USI is determined to provide students with a thriving community in order to nourish their full potential. Therefore, for 2021-2022, the E-Sports & Gaming LLC will be consolidated with some other LLCs to form the new SCREAGLES LLC! In the Screagles LLC, you'll meet students with a wide-range of passions and interests--students who want to form relationships in a close-knit community! Email us for more info!
Whether you’re into e-sports, console games, or table top, you’ll find plenty of folks ready to play in this LLC. If you’re a gamer, this LLC will help you balance studying with your hobby and guarantee you plenty of “win” at USI. Gamers of all majors* are welcome in this LLC. Your LLC may include tournaments, skill-building workshops, career panels, gaming-related fundraising events like Extra Life, and more.
Students in the LLC will take your UNIV 101 First Year Experience class together. This is a Core 39 required class.
In addition, you'll be able to choose from a wide-range of LLC sections in classes such as Public Speaking, Art, History, Psychology, Career Planning, and much more! You will join with students from other LLCs to take the classes that work best for YOUR schedule, for YOUR major, and for YOUR interests.
LLC Signature Experiences:
What kind of activities will your LLC do? Will you raise money for Riley Hospital for Children by gaming for 24-hours straight during Extra Life? Will you have tournaments or year-long Dungeons & Dragons campaigns? Will you learn about careers in esports, have skill-building workshops, or bring in speakers on game design? Roll the dice. It's your turn.
Dr. Crystal Steltenpohl is your LLC Mentor!
"Hello there! I’m Dr. S, a psychology professor and the mentor for the Esports LLC! I am the founder of the Online Technologies Lab (OTL) here at USI. My research interests revolve around how humans interact with and through technology, and my dissertation was on the fighting game community. I started gaming on the Atari 2600, PC, NES, and GameBoy Color, though nowadays I primarily play on PC, PS4, and Switch. My favorite game, probably for all time, is The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, which Nintendo recently remade for the Switch. I’m also a fan of Ace Attorney, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Elder Scrolls, Final Fantasy, Guilty Gear, and Persona, among others, though I’ll try just about any game once. When I’m not working or playing games, I like to read, play tennis, travel, and spend time with my partner Ryan and cat Lily."
How do I apply?
For general LLC questions, please email USI's LLC department.
If you need more assistance, you can also contact Dr. Sarah E. Stevens, Director of Living Learning Communities.
*Due to accreditation requirements, Engineering students can only live in the Engineering LLC.