After studying, attending class and working, students can participate in an evening of games with friends at Gamers Club on Thursday nights. Junior psychology and criminal justice major Zachari Lynch spends his Thursday evenings at Gamers Club playing board games such as Sorry and The Game of Life.
Lynch said Gamers Club is a way to escape the stress of school and it provides a fun outlet for those who need a break every now and then.
English professional writing major and Gamers Club member Bryson Hile said games that are played include laser tag, card games, video games, tabletop role-playing games and more.
We want to make sure they are all covered, Hile said. We usually represent one area or type of game at least once every year.
Lynch said Gamers Club is all inclusive and everyone is encouraged to attend, no matter the skill level. Lynch and Hile both agree that Gamers Club is more about making new friends and sharing laughs over a common interest, rather than being competitive.
As long as you are having fun and maybe making a friend or two along the way, then I think we have met our goal as a club, Hile said.
Along with weekly meetings, Gamers Club hosts an all-night event in UIndy Hall once every semester. The almost twelve-hour event includes game tournaments, Nerf wars, food and fun prizes, according to Hile.
Every spring semester, the club teams up with Extra Life, an organization that connects gamers worldwide in an effort to raise money for local childrens hospitals, such as Indianapolis Riley Childrens Hospital. Donations are taken during the all-night event and all proceeds are given to Riley Childrens Hospital. This event is open to the general public and students are encouraged to bring friends and family members to help raise money.
Gamers Club meets every Thursday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., in the Schwitzer Student Center.
Its a casual kind of club, Lynch said. Its a fun thing for everybody and we encourage everybody to come on and try us out.
UIndy is home to over 50 Registered Student Organizations such as UIndy DM, Student Organization of Latinos, Delight Ministries and Better Together. For more information on RSOs around campus, visit: www.uindy.edu/campus-life/student-organizations