Jul 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 One Stop at http://onestop.apsu.edu.

Felix G. Woodward Library

The Felix G. Woodward Library offers a print collection of more than 349,000 volumes, 669,000 microforms, and an electronic collection that includes 300 online databases, 59,000 full-text periodicals, 350,000 e-books, and 7,500 audiovisual items. Online resources may be accessed via 108 computers located in the library’s information commons and 28 laptops available for checkout and use within the library. Online resources are available 24/7 from off-campus for APSU faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students.

Book and Supply Store

Website: www.neebo.com/austin-peay-state-university

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.

Little GOVS Child Learning Center

The Little GOVS Child Learning Center (CLC), a department of the Division of Student Affairs, serves children ages 2 to 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 adn is a Gold Sneaker Facility. 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 Little GOVS Child Learning Center is located in the Sexton Building on Eighth Street, and hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:15am-5:00pm. The trained and caring staff takes pride in the Reggio inspired facility and in the developmentally appropriate curriculum. Call 931-221-6232, Monday through Friday, during regular business hours for more information. The center is closed during the months of June and July.

Career Services

The Office of Career Services at Austin Peay State University assists students in connecting with local, regional, and national employers. Our mission is to assist undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni in making a successful transition from academia to the world of work by equipping them with the tools to take ownership of their professional and personal development for lifelong career satisfaction. As a part of this mission, we strive to provide access to career related services and meet students where they are in their career development needs. These services include resume, cover letter, and interview workshops; one-on-one career counseling; career assessments and interpretations; personal branding and salary negotiation practice; “What Can I Do With This Major?” major exploration, and many more. In addition, we offer Jobs4Govs which  is APSU’s online  job portal for all things job related. Jobs4Govs offers the latest full-time and part-time job postings, as well as, internships, co-ops, and opportunities for student employment (on-campus job opportunities). For more information and resources, please visit our website at www.apsu.edu/careers or call our office at 931.221.6544. 931.221.6544 or visit our website www.apsu.edu/careersfor more information.

Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement

Website:  http://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. 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 life-long commitment.

Testing Center

Ellington Building, Room 207
Phone:  931-221-6269
Web Address:  www.apsu.edu/testing

The Testing Center offers a variety of assessments which include Accuplacer, ACT-Residual, CLEP, DANTES and MAT; information about the National ACT is also available.  Proctored exams for other universities may be scheduled at the center.  Contact the Testing Center for more information or to schedule a testing session.

Student Counseling Services

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

Website:     https://www.apsu.edu/health-and-counseling/boyd-health-services/Immunizations.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:  Univeristy Center, Room 114
Website:  https://www.apsu.edu/disability/index.php

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.

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 931-221-6617.

Military Student Center

Website:  https://www.apsu.edu/msc/index.php

The Military Student Center assists veterans, active duty, reservist, national guardsmen, retirees, ROTC students, and family members that attend the university with their transition from the military to college life. The center provides a computer center, a lounge, and dining area to allow students to either work on homework or to relax and unwind from the day surrounded by fellow likeminded students. The center offers programs throughout the academic year to address the unique challenges our student population faces. One such program is the Texts for Vets program which relies on textbook donations to provide textbooks to students free of charge. The center also helps to resolve academic and personal issues for military-related students. The center works with a diverse population of students. In order to meet the needs of this diverse population, the center works closely with other campus offices – Disability Services, Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs, Registrar’s Office, Career Services, Student Counseling Services, VetSuccess On Campus, etc. to ensure the student’s needs are being met. The center is located in MUC Room 120 behind the Post Office and is open Mon. – Thur. from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Fri. from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Arrangements can also be made for other availability to meet student’s needs.

Public Safety - Campus Police

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

The APSU Campus Police Department is open and staffed 24 hours a day, and is located in the Shasteen Building. Officers patrol the campus by automobile, bicycle, 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 University, 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 and only while on campus, dial 4848.

Traffic and Parking Regulations

Students who desire to park and/or drive vehicles on the APSU campus are required to register with the APSU Parking and Transportation Office 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 APSU Parking and Transportation Office.

Morgan 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

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.

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.  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, telephones 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 at www.apsu.edu/housing. 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.

Writing Center

Web Address: http://www.apsu.edu/asc/writing/index.php

The Writing Center provides assistance with writing skills to any student at APSU. They support assignments in APA, ASA, Chicago, and MLA style. Students may receive assistance on either an appointment, walk-in, or online basis. The Writing Center is located on the main floor of the library.