Oct 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life



Student Affairs

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 206
Website:  www.apsu.edu/student-affairs

Austin Peay State University believes the collegiate experience of students is enhanced through involvement in educationally purposeful programs and activities outside the classroom environment. The vision of the Division of Student Affairs is to shape a student-focused environment for success. Specifically, the mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to promote student success through collaborative, holistic, and inclusive experiences.

The Division of Student Affairs is represented in its mission by the following departments: Assessment; Career Services; Child Learning Center; Student Counseling and Health Services; Dean of Students; Student Conduct/Case Management; Disability Services; Fraternity and Sorority Affairs; Housing, Residence Life, and Dining Services; University Recreation; Student Life and Engagement; Student Publications; Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement; African American Cultural Center; Hispanic Cultural Center; Adult and Nontraditional Student Center; Military Student Center and VetSuccess on Campus. Each of these departments incorporates human and student development philosophies in their programs and services.

Adult and Nontraditional Student Center

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 112
Website:  http://www.apsu.edu/student-life/ants/

The Adult and Nontraditional Student Center (ANTS) provides encouragement, engagement, and a convenient respite space for all students. The culture of the center reflects the goal oriented and career focused experience of nontraditional students. This population includes students who are unique from others because of the multiple roles they assume in addition to being a student. They are spouses, parents, caregivers, full-time employees, distance learners, veterans, and any undergraduate student over the age of 25. If you are a nontraditional student, the center’s mission is to reach out to you and engage you through relevant and educational programming.

Further, the center is a comfortable space where students can share, with one another, their educational journey. In such a space, self-efficacy (a student’s personal belief in ability) grows, along with the relationships and cohort building that add meaningful and lasting impressions of the college experience. The center includes a full time student affairs professional and helpful student staff, a computer lab, kitchenette, TV and comfortable furniture. It is in the center that nontraditional students realize they are APSU ANTS, red and black, small but strong, and the best at using cooperation and teamwork to get the job done. The ANTS Center is open Monday-Thursday 7:30am to 6:00pm during the Fall and Spring semesters; and from 8:00am to 4:30pm on Fridays and other semesters.

All are welcome, for more information contact the ANTS Center at 931-221-6854 or email ANTSC@apsu.edu

Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center

Location:  Clement Building, Room 120
Website:  http://www.apsu.edu/aacc/index.php

The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center is an important University entity dedicated to providing knowledge and programming about the historic and contemporary contributions, achievements, and social perspectives of African Americans and other people of African descent. The Center’s mission is intertwined with the University’s goals relative to the creation of a collaborative, integrative learning community that fosters critical thinking inquiry and self-reflection necessary in a global society. The primary purpose includes aiding in the retention of African American students, and educating and motivating all students to be highly aware and appreciative of the diverse cultures that define the contemporary world.

Through its provision of many student-centered and student-oriented programs, events, and special services, the Center plays a vital role in assisting African American students to incorporate in their educational and social aspirations a commitment to serve their communities; and that they are highly motivated to take their rightful place as professionals and other social leaders in American society, specifically, and in the global world, generally.

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 208
website:  www.apsugreeks.com

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs oversees all social fraternities and sororities on campus. Individual chapters are members of representative governing bodies (Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Panhellenic Council) that promote leadership development, excellence in scholarship, community service, philanthropy and positive inter-Greek relationships.

Social fraternities and sororities are active participants in University programs, activities, and special events, and are well known and respected for their many volunteer, service, and fundraising contributions to the local community and national philanthropies. A high percentage of campus student leaders are members of sororities and fraternities at Austin Peay. Membership in social fraternities and sororities is the result of a selection process known either as “Intake” or “Recruitment.”

Hispanic Cultural Center

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 213
website:  www.apsu.edu/hcc

The Hispanic Cultural Center is an important University entity dedicated to providing knowledge and programming about the historic and contemporary contributions, achievements, and social perspectives of Latinos and Hispanic Americans. The Center’s mission is intertwined with the University’s goals relative to the creation of a collaborative, integrative learning community that fosters critical inquiry and self-reflection necessary in a global society. The primary purpose includes aiding in the retention of Hispanic and Latino students, and educating and motivating all students to be highly aware and appreciative of the diverse cultures that define the contemporary world.

The Hispanic Cultural Center also serves as a place where Hispanic and Latino students can connect meaningfully with and take great pride in their heritage in a nurturing environment. Through its provision of many student-centered and student-oriented programs, events and special services, the Center plays a vital role in assisting Hispanic and Latino students to incorporate in their educational and social aspirations a commitment to serve their communities; and that they are highly motivated to take their rightful place as professionals and other social leaders in American society, specifically, and in the global world, generally.

All students are welcome. The Hispanic Cultural Center’s motto is: “Where strangers become amigos and amigos become familia.” For more information, call (931) 221-6645 or e-mail hcc@apsu.edu.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Location:  Dunn Center, Room 141

Austin Peay State University competes at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Athletic Department sponsors men’s teams in football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, and cross country; and women’s teams in volleyball, basketball, tennis, cross country, softball, golf, indoor and outdoor track and soccer.

Military Student Center

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 120
website: http://www.apsu.edu/msc/index.php

The Military Student Center assists veterans, active duty, reservist, national guardsmen, retirees, ROTC students, and family members that attend the university with their transition from the military to college life. The center provides a computer center, a lounge, and dining area to allow students to either work on homework or to relax and unwind from the day surrounded by fellow likeminded students. The center offers programs throughout the academic year to address the unique challenges our student population faces. One such program is the Texts for Vets program; which relies on textbook donations to provide textbooks to students free of charge. The center also helps to resolve academic and personal issues for military-related students.  The center works with a diverse population of students.  In order to meet the needs of this diverse population, the center works closely with other campus offices – Disability Services, Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs, Registrar’s Office, Career Services, Student Counseling Services, VetSuccess On Campus, etc. to ensure the students’ needs are being met.  The center is located in MUC Room 120 behind the Post Office and is open Mon. – Thur. from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Fri. from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Arrangements can also be made for other availability to meet student’s needs.

National Alumni Association

The National Alumni Association of Austin Peay State University is an organization designed for the purpose of promoting the welfare of the University through the development of a program of mutually beneficial relations between the alma mater and its alumni. The association was founded in 1936 and became a national association in 1990. Its membership consists of graduates, former students, and friends of the University. It is governed by a Board of Directors elected from its membership. The mission of the organization is to serve the University by providing an association for interaction among alumni, students, faculty, and administrators; and to encourage financial support for the academic programs, student scholarships, and general development of the University, as well as provide assistance in the recruitment of new students.

The headquarters of the APSUNAA and the Alumni Relations Office is located in the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill.

Student Government Association

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 115
website:  www.apsu.edu/sga

The three branches of the Student Government Association consist of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial bodies. The purpose of the Student Government Association is to be the voice of all students by connecting students to other students, faculty, staff and administration in order to improve the quality of student life and strengthen the Austin Peay State University community.

The Executive Committee is comprised of President, Vice President, Executive Secretary, and Chief Justice. The legislative power of the SGA is the Senate that consists of representation from each class and college. The Judicial branch is the Student Tribunal and serves as the highest student court. The Student Government Association is advised through the Office of  Student Affairs by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

Student Publications

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 111
website: ww.apsu.edu/student-pubs

The All State

Student Publications houses the award winning student-run newspaper on campus, The All State. The department is also responsible for producing and publishing the New Student Guide and Student Handbook & Calendar each year in addition to many other projects.

The department provides a practical learning environment that builds skills and experience and can enhance lessons covered in related courses. Student staff can develop a portfolio of work samples in an array of disciplines that includes journalism and writing, graphic design, marketing, advertising, web design, social media, and more.

About The All State

Since 1930, The All State has served as APSU’s campus student-led newspaper. The All State received the distinction of being named Best in the South college newspaper in 2015, and several student staff placed in the top five for their respective categories. The All State is published weekly and is a means for the expression of student opinion and a medium for the dissemination of timely news relevant to the campus community. It is distributed in print at many locations on the Clarksville campus and at the campuses at Fort Campbell, Ky., and Highland Crest in Springfield, Tenn. and select locations in the downtown Clarksville area.

The All State also maintains and operates an online presence at www.theallstate.org. This allows the APSU community to stay connected to news and information as it happens. You can also visit The All State on Facebook by clicking here, and follow them on Instagram (@theallstate_apsu) and Twitter (@TheAllState).

The All State is produced and managed by students with the guidance of the Coordinator of Student Publications. Student staff members may receive scholarships for the staff responsibilities they fulfill. Writing, editing, photography, design, advertising, business and other creative and leadership positions are available on The All State staff. Enrolled students of any major are welcome to apply for open positions by visiting www.apsu.edu/student-pubs, or pick up an application in Morgan University Center, Room 111.

For more information, call 931-221-7376, email studentpublications@apsu.edu or feel free to visit during the week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

University Recreation

Foy Fitness and Recreation Center

website: www.apsu.edu/recreation

The vision of University Recreation is to provide the APSU community with opportunities to develop and enhance all aspects of wellness through quality recreational programs and services.

In January 2007, the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center opened.  It features a three-court multipurpose gymnasium, four racquetball courts, indoor walking track, climbing wall, a cycling studio, two multipurpose fitness studios, locker rooms and equipment desk.  Patrons are able to check out items such as basketballs, cornhole boards, racquetball racquets, rock climbing gear, and towels for free and bicycles for a small fee.  The Drew Simmons Fitness area, now housed within the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center, is designed to provide a wide variety of physical fitness opportunities.  It features a vast array of cardio machines, pin-selected cable, and plate loaded strength equipment and dedicated space for free weight exercises. 

In spring 2008 an outdoor swimming pool with lap lanes and ample lounging space was added.  During summer months, we offer Red Cross “Learn to Swim” programs and private swim instruction for youth and adults.

The Foy Fitness and Recreation Center is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members and offers a variety of informal, educational, and competitive activities to meet and expand the interests of our constituents. We regularly facilitate wellness workshops, organize intramural sports leagues and tournaments, and help students establish sport clubs. Our group fitness schedule is exceptionally diverse, including dance, mind/body and general fitness classes for all abilities.  For those looking for a more specialized fitness program, patrons can request sessions with one of our certified Personal Trainers.  University Recreation is proud to now offer adaptive resources at the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center, and we strongly believe everyone should be able to participate in physical and recreation activities.  Along with our handicap accessible entrance, elevator and locker rooms we offer a variety of services and equipment to meet your fitness needs.  Adventure recreation takes activities off-campus to great state and regional locations.   Govs Outdoors (GO) takes activities off-campus to great state and regional locations. Housed in the new Outdoor Learning Center, located at the front of the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center, GO will provide camping equipment, canoe and other rentals for personal outdoor pursuits as well as offer outdoor clinics and workshops. Since 2008 our Jr. Govs Camp caters to our prospective college students ages 5 to 12 and recently added Govs Outdoors Teen Camp for ages 12-15. We offer a variety of activities for 10 weeks in the summer from 7am to 530pm; Monday­ Friday. Operating hours, facility reservation/rental information, personal training details, a full group fitness schedule, dates and times for specific events and other information can be found on our website at www .apsu.edu/recreat jon or call us at (931) 221-7564 for more information.

Participation in all activities is voluntary, and each individual assumes the associated risks. Participants are strongly urged to consult a physician prior to engaging in any activity, and health and medical insurance are strongly recommended as well.

Honor and Professional Organizations

The following organizations recognize and honor students for their academic achievements, leadership qualities and service. Membership offers students the opportunity to associate and interact with others who have similar goals and interests..

Professional Organizations

  • Alpha Kappa Psi (Business)
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Chi Epsilon Mu (Chemistry)
  • Del Square Psi (Physics)
  • Engineering Technology Club
  • Galois Math Club
  • Geo Club
  • Graduate Student Network
  • History Club
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
  • National Art Education Association
  • National Association for Music Education Collegiate (NAfME)
  • National Broadcast Society
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Music-Males)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Pre Law Society
  • Pre Professional Health Society
  • Pre Vet Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
  • Sigma Alpha Iota (Music-Females)
  • Social Work Club
  • Society for Technical Communications
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Student Tennessee Education Association

Honor Societies

  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda
  • Beta Beta Beta
  • Chi Sigma Iota
  • Deans Amabassadors for the College of Busniess
  • Delta Tau Alpha
  • Eta Sigma Phi
  • Gamma Beta Phi (Top 20% of class)
  • Golden Key Honour Society
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Lambda Nu (Radiological Sciences)
  • Laurel Wreath
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership)
  • Order of Omega (Greek Leadership)
  • Phi Alpha (Social Work)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (History)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (Interdisciplinary)
  • Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Psi Chi (Psychology)
  • Sigma Beta Delta
  • Sigma Delta Pi- Pi Nu (Spanish)
  • Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)