As rec professionals look to build community for students on and off campus, esports and gaming opportunities offer benefits to participants—especially among some users who may not otherwise have been involved with programs.
Learn more about Iowa State University's esports program from Jason Vlastaras, Associate Director-Programs at Iowa State University Recreation Services.
Learn more about UMich Esports from Cybbi Barton, Program Manager - Club Sports & Esports for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor’s Rec Sports.
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.