Student Clubs: Spring 2014

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 Mark Ward, Student Life Coordinator. Then print out the attendance sheet so you can record and report your club's attendance to Mark 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.

Anime Club

This club exists for the purpose of watching Anime and learning about the Japanese culture through said Anime.
Contact: Leonardo Saikali
When & Where: Tuesdays, at 4 p.m. in Curie

Button Bashers Club

(Formally known as the Fighting Games Club)

A weekly meeting for playing fighting games. Our main games are Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, but there are often setups for Super Street Fighter IV, Metly Blood, and anything else members bring in. Our members are friendly, helpful, and range in skill from new players to nationally recognized competitors.
Contact: Collin Bissey
When & Where: Fridays, at 7:30 p.m. in Da Vinci

Cage of the Week

Dedicated to Oscar-winning actor, Nicolas Cage. We will be viewing and discussing various "Cage" films.
Contact: Nicholas Cascio
When & Where: Thursdays, at 6 p.m. in Curie

Collectable Card Game Club

We're a club dedicated to enjoying card games with likeminded people who share our enjoyment of games such as, Magic: The Gathering, Dominion, and Netrunner.
Contact: Phoenix Smith
When & Where: TBD

Dead Animator's Society

To discuss and learn all things pertaining to animation, different methods and styles, the history, and the industry. We will also invite industry professionals to lecture about different jobs in animation studios.
Contact: Cameron Craig
When & Where: Wednesdays, at 6:15 p.m. in WANIC 3130

DigiPen Dance Crew

Try dance games, have fun, get exercise, and lower stress.
Contact: Judi Windleharth
When & Where: Thursdays, at 5 p.m. in Rembrandt

DigiPen Housing Council

The housing council meets regularly to discuss the concerns of current residents and community members. Those concerns are then addressed by the residential community or taken to DigiPen Housing LLC staff for further discussion.
Contact: Chris Gunderson
When & Where: Thursdays, at 8 p.m. in Da Vinci


To provide support and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, intersex, or questioning students and their allies. To show that DigiPen is a supportive and welcoming place for all students.
Contact: Tai Gordon
When & Where: Wednesdays, at 2:30 p.m. in Pascal

DigiPen Public Forum

A debate club for those who wish to push their rhetorical and argumentative skills.
Contact: William Muo
When & Where: Tuesdays and Fridays, at 6 p.m. in Da Vinci


A group of individuals whom all have a common interest in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. The focus of this group is to help its members in their everyday challenges at DigiPen by embracing a common interest.
Contact: Micah Rust
When & Where: Mondays, at 5:30 p.m. in Hokusai

Diversity in Games and Entertainment

To encourage students to think about new demographics during game creation and to bring awareness of different genders, ages, races, and other such topics to the forefront of the games industry.
Contact: Nicole Maiorano
When & Where: TBD

Fruity Rumpus Homestuck Club

We're a fanclub of the popular webcomic, Homestuck. In this club, we can discuss the comic and the characters, make related crafts, or participate in related activities (including movie-watching), and making friends.
Contact: Jasmine Keith
When & Where: Wednesdays, at 4 p.m. in Al-K

Game 150 Club

This club aims to create an environment in which GAM 150 students can openly discuss problems and concepts with upperclassmen or peers in regards to their game projects.
Contact: TBA
When & Where: TBA

Game Engine Architecture Club

This club will investigate/debate ways to make game engines, and engines in general, more robust, efficient, understandable, and useable. We also help those who have no idea what it takes to make and lay out an engine.
Contact: Randy Gaul
When & Where: Fridays, at 7 p.m. in Descartes

Game Narrative Club

This club holds meetings to analyze, discuss, or otherwise explore interactive storytelling.
Contact: Henry Morgan
When & Where: Wednesdays, at 7:30 p.m. in Gibran

Game Physics Club

We help answer questions about physics programming. We also help other students learn the inner workings of game physics, and provide resources for all students to use toward understanding game physics.
Contact: Andrew Alvarez
When & Where: Mondays, at 6 p.m. in Blanc

IEEE Student Branch

To provide students interested in engineering with an opportunity to hear guest speakers from the industry and learn from them.
Contact: Marina Golubtsova
When & Where: Archimedes, Time TBA

Japanese Club

A club where students can pursue the study of the Japanese language at any skill level. 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.
Contact: Enrique Rodriguez
When & Where: Tuesdays, at 7 p.m. in Blanc, and Thursdays, at 6 p.m. in Gibran

Minecraft Club

All students are welcome to take a break from studying and enjoy some multiplayer Minecraft in this club.
Contact: Jeffrey Kumley
When & Where: Tuesdays, at 6 p.m. in Einstein


This is a club for gamers to come together and beat up the internet and one another as a united group.
Contact: Michael Cushing
When & Where: TBD

Monster Hunter Club

The members of this club meet up every week to play Monster Hunter.
Contact: Kevin Gray
When & Where: Thursdays, at 5 p.m. in Hokusai


This club hosts a week-long live-action game twice a year on the DigiPen campus. The game exposes students to a type of gameplay different than that of traditional board games and video games while encouraging them to have some fun and make new friends. Every year, we're looking for new people to not only play, but also be moderators and even designers for the week-long events.
Contact: Nicole Maioriano
When & Where: Sundays, at 3 p.m. in Plato

Playtesting Club

This club meets every week to playtest the games that any game team is working on at DigiPen. The club is intended to provide as much feedback as possible to game teams and game designers. The feedback provides information to game teams that will help improve all aspects of the game and the gameplay.
Contact: Anna Semenets
When & Where: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3-5 p.m. in Edison

Pokemon Club

A place where Pokemon enthusiasts can gather to participate in Pokemon-related activities. Our members seek to encourage the student population to appreciate all that Pokemon has to offer.
Contact: Brandon Dulyea and Jeison Salazar
When & Where: Fridays, at 7 p.m. in Einstein

Touhou Tea Time

The mission of this club is to get together to play Touhou and to have tea. Members of this club can expect to participate in weekend tea events and hold regular Touhou play times.
Contact: Luke Powell
When & Where: Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m. in Hokusai


The members of this club will meet once a week to watch movies and sculpt in Z-Brush.
Contact: Frank Alibeti
When & Where: Tuesdays, at 9 p.m. in Reynaud