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One of the strongest influences on college retention is involvement. When school is just a job, sometimes it is a little easier to quit. After all, it doesn't pay you and the rewards can seem far and few between. 

That's why universities like Austin Peay set up so many opportunities for students to get involved. From student organizations to extra-curricular lectures and recreational field trips, the connections you make while tending to this part of your university experience can last a lifetime and provide you with inspiration right when you need it most.

Check out below for ways to get involved by joining student organizations and/or attending campus events. 

The biggest high impact experience for students is student organization involvement. Click here to find societies, clubs, and organizations relevant to your college life. There are two organizations at APSU specifically catering to nontraditional and students, but nontraditional and transfer students should also consider joining other organizations. 

Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students." Transfer students who have completed one year worth of college credit and obtain a semester GPA of a 3.5 or above their first semester at APSU will be invited to join. Members receive a graduation cord.

This chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society of nontraditional students, is open to adult learners who are in the top 20% of their class. If you are an upperclassman (anything above a freshman) and you maintain a GPA of 3.2 or better, you are eligible to join this organization for great scholarship, networking, and resume building opportunities.  

The Student Veterans Organization is open to all students and serves Veterans and their families at Austin Peay. When transitioning from military culture to higher education, why not do it together. Peer to Peer experience and celebration of achievement mark this important organization for our nontraditional military learners.

Campus Events

Attending events is also an easy way to be involved. Just sign up, show up, and start enjoying yourself! Attendance leads to support networks, not to mention free food and other perks! Events for the entire campus can be found here on PeayLink. Check out the events the Adult, Nontraditional & Transfer Center are hosting this semester:

July 27

Shark Week Family Pool Party 
Partner program with UREC at the Foy Pool 5:00 pm - 9:00 PM

August 28


Transfer Tuesday Kick-Off Ice Cream Social
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the UC Plaza (under white tent)

August 29


Welcome Back Lunch
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the ANTS Center

September 4


Transfer Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the ANTS Center
Occurs every Tues. campus is open.
Stop by to meet with our coordinator over coffee
& a breakfast treat to ask any of your questions!

September 5


Commuter Coffee Break
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the ANTS Center

September 19


Commuter Coffee Break

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the ANTS Center

September 21


Family Canoe Trip with University Rec.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - RSVP Required

September 26


Slice of APSU
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM in MUC 308

October 3


Commuter Coffee Break
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the ANTS Center

October 3


Slice of APSU: Campus Culture & Gov Traditions
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM in MUC 308

October 15 - 19


Transfer Student Week
Wednesday & Thursday: Passing out Popcorn in the UC Lobby 8-11
Wednesday: 11-1 Pasta Lunch in the ANTS Center
Thursday: 5:00-6:30 Dinner & Trivia with Jandro in UC312
Friday: Happy FRY-day, passing out McDonald's fries in UC Lobby 11-1

October 17


Commuter Coffee Break
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the ANTS Center

October 24


Slice of APSU
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM in MUC 308

October 30
Family Dinner & A Magic Show
Dinner @ 5:30 PM & Show at 6:00 PM in the MUC Ballroom

November 1


Family Sugar Skull Decorating with Hispanic Cultural Center
4:30 PM - location TBA

November 3

 

Take Me Out to the Ballgame with WNDAACC
Tailgate @ 2:00 PM & Game @ 4:00 at Fortera Stadium - RSVP Here (required)

November 5-9


Nontraditional Student Week
Please check the student week tab for more details

November 6

 

Family Game Night: Disney Song BINGO
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM in MUC 103BC

November 7


Commuter Coffee Break
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the ANTS Center

November 7


Slice of APSU

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM in MUC 308

November 8


Service Event: YAI Paks
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM at YAI PAKS warehouse downtown

November 14

Hands on Hats & Cap Decorating
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM in MUC 103A

November 17


Marriage Workshop
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM - location TBA - RSVP Required

November 27


Family Craft Night
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM in MUC 103A

November 29


ANTS Center Grad Celebration
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM in the MUC Ballroom - RSVP Required 

December 1


Caving Trip with University Recreation
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM - RSVP Required

December 5


Commuter Coffee Break

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the ANTS Center

December 6-13


Study Survival Bags
Stop by the ANTSC to grab a study survival bag for finals

December 8


ANTS Center Saturday Study Session
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM in the ANTS Center

 

 

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