The University of Mount Union welcomes the addition of esports to its student life offerings beginning in the fall of 2019. Mount Union’s esports program, much like its academics, will be grounded in the liberal arts tradition and focus on the holistic development of its students. Students on the esports team will be required to hold membership in at least one other campus organization and participate in community service activities.
The institution will be able to offer scholarships to qualified students and Mount Union is currently the first school in Stark County to have a program that offers scholarships to its students. Games and scholarship criteria will be announced at a later date.
esports at Mount Union
“Our goal is to be a competitive force in the realm of collegiate esports,” said Ron Holden, assistant dean of students and director of diversity and inclusion at Mount Union. “Players will enhance skills utilized and developed in gaming such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving and leadership. These skills are directly transferable to the careers of tomorrow. It’s very exciting that Mount Union is not only embracing this aspect of today’s culture, but we also providing scholarship opportunities to support earning a college degree.”