excellence and integrity, take the time to understand the rules outlined above. If you have any questions concerning NCAA or Big 12 rules please do not hesitate to contact the Athletics Compliance Office. Please remember to always ask before you act!