May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin

Student Life



Student Affairs

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 206
Website:  www.apsu.edu/student-affairs

Austin Peay State University believes the collegiate experience of students is enhanced through involvement in educationally purposeful programs and activities outside the classroom environment. The vision of the Division of Student Affairs is to shape a student-focused environment for success. Specifically, the mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to promote student success through collaborative, holistic, and inclusive experiences.

The Division of Student Affairs is represented in its mission by the following departments: Assessment; Career Services; Child Learning Center; Student Counseling and Health Services; Dean of Students; Student Conduct/Case Management; Disability Services; Fraternity and Sorority Affairs; Housing, Residence Life, and Dining Services; University Recreation; Student Life and Engagement; Student Publications; Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement; African American Cultural Center; Hispanic Cultural Center; Adult and Nontraditional Student Center; Military Student Center and VetSuccess on Campus. Each of these departments incorporates human and student development philosophies in their programs and services.
 

Adult, Nontraditional, and Transfer Student Center

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

The Adult, Nontraditional, and Transfer Student Center (ANTS) provides encouragement, engagement, and a convenient respite space for all students. The culture of the center reflects the goal oriented and career focused experience of nontraditional students. This population includes students who are unique from others because of the multiple roles they assume in addition to being a student. They are spouses, parents, caregivers, full-time employees, distance learners, veterans, and any undergraduate student over the age of 25. If you are a nontraditional or transfer student, the center’s mission is to reach out to you and engage you through relevant and educational programming.

Further, the center is a comfortable space where students can share, with one another, their educational journey. In such a space, self-efficacy (a student’s personal belief in ability) grows, along with the relationships and cohort building that add meaningful and lasting impressions of the college experience. The center includes a full time student affairs professional and helpful student staff, a computer lab, kitchenette, TV and comfortable furniture. It is in the center that nontraditional 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 during the Fall and Spring semesters; and from 8:00am to 4:30pm on Fridays and other semesters.

All are welcome, for more information contact the ANTS Center at 931-221-6854 or email ANTSC@apsu.edu.
 

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 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

Location:  Morgan University Center, Room 211
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.
 

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

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.

 

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 the Military & Veterans Affairs division senior leadership, a VetSuccess on Campus Counselor, a VetSuccess on Campus Counselor, a Military-Affiliated Career Specialist, a 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
  • Tech for MAS loan program – graphic calculators (TI-84 Plus) are available to APSU Military Affiliated Students – MAS only free of charge on a first-come, first serve basis for the semester.
  • Texts for Vets loan program – relies on student textbook donations to loan textbooks for fellow APSU students, free of charge on a first-come, first serve basis for the semester.
  • Tutoring one-to-one through the Center for Academic Support and Enrichment (CASE), which provides services for a variety of undergraduate courses. 

 

It is a one-stop shop, servicing APSU military-affiliated students (MAS). The Newton Center 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.


Direct linkage to services provided by federal, state, and county Veteran Service Organizations and local non-profits that provide a wide array of support and services to our military-affiliated students.


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

Student Government Association

Location: Morgan University Center, Room 213
Website:  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 President, Vice President, Executive Secretary, and Chief Justice. The legislative power of the SGA is the Senate that consists of representation from each class and college. The Judicial branch is the Student Tribunal and serves as the highest student court. The Student Government Association is advised through the Office of Student Affairs by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.
 

Student Publications

Location:         Morgan University Center, Room 120
Websites:         https://apsu.edu/student-pubs/
                        http://www.theallstate.org/


Student Publications and Communications

The office of Student Publications and Communications 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 provides design, 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 X (formerly known as 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 931-221-7375 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.

 

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.
 

Honor and Professional Organizations

We have many organizations and honor societies that 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. To see a full list of our professional organizations and honor societies, please visit Peaylink at https://peaylink.campuslabs.com/engage/organizations.