OUR MISSION

Our mission is to create a platform for higher education leaders which will underscore the cultural, scientific, and economic importance of video game programs in colleges and universities. The key is to create a robust network of resources—including unified advocacy, policymaker engagement, media coverage, and external funding—in order to incubate and harness the impact of this community in a 21st century learning environment.

HAPPENING NOW

HEVGA to Announce Scholarship for Black Students

Through HEVGA’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, HEVGA plans the open up applications for a few small scholarships for Black students later this year. Additional opportunities for mentoring and networking will be available to the selected scholars. More information will be available later this year. If you wish to make a donation, please contact Jonathan Elmergreen, […]

2020 HEVGA Fellows Program

New York, NY – July 16, 2020 – The Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) today announced its 2020 Fellows at the Games for Change (G4C) Festival. Six new members were inducted. Established in 2017, HEVGA’s Fellows Program recognizes senior scholars in the games domain who have made significant contributions to the field in design, […]

HEVGA Report of Program Graduates: Highlighted Excerpts

A little over a year ago HEVGA published our most recent report on program graduates. Today it is still regularly being used by administrators, faculty, industry, and government agencies. For more information or to read the report, please click here.

Reaffirming HEVGA’s Value Statement on Diversity & Inclusion

In the wake of the death of George Floyd and countless other black men, women, and trans people of color, HEVGA wants to reassure members that we are committed to diversity and inclusion, active intervention, and advocacy. In 2018, we published our Value Statement on Diversity & Inclusion, which can be read here.

RESEARCH

Research in games in higher education has bloomed into a multifaceted and transdisciplinary field that is innovative, diverse, and ever imaginative. It is tackling big questions about the workings of social structure and solving equally visceral personal problems. At its core, education helps shape the adults that will build tomorrow, and gives them the knowledge and resources to be productive in ways that are meaningful for them and for a global society.

ON THE ISSUES

The Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) focuses on key cultural, scientific, and economic issues of importance to our membership and higher education leaders in video game programs at colleges and universities worldwide. These topics and areas of research include diversity and inclusion, jobs and employment, games and mental health, games and violence, and legislation.

ON THE ISSUES

The Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) focuses on key cultural, scientific, and economic issues of importance to our membership and higher education leaders in video game programs at colleges and universities worldwide. These topics and areas of research include diversity and inclusion, jobs and employment, games and mental health, games and violence, and legislation.

MEMBERSHIP

Why join HEVGA? Join HEVGA to participate in annual meetings and other Alliance events, network with other professionals through Alliance events, meetings, discussion boards, and participate in dialogue on focus areas such as tenure and promotion, diversity, standards/vetting. Categories of membership include Faculty Members, Student Members, and the Affiliate Level for those not currently enrolled or employed by an institution.