Student Clubs: Spring 2016

If you are interested in starting a new club, you'll need to download the forms to the right and email the first three to Michelle Barreto, Student Life and International Student Coordinator. Then print out the attendance sheet so you can record and report your club's attendance to Michelle as well. 

If you'd like to contact a specific club, please look up the club contact name in SRS or DRAMA for their email.

Animated Movie Watching Club

Mission: Watch animated movies.
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Room: Gibran
Contact: Austin Jensen


Anime Club

Mission: Bring fans of Japanese culture together on campus to enjoy anime shows and movies while making friendships. All are welcome.
Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Room: Bernini
Contacts: Emily Pritchett, Charlotte Kuhl


Bored Games

Mission: Ensure that all members complete their GAT110 homework, meet new people, and gain an appreciation for the history of games.
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Room: Rec Room
Contact: Noah Curtis


C/C++ Club

Mission: Explore interesting techniques, features, and news about the C and C++ languages, including modern C++ (C++11, 14, and 17).
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Room: Van Gogh
Contact: Allan Deutsch


Cage of the Week Club

Mission: Watch movies starring Nicholas Cage as well as movies starring other actors such as Keanu Reeves or Steve Buscemi during special spotlight months.
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Room: Michelangelo
Contact: Nicholas Cascio


Cathartic Film Club

Mission: Give students the opportunity to unwind at the end of the week by sitting down and watching a calm and engaging animated film every Friday night.
Day: Fridays
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Room: Blanc
Contact: Indi Endicott


Cosplay Club

Mission: Bring together people who enjoy cosplay regardless of skill level. Meetings celebrate everything cosplay-related, including sewing lessons, pattern drafting, wig styling, character planning and idea sharing. Coming with an open mind and a willingness to learn and teach will help us all enjoy this craft and become more skilled in this amazing hobby!
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Room: Rembrandt
Contact: Amy Pierce


Counter-Strike Club

Mission: Hone your FPS skills in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Get together with other DigiPen students and have fun.
Day: Fridays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Room: Einstein
Contact: Mark Masilionis


Critical Hit!

Mission: An improvisational theater troupe dedicated to live games. Develop skills that support confidence, quick thinking, cooperation, and learning from mistakes. Our goal is to help students develop the ability react to any situation confidently to create memorable group experiences.
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays
Times: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Rooms: Plato, Van Gogh
Contact: Sean Wagemans


DigiPen Broadcasting Club

Mission: Create a broadcasting show monthly that contains DigiPen industry news and broadcast it.
Day: Thursdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Room: Pascal
Contact: Gunnar Headley


DigiPen Dance Crew

Mission: Try dance games, have fun, get exercise, and lower stress.
Day: Thursdays
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Room: Bernini
Contact: Judi Windleharth


DigiPen Monster Hunter Club

Mission: Bring together gamers who play the cooperative fantasy game series Monster Hunter.
Day: Thursdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Room: Hokusai
Contact: Timothy Koh


Diversity Club

Mission: Promote the inclusion of historically underrepresented communities and raise discussions and conversations regarding these kinds of identities in our community and beyond. Diversity Club strives to create an inclusive and safe space in which students are challenged to think about systems of oppression and how they might become allies for traditionally marginalized identities. Through discussion and training, students are given a voice to become leaders in their own communities.
Day: Mondays
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room: Pascal
Contact: Aviva Schecterson


Fighting Game Club

Mission: Play fighting games.
Day: Fridays
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Room: Gibran
Contact: Avelyn Halbe-Sauer


Game Design Club

Mission: Talk, discuss, and analyze games.
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Room: Michelangelo
Contact: Victor Cecci


Gesture Club

Mission: Improve your drawing skills by engaging in figure drawing sessions dedicated to gestures of costumed models.
Day: Thursdays
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m
Room: Rembrandt
Contact: Andy Garcia


Go Club

Mission: Play the popular Japanese board game Go at a variety of levels.
Day: Thursdays
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Room: Blanc
Contact: Matthew Guilbert


Hearthstone Club

Mission: Play and discuss Hearthstone at a casual or competitive level.
Day: Fridays
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Room: Einstein
Contact: Zander Jensen


Heroes of the Digi-Storm

Mission: Get together and play Heroes of the Storm.
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Room: Da Vinci
Contact: Mark Rowland


Homework Club

Mission: Create a fun and productive working environment for students to study.
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Room: Avery
Contact: Farhan Chowdhury


IEEE Student Branch

Mission: Create lasting connections, strive for better engineering practices, and educate communities worldwide.
Day: Fridays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Room: Archimedes
Contact: Jason Dempsey


Japanese Club

Mission: Pursue the study of the Japanese language at all skills levels. There will also be discussion and study of Japanese food, history, and culture. Members of the club will have more knowledge of Japanese after they leave.
Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Times: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rooms: Blanc, Michelangelo
Contact: Enrique Rodriguez


League of Legends Club

Mission: Play League of Legends and have fun with other fans of the game.
Day: TBD
Time: TBD
Room: TBD
Contact: Antoine Zanchetta, Justin Jacox


Level Design Club

Mission: Discuss, dissect, and learn about practical level building techniques. Focuses on architectural, psychological, and artistic methods for guiding players and using space to evoke responses. Explore aspects of design that fall outside the scope of classes.
Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Room: Da Vinci
Contact: Sean Wagemans


Lone Shark Club

Mission: Help test the latest games from Lone Shark Games. Play games that are still in development and offer feedback based on your personal experience. The goal is to rigorously test games so that they’re as awesome as possible when they release to the public.
Day: Thursdays
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Room: Rec Room
Contact: Thomas Ball


Magic: The Gathering Club

Mission: Meet with other Magic: The Gathering fans and appreciate the game through events such as tournaments and freeplay.
Day: Thursdays
Time: TBD
Room: Rec Room
Contact: Sebastian Herrera


Mega 64 Club

Mission: Hang out and watch Mega 64.
Day: Sundays
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Room: Al-Khwarizmi
Contact: Josh Ibrahim


Outbreak

Mission: Play the popular DigiPen version of humans versus zombies!
Day: N/A
Time: N/A
Room: N/A
Contact: Kaila Harris


People with Disabilities Support Group

Mission: Welcome, support, and educate people with disabilities and their allies.
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Room: Da Vinci
Contact: Marina Golubstova


Personal Art Club

Mission: Relax and work on your own projects. The goal is to provide a scheduled creative outlet for students and to create a networking opportunity between game teams and artists, especially for GAM 200/250 teams.
Day: Fridays
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Room: Edison (D)
Contact: Taylor Keater


Philosophy Club

Mission: Provide a space for all students to discuss and appreciate philosophy in all of its forms.
Day: Mondays
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Room: Meiles
Contact: Hana Butler


Ping-Pong Club

Mission: Once or twice a week, play Ping-Pong in Plato in the form of casual play, mini-tournaments, etc.
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays
Times: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Room: Plato
Contact: Esteban Maldonado


Playtesting Club

Mission: Offer all DigiPen game teams and developers a space to formally test their games with the numerous and diverse student body of DigiPen. Not only does Playtesting Club provide this space for people who want to test their games, but the club also introduces the student body to the games of their peers. We create a rewarding experience for both testers and players.
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room: Edison (Front)
Contact: Stephan Haldaman


Pokemon Club

Mission: Inspire students to be the very best. Like no one ever was! Freshmen will be encouraged to travel across the land, searching far and wide. All Pokémon fans welcome!
Day: Fridays
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Room: Da Vinci
Contact: Nicholas Esclapon


PRISM

Mission: Support, discuss, and network with LGBT+ students at DigiPen.
Day: Fridays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Room: Hokusai
Contact: Nikki Racela, Victoria Dominowski


Retro Game Architecture Club

Mission: Write and create games in raw assembly language for retro consoles. Club members also modify retro games and explore their design.
Day: Mondays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Room: Michelangelo
Contact: Matthew Oakes


Rhythm Club

Mission: Provide an environment for people to learn about and practice rhythm games.
Day: Fridays
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Room: Da Vinci
Contact: Grant Leeder


Sexual Health and Awareness (SHAW)

Mission: Give students a safe place to discuss and learn about a variety of topics under the umbrella of sexual health, such as communication, relationships, personal health, sex, body image, and everything else your high school P.E. classes probably didn't cover. The aim is to provide a better understanding of these topics so you can have healthier, safer, and better-informed experiences, sexual and non-sexual, in your adult lives.
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Room: Pascal
Contact: Hana Butler


Smash Club

Mission: Come play Super Smash Brothers for fun and competitively. Players help each other get better and gain an understanding of the game.
Day: Fridays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Room: Gibran
Contact: Alex Torres


Swing Club

Mission: Get up and get your groove on. Join Swing Club to learn new snippets of different swing styles. Variations include West Coast, East Coast, Lindy Hop, etc. This club’s goal is to promote social interactions and cultural exploration through social dancing!
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Room: Rembrandt
Contact: Neha Chintala


Tabletop Club

Mission: Facilitate the running and playing of various tabletop roleplaying games, starting with the Pathfinder RPG and expanding based on interest and willing Game Masters.
Day: Fridays
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Rooms: Descartes, Euclid, Pascal
Contact: Arthur Wall


Unreal Engine Club

Mission: Learn and gather resources for the Unreal Engine to help students interested in learning more about making games.
Day: Mondays
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Room: Einstein
Contact: Alyssa Donelson


Unity Tutorial Club

Mission: Teach students about some of the features in the Unity Engine through weekly demos.
Day: TBD
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Room: Einstein
Contact: Will Podpechan


Voice-Acting Club

Mission: Pursue betterment of our skills in the theatrical medium of voice, voice recording, directing, writing, and other forms related to theater of the mind. Also, enjoy voice work by students as well as professionals.
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Room: Plato
Contact: Jason Eldred


Wellness Club

Mission: Help students relieve stress by promoting relaxing activities and providing presentations and workshops to teach students how to manage stress outside of club.
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Room: Descartes
Contact: Emilio Pujadas


You Should Be Writing!

Mission: Facilitate a greater focus on writing for games and narrative design at DigiPen. During each meeting, attendees will do one or more of the following: write original dialogue and question outlines; critique each other’s writing; learn about and incorporate techniques and inspiration from other types of media.
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Room: Pascal
Contact: Alexandra Lucas


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