Auxiliary Enterprise units are integral to Iowa State University’s pillars of excellence:  innovative solution, education experience, community engagement, and knowledge and discovery. Our team fosters the university’s mission by providing:

  • academic instruction and support;
  • public learning and engagement opportunities; and
  • convenient, customer-focused services.

Academic Instruction and Support

Instructors incorporate our team’s resources and expertise into their curricula. University Museums and Reiman Gardens staff actively participate in academic class instruction. Our units also enhance student education by providing internships, leading class tours, and engaging in capstone projects. Iowa State University Book Store coordinates with instructors to provide needed course materials while keeping costs down for our students. All units provide opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience via student employment.

Public Learning and Engagement

Reiman Gardens is a 17-acre living classroom and laboratory for ISU faculty, researchers, students, and the public. It also provides ample volunteer opportunities for individuals and service groups.

University Museums curates world-class exhibitions and devises educational programming, all free to the public.

Veenker Memorial Golf Course is home of the Iowa Masters, has consistently high-ranking junior programs, and partners with high school athletics teams, Discover Ames, and others for course use.


Iowa State University Book Store is owned and operated by ISU. In addition to providing products, services, and resources to support ISU’s educational mission, it connects campus with the community through its various public events.

Printing Services reaches all corners of campus and beyond by providing print and graphic communication services, such as printed materials, wall and vehicle graphics, signage, plaques, awards, and more.

Transportation Services supports the educational, research, and outreach activities of the university by providing safe, economical, and appropriate transportation to ISU faculty, staff, and students to perform their official duties.


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Read more about Auxiliary Enterprise - Reiman Gardens, University Museums, Veenker Memorial Golf Course, Iowa State University Book Store, Printing Services and Transportation Services!