Orientation | Leadership | Service

The LEAD Center at Idaho State University supports the development of ISU students through

  • New Student and Family Programs
  • Leadership development
  • Service opportunities and civic engagement
  • Benny's Pantry

Each element is designed to encourage a sense of belonging at ISU, personal reflection, identity development, and community citizenship.

New Student Orientation

Our New Student Orientation (NSO) programs are designed to support the academic and social transition of our newest Bengals. New students will interact with faculty, staff, and a team of undergraduate Orientation Leaders, and learn about ongoing student support resources.

Family Weekend

Make your family part of the Bengal Family! Each October, families, and guests of our ISU students are invited to a weekend full of athletics, fine arts, movies, bowling, and fun meals.

Benny’s Pantry

Benny's Pantry seeks to alleviate food insecurity where it exists at ISU through the distribution of free food assistance. The pantry's two locations are located in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.

Week of Welcome

When the new academic year begins each August, the city of Pocatello and the ISU campus bleed orange and black! All Bengals are invited to a week of campus traditions and exciting off-campus events.

Service Opportunities

Community Service & Civic Engagement is a large part of the culture of ISU. Students can participate in monthly service projects hosted by Service Corps, initiate their own service projects, and volunteer at Benny's Pantry.

Omicron Delta Kappa

ODK is a National Leadership Honor Society that was chartered at ISU in February 2015. Student members have the opportunity for networking at the regional and national levels.

Student Global Leadership Program

The Student Global Leadership Program is a  series of leadership development seminars that culminates in a 13-day European experience.

Contact Us

(208) 282-2973

Office of Student Involvement & Orientation

921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8138

Pocatello, ID 83209

The Office of Student Involvement & Orientation is located on the 1st floor of the Pond Student Union Building


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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