University of Southern Indiana

E-Sports & Gaming Living Learning Community

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.

LLC Classes: 

Fall Semester:

  • UNIV 101: First Year Experience (Core 39 class, Foundations)
  • CMST 101: Public Speaking (Core 39 class, Foundations)

Spring Semester:

  • ENG 201: Rhetoric and Composition II: Literacy and the World (Core 39 class, Foundations)

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. 

LLC Mentor:

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."

You can reach directly by email or call 812-465-1245.

How do I apply? 

  1. Apply for Housing, housing applications are available on December 2 on myUSI.
  2. Click on the red housing icon on the left and follow the instructions.
  3. After you've completed the main housing application, you will see a link to a special LLC application. You must complete the LLC application IN ADDITION to the main housing application. On the LLC application, you can rank which LLCs you're interested in. 
  4. That's it! :) You'll hear back from us before you come for orientation! We begin processing LLC applications in January! 

For general LLC questions, please .

If you need more assistance, you can also contact , Director of Living Learning Communities.

*Due to accreditation requirements, Engineering students can only live in the Engineering LLC.

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