Reminders - NACA® Now Reminders


Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch. These popular games make up just part of the market on an emerging trend on college campuses of competitive video gaming. A recent study shows that 47% of students that engage in gaming communities on a college campus do not participate in traditional school activities. In this webinar, you’ll learn basic information on cultivating a community for gamers and learn how to create an Esports community on your campus through the framework of DePaul University’s Esports program. DePaul’s pillars of academics, inclusion, leadership, and entertainment create opportunities for students to engage with the university in a new and exciting way.


Courtney James currently serves as the director in Student Involvement at DePaul University. In her role, she supervises student organizations, campus activities, fraternity & sorority life, Esports, and other programs.

Prior to her time at DePaul, Courtney worked for five years in campus activities at the University of Central Oklahoma. Within the National Association for Campus Activities, she currently serves as a member of the Live Event Action Group. Other highlights in her volunteer experience include serving as the 2018 NACA National Convention Chair, 2015 Central Regional Conference Chair, and other roles with regional conferences, the national convention and summer institutes. She has published a variety of articles for Campus Activities Programming Magazine on such topics as assessment, volunteer management, voter engagement and more. Previous honors include the 2019 DePaul University Innovation Award, 2017 DePaul University Division of Student Affairs Collaboration Award, 2015 NACA Legacy Award, the 2013 University of Central Oklahoma Advisor of the Year, and the 2012 Central Region Outstanding New Professional.

Courtney completed her bachelor's degree at Augustana College (IL) and her master's degree at Western Illinois University.