Good Games UAB

Good Games UAB (gg.UAB) supports the UAB gaming community by hosting events centered around esports and tabletop gaming, promoting gaming culture, and increasing career awareness for students through gaming and technology.

Mission:

To create an environment that fosters community among UAB students who actively engage in e-sports and gaming activities.

Goals

  1. Increase student engagement and in-person gaming interaction to promote and enhance positive gaming culture at UAB.
  2. Increase career awareness for students through gaming and technology.
  3. Facilitate student involvement within gaming registered student organizations.
  4. Provide competitive gaming opportunities.
  5. Collaborate with other Student Activities Boards to create intentional programming opportunities for students and advance campus engagement.

Values

  1. Service- Programming is a service to the 20,000 students on campus. We believe in encouraging students to take ownership of their commitment to serve their campus community.
  2. Community- We believe in fostering a sense of belonging among the UAB student body through activities that provide opportunities to make positive connections and build long-lasting relationships.
  3. Collaboration - We believe in Interdependent co-operation at all levels, ensuring full and appropriate delegation of responsibility takes place.
  4. Competition- We believe in healthy rivalry among members of the gaming community with the goal of achieving growth in comradery and skill.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have completed 12 hours at UAB prior to applying & maintain 12 hours of enrollment during the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative UAB GPA the semester prior to applying & maintain a 2.5 cumulative UAB GPA during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Must be able to meet bi-weekly during the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters.

Good Games UAB Positions

  • Executive Director

    The Executive Director (ED) provides guidance and support in the planning and implementation for all events and initiatives and provides leadership to the executive board through meeting management and teambuilding activities. The also ED assists with assessment and budget management.

  • Marketing & Outreach Committee

    The Marketing & Outreach Committee assists with creating marketing materials and developing creative marketing strategies to promote all events. They also oversee all social media accounts and promotional contests. This committee is also tasked with capturing photos and videos during events. Additionally, the committee is tasked with assisting the ED with functional operations of the board including but not limited to managing meeting minutes, tracking attendance and updating rosters through Engage, reserving event space and submitting event logistics, & requesting appropriate event equipment.

  • gg.Advancement & Sreaming Committee

    The gg.Advancement & Streaming Committee is responsible for facilitating and supporting esports streaming efforts, which includes maintaining the board’s affiliate status on twitch. The committee is also responsible for planning gaming tournaments, community service, and activities with UAB Gaming Community Members. Additionally, they serve as the liaison between gaming registered student organizations and the board. Finally, gg.Advancement is responsible for hosting small scale weekly gaming events known as Weekly Wind-Downs. Visit social media for more information on the schedule for Weekly Wind-Downs.

  • gg.Friday & Tutorials Committee

    The gg.Friday and Tutorials Committee is responsible for planning and implementing biweekly events for the gaming community known as gg.Fridays where console, PC, and tabletop gamers can come together and engage in friendly gaming activities in a safe environment. This committee also works closely with gg.Advancement & Streaming to stream the event and occasionally organize charity tournaments. gg.Fridays will be held every first and third Friday.

  • gg.Con Committee

    The gg.Con committee is responsible for planning the university’s gaming conventions, WelcomeCon and BlazerCon. Planning for these events includes sponsorship outreach, planning multiple tournaments, securing vendors and fan tables from both students and community members, recruiting volunteers, and hosting training meetings in preparation for the events. This committee works closely with all other committees and gaming groups across campus.

  • First Impact Committee

    This committee will be selected at the beginning of the Fall semester and will work to support the events planned by the executive board. They will also be tasked with identifying creative ways to engage the student body in athletic events and assist with UPB general events. Click HERE for more information about this program.

gg.UAB 2020-2021 Board Members

Seth Maynor

Seth Maynor

Executive Director

Danielle Merrill

Danielle Merrill

Director | gg.Marketing & Outreach Committee

Riley Bragg

Riley Bragg

Assistant Director | gg.Marketing & Outreach Committee

Alec Witt

Alec Witt

Director | gg.Con Committee

Ben Meyer

Ben Meyer

Assistant Director | gg.Con Committee

Steven Curren

Steven Curren

Director | gg.Friday & Tutorials Committee

Evelyn Gray

Evelyn Gray

Assistant Director | gg.Friday & Tutorials Committee

Daniel Swinney

Daniel Swinney

Director | gg.Advancement & Streaming Committee

Brandi Trenier

Brandi Trenier

Assistant Director | gg.Advancment & Streaming Committee