Dec 11, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

Student Services


 

 

Student Services

AP OneStop

Students may apply, register, pay fees, obtain grades, order student transcripts, and obtain information on admissions, financial aid, veteran services, housing, and testing by accessing AP OneStop at http://onestop.apsu.edu/.

Book and Supply Store

Website: www.apsubookstore.com

The APSU Book and Supply Store provides the books and materials needed as part of the educational process for students. Items available include textbooks (new and used and rental), school supplies, a wide variety of APSU gift items (sweatshirts, T-shirts, baseball caps, youth, fashion, and more), and graduation regalia. The Book and Supply Store is located in the Catherine Evans Harvill Building and can be reached at 931-221-7655.

Career Services

Morgan University Center 210

Website:   www.apsu.edu/careers

The Office of Career Services at Austin Peay State University is here to prepare our students to connect with local, regional, state, and national employers. We strive to provide students with a high level of career education and practical experience, so that they are ready to serve in the workplace. As a part of our mission, we strive to provide access to career related services and meet students where they are in their personal career development journey. Examples of services and presentations are as follows: resumes or curriculum vita (CV) critiques and document drop (email) services, cover letter and thank you letter critiques, drafting a personal statement, interview preparation (for employment or graduate school), job searching and graduate program strategies and various workshops. Additional services can include; career exploration, one-on-one career counseling and career assessments and interpretations (classes or individualized) and many other developmental services. Call 931.221.6544 or visit our website www.apsu.edu/careers for more information.

Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement

Location:  332 Home Avenue

Website:  www.apsu.edu/volunteer

The Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement exists to support and encourage the collaboration between APSU and the needs of the community through curricular and co-curricular programming. Our vision is to provide the space and opportunity for students to become active citizens from the classroom into their community. The center offers students a wide variety of opportunities to become involved in the community: from one-time volunteering, to semester long service tied to an academic course (Service - Learning courses). Students can participate in national and international alternative break experiences or live on campus in our residential volunteer based living community.

In addition to our outward focused programs, we have a student initiated campus food pantry and garden program that supports APSU students experiencing difficult circumstances. Students can utilize and/or volunteer with our food pantry, free thrift store, victory gardens or chickens.  Students are recognized for their involvement with community service through awards and are encouraged to make community engagement a lifelong commitment.

Child Learning Center

Location:  Sexton Building

Website:  http://www.apsu.edu/clc

The Little Govs Child Learning Center (CLC) is available to children of APSU students, staff and faculty, as well as the local community and serves children ages 2 -5 years.  Childcare is available full-time as well as part-time. The  little Govs CLC is licensed by the Department of Human Services, holds a 3 Star Rating and is a Gold Sneaker Facility. The Little Govs CLC is located in the Sexton building on Eighth Street and hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 7:15 am – 5:30 pm. The center is closed during the months of June and July.

Student Counseling Services

Location:  Ard Building

Website:  http://www.apsu.edu/counseling

Student Counseling Services is located in the Ard Building at 524 College Street.  Here licensed professional counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists provide free, evidence-based care to APSU students. Each of our professional staff members has unique areas of expertise and therapeutic styles, and we pride ourselves on helping students find just the right therapist to meet their needs.  In counseling you and a trained therapist work together to better understand yourself, to cope with specific issues, and/or to improve your overall well-being.  Personal and group counseling sessions may address a variety of issues, including adjustment to college, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, low self-esteem, alcohol and drug abuse, grief, and sexuality.

Student Counseling Services operates out of a brief therapy model, with students being eligible for up to 12 counseling sessions per year. All currently enrolled APSU students are eligible for our services, which are confidential and free of charge.  Students may call 931-221-6162 for an appointment. For additional information or to take a free self-assessment, please visit our website at www.apsu.edu/counseling.

Boyd Health Services

Location:  Ard Building

Website:  https://www.apsu.edu/health-and-counseling/boyd-health-services/visitinfo.php

Boyd Health Services is located in the Ard Building at 524 College Street.  Here board certified physicians and nurse practitioners provide evidence-based health care to APSU students, staff, and faculty. Students are assessed a health service fee each semester that covers office visits, meaning that most office visits are free of charge (staff and faculty seeking services through the clinic are required to pay a small access fee). Any additional charges for medications or laboratory tests received in-house are typically billed directly to one’s student/staff account.  Services available include visits for illness, minor injury, sexual health, family planning services, well-patient physical examinations, allergy injections, immunizations/tuberculin testing, laboratory services, and health education. Some illnesses or conditions fall outside our scope of service, and so occasionally we refer patients out into the community for care. In these instances the patient is responsible for any expenses incurred.

No medical services will be provided until a medical history is completed, signed, and filed.  In addition to this initial record, Boyd Health Services reserves the right to require additional examinations and/or immunizations during any time the student is enrolled at the University.

Sickness and Accident Insurance

Students are strongly encouraged to have comprehensive health insurance during their time of enrollment at the University. Assistance in researching and selecting insurance options can be found on our website at https://www.apsu.edu/health-and-counseling/boyd-health-services/visitinfo.php

Office of Disability Services

Location:  University Center, Room 114

Website:  www.apsu.edu/disability

A person with a disability is someone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.  A person is considered to be a person with a disability if he/she has the disability, has a record of the disability, or is regarded as having the disability.

Accommodations are academic adjustments or auxiliary aids that provide equal access to programs and services. A few examples are print and audio materials in alternate formats, extended time or taking an exam in a minimal distraction area, recording a lecture or having a note-taker and assistive technology to read and navigate a computer.

It is the responsibility of the student to register with the Office of Disability Services and request accommodations.  The first step is to complete an Intake Form.  The form can be accessed from http://www.apsu.edu/disability/forms. Students are encouraged to contact the office for guidelines pertaining to the specific documentation required.  The Office of Disability Services can be contacted at (931) 221-6230 Voice or (931) 221-6278 TTY, Morgan University Center, 114.

Tuition Reduction

A Tennessee resident who is permanently and totally disabled may register in courses for credit on a space available basis and pay a maximum tuition of $70 and all applicable fees or may audit a course if space is available at no cost (according to Tennessee law) by filing an Application for Tuition Reduction due to Disability and submit proof that you are considered 100% disabled through Social Security or other appropriate state or federal agency.  To request tuition reduction for disability, you must submit this documentation for each term of enrollment.  Requests must be submitted prior to the last day of registration.  For additional information, contact the Office of Disability Services at (931) 221-6230 Voice or (931) 221-6278 TTY, Morgan University Center, 114.

Parking

Accessible parking decals are issued to qualified students/faculty/staff in lieu of any other decal.  Decals are obtained from public safety/campus police upon the presentation of a license or placard issued by any state specifically to the person requesting the decal.  Decals may be obtained by visiting public safety/campus police at the Shasteen Building, 133.  Temporary permits are issued under the authority of public safety/campus police and entitle the bearer to the same parking privileges for short periods of time.

Accessibility Committee

The committee has the responsibility for developing policies related to the services and activities for people with disabilities on campus.  In addition, the committee should monitor questions relative to procedures and access, and make recommendations directly to the president concerning these matters.

Govs ID Card

The Govs Card is the official identification card for every student, faculty, and staff member at APSU. It offers a convenient, easy, and safe way to make purchases and utilize campus services. The card can also be used as a library card, meal plan card, meal money (Gov Bucks), admittance to athletic events and other campus activities, access to residence halls and the student recreation center, in vending machines, and as a U.S. Bank ATM/Debit Card. Information about the Govs ID Card is available at the Morgan University Center room 207, or by calling 931-221-7888.

Public Safety - Campus Police

website:  https://www.apsu.edu/police/index.php

The APSU Campus Police station is open and staffed 24 hours a day, and is located in the Shasteen Building behind the football stadium. Campus Police Officers patrol all institution property by automobile, electric vehicle, and by foot.  The sworn officers attend the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) and are certified/meet state standards and requirements.

The jurisdictional area extends to all facilities owned, operated, and leased by the Board of Trustees, as well as public roads and right-of-ways contiguous to that property. They are armed and empowered with the same arrest authority as city and county officers. Campus officers work closely with local and state police and emergency officials, and share a common radio network. Police officers are augmented on campus by security officers and by the Student Patrol, which assist in parking and traffic control and in security during special events, and provide a security escort service for students during evening hours. Other crime prevention programs run throughout the year, including crime prevention briefings and a program for recording and engraving serial numbers on valuable items of property. Public Safety is also responsible for coordinating homeland security efforts and APSU’s Emergency Preparedness Plan. For more information, contact Campus Police at 931-221-7786. For emergencies call 9-1-1.

Traffic and Parking Regulations

Students who desire to park and/or drive vehicles on the APSU campus are required to register with the Office of Public Safety in the Shasteen Building or apply online for decal issuance. All vehicles must display a proper parking decal and must be operated in accordance with state laws and University Traffic and Parking Regulations, distributed by the Office of Public Safety.

University Center

The Morgan University Center is the center of campus life at Austin Peay. The Center is the home to the University’s food service operations, featuring the cafeteria and food court. In addition, the following offices are located in the facility: Student Affairs, University Facilities, Student Life and Engagement, Disability Services, Career Services, Student Publications (The All State student newspaper), Student Government Association, Hispanic Cultural Center, Adult and Nontraditional Student Center, and the Military Student Center. Besides the offices listed, the Morgan University Center includes a coffee shop, post office and meeting rooms. In the Morgan University Center you will find regular events and programs scheduled throughout the day, as well as a location to relax and refresh from your academic studies.

University Housing

Location:  Miller Hall, Room 121

Website: www.apsu.edu/housing/

The University believes that life in campus housing provides students with an essential part of the educational experience. Living in a residence hall/apartment affords students opportunities for involvement in learning communities, campus activities, shared responsibilities and community experiences. Since the majority of students’ study and involvement patterns are formed early, the University requires that all full-time single freshmen students under 21 years of age, not residing with their parents or legal guardians, must reside in University housing and participate in a University meal plan while in University housing.

The University has accommodations for approximately 1,900 students. Single students are housed in residence halls, generally two to a room, or Meacham Apartments and Hand Village, four to an apartment, under the supervision of professional and student staff.  Honors housing is available and living-learning communities are located in Harvill Hall, and buildings 300 and 400 of Hand Village.  One, two, and three bedroom apartments are available for married students, single parents with dependent children, or single students age 21 or older with no dependents.

All resident students must provide their own bed linens, towels, and other personal accessories. Students are responsible for the care and cleaning of their rooms. Laundry facilities are available in all residence halls/apartments. Internet and cable provided. All residences are smoke free.

Application for University Housing should be made online through your AP OneStop account.   Housing contracts are for the full academic year (fall and spring semesters including winter break) and renewed annually. Please refer to Housing Licensing Agreement for fee adjustment policies and deadlines.

Vet Success

Location:  Ellington Building, Room 204

Website:  http://www.apsu.edu/VETsuccess

VetSuccess On Campus at APSU is a comprehensive program offering adjustment counseling, support services, career counseling, peer to peer mentoring and tutoring, employment assistance, and guidance on the full range of VA benefits and health services. In a collaborative and cooperative effort, APSU and VA work together to develop highly innovative and targeted programs, services and activities for student veterans, military and family members to assist with their transition to college life and to maximize their opportunities for success, both educationally and occupationally.