Game on: North Greenville's new policies are changing things up

Abbi Webb, Assistant Editor 

Just this past week, students received an email that made dreams come true for NGU gamers.

  Graphic by Victoria McNorril.    As policies, such as gaming hours for students, change at NGU, students wait expectantly to hear about other potential changes in long-held policies on campus.

Graphic by Victoria McNorril.  As policies, such as gaming hours for students, change at NGU, students wait expectantly to hear about other potential changes in long-held policies on campus.

The email explained that the gaming floodgates had been reopened after previously being restricted for lack of bandwidth capacity while running online programs for the University.

Now that the University is confident the bandwidth can hold both gaming and University programs, there is a 24-hour, non-restricted gaming policy that will be monitored by IT.

Devin Kilgore, a junior Media Ministry major, is a frequent gamer who said it’s nice to not have to wait until 6 p.m. to play his video games, but NGU students should be cautious that with more freedom to game there is more responsibility to keep their grades up.

“Since NGU is trusting us with this new policy, we have to take our grades into our own hands. If we choose to fail, we choose to fail,” he said.

Kilgore said that with all of the new policy changes that NGU has implemented he would like to see students permitted to have pets in their rooms next.

If the gaming begins to interfere with the University’s programs or students research, then the policy may be revisited, but for now NGU is granting its students a little more freedom.

Students expected to get a little more of that freedom handed to them last night at a mandatory resident student meeting. For some students, there was an anticipation to hear about a change in policy within North Greenville residence halls. 

Bill Blount, a junior music major who was at the meeting last night, said "I expected some type of visitation hours for residents next semester, but there wasn't any mention of it."