Cyclone Family Network

ISU WorkLife and Family Services is excited to announce a new resource for university staff and faculty: Cyclone Family Network. The Cyclone Family Network (CFN) is a group of individuals who come together for an hour of conversation about the current issues and topics most affecting family life. CFN provides an opportunity for hearing about the experiences of others, sharing what’s on your mind (if you want), and connecting with colleagues across the university. CFN is hosted by ISU WorkLife and Family Services - but driven by ISU community members who choose to participate. Please send questions or comments about the Cyclone Family Network to

What is the purpose of the Cyclone Family Network?
  • connect individuals and families in similar situations or life stages with one another for the purpose of informal support and/or socialization 
  • provide information and resources relevant to all aspects of family life and stages as needed/requested 
  • facilitating open discussions about issues or events which impact family life
Who can join the Cyclone Family Network?
CFN is intended for all university staff, faculty, and post-docs at any and every stage of life. Don't let the word "family" mislead you - CFN is not limited to parents, caregivers, or any traditional definition of family – anyone looking to connect and find support is welcome to attend!
When does the Cyclone Family Network meet?
Every week! But you are welcome to attend as many or as few meetings as you’d like. Schedules are set by semester with regularly scheduled breaks announced in advance, usually coinciding with university holidays and the end of each semester. During summer 2021, CFN will meet Mondays from 11:00AM-12:00PM beginning June 7 via Zoom.
How do I join?
To register for the summer 2021 CFN meetings, click HERE. Registration with your ISU email address is required. During the registration process, you will be able to choose which dates you'd like to attend.