Cybbi Barton of the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and Antonio Gonzalez ofthe University of South Florida share insights about the rise of esports in campus recreation.
July 14-15, leading esports professionals from across the Association are teaming up to deliver NIRSA’s Collegiate Esports Virtual Institute. Registration for the learning event is now open and members enjoy registration discounts.
Registration for the NIRSA Esports Championship is officially open! Make sure to sign your team(s) up by Sunday, April 4 before registration closes.
The Esports Advisory Council was formed in November 2020 and will help keep the NIRSA discussions in the Esports Community on Connect vibrant, relevant, and organized.
After serious consideration, the NIRSA Championship Series has decided to cancel the regional and national basketball championships, the club basketball conference, and the spring soccer tournaments. The cancellations are due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Last month, NIRSA Executive Director Pam Watts participated in the panel discussion “Elevating Club/Recreation Esports on Campus” as part of the 2020 Esports Business Summit.
Two new volunteer leadership teams have been constituted. The NIRSA Championship Series Social Justice Task Force and Esports Task Force applications are open through September 11.
In the fall of 2018, NIRSA and the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) collaborated to conduct an initial scan of the current and desired state of esports on college campuses.
The NIRSA and National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) boards of directors have determined there’s a need to continue the work of the Esports Task Force this upcoming year.
NIRSA members Laura Klein of the University of North Texas and Amanda Gill of Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary share with AB Magazine how campus recreation departments are taking on new challenges with esports programming.