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    Austin Peay State University
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life


 


Student Life

Web Address: http://www.apsu.edu/sle

Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center

http://www.apsu.edu/AACC

http://www.facebook.com/AACCAPSU

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

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

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 Latino 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.

Intercollegiate Athletics

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.

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

Web Address: 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 the 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 Organizations

www.apsu.edu/sle/list-student-organizations

More than 100 honor, professional, departmental, social, service, and special interest groups are available to Austin Peay students. Information on these organizations and membership requirements are maintained in the Office of Student Life and Engagement, which registers student organizations. The missions, activities, programs, and expressed opinions of such organizations do not necessarily represent the official viewpoint or opinion of the University.

The Student Organization Council (SOC) serves as a liaison between student organizations for the purpose of planning and implementing programs and events. The council enhances communication and cooperation within the APSU campus community by promoting unity among organizations.

Govs Programming Council

www.apsu.edu/sle/gpc

The Govs Programming Council (GPC) is the major student programming organization on campus. It is made up of committees that allow students to give input into the recreational, social, and co-educational programming. Students gain hands-on experience with the planning and implementation of campus-wide events. General membership in the GPC is open to any undergraduate APSU student, while executive members must meet a GPA requirement, as well as have experience with the organization as a general member.

Student Publications

The All State and The Monocle

The All State is the APSU student newspaper and is housed in the Office of Student Publications along with APSU’s yearbook — The Monocle — and the Student Handbook and Calendar. Since 1929, The All State has served as APSU’s campus newspaper. The All State is published weekly and is a publication for the expression of student opinion and a medium for dissemination of timely news relevant to the campus community. The Monocle continues the yearbook tradition first established at Austin Peay in 1946. The Monocle preserves memories of the year in hundreds of brilliant color photos and stories and recounts important events of the year. Both publications are produced and managed by both graduate and undergraduate students with the guidance of the Coordinator for Student Publications. The Office of Student Publications is in the Morgan University Center, Room 111. Writing, editing, photography, design, advertising, business and other creative and leadership positions are open to qualified students of any major on The All State and The Monocle staffs. Any enrolled student is welcome to apply for any position by picking up an application in the Student Publications office, or you can apply online by visiting www.apsu.edu/student-pubs. For more information, call (931) 221-7376, e-mail studentpublications@apsu.edu or stop by the Student Publications newsroom.

The Tower - “The Red Mud Review”

The literary review is published annually by students under the supervision of the Department of Languages and Literature. Its purpose is to promote and stimulate interest in creative writing; it provides students interested in the art of writing an opportunity to acquire experience in creative writing and to achieve satisfaction in seeing their work in print.

University 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, featuring a 3-court multipurpose gymnasium, indoor walking track, climbing wall, a cycling studio, modern fitness studios, and locker rooms. The Drew Simmons Fitness area, now housed within the Foy Center, is a state-of-the-art fitness space with a full array of cardio, pin-selected and free weight equipment as well as other fitness accessories and tune-in televisions. In spring 2008 an outdoor swimming pool with lap lanes and ample lounging space was added.  In fall 2009, Blondie’s, a popular local eatery, began operations in the café offering gourmet coffee, smoothies, a variety of sandwiches, soups, and more.

We offer a variety of informal, educational, and competitive activities to meet and expand the interests of our constituents. We regularly facilitate fitness and nutrition workshops, organize intramural sports leagues and tournaments, and help students organize  sport clubs. Our group fitness schedule is exceptionally diverse, including dance, mind/body and general fitness classes for all abilities. Adventure recreation takes activities off-campus to great state and regional locations, and Junior Govs Summer Camp keeps kids 5-14 busy all summer. 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/recreation, 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.