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)
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
Montclair State University
The College of New Jersey
New Jersey City University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York (CUNY/SUNY)
Borough of Manhattan Community College
City College of New York
College of Staten Island
The Graduate Center
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Kingsborough Community College
Medgar Evers College
Nassau Community College
New York City College of Technology
Stony Brook University
University of Buffalo
Westchester Community College
Ohio State University
University of Cincinnati
California University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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
Start your organization and get the support you need for your students!
Expand your organization to support all types of players and designers!
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.