By Justin Simon
Assistant News Editor
A game night will be held in Hillwood Commons Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. For five dollars, participants can play a variety of roleplay, console and board games. Dungeons and Dragons, Settlers of Catan, Werewolves, King of Tokyo, SEGA and SNES are among the event’s selection. Candy, snacks and drinks will be sold. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. on the day of the event.
The event is sponsored by two campus organizations: the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Rainbow Alliance. Their goal is to raise money for charity and to fundraise for both clubs.
SHRM is a relatively new association on campus, having been officiated in 2017. Josh Barnes, a junior finance major, spoke of how the event relates to his club.
“SHRM is a club that is focused on human resources, in which we learn how to work with others and evaluate various situations,” Barnes said. “This game night event will allow everyone to work together as group to achieve a common goal, which is the essence of our club.”
The Rainbow Alliance works to empower the LGBT community. According to LIU Promise, the Rainbow Alliance is a group of people who come together without judgement of creed, religion, race, sexuality or gender.
Professor Courtney Tricarichi, club advisor for SHRM, believes this is a unique opportunity to unify students of all back- grounds.
“Gaming is a great way to bring people together,” says Tricarichi. “Students will have an opportunity to meet new people and have a great time all while raising money for campus organizations.”