Student Clubs/ Club Start Up Guide/ Club Set-Up
International Game Developers Association
Before becoming an official IGDA student game development club, students must follow school protocol for becoming an official student group on campus. Your club will not be recognized as part of the IGDA without prior, official establishment at your college or university.
Please Follow These Steps:
1. Determine and follow procedures and policies set forth by your academic institution to officially become a campus organization. Schools generally require student groups to create a charter, assign a faculty advisor, set a meeting place, etc.
2. Establish group leadership in accordance with campus rules (e.g., President, Secretary, Treasurer, Webmaster, etc.).
3. Create your clubâ€™s website, and post upcoming meeting details, past meeting reports, contact information, and other pertinent items. Clubs applying for IGDA recognition must have an organized and up-to-date website for the association to link to from the IGDA student club index page.
4. Assign an IGDA liaison to maintain regular contact with the IGDA. This liaison will be listed with your club on the IGDA student club index page. The liaison can be the club President, a committee member, or another assigned volunteer.
5. After meeting campus requirements and becoming an official campus group, your IGDA liaison must file both an IGDA student game development club application form and provide documentation from your school stating your group is a campus-recognized organization.
Club recognition form is available online at: http://www.igda.org/clubs/start.php
Fax club documentation to the IGDA at +1-(856)-423-3420.
All submitted materials will be reviewed by IGDA staff. Assuming there are no problems with the submission, the club liaison will be informed of official IGDA student club recognition within two weeks.
A.1- Naming Conventions
Once approved, clubs can use the IGDA name in their official title. As appropriate, the following conventions should be used:
Short: IGDA Gotham City University or IGDA Gotham City U.
Long: IGDA Gotham City University Game Development Club Additionally, clubs can create a â€œnicknameâ€, or unofficial name, for the club (e.g., â€œGCU Super Developersâ€).
A.2- Logo Usage
Once approved, your group may use the IGDA logo on your chapterâ€™s website and other chapter paraphernalia (e.g., club t-shirts, flyers, etc.). The standard IGDA logo can be modified to include the long or short version of the official club title.
The IGDA logo is available in various formats:
IGDA Student Club Start-Up Guide http://www.igda.org/newsroom/media_kit.php
For member advice on setting up and running an effective club, visit the Student Action Special Interest Group and related resources:
- Student Club Discussion Forum http://www.igda.org/Forums/forumdisplay.php?forumid=113
- Student Action SIG http://www.igda.org/students
- Students Mailing List http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/student_action
Or, contact the IGDA via hq @ igda.org.