Our community is focused creating a safe space for all gamers regardless of platform, genre, or any other discernible demographic you can come up with. Leveraging our origin student organization in the OU Gaming Club through the digital community organization platform, Discord, we have grown this community from the 10 starting members in September 2017 to over 2.1K in Fall 2021!
Our Discord is open to the public regardless of any affiliation globally with registration available to OU students and alumni currently available. Registration will enable access to more community channels and resources as well as unique naming and coloring in the server. We'll be adding registration workflows for faculty and staff to expand the reach into full community coverage as our continued value add back to the university and power of our topic.
As a community and culture, our Discord is heavily regulated with full fledged rules and governance. We didn't get to 2.1K+ members allowing negative aspects to thrive. Toxicity, controversial topics, negative comments and actions have no place in our Discord and we have a zero tolerance policy for blatant violators of decency and commaraderie. We welcome and embrace all, however, we do realize this is also a cultural shift for gaming communities globally as they are not used to organization, support, and opportunity at this level. Growing pains are part of the process and we adapt on the fly.