Latest News

June 25

Media incorrectly reports ‘gaming disorder’ included in ICD-11

April 26

HEVGA to host European Symposium at Gotland Game Conference June 7 & 8

April 19

HEVGA Publishes Value Statement on Diversity & Inclusion

March 20

HEVGA announces 2018 Fellows

March 19

Lindsay Grace & Mirjam Eladhari appointed to Board of Directors

February 26

HEVGA statement on the lack of a relationship between video games, school shootings, and gun violence


January 4

HEVGA opposes World Health Organization’s ‘gaming disorder’

November 17

Andy Phelps named President of HEVGA

October 24

Announcing HEVGA newsletter: The Alliance Monthly

August 2

HEVGA defends LGBTQ people’s right to live and work

May 4

HEVGA teams up with Uppsala University and Gotland Game Conference to expand international goals

April 12

HEVGA Applauds Sen. Hassan for Introducing the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act to Alleviate Student Loan Debt

February 27

GDC Member Meeting 2017

January 31

Arizona Sen. Flake criticizes government-funded video gaming (12News)

January 11

Correct the record on the importance of video game programs at our colleges and universities

October 24, 2016

Achieving a More Level Playing Field: The Gender Gap Narrows in Campus Video Game Programs” (HigherEdJobs)

October 5, 2016

ESA Foundation Supports Next Generation of Video Game Industry

September, 2016

Students Create Digital Diversions for the 50+ Crowd” (AARP Bulletin)

Augutst 4, 2016

Andy Phelps, HEVGA Board Member, talks “Digital Game-Based Learning in Higher Ed” (EdSurge)

July 21, 2016

HEVGA President Constance Steinkuehler to Speak at Event During Democratic National Convention on “The Future of Video Games, Interactive Media & Play”

June 21, 2016

“UC Santa Cruz team wins game design competition at E3 event” (UCSC News)

June 20, 2016

AARP and ESA Announce UCSC’s Trainwreck Games as Winner of Social Connection GameJam Competition at E3 2016

April 5, 2016

Miami University students help develop gaming ideas for AARP crowd” (Journal News)

April 1-3, 2016

AARP & ESA Host GameJam with HEVGA Connecting Adults 50+

March 29, 2016

“AARP teams up with students designing games for 50 plus” (Miami University News)

March 22, 2016

HEVGA names Jonathan Elmergreen as Interim Executive Director

February 22, 2016

Take HEVGA’s 2nd Institutional Survey: Deadline March 31

February 4, 2016

AARP & ESA partner with HEVGA for GameJam

February 3, 2016

ESA Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Video Game Scholarship Program

January 22, 2016

Hiring part-time Executive Director

Decmber 10-11, 2015

Games + Higher Education + National Impact Event

October 27, 2015

Congressional Caucus on Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology

Augutst 30, 2015

HEVGA co-hosts Video Game Industry & Higher Ed Meet-Up in WI (Isthmus)

July 7, 2015

HEVGA Social at Games+Learning+Society Conference

June 22, 2015

HEVGA members meeting at USC in conjunction with E3 event

March 11, 2015

“Higher Education Video Game Alliance Honors Dr. Mary Flanagan with an Advancing Theory and Research Award” (

March 25, 2014

“Survey Captures State of Higher Ed Video Game Programs” (

March 9, 2015

“Higher Education Video Game Alliance Recognizes Leaders With Awards Program”

July 1, 2014

“Groundbreaking Alliance Brings Together Top Higher Education Game Design Programs”

July 1, 2014

“Groundbreaking Alliance Brings Together Top Higher Education Game Design Programs” (Broadway World)

July 1, 2014

“Groundbreaking Alliance Brings Together Top Higher Education Game Design Programs” (

July 1, 2014

“UW-Madison Faculty Leads New Higher Education Video Game Alliance” (University of Wisconsin-Madison News)

July 1, 2014

“RIT Joins Higher Education Video Game Alliance” (

July 1, 2014

“NYU Helps Launch Groundbreaking Games Alliance” (Daily Game)

July 1, 2014

“Prominent Educators Launch Higher Education Video Game Alliance” (Gamasutra)

July 2, 2014

“UW-Madison Faculty Leading Higher Ed Coalition to Promote Importance of Video Games” (

July 2, 2014

“Becker College is a Charter Member of Higher Education Video Game Alliance” (Worcester Magazine)

July 3, 2014

“RIT Among Top Game Design Programs in New Alliance” (Time Warner Cable News – Rochester)

July 7, 2014

“Higher Education Video Game Alliance Announced” (USC Games News)

July 12, 2014

“Q&A: UW’s Constance Steinkuehler Helps Shape Video Game Policy” (Capitol Times)

July 22, 2014

“Video Game Alliance Forms to Promote Educational Uses” (Education News)

July 30, 2014

“EKU Joins Video Game Alliance” (Miami Herald)

July 23, 2014

“University Alliance Promotes Discipline of Play” (Campus Technology)

July 24, 2014

“ASU Joins Higher Education Video Game Alliance” (AZ Tech Beat)

March 2, 2015

“New Survey Shows Video Game Programs in Higher Education Have Greater Gender Diversity and Retain Students at a Rate Higher than National Averages”

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