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What are EGD chapters?

EGD supports casual gaming communities, as well as aspiring and early-career games professionals by powering public-facing student-led organizations on state college and university campuses. EGD chapters provide free events, educational programming, and support systems to help students navigate through academic, financial, and emotional crises. 

All public higher education institutions are eligible to start an EGD chapter! The program is extremely flexible, and are three different paths to charter depending on your campus's situation. If your college does not have a chapter or you attend a private institution, you can still participate in online and local events at nearby campuses as an EGD member!

Current and Emerging Chapters

Leeward Community College* (Leeward Gaming Collective)

New York

Hunter College

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Public Universities with EGD Members


University of Alabama

Arizona State University


Humboldt State University

San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

University of California - Berkeley


University of Connecticut

Kennesaw State University

Leeward Community College

University of Hawaii - Manoa


University of Louisiana - Laffayette


Grand Valley State University

Michigan State University

New Jersey
Montclair State University 
The College of New Jersey

New Jersey City University

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Ramapo College

Rowan University

New York (CUNY/SUNY)
Baruch College

Binghamton University

Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brooklyn College

City College of New York

College of Staten Island

The Graduate Center
Hunter College

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Kingsborough Community College

Lehman College
Medgar Evers College

Nassau Community College
New York City College of Technology

Queens College

Stony Brook University

University of Buffalo

Westchester Community College


Ohio State University

University of Cincinnati

California University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico
Atlantic University College


University of Texas - San Antonio


University of Vermont


Université des sciences et de la technologie Houari-Boumediene

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

University of Western Ontario
York University


Existing Orgs

Start your organization and get the support you need for your students!


Existing Org

Expand your organization to support all types of players and designers!



Existing Orgs

Unite your campus organizations while retaining your internal structures!



For students, by the students.

The EGD team is comprised completely of graduates of public colleges and universities, many of which were organization founders and student leaders themselves.


We've struggled to get recognition from our administrations, meeting space, and funding for our events and equipment (We've even fished CRTs out of trashcans to use as monitors). We've struggled to retain students at a commuter school, or who are working multiple part-time jobs to make things meet, or might not have the support system at home to pursue their studies, let alone gaming. We've seen varsity esports programs take away the power from the students that founded their organizations. We know what it's like. We're in the trenches with you, and we're going to fight.

Real help, for real college.

We're not the standard chapter program. We provide mentorship and assistance specifically to student organizations in public higher education institutions, because students at community colleges and state universities have unique problems that need unique solutions. 

56.5% of students in public colleges experience food insecurity, housing insecurity, or homelessness. 

1 in 10 attempt to receive mental health support from their college - but wait times average 30 days or longer, if they even have on campus support at all. 

1 in 5 are parenting a child.


Starting and maintaining a college gaming organization is hard enough. 


Contact us to learn more!


All operations are online through Discord as a result of COVID-19

Our office is open 12PM-6PM Monday through Friday. Please note that the office closes early on Fridays at 4PM to prepare for our peak operating hours.


930 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10065

TH 307


The EGD Collective as a whole is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Hunter College or any other entity. All product and company names are the registered trademarks of their original owners. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder of their product brand. BUT:

The EGD Collective chapter of Hunter College is officially connected with Hunter College as a chartered undergraduate student organization through the Office of Student Activities. EGD of Hunter College is affiliated with the entities listed here. The official Hunter website can be found at




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