Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life


Student Life


Student Life and Engagement

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 211
Website:  http://www.apsu.edu/student-life/
 

We’re all about students. Period.

As an APSU student, a majority of your time is spent OUTSIDE of the classroom. Make it count by joining one of our student organizations or clubs, taking part in a leadership opportunity or attending a special program or event.

The Office of Student Life and Engagement is the nexus of student involvement and provides information regarding student organizations, programming opportunities, leadership development, campus activities and events.  Students have the opportunity to join the Govs Programming Council and provide fun events for fellow students.  Students can also apply to join the Student Organization Council, the oversight body for all student organizations.

Recognizing the important role that student life plays in supporting the co-curricular mission of Austin Peay and the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Student Life and Engagement connects academic and out-of-class experiences through programming and leadership development that establish a diverse, interactive and responsive learning community.  The Office of Student Life and Engagement prepares students to be citizen leaders with an understanding of the global community and a commitment to service.
 

Adult, Nontraditional, and Transfer Student Center

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

The Adult, Nontraditional and Transfer Student (ANTS) Center provides encouragement, engagement, and a convenient lounging space for degree seeking adult learners, nontraditional and transfer students. This population includes students who are unique from others because they have multiple roles they assume in addition to being a student. These may include spouse, parent, caregiver, full-time worker, distance learner, veteran, and undergraduate student over the age of 24.  The center’s mission is to reach out to students and engage them through relevant and educational programming. The center also aims to help our large and growing transfer population transition into student-life at APSU. Almost 30% of the university’s undergraduate population are classified as transfer students. The ANTS Center aims to create programming that helps increase transfer student involvement while easing the stressors of changing institutions. Transfer students are encouraged to stop by the center at any time for assistance with getting involved or finding resources at their new university.

Further, the center is a safe space where students can share their educational journey, difficulties and triumphs. In such a space, self-efficacy grows, along with the relationships and cohort-building that add meaningful and lasting impressions of the college experience. The center includes a computer lab, kitchenette, TV, lactation space and comfortable furniture. It is in the center that adult students realize they are APSU ANTS, red and black, small but strong, and the best at using cooperation and teamwork to get the job done. The ANTS Center is open Monday- Thursday, 7:30am to 6:00pm; and Fridays until 4:30pm during the regular semester and as needed during summer, winter and spring breaks. All are welcome, for more information contact the ANTS Center at 931-221-6854 or email ANTSC@apsu.edu or visit the website at https://www.apsu.edu/student-life/ants/.
 

 

Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center

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

The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center is an important University entity dedicated to providing knowledge and programming about the historic and contemporary contributions, achievements, and social perspectives of African Americans and other people of African descent. The Center’s mission is intertwined with the University’s goals relative to the creation of a collaborative, integrative learning community that fosters critical thinking inquiry and self-reflection necessary in a global society. The primary purpose includes aiding in the retention of all students, particularly 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 that highlight intersectionality with an emphasis on the African American culture, the Center plays a vital role in encouraging students to utilize their diverse and inclusive experiences and commit to serving their communities within the framework of their educational and social aspirations.  Ultimately, the Center aims to motivate students to take their rightful place as professionals and other social leaders in American society, specifically, and in the global world.
 

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 112
website:  www.apsugreeks.com
 

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs is committed to working with students through their fraternity and sorority experience to build a community where students can have a positive collegiate experience. 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 campus, community, and national philanthropies. A high percentage of campus student leaders are members of sororities and fraternities at Austin Peay. Membership is the result of a selection process known either as “Intake” or “Recruitment.” We believe that the leadership opportunities provided through membership in a fraternity or sorority are endless and will be an outstanding part of a student’s life during their time here at Austin Peay State University! 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. This office also oversees Greek Village which is home to 12-chapter townhomes. We are committed to creating a positive colligate experience that leads to a lifetime of involvement and service.
 

Govs Programming Council

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 211
Website:  http://www.apsu.edu/student-life/gpc/

For the students, by the students. The Gov’s 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 selection of recreational, social, diversity, and educational programming. Students gain hands-on experience with the planning and implementation of campus-wide events. General membership in GPC is open to any undergraduate APSU student, while executive members must meet a GPA requirement, leadership experience, and preferably have experience with the organization as a general member. If you are interested in joining our general board or finding out what programs we will be hosting, please visit @apsugpc on Instagram or search for the Gov’s Programming Council on Peaylink.
 

Latino Community Resource Center

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 115
Website:  www.apsu.edu/lcrc
Email: lcrc@apsu.edu
Phone: 931-221-6645
 

The LCRC’s family-like environment is a place “Where Strangers Become Amigos, and Amigos Become Family.” All students are welcome to gather, learn, share, and celebrate Latino cultures at the LCRC through our many cultural activities, scholarly lectures, and celebrations.  Additionally, we host programming and provide resources centered on empowering, retaining, and aiding Latino students at APSU.  Our goal is to provide a support network for the Latino community to succeed at APSU.

We invite you to visit us, partake in the many activities, and take advantage of the resources we have to offer. The LCRC family is here to support you as you pursue your educational goals at APSU!

The LCRC is centrally located on the first floor of the Morgan University Center in room 115.  The space is equipped with a variety of amenities open to all students:

  • A dining area to eat, study or talk with your peers.
  • A lounge to relax and unwind.
  • Quiet study rooms, desktop and laptop computers, graphic calculators, and a printer.
  • A graduation recognition ceremony to recognize students and their loved ones.

We are open Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm.  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to date with our programs and events: @apsulcrc.
 

Intercollegiate Athletics

Location:  Dunn Center, Room 141
Website:  http://www.apsu.edu/governance/committees/athletic.php

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.

 

Newton Military Family Resource Center

Location:  Newton Building, 426 College Street

Website:  https://www.apsu.edu/nmfrc/

 

The Austin Peay State University William E. & Sadako S. Newton Military Family Resource Center – the state’s largest military-affiliated student center – is open year-round. The 5,200 square-foot building at 426 College St., next to Johnny’s Big Burger, provides the University’s military-affiliated students – MAS (active-duty military, veterans, reservists, National Guard members, ROTC cadets, retirees, and military families) with a one-stop shop for most of their social, financial, and academic needs. The facility houses Austin Peay’s Military Advisor in Residence, a VetSuccess on Campus Counselor, a Veteran and Career Advising Coordinator, the Military-Affiliated Student Success Professional, and a Veterans Upward Bound Academic Coordinator.


The Newton Military Family Resource Center (NMFRC) offers programs throughout the academic year to address the unique challenges our Military-Affiliated Student (MAS) population faces.  NMFRC features:            

  • A computer lab with online access, a printer, and CAC readers
  • A dining area to eat, study, or talk with your peers
  • A lounge to unwind and relax
  • Events include educational, informational, and family-oriented programming throughout the year
  • Programs throughout the academic year that address the unique challenges facing our student population
  • Student-Peer Coaching – staff provides guidance and advice on how to navigate college and transition from military to college life and beyond
  • Texts for Vets – relies on student textbook donations to provide textbooks for fellow students, free of charge on a first come, first serve basis.

 

It is a one-stop shop, servicing APSU military-affiliated students (MAS). The NMFRC is open to all APSU students, no military affiliation required.  Please come in and visit us!  We are open every day that the University is open: Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.


All are welcome, for more information contact the NMFRC at 931-221-1685 or email NMFRC@apsu.edu.

 

National Alumni Association

Website:  http://www.alumni.apsu.edu/s/1806/17/home.aspx?gid=2&pgid=61

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

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

Student Government Association

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 213

Website: http://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 and by the Director of Student Conduct/Case Manager.
 

Student Organizations

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 211
Website: http://www.apsu.edu/student-life/organizations

Student organizations provide a valuable service to the campus community by promoting leadership development, community spirit, activism, public service, and social and cultural interaction. As a student of Austin Peay, you have the unique opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities in more than 130 clubs and organizations. The focus of these organizations can be social, religious, political, educational, economic, or athletic in nature. APSU uses PeayLink to connect organizations to students. Each organization has a page; you can learn about what they do, how to be a member, and who to contact to get involved. Joining an organization is only a few clicks away!

The Student Organization Council (SOC) serves as a liaison between student organizations for the purpose of planning and implementing programs and events. The council is the governing body for student organizations responsible for the allocation of funding and providing information to student organizations on changes in policies or procedures.

Student Publications

Location: Morgan University Center, Room 208
Websites: https://apsu.edu/student-pubs/ 
                 http://www.theallstate.org/



Student Publications

The office of Student Publications collaborates with Student Affairs departments on promotional projects and communications, produces the Student Handbook and Calendar and other Student Affairs publications, and houses The All State student newspaper. Student Publications also provides multimedia and web support for Student Affairs. Through roles with the student newspaper, the department provides a practical learning environment for students to build skills and experience and enhance lessons covered in related courses. Student staff can develop a portfolio of work samples in an array of disciplines that includes writing, design, photography, advertising, web design, and multimedia.
 

The All State

Student Publications houses the award-winning student-run newspaper, The All State. Since 1930, The All State has served as APSU’s student-led newspaper and is a means for the expression of student opinion and medium for the dissemination of timely news relevant to the campus community. The All State has earned a vast array of awards at the state, regional, and national levels.

The All State maintains and operates a digital edition at www.theallstate.org. The All State is on Facebook, Instagram (@theallstate_apsu) and Twitter (@TheAllState). The All State is produced and managed by students with the guidance of the Coordinator of Student Publications and Communications. Scholarships may be available for student staff.

Writing, design, leadership, multimedia, photography, advertising, and editing positions on The All State are open to qualified students of any major. The department provides an area for students to gain resume-worthy experience and build practical skill sets in a unique and engaging environment. Enrolled students of any major are welcome to apply for open positions by visiting www.apsu.edu/student-pubs. For more information, call 931-221-7376 or email studentpublications@apsu.edu.
 

University Recreation

Foy Fitness and Recreation Center

Our mission is to provide the APSU community with opportunities to develop and enhance all aspects of wellness through quality recreational facilities, programs, and services.

The Foy Fitness and Recreation Center offers a wide array of recreational and physical fitness opportunities for the Austin Peay community. It features a fitness center, three multipurpose courts, three racquetball courts, indoor track, climbing wall, cycling studio, and two group fitness studios. In the Fall of 2019, a racquetball court was converted into a Functional Training Room. This exciting new space offers room for exercises previously unavailable such as tire flips, battle ropes, sled pushes, and suspension training. Balls, games, and various fitness equipment are all available at our equipment checkout desk at no additional cost. University Recreation also offers outdoor recreational opportunities. Outside, members are able to enjoy our swimming pool with lap lanes and ample lounging space. During summer months, we offer “Learn to Swim” programs and private swim instruction for youth and adults from instructors certified by the American Red Cross.

While University Recreation’s facilities are top-of-the-line, our programs and services may be our pride and joy.

  • Our Group Fitness schedule is exceptionally diverse, including dance, mind/body and general fitness classes for all abilities. Group Fitness classes are free with Foy access.  For those looking for a more specialized fitness program, patrons can request sessions with one of our certified Personal Trainers. We also offer Aerial Silks, a circus art where movements are performed partially or fully suspended from aerial fabrics.
  • Those who are looking to compete recreationally and/or competitively are encouraged to participate in our Intramural Sports program or perhaps competing on one of our Sport Club teams. Intramurals is a great way to stay active, on campus, while competing in a variety of sports while Sport Clubs allows for competition off-campus against other club teams from other Universities. Depending on your level of commitment, both are great options!!!
  • Govs Outdoors (GO) includes the indoor Rock Wall, a Low Ropes Challenge Course, and offers a variety of outdoor trips such as hiking, camping to kayaking and more.  Govs Outdoors aims to empower and connect people through unique and exciting experiences to grow and develop skills while having fun in the great outdoors!  Housed in the front of the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center, the GO Center also provides camping equipment, canoe and other rentals for those looking to take on their own outdoor adventure.
  • The Foy Pool access is included in your Foy Center membership! This includes students currently enrolled at the Clarksville campus, APSU faculty/staff, and paid members of the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center. The Foy pool also offers several different choices when it comes to swim lessons.  We offer American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim group lessons, or private/semi-private swim lessons for those wanting more individualized instruction.
  • Jr. Govs Camps offers three summer camps for children ages 5-15.  Our Little Peayple Camp provides 5 weeks filled with sports, games, off campus field trips, aquatic activities, indoor rock climbing, and arts and crafts for children 5-8.  Our AP Adventurers Camp provides 5 weeks filled with sports, aquatic activities, robotics, outdoor adventures, rock climbing, and local field trips for ages 9-12. Our Govs Outdoors Teen Camp, for ages 12-15, provides 2 weeks of outdoor adventure around the Clarksville area.  Each recreation-based summer camp provides programming to promote healthy lifestyles among children. 
  • We are proud to now offer adaptive resources at the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center, and we strongly believe everyone should be able to participate in physical and recreation activities. Along with our handicap accessible entrance, elevator and locker rooms we offer a variety of services and equipment to meet your recreation needs.


Nearly all of University Recreation’s facilities, programs, and services are available to fee-paying students and full-time faculty/staff at no additional cost. Alumni and community members are also able to enjoy what we have to offer with the purchase of a reasonably-priced membership. For general information, check us out at www.apsu.edu/recreation. To register for one of our offerings, visit www.recreation.apsu.edu.

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.