Jun 16, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Programs of the University


Academic Support Services

Web Address: www.apsu.edu/academic_support

Academic Support begins when students are admitted to APSU and continues until the goal of graduation is met.

Academic Advising

Web Address: www.apsu.edu/academic_support/advising

Deliberate and intentional academic advising at Austin Peay State University guides students in making responsible academic and career choices, setting goals, and developing education plans to realize those goals. Effective advising fosters critical thinking and informed decision making which supports meaningful living in a global society.

Freshman Advising. Academic Advising is an element of academic support that begins at the time of initial enrollment at APSU through graduation. During new student orientation undergraduate students meet with faculty to discuss career goals and to plan a schedule for their first semester. Students who have declared a major are assigned to permanent faculty advisors during their first semester. Students who are still deciding on a major continue to be advised by professional advisors in the Career and Advisement Center.

Regular Academic Advising. Each semester students are expected to schedule an appointment with their assigned faculty advisor(s) for the purpose of discussing academic progress and planning a schedule for the following semester. The role of faculty advisors is to help students clarify goals, career options, courses of study, program requirements, and educational needs, and to identify University resources that support the academic goals. Faculty advisors regularly interact with their advisees in order to coordinate educational experiences and monitor student progress throughout the year. While, in the final analysis, academic choices rest with the student, faculty advisors assist students by helping them identify and assess the alternatives and the sequences of academic decisions.

Academic Support Center

Location: Marks Building
Phone: 931-221-6550
Web Address: www.apsu.edu/academic_ support

Peer tutoring and Structured Learning Assistance are offered to currently enrolled students through the Academic Support Center. In addition, the University provides a small writing lab in the Center to assist students in improving their writing skills. Detailed information may be found on the Website. Students may make appointments for tutoring either by personally visiting the center or by calling 931-221-6553.

Academic Alert

Academic Alert is the web-based system which faculty may use to warn students who are in academic jeopardy and in danger of failing in their classes. Students are referred to the office of Academic Support for consultation. Academic alerts for students living in campus housing will be submitted to the associate director of housing in addition to the Academic Alert Coordinator.

Structured Learning Assistance

Students who are required to enroll in enhanced sections of ENGL 1010 , MATH 1010 , and MATH 1530  must participate also in Structured Learning Assistance workshops two days a week. SLA student leaders who have demonstrated academic excellence conduct the workshops in computer laboratories in the Marks Building.

Career, Advisement, and Testing Services

Web Address: www.apsu.edu/careers

The Career and Advisement Center is located in the Morgan University Center, Room 210. The center advises students who have not declared a major and assists students in each stage of the career development process. Services include assistance with meeting core requirements for undeclared majors, choosing a major, writing a resumé and/or cover letter, developing interviewing skills, searching for a job, and applying to graduate school. A variety of workshops are offered regularly, and full-and part-time jobs listings are posted daily. Visit the Career and Advisement Center’s Website or call 931-221-7896 for more information.

The Testing Center is located in the Ellington Building, Room 202. The center offers a variety of tests, which includes: COMPASS, ACT-Residual, CLEP, DANTES, and MAT for correspondence courses taken through other universities. Testing information about PRAXIS, GRE, and the national ACT is available at the testing center. For more information or to schedule a testing session, call 931-221-6269.

First-Year Experience

The University recognizes that there are many differences between high school and college. Thus the significance of the first year of college in making a successful transition is addressed with the First-Year Experience.

Summer Welcome

Admitted students are invited to campus to meet with a faculty member for academic advising and to enroll in classes. Students are introduced to University expectations and services and campus resources (www.apsu.edu/academic_support).

New Student Orientation (All Freshmen)

This program is a 2 1/2 day program beginning with Freshman convocation which precedes the beginning of classes and begins with Freshman convocation. All freshmen are required to participate; transfer students must participate if they enter with fewer than 12 credit hours (university level) wish to do so. The focus of the activities is to teach students how to use the services available to them, to complete any testing requirements, and to complete other orientation activities that are a part of APSU 1000 . Normally the orientation will be held on Friday and Saturday before the first day of classes.

APSU 1000

APSU 1000  is the freshman seminar in which all first-time freshmen and all students entering with fewer than 12 hours must enroll and remain enrolled until they have completed the course with a grade of C or better. The class includes new student orientation. Not only will students engage in the habits of university success, they also will develop an appreciation of a liberal-arts focused university core as a foundation for all majors and for life.

Center for Extended and Distance Education

Location: McReynolds Bldg., 119
Phone: 931-221-7257
Website: www.apsu.edu/ext_ed/

The Center for Extended and Distance Education at Austin Peay State University offers a wide variety of creative educational opportunities through traditional classroom, online, interactive TV and off-campus delivery, and contract programs, including the federally funded TRIO program and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center. Services include support for traditional and nontraditional college students seeking degrees and certifications, and for personal or professional development, small business entrepreneurs, regional business and industry, veterans, first-generation college students, and economically disadvantaged students.

Distance Education

Location: McReynolds Bldg.
Phone: 931-221-7933
Website: www.apsu.edu/ext_ed/

Distance Education enables the University to reach beyond the traditional campus via two-way interactive television (ITV) courses. The University currently operates interactive video sites from the main campus to the APSU Center @ Fort Campbell and various sites in the service area. For additional information, call (931) 221-7175.

Online/Distance-Based Degree Programs

Online/distance-based education offers students the convenience of classroom accessibility 24 hours a day from virtually anywhere in the world. Online/distance-based students access their virtual classroom and interact with instructors and classmates through the Web in an interactive, asynchronous format. Distance-based courses may utilize DVD or other internet technologies to enhance instruction. Online/distance-based courses are not self-paced; courses begin and end on specific dates, and class work is assigned deadlines. Advising, library services, student support, and other forms of student assistance are available to online/distance-based students. Technical support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Students may choose from APSU online/distance-based degrees and the Regents Online Degree Program.

APSU Online/Distance-Based Degrees

Location: McReynolds Bldg., 107
Phone: 931-221-6484
e-mail: online@apsu.edu
Website: www.apsu.edu/online/

APSU online/distance-based offers 14 degree programs and more than 125 courses online/distance-based. All core courses required for the Bachelor of Science degree are available online. For more information on degree requirements, visit www.apsu.edu/apsuonline/degrees/degrees.htm.

Regents Online Degree Programs

Location: McReynolds Bldg., 109
E-mail: rodp@apsu.edu
Website: www.apsu.edu/online/

Tennessee Board of Regents’ colleges, universities, and technology centers offer the Regents Online Degree Programs (RODP). APSU is one of six TBR universities that delivers and awards the noted degrees. Courses completed in the Regents Online Degree Programs are entirely online and transferable among all the participating institutions. Two undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees are available, as well as teacher education options.

Extended Education

Location: McReynolds Bldg.
Phone: 931-221-7743
Website: www.apsu.edu/ext_ed/

Extended-Campus on-site courses are offered at various centers throughout the service area of APSU. Information about the schedule and location of extended-campus classes may be obtained by contacting the Center for Extended and Distance Education, the appropriate academic department, visiting the web page, or referring to the SCHEDULE OF CLASSES (WEB ONLY) each term.

Austin Peay After Hours provides students the opportunity to complete a number of degree options be taking evenings online courses and weekends. Eight-week and fifteen-week terms are available. Information about the schedule may be obtained by contacting the Center for Extended and Distance Education, the appropriate academic department, or refer to the SCHEDULE OF CLASSES on the Website.

Dual/Joint enrollment allows qualified high-school juniors and seniors to earn college credit while still in high school. Lottery scholarships are available. For more information, call 931-221-7743.

English as a Second Language

Location: McReynolds Bldg., 202
Phone: 931-221-6270
E-mail: esl@apsu.edu
Website: www.apsu.edu/ext_ed/esl/

The ESL Institute offers a diversified and intense program of instruction and study in English for international students who desire to raise their level of proficiency for the purpose of gaining admission to APSU or another university. Additionally, the Institute offers community members the opportunity to study English in order to prepare for professional careers, advanced education, and participation in the global community. Courses integrate multiple skills, such as reading, conversation, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and TOEFL exam preparation in a friendly and personal classroom setting.

Noncredit and Customized Training

Location: McReynolds Bldg., 118
Phone: 931-221-6487
Website: www.apsu.edu/ext_ed/noncredit/

The Center provides noncredit classes, short courses, and seminars in both traditional classroom and convenient online formats. Courses include certificate programs, classes and seminars in personal and professional development, software use, foreign languages and culture, test preparation and visual arts. CompTIA® Microsoft® Certification, and Cisco certification preparation training for IT professionals is available on-site and online. Career development certificates in a variety of fields are also available online. In partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the Center provides business-related seminars focused on the needs of small businesses. Customized contract training programs for businesses and other groups are also available. A schedule of noncredit classes is published twice a year. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded for most courses. For more information, call 931-221-7816 or 931-221-6487.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center

Location: McReynolds Bldg., 111
Phone: 931-221-1370
E-mail: tsbdc@apsu.edu
Website: www.apsu.edu/ext_ed/TSBDC/ or www.tsbdc.org

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) offers assistance to help business owners grow and develop successful, thriving businesses. The center assists business owners and managers by providing one-on-one counseling for management and technical business problems and issues such as business planning, sources of capital, marketing, record keeping, location analysis, and government procurement.

TRiO Student Support Services

Location: Ellington Student Services
Building, 337
Phone: 931-221-6142
Website: www.apsu.edu/sss

The TRiO Student Support Services Program is designed to assist students whose parents did not attend or complete a four-year college and/or whose family income may hinder them from remaining in college. Currently enrolled students who are registered with Disability Services at APSU are also eligible. Students who meet one or all of these conditions are encouraged to apply for program participation. Students will develop an individualized plan of services with the program counselor, which may include the following benefits: orientation to the program, ongoing academic advisement and GPA monitoring, interaction with the Student Financial Aid Office, graduate and/or professional school advisement, career counseling, content area tutoring, small group workshops, personal counseling, and participation in cultural activities.

Funding by the U.S. Department of Education for TRiO Student Support Services at APSU is $257,584 or 100% for 2010-2011. The services are free and can accommodate 180 qualified students. TRiO Programs Website: www.apsu.edu/ext_ed/trio_programs. htm

The federal TRiO programs were established in 1965 to provide postsecondary educational opportunities to the economically disadvantaged in the United States. The programs target students and adults whose annual income/parental income makes them eligible for grants and need-based assistance. TRiO programs also target potential first-generation college students. TRiO programs are funded by the federal government and based on college campuses nationwide. Austin Peay State University hosts five TRiO programs:

High School Upward Bound
Location: 400 Ford Street
Phone: 931-221-6200

Tri-County Upward Bound
Location: McReynolds, 210
Phone: 931-221-6410

Veterans Upward Bound
Location: McReynolds, 212
Phone: 931-221-7600

TRiO Student Support Services
Location: Ellington, 337
Phone: 931-221-6142

Educational Opportunity Center
Location: Ellington, 333
Phone: 931-221-7481

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

Austin Peay is designated as an institutional member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of over 400 colleges and universities providing voluntary postsecondary education to members of the military throughout the world.

As a SOC member, APSU recognizes the unique nature of the military lifestyle and has committed itself to easing the transfer of relevant course credits, providing flexible academic residency requirements, and crediting learning from appropriate military training experiences.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Associate Degree for Soldiers (SOCAD-2)

In addition to its SOC membership, APSU is one of approximately 200 institutions providing occupational and flexible SOCAD-2 (formerly SOCAD) programs on over 50 Army installations worldwide. These programs lead to associate degrees, most of which correspond to enlisted and warrant officer job specialties. The agreement is valid for six years. Through prior agreement, students in SOCAD-2 programs:

  1. Must complete at any time during pursuit of degree 25 percent of total degree requirements in residence;
  2. Must earn 6 semester hours of APSU credit before a SOCAD will be processed;
  3. Are awarded credit for experience in their military occupational specialty (MOS) and service schools as appropriate to their programs;
  4. Are awarded credit for nontraditional learning based on results of national tests, such as CLEP and DANTES, as appropriate to their programs;
  5. Have a SOCAD Student Agreement completed as their official evaluation stating remaining degree requirements and eliminating the need for reevaluation of previous credit; and
  6. Are guaranteed that courses listed in transferability tables in the SOCAD-2 handbook will be accepted for degree requirements within each curriculum area.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Bachelor’s Degree for Soldiers (SOCAD-4)

APSU offers the B.S. in Public Management as its Bachelor’s Degree for soldiers. The agreement is valid for six years. Through prior agreements, students in SOCAD-4 (formerly BDFS) programs:

  1. Must complete at any time during pursuit of degree 25 percent of total degree requirements in residence;
  2. Must earn 6 semester hours of APSU credit before a SOCAD will be processed;
  3. Are awarded credit for experience in their military occupation specialty (MOS) and service schools as appropriate to their programs;
  4. Are awarded credit for nontraditional learning based on results of national tests, such as CLEP and DANTES, as appropriate to their programs;
  5. Have a SOCAD Student Agreement; and
  6. Are guaranteed course transferability as per the SOCAD Student Agreement.

Study Abroad and Exchange Programs

Office: Browning Bldg., Room 109
Phone: 931-221-6851
Website: www.apsu.edu/study_abroad/


South Africa
This program offered through the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies will take place in Cape Town, an exotic ocean-front city surrounded by the beautiful Table Mountain National Park. Cape Town was originally settled by the Dutch and is famous for its waterfront harbor. It is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with African, European and Asian influences. South Africa’s unique political and cultural history, coupled with the abundance of wildlife and scenic landscapes, makes this city an ideal location for a study abroad program. Coursework includes: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, African American literature, Education Seminar, and Social Problems and Social Change.


This APSU faculty-led program will allow students to experience Japan through the lens of history and literature. After participating in a 3 week course offered online through D2L, students will then have the opportunity to visit locations previously discussed during the course. The study abroad will focus on sites based in Kyoto prefecture and nearby cities relevant to the historical and cultural sites featured prominently in many of the greatest works of Japanese literature. Students will have the opportunity to appreciate Japan’s rich, vibrant, multi-faceted culture through cuisine, the arts, architecture, religious establishments, and museums. Coursework includes ENGL 430 P, Topics in World Literature, ENGL 5700 Literature Across the Cultures, and HIST 4910  , Japan’s Ancient Capitals: Nara and Kyoto.

Korea (Kyungpook)
Through this exchange program with Kyungpook National University, you can take a variety of courses designed to address global issues and provide a new perspective and understanding of Korea. Offered in English, classes cover global and regional affairs, along with Korean language, economics, culture, history and politics.

The Taiwan program is an educational exchange program for faculty and students between APSU and two sister institutes in Taiwan, National Changhua University of Education (NCUE) and Nankai College of Technology and Commerce (NCTC). The program sponsors: (1) Student Exchange Program–students may study for one or two semesters at sister institutes; (2) Study Abroad Program–students may be enrolled in a summer study abroad program at the host institution; (3) Faculty Exchange Program–selected faculty may attend the host institution for the purpose of research, teaching, and general study; and (4) Visitation Program–Delegates will attend symposia to promote and enhance the exchange agreement between the institutions.

Cooperative Center for Study Abroad
The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA) is an inter-institutional effort providing joint planning, coordination, and implementation for programs of study abroad to countries with a significant English speaking base. The CCSA sponsors: (1) short-term programs of study in late December and early January during the interim between the fall and spring semesters to London or Australia; (2) several programs in the spring; (3) summer programs in several countries; e.g., England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Ghana, Jamaica, Belize, etc.; (4) fall and spring semesters in England; and (5) a variety of opportunities for internships. Courses are taught by faculty from CCSA member institutions including APSU faculty. Students earn credit on their home campuses that apply to their degree programs. The CCSA member institutions identify comparable courses for those scheduled through other member universities.


The Language Institute of Universität Klagenfurt hosts APSU students for intensive German language study in the picturesque town of Klagenfurt Austria. Students will experience direct contact with Austrian culture and way of life all while learning German in an immersion setting. Students will earn 6 to eight hour of coursework credit. Classes are available at all levels of study including Beginning German, Intermediate German, and Advanced German. German Literature, German Business, and Austrian Culture classes are also available. Cultural excursions, including a weekend visit to Vienna are included in the program.

Holocaust Traveling Seminar
Austin Peay’s Study Abroad Program offers students an opportunity to travel to Germany and France during the summer. The curriculum consists of History 4910, The Holocaust Traveling Seminar. Lectures will be held in Strasbourg, France, with subsequent travel to sites in Germany. All classes and tours are in English, and students are eligible for six credit hours. The accommodations are dormitory style including two meals per day. Also included are hotels, pensions, or hostels near the sites. The cost for the program includes APSU tuition, books, room and board, airline and rail tickets, site admission, program fees, and personal expenses. An advance down payment is required for dormitory and travel by March 1 of each year.

An international education cooperative program has been established between University of Orleans of France and Austin Peay State University. The cooperation between the two universities encourages student exchange; faculty exchange a) the exchange of publications, documents, research results, and other form of academic collaboration; and b) the summer study abroad program.

Spectacular mountains and beautiful beaches provide the backdrop of the serious study of ancient Greece culture and modern Greek language. Students will enroll in GREK 3400, Greek Art and Archaeology, and GREK 1110 , Intensive Modern Greek, for a total of 7 credit hours. We will spend 5 weeks studying and visiting archeological sites and museums from Neolithic caves to World War II sites. Sites include: Knosso, Phaisto, Mycenal, Cosenth, Olympia, Delphi, and about 35 more.

The purpose of this program is to introduce students to biodiversity and teach them strategies in biodiversity conversation on site at Lake Baikal, Russian Federation. Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest, deepest, and largest (by volume) freshwater lake, and most biodiverse. The coursework will consist of the study of local flora and fauna, boat trips to sample aquatic organisms, field tests of student-generated hypotheses on biodiversity conservation, excursions with local scientists, meeting and interviewing the local people whose work affects biodiversity at Lake Baikal, discussing papers pertinent to Baikal, and keeping a daily field journal. Students will receive coursework credit for BIOL 4700  and BIOL 5700.

A four-week summer program for the study of Spanish will be taught at Estudio Internacional Sampere in Madrid. Spanish language classes are offered at all levels, from beginning through advanced. An average of 17 hours of classes and activities are scheduled each week. Classes average from five to eight students per class. While in Madrid, there will be four full-day excursions outside the capital to nearby cities and sites of interest such as Toledo, Segovia, Salamanca, La Granja, the Escorial, and the Valle de los Cai´dos. Students are housed in carefully selected Spanish households, usually two per family. Housing is within walking distance or with easy access to rapid public transportation to classes. The program fee provides three meals a day while in Madrid.

A student exchange program exists between APSU and Mid Sweden University where students get full credits in their major/minor areas of study while learning the Swedish language and culture. All classes taken by exchange students are taught in English. Students can study either one semester or an academic year at Mid Sweden University. Studies are offered in humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, teacher training, nursing, and social care. It is required that all students register for a Swedish language/culture class while studying at the University. Students who successfully complete their courses at the University will receive a $250 scholarship at the end of the semester from the Mid Sweden University. APSU students pay Austin Peay tuition the semester they attend Mid Sweden University. Other expenses, such as housing, airline cost, books, and personal expenses are the students’ responsibility. Financial aid and scholarships are available from APSU for studies at Mid Sweden University.

North America

This program offered through the Mid-Continent Consortium allows students to study Spanish in an immersion setting at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. The city of Guanajuato is the capital of the State of Guanajuato. It is a historical and picturesque city, which owes its colonial splendor to the silver mines operated by the Spanish in the 16th and 17th centuries. Guanajuato is known for its climate, scenery, subter ranean streets, and an International Cultural Event called the Cervantino Festival. The city exemplifies the cultural values of Mexico and the architectural splendor of the Spanish colonial period. Students will be placed in direct contact with the Mexican culture, Spanish language, all while earning Spanish degree credits. Courses are offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of study.

Quebec, Canada
The Mid-Continent Consortium offers an intensive French language immersion course. It is open to students who have completed a minimum of one year of college-level French or its equivalent.

The immersion program is centered at the Ecole de langue et de culture quebecoise at the UniversitÈ de Québec · Chicoutimi. The program uses coursework, homestay, and organized activities to create a total immersion environment. Students take courses in language, conversation, and the culture of Quebec. Courses are taught entirely in French by native faculty.

Afternoons, students choose from a number of organized activities, including volleyball, hiking, canoeing, theater, dance, art, and singing folk songs. All activities are organized by a team of energetic French language monitors who keep students speaking French throughout the day. Weekends include optional excursions to visit the cities of Quebec and Montreal, as well as the Lac St. Jean and Saguenay regions of the province of Quebec.

For advanced students, there is a three-week course in Business French, as well as a program in pedagogy for teachers of French. Other options are available year-round, including French and Snow, French and Nature, and semester-length immersion courses.

Institute for Global Security Studies

School of Technology and Public Management
Location: SSG Glenn H. English, Jr., Army Education Center
Bldg. 604 – Rm. 105, Fort Campbell, KY
Phone: 931-221-1477
Website: www.apsu.edu/igss

Global Security Studies considers transnational security issues with global implications such as the environment, terrorism, population movements, and disease threats. Students prepare for careers in government, business, education, or international organizations by complementing a specific major with an understanding of the emerging challenges posed by a globalizing world.

Global Security Studies (Minor)

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The President’s Emerging Leaders Program (PELP)

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Student Life

Web Address: www.apsu.edu/student_affairs/support_services.htm

Wilber N. Daniel African American Cultural Center

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


The social fraternities and sorority organizations are members of the National Pan-Hellenic Conference, the National Panhellenic Council or the North American Inter-Fraternity Conference. Campus chapters are members of representative governing bodies that promote leadership development, excellence in scholarship, community service, and positive inter-Greek relationships.

Social fraternities and sororities organizations 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 organizations is the result of a selection process known either as “Intake” or “Recruitment.”

Hispanic Cultural Center

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

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 the Student Affairs.

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 Student Life and Leadership Office. Austin Peay State University registers student organizations through the Student Life and Leadership Office. The missions, activities, programs, and expressed opinions of such organizations do not necessarily represent the official viewpoint or opinion of the University.

The Govs Organization Council 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

The Govs Programming Council or “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 The Monocle Yearbook 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 students with the guidance of the Coordinator for Student Publications. The Office of Student Publications is in the Morgan University Center. Writing, photography, design, advertising and editing positions are open to qualified students of any major on The All State and The Monocle staffs. For more information, call (931) 221- 7376, e-mail theallstate@apsu.edu or themonocle@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 Center, 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 opened with lap lanes and ample lounging space was added, and 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 intermural sports leagues and tournaments, and help students organize and operate sport clubs. Our group fitness schedule is exceptionally diverse, including dance, martial arts and general fitness classes for all abilities. Adventure recreation takes the opportunities off-campus to great state and regional locations, and Junior Govs Summer Camp keeps kids 5-12 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.

Honors and Awards

Each year, the University recognizes outstanding students at Academic Honors Day and Awards Day ceremonies and at Commencement. Some of the awards presented are listed below.

Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony

This ceremony, produced by the Honors and Awards Committee, recognizes all students holding a 3.65 GPA for undergraduates fully enrolled (12 units or more in all classes except freshman, where a minimum of 16 units are required) and a 3.85 GPA for graduate students fully enrolled (eight hours or more). The student must be fully enrolled in the previous fall term and fully enrolled per the criteria for the current spring term. The student receives a certificate/instruction letter in the mail as well as an invitation is sent to the student(s) family. The student is given individual recognition and an “Honor Student” gift bag for their distinguished achievement. It is a yearly program given in the month of April. The ceremony also showcases recipients of departmental awards, senior student awards and outstanding faculty awards culminating in a reception.

Drane Award

The William McClure Drane Award is conferred upon an outstanding member of the graduating class chosen by the faculty of the University on the basis of character, scholarship, leadership, and service to the University. Preference is given to a student with four years of residence in the University. Miss Myrtle Drane and Mrs. Maud Drane Buckner established the award in 1950 in memory of their father, William McClure Drane, prominent citizen of Clarksville and patron of education.

Halbert Harvill Civitan Citizenship Award

The Halbert Harvill Civitan Citizenship Award is given to the member of the graduating class selected by the faculty for having made an outstanding contribution to good citizenship during his or her college career. The award is given to the student who has made the best use of his or her abilities and has worked unselfishly for the betterment of fellow students and the school community. It is not based on popularity, athletic prowess, or scholastic achievement.

Academic Discipline Awards


James D. Hamilton Award is given annually by Delta Tau Alpha Agriculture Honor Society to the most outstanding freshman Agriculture major as chosen by faculty in Agriculture.


Jennie H. Jordan Memorial Award recognizes academic excellence in a senior-level student that is a member of Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society for Biology. Traditionally, this award has been presented to the graduating member of Tri-Beta with the highest GPA. The Eta Pi Chapter of Tri-Beta will announce the recipient during the Student Awards Day Ceremony in the spring semester. The award is honorary, and no monetary award is made.

College of Business

The graduating senior with the highest achievement in the major field of business receives an award given by the Wall Street Journal.

Computer Science and Information Technology

Outstanding graduating seniors are chosen by the department’s faculty members from all areas of Computer Science and Information Technology.


The George M. Rawlins, Jr. Chemistry Award is granted to the member of the graduating class who has the highest GPA among chemistry majors. The winner of the George M. Rawlins, Jr. Chemistry Award receives a certificate from the chemistry department and his or her name engraved on the Chemistry Department plaque.

The Harvey Blanck Physical Chemistry Award

… honors Dr. Harvey Blanck for his more than 30 years of service to APSU as professor of physical chemistry and thus recognizes the outstanding physical chemistry student who has completed the one-year P-chem sequence. The award is a current edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

Engineering Technology

The graduating senior with the highest achievement in the major field of engineering technology is elected by engineering technology students.


The Mathematics Award is given to the graduating senior voted most outstanding by the faculty in the major field of mathematics. This award is given by the Clarksville Kiwanis Club. The Award Trophy will be awarded to the best sophomore mathematics student voted most outstanding by faculty in the department.

Military Science

The Military Science Awards are given annually to outstanding cadets in the ROTC program by various organizations at the national, state, local, and University level.


The following awards are given to graduating seniors: Distinguished Senior Award by the Nursing Alumni Association, four awards by the faculty for Academic Excellence, Outstanding Senior Nursing Student, Nu Phi Student Achievement, and R.N.-B.S.N. Leadership.

Political Science

The John Burgess Award is given to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average.

Robert F. Sears Physics/Astronomy Award

Established in 1999 by family and friends of the late Dr. Robert Sears, a $500 award and commemorative plaque are presented to an outstanding student in physics or astronomy at the annual awards day ceremony. The recipient must closely identify with the legacy of Dr. Sears and be enthusiastically committed to a lifelong dedication to the sciences.


The W.E.B. Du Bois award is given to the graduating sociology major with the highest GPA.

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. Go to www.apsu.edu/sll for a complete list of recognized groups and organization information.

Professional Organizations

  • Alpha Kappa Psi (Business)
  • APSU Philosophy Club
  • APSU Society for Technical Communication (STC)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Beta Beta Beta – Tri Beta (Biological Sciences)
  • Chi Epsilon Mu (Chemistry)
  • Collegiate Music Educators National Conference
  • Del Square Psi (Physics)
  • Eta Sigma Phi (Classics)
  • Galois Math Club
  • Geo Club
  • Health and Human Performance Club
  • History Club
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
  • Lamdba Tau (Medical Technology)
  • National Art Education Association
  • National Broadcast Society
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Music – Males)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Pre Law Society
  • Psychology Club
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
  • Sigma Alpha Iota (Music – Females)
  • Social Work Club
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Sociology Club
  • Student Art League
  • Student Tennessee Education Association
  • Wildlife Society

Honor Societies

  • Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshmen)
  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Beta Iota Gamma
  • Gamma Beta Phi (top 20% of class)
  • Kappa Delta Pi (Education)
  • Lambda Nu (Radiological Sciences)
  • Laurel Wreath
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership)
  • Order of Omega (General Leadership)
  • Phi Alpha (Social Work)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (History)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (Interdisciplinary)
  • Psi Chi (Psychology)
  • Sigma Delta Pi – Pi Nu (Spanish)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English and Literature)
  • Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)
  • Tau Sigma National Honor Society (Transfer Students)

Student Right to Know

Code of Student Conduct

APSU students are citizens of the local community, state, nation, and academic community.

They are, therefore, expected to conduct themselves as such at all times. Admission to the University carries with it special privileges and imposes special responsibilities apart from those rights and duties enjoyed by non-students. In recognition of the special relationship that exists between the institution and the academic community which it seeks to serve, the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR Policy 3:02:00:01) has authorized the presidents of TBR institutions to take such action as may be necessary to maintain campus conditions and preserve the integrity and educational environment of the institutions.

Pursuant to this authorization and in fulfillment of its duty to provide a secure and stimulating atmosphere in which individual and academic pursuits may flourish, the University has developed the Code of Student Conduct, APSU Policy 3:013, contained in the STUDENT HANDBOOK, which is intended to govern student conduct at Austin Peay State University.

In addition, students are subject to all national, state, and local laws and ordinances. If a student’s violation of such laws or ordinances also adversely affects the institution’s pursuit of its educational objectives, the University may enforce its own regulations regardless of any proceedings instituted by other authorities.

Conversely, violation of any section of the Code of Student Conduct may subject a student to disciplinary measures by the institution whether or not such conduct is simultaneously in violation of state, local, or national laws.

Generally, through appropriate due process procedures, institutional disciplinary measures shall be imposed for conduct which adversely affects the University’s pursuit of its educational objectives, which violates or shows a disregard for the rights of other members of the academic community, or which endangers property or persons on University or University-controlled property. In addition, disciplinary action may be taken on the basis of any conduct, on or off campus, which violates University policies for Student Organizations or poses a substantial threat to persons or property within the University Community.

When students are unable to pursue their academic work effectively, when their behavior is disruptive to the normal educational process of the University or is detrimental to themselves or others, due to drug and/or psychological disturbance, they may voluntarily withdraw, or be temporarily suspended from the University.

The University Academic and Non-Academic Grievance Policies are designed to afford students a due process opportunity for expressing their complaints. These policies are published in the STUDENT HANDBOOK.

University Rights

The University shall have such rights and responsibilities as are necessary and desirable for the University to achieve its purposes. The Tennessee Board of Regents specifically confirms the following rights of the University:

  1.  To establish regulations concerning the use and abuse of University property and to assess students with claims of damage for such abuse;
  2. To withhold grades and transcripts of credit until all claims have been paid;
  3. To dismiss, in the absence of specific regulations, any student, at any time, for cause deemed by the University to be in the best interest of the student’s emotional or physical safety or the well-being of the University community;
  4. To establish standards of dress, manners, and conduct on the campus within the range of convention and good taste;
  5. To establish traffic regulations on campus, provide for registration of all vehicles using the campus, and enforce such regulations as are established. Automobile Restrictions: All cars to be parked on campus must be registered with the Office of Public Safety/campus police;
  6. To control and regulate the housing of students on campus;
  7. To establish or institute honor systems and ethical practice codes;
  8. To supervise the scheduling of meetings, events, and activities of student organizations; and
  9. To enter, inspect, and search for contraband, stolen articles, and such in the room of any student in University-owned housing facilities, when probable cause is established.

The list is not intended to be all-inclusive and in no way limits the rights, responsibilities, and authority which the University now has. It is simply a reiteration of some of the rights, responsibilities, and authority which have been and are now vested in it.

Confidentiality of Student Records

It is the policy of the Tennessee Board of Regents and Austin Peay State University to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) also known as the “Buckley Amendment” and, in so doing, to protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable educational records of students and former students. The student has the right to access, to request amendment, and to file a complaint concerning his/her education records in accordance with APSU Policy 3:024. Appointments to review education records are scheduled through the Office of the Registrar at least 72 hours in advance.

If the student is indebted to the University, a copy of the education records will not be made. Except as provided by the policy, the University may disclose directory information to any person requesting it without consent of the student. Directory information includes the student’s name, permanent address, telephone number, email address, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, enrollment status, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. The University provides each student the opportunity to refuse to allow disclosure of designated directory information through the Offices of the Registrar, Ellington Building, Room 303 and the AP Center at Fort Campbell Information Window. The student will be given this opportunity at the beginning of each academic term. The student has the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC, 20202-4605.

Annually, students are informed of their rights through the STUDENT HANDBOOK. A complete copy of the policy shall be made available upon request at the Office of the Registrar (free of charge) and the University library (at a nominal per-sheet charge).

Student Right to Know Act

Statistics for all crimes are publicized and distributed to employees and students on an annual basis, in the time frames required by Federal/State law, and are available to applicants for enrollment or employment upon request from the Office of Public Safety. The graduation rate is 35.6 percent. For information on the law and University policy and statistics, contact the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at 931-221-6184.

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Amendments Act

All currently enrolled students are required to read the University’s Drug-Free Schools and Communities Amendments Act Statement. This statement outlines policy, legal sanctions (federal, state, and University), health risks, and assistance programs related to the use of alcohol and/or other drugs on the Austin Peay State University campus. The statement is in the STUDENT HANDBOOK.

Smoking and Clean Air

All smoking is prohibited on the APSU campus, except in designated campus parking lots (APSU Policy No. 3:032). APSU promotes an environment free from tobacco smoke in buildings and vehicles where students, faculty, and staff are working, conducting seminars, research, discussions, etc. Regardless of whether classes are in session, this policy prohibits smoking 24 hours-a-day year-round. Those choosing to use smoke-free tobacco products may do so 30 feet from each building entrance and exit. (See STUDENT HANDBOOK.)

University Liability

Austin Peay State University’s liability for personal injury or property damages is governed by the Tennessee Claims Commission Act, T.C.A § 9–8–301, et seq.  The University is self-insured under the Act, which covers claims, damages, losses, or costs arising from certain statutorily defined acts or omissions of the University or its employees for actual damages up to $300,000 per claimant and $1,000,000 per occurrence.  Employees of Austin Peay State University are personally immune from liability for state law claims for money damages unless their actions were criminal, malicious, or for personal gain.  In the absence of negligence by the University or its employees falling under the Act, Austin Peay State University is not responsible for bodily harm and/or death to participants in any voluntary organizations or activities in which risk is incurred, including but not limited to voluntary athletics, intramural recreation, hiking, karate, judo, and skydiving.  Claims for damages are initiated by giving written notice to the Division of Claims Administration, Tennessee Department of Treasury. http://treasury.tn.gov/ClaimsAdmin/Tort.html

Purpose of the University Bulletin

The course offerings and requirements of the institution are continually under examination and revision. This Bulletin presents the offerings and requirements in effect at the time of publication, but does not guarantee that they will not be changed or revoked. Indeed, we are sure that students desire that the University continue its efforts to strengthen and improve its programs. Changes are always made with that intent. However, adequate and reasonable notice will be given to students affected by any changes. This Bulletin is not worded in contractual terms and does not constitute a contract between the student and the institution. The institution reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, curricula, programs of study, academic policies, and other rules and regulations affecting students, to be effective whenever determined by the institution. These changes will govern current and formerly enrolled students, and enrollment of all students is subject to these conditions. Current information is available from the following sources:

Admission Requirements Office of Admissions
Course Offerings Department Offering Courses
Degree Requirements Office of the Registrar
Fees and Tuition Business Services Office

Austin Peay State University provides the opportunity for students to increase their knowledge by providing programs of instruction in various disciplines by faculty who, in the opinion of the University, are trained and qualified for teaching at the college level. However, the acquisition of knowledge by any student is contingent upon the student’s desire to learn and his or her application of appropriate study techniques to any course or program. Thus, Austin Peay State University must necessarily limit representation of student preparedness in any field of study to that competency demonstrated at that specific point in time at which appropriate academic mea-surements were taken to certify course or program completion. The instruction, of course, cannot warrant that any student who completes a course or program of study will necessarily acquire skills or knowledge, or will be able to successfully pass any specific examination for course, degree, or license.

The University provides opportunities for learning and encourages learning; it is only the student who can do the learning.

Student Services

Web Address: www.apsu.edu/student_affairs/; www.apsu.edu/records/

AP Self Service

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 SELF SERVICE at https://www.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), supplies such as notebooks and folders, APSU gift items (sweatshirts, T-shirts, baseball caps, class rings and various APSU logo items), and graduation regalia. The Book and Supply Store is located in the Catherine Evans Harvill Building and can be reached at 931-221-7655.

Child Learning Center

The Child Learning Center (CLC), a department of the Division of Student Affairs, serves children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years in the preschool program. The Child Learning Center is the recipient of the National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation. Children of APSU students, staff, and faculty, as well as alumni and members of the community who meet the age requirements are eligible to attend. The Child Learning Center is located in the Sexton Building on Eighth Street, an easily accessible part of the campus. The trained and caring staff takes pride in the facility and in the developmentally appropriate curriculum. Call 931-221-6234, Monday through Friday, during regular business hours for more information.

Student Counseling Services

The office of Student Counseling Services is located in Ellington Building, Room 202. Services are provided to promote student learning through cultural, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual development. Personal counseling sessions may be scheduled for a variety of issues which include adjustment to college, marriage preparation, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, low self-esteem, alcohol and drug abuse, grief, and sexuality. The primary counseling staff is made up of licensed professionals. Services are provided to students at no additional cost. Students may call 931-221-6162 for an appointment.

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 Information Desk, or by calling 931-221-6617.

Health Services

The University provides health services guided by standards set by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and American College Health Association. The A.R. Boyd Health Services, located in Ellington Building, room 104, is an outpatient clinic on the campus, with either a Board Certified Family Practice Physician or Board Certified Family/Adult Nurse Practitioner on site. Services are provided for APSU students, staff, and faculty. Students are assessed a health service fee each semester enrolled. Staff and faculty seeking services through the clinic are required to pay a visit co-pay. Minor illnesses may be treated in the clinic without additional expense except for medications, certain procedures/exams, and laboratory tests. Major illnesses are referred to the patient’s family doctor or to the staff of consultants and specialists at Clarksville Gateway Hospital, an institution approved by the American Hospital Association. Medical care or related services obtained off campus is at the patient’s expense. Services available at Boyd Health Services include visits with medical staff for illness and/or injury, gynecology and family planning services, well-patient physical examinations, allergy injections, immunizations and tuberculin testing, laboratory and phlebotomy services, and health education.

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

Service may be denied to patients who are noncompliant with the recommended treatment plan or whose illness is outside the scope of clinic services.

Public Safety – Campus Police

The APSU Campus Police station is open and staffed 24 hours a day, and is located in the Shasteen Building. Officers patrol the campus by automobile, electronic chariots, and on foot. The cadre of police officers attends a state police academy and are otherwise certified and trained to state standards.

The jurisdictional area extends to all facilities owned, operated, and leased by the Board of Regents, 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, dial 4911.

Sickness and Accident Insurance

The Tennessee Board of Regents has contracted to provide, on a voluntary basis, sickness and accident insurance. The plan, including hospital and accident benefits, is available to full-time and part-time students and their family members at a reasonable cost. Students may obtain more information about this plan at Boyd Health Services in Ellington Student Services Building or at Student Affairs in the University Center, Room 206. Students are strongly encouraged to have comprehensive health insurance during their time of enrollment at the University.

Students with Disabilities

APSU welcomes students with disabilities and is committed to meeting their needs. Major renovations in the form of ramps and elevators have been made to classroom buildings, the library, and administrative buildings. Some specially adapted housing units are available for students with curb cuts, ramps, etc. Parking for students with disabilities is provided at strategic locations throughout the campus. APSU’s commitment to and concern for students with disabilities is further evidenced by a permanent committee designated as the Committee for Persons with Disabilities, whose objectives are to:

  1. Develop policies related to the services and activities on campus for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities;
  2. Monitor questions relative to procedures and access; and
  3. Make recommendations directly to the President.

This committee, in addition to other University personnel, works closely with state agencies which have programs to help students overcome difficulties they may encounter on campus as a result of their disabilities. Students with ambulatory disabilities are encouraged to visit the campus prior to enrollment and assess the physical environment for accessibility. Potential or currently enrolled students with disabilities are required to provide current documentation to substantiate a need for appropriate accommodations. For more information, students should contact the Office of Disability Services at 931-221-6230 Voice or 931-221-6278 TTY.

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. 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 Leadership, Career and Advisement Center, Disability Services, Career Services, Student Publications (The All State student newspaper), and the Student Government Association. Besides the offices listed, the Morgan University Center includes a coffee shop 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

Web Address: 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 1,500 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. Also available are Honors housing in both Harvill Hall and Blount Hall, as well as designated learning communities for first-time freshmen. Learning-living communities are located in buildings 300 and 400 of Hand Village. Rooms in Harvill Hall and Blount Hall are available to all classifications with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Incoming freshmen must have a minimum ACT score of 21 on file with the University to qualify for reservation in Harvill Hall and Blount Hall.

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, cable, and in-house movie/information channel are provided. All residences are smoke free. (One, two, and three bedroom apartments are available for married students, single parents with dependent children, or single students age 23 or older with no dependents.)

Application for University Housing should be made online at www.apsu.edu/housing. Housing contracts are for the full academic year (fall and spring semesters) and renewed annually. Please refer to Housing Licensing Agreement for fee adjustment policies and deadlines.