NIU Esports Arena Policies

Please read and abide by our NIU Esports code of conduct, arena policies and equipment checkout policies. 

NIU Esports Code of Conduct

We welcome gamers of all abilities, skill level, identities and backgrounds. By using this arena, you agree to the following code of conduct:

  • Online or in-person harassment based on any aspect of a person’s identity will not be tolerated.
  • No toxicity allowed. That includes but is not limited to extreme profanity, bullying, threats of violence, stalking or intimidation.
  • No cheating, betting or illegal activity allowed.

NIU Esports Arena Policies

  • Upon entering, gamers must leave their OneCard with the attendant.
  • Treat our equipment with respect.
  • Don’t disrupt students around you who are studying.
  • Food and open drink containers not permitted near the computers or on desks.
  • Do not plug in personal gear, peripherals or USB devices without checking in with the arena attendant.
  • Personal gear must not show discriminatory or profane decals.
  • You may not install your own software on our computers.
  • You’re able to sign into your own Steam and Battle.net accounts on the computers, but you can only play games that are approved and installed on the computers. Most games require your own license or account to play.
  • NIU is not responsible for lost or stolen items or items left in the arena.

Equipment Checkout Policy

Consoles and peripherals may be checked out with your NIU OneCard. We’ll hold your OneCard until your borrowed equipment is returned.

Equipment must stay in the Esports Arena. If you remove the equipment from this area or do not return equipment, we will charge your Bursar’s account for the full cost of the item(s):

  • Xbox
  • PS4
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Controllers
  • Headset
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • USB Cable

 


Contact Us

Esports at NIU
Conner Vagle, Esports General Manager
307 Lowden Hall
815-753-1403
esports@niu.edu

NIU Esports Student Sport Club
Glynn McGehee, Faculty Advisor
815-753-1894
gmcgehee@niu.edu