2020-21 Student Handbook & Calendar
The Student Life section includes the following:
The Adult, Nontraditional & Transfer Student Center (A.N.T.S.) provides transition programs, coaching, and resources for transfer students, adult learners, and nontraditional students.
The A.N.T.S Center creates a variety of programs from educational to family-friendly events. The center also supports commuting students who may need some of the comforts their campus-resident peers have, such as a refrigerator, toaster oven, or microwave. A.N.T.S. has test exam study books, umbrella check-outs for rainy days and a lactation space. Located in the Morgan University Center, Room 112, the center has a computer lab, study support materials and a professional college counselor to answer questions and provide support. Follow A.N.T.S. on social media to stay updated with programs and resources- Facebook @antscenter, Instagram @antscenter and Twitter @antscenter.
The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center (WNDAACC) was founded in 1991 and was named in honor of the first African-American male student to graduate from APSU. The center, in Clement Building, Room 120, hosts a wide variety of educational programs. The center supports student learning with a checkout (borrowing) program for students needing technology for classes such as TI-83 calculators, laptops, MacBooks, netbooks and more than 1,600 library resources. All students are welcome to stop by for a snack, to study, relax, connect with other students, watch TV or play games.
The Achievers & Scholars program assists African-American males who are classified as freshmen and transfer students up to 29 hours by connecting them to resources at the institution. This program helps integrate academic, social and supportive components to engage the participants in the APSU community, aid retention of these students, ensure their graduation and connect them to graduate school or professional opportunities.
Let’s Go Peay! Austin Peay Athletics is a huge part of campus life. An NCAA Division I program and
member of the Ohio Valley Conference since 1963, Austin Peay fields 16 varsity programs
that have compiled 43 regular-season championships and 24 tournament titles. Admission
is free for all Clarksville Campus students to all regular-season home events with
a valid Govs ID. Students and families are encouraged to follow the Austin Peay Athletics
social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
(@LetsGoPeay) for the latest information.
AP Dining provides several retail locations and all-you-can-eat residential dining options making dining on campus convenient. Multiple meal-plan options are available for resident and commuter students. From the Caf with multiple food options to branded choices (ChikFilA, Papa Johns and Einstein Bros.) in the Morgan University Center Food Court to Starbucks in the library, SUBWAY and The Terrace, there is a location to meet students’ needs. Visit the AP Dining website for the latest menus, hours and events: dineoncampus.com/APSU or Like and Follow your way to everything delicious with @APDining on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
APSU email through the Office 365 system is the official means of communication to students at APSU. Correspondence between the University and students will be sent to the students’ email accounts; other email accounts will not be used. Students should check their APSU email account on a regular basis. To check APSU email, visit onestop.apsu.edu.
Austin Peay State University Department of Public Safety is a full-time law enforcement agency. The Public Safety Department and police station, located in the Shasteen Building, is open for walk-in service or calls for service by telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All police officers are certified by the Tennessee Peace Officer’s Standard Training Commission (P.O.S.T.) and must meet the same requirements as all law enforcement officers in the state. Officers patrol the campus by various means and works closely with city, county, state and federal agencies to ensure the safety of the University community. Crime statistics are available online at www.apsu.edu/police/crime.
The Public Safety/Campus Police staff strives to meet the needs of the diverse groups of the University. It is the goal of the department to maintain and provide an environment free of fear that is conducive to learning, not only in the classroom, but also in the University community. It is the department’s goal to enforce the laws of the state of Tennessee, the rules and regulations of Austin Peay State University without regard for nationality, race, creed, color, gender or sexual orientation.
Emergency Calls to Campus Police
The department’s dispatcher can be reached 24/7 at 931-221-7786 both on and off campus. Call 911 in an emergency.
Download the LiveSafe app, which allows students, faculty and staff to quickly and conveniently communicate with APSU Campus Police.
Emergency Telephones, or “Blue Boxes”
Emergency telephones are found in numerous locations around campus. If you have an emergency, simply press the button on the callbox. This will immediately connect you with a dispatcher. They will send the appropriate agency to respond to your call. You can also utilize emergency telephones to request the security escort service.
Austin Peay State University offers Rave Alert, an emergency text message warning system that enables designated APSU officials to send an alert about an imminent emergency via text message. Students must opt in to receive the emergency notifications by providing his/her cell phone information, as described at getrave.com/login/apsu. This emergency text-messaging system provides another means for members of the University community to be notified regarding weather-related closings and emergencies.
Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) Services
The Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) can come to your rescue, and best of all, it’s free. The Public Safety Division provides a variety of services to assist motorists at Austin Peay. Public Safety provides this service 24/7.
- Jump-Start: Provided to those vehicles with a “dead” or weak battery.
- Gas: An officer will provide a gas can and transportation to a service station in order that you may pay for gasoline for your vehicle.
- Water: Provided for a vehicle that has overheated.
- Wrecker: Should you need a wrecker, Public Safety will contact the service of your choice and wait with you until your tow arrives. Public Safety is not responsible for the cost of the tow.
Security Escort Service, 931-221-7786
For the safety and convenience of the campus community, APSU Public Safety provides a security escort service within the confines of the Clarksville campus. The security escort service operates 24/7. To request the service, phone 931-221-7786.
The Public Safety Division offers crime prevention and safety-related programs to the University community. In addition, programs and information are available to the local and regional communities as part of our outreach initiatives. Crime prevention and safety programs are available upon request.
Students can report anonymously to police, via text, picture message or online through the LiveSafe app.
Career Services assists students in planning for life after college whether that’s entering the workforce or continuing with graduate school.The office offers one-on-one career counseling and assessments that help students with the career decision-making process. Students can access “What Can I Do With This Major?,” a tool that shows the many career possibilities available to particular majors.The office assists students with resume development and mock interviews, as well as job and internship search strategies. Career Services offers workshops for students throughout the academic year that cover a variety of career- related topics.
Students have access to APSU on-campus positions and national, regional and local employment by signing in to their Jobs4Govs account. Through Jobs4Govs, students can apply for jobs and internships and publish their resume for employers to view. The office also hosts many networking and on-campus recruitment events, including career fairs, for students to discuss opportunities with employers and hand out resumes. All services are free for students and alumni. For more information, visit www.apsu.edu/careers.
The Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement provides students with opportunities to connect their academic and personal growth to the betterment of their community. Students can benefit from an array of community engagement programs, including alternative break trips, ENGAGE living community, days of service, volunteer opportunities and the Save Our Students Food Pantry and free thrift shop. Students also have the opportunity to enhance their education with the hands-on experiences of service-learning courses coordinated through the center.
The S.O.S. Food Pantry supports students through troubling times by helping fight hunger. The campus community supports and supplies the food pantry through donations. Students who find themselves in need can fill out an online food request form at www.apsu.edu/volunteer/sos-food-pantry and pick up groceries at 322 Home Ave. Students will need their APSU student identification card to receive food.
The Little Govs Child Learning Center provides full-time and part-time child care services for children ages 2 to 5 years of APSU students, staff and faculty as well as children in the community. The center’s primary objective is to promote the continuous well-being of the children in order to meet their social, emotional and cognitive needs. The center is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services with a 3-Star Quality Rating and a Gold Sneaker Facility.
Student Counseling Services is located in the Ard Building at 524 College Street. Ordinarily, patients are seen in Student Counseling Services in person, but as of this writing our operations are via telehealth. In-person visits at the Ard are limited to those students in acute crisis, who lack access to the technology needed for telehealth services, or who have accessibility needs making remote services impractical. Students are encouraged to call (931) 221-6162 for more information and/or to book an appointment.
Student Counseling Services operates out of a brief therapy model, with students being eligible for up to 12 counseling sessions per year, with need and suitability for services assessed at intake. Students also have access to daily drop-in (remote, as of this writing) counseling sessions. Each semester an updated “Let’s Talk” schedule is posted on our website at www.apsu.edu/counseling. All currently enrolled APSU students are eligible for our services, which are confidential and free of charge.
Services include individual and group counseling and address a variety of issues, including adjustment to college, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, alcohol and drug abuse, and other issues. Care is provided by professionals from a variety of fields, including counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, and clinical psychology. Our diverse professional staff offers a variety of therapeutic styles and areas of expertise, and we pride ourselves on helping students find just the right therapist, either here or in the local area, to meet their needs.
For up to date information about appointments and services, please visit www.apsu.edu/health-and-counseling/counseling.
Emergencies: during normal business hours, mental health emergencies may be directed to the Ard Building. After business hours: mental health emergencies may be directed to Campus Police at (931) 221-7786 or by calling 911.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Morgan University Center 206, 931-221-7341
The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students is an advocate for student interests, a resource for questions and assistance, and the primary contact for student emergencies. The Dean of Students is responsible for overseeing the student disciplinary/judicial process through the Student Code of Conduct. The code provides students with a comprehensive document that explains the rights and responsibilities of students who are enrolled at Austin Peay State University.
Anyone who enrolls at APSU is entitled to all rights granted to him/her by the Constitution of the United States and is entitled to the full protection of the law. Apart from those rights and duties enjoyed by nonstudents, enrollment in the University carries with it special privileges and imposes special responsibilities. The University has established regulations and certain due process procedures essential to an atmosphere of mutual respect that is sensitive to the rights of all individuals. A complete listing can be found online at www.apsu.edu/student-affairs/dean-of-students. The Dean of Students also advises the Student Government Association.
The Office of Disability Services provides advocacy and academic assistance to students with physical, mental or learning disabilities enrolled at APSU. Disability Services promotes self-reliance through education and improvement. The office coordinates reasonable accommodations for registered students, and serves as a liaison for students with areas across campus.
It is the responsibility of the student to register with the Office of Disability Services and request accommodation. To begin the process,please visit www.apsu.edu/disability. In addition to the application, ODS will need supporting documentation. Students may contact the office for guidelines pertaining to specific documentation. Accommodations are academic adjustments that apply to access materials in alternate formats, adjustments to exam conditions, such as extended time or taking an exam in a minimal distraction area, as well as having a notetaker.
Disability Services coordinates services with the available community resources, such as community and regional high schools, TRiO Student Support Services, Academic Support and Academic Alert, VetSuccess and vocational rehabilitation (VR). The office also coordinates other accommodations deemed necessary, such as extended time on tests, physical access, alternate format texts, note taking, special seating, interpreter service, enlarged print and special-testing settings/conditions.
- Alternative Format & Assistive Technology Orientation Programs: The alternative format program provides books and materials in an alternative format such as eText, Daisy, MP3, Braille, tactile graphics and more. The assistive technology program offers individual and group orientation to the various assistive technology software and devices available through ODS and APSU.
- Note-Taker Program: ODS utilizes volunteer student note-takers to fill note-taking requests in classes. Students can check their APSU email to see if a note-taker is needed in one of their classes and make a difference in the daily lives of students while earning up to 45 volunteer service hours in tandem with their academic course.
Sororities and fraternities have a history on campus dating back to the early 1970s. These organizations are rooted in founding principles that foster academic achievement, student involvement, community service and lifelong friendships. Fraternities and sororities are groups of men and women who come together to form a personal network of individuals with similar ideas, interests and a mutual pursuit of a well-rounded college education.
Advantages of membership include:
- A support group to help make the adjustment to college easier
- Scholastic resources to help students achieve their academic goals
- Leadership skills acquired through hands-on experience
- Encouragement to get involved and maximize potential on campus
- Opportunities for active participation in community service projects
Most chapters require a high grade-point average for initial membership into the organization. To participate in fraternity or sorority recruitment/intake, one must be enrolled full time (12 credit hours) and a 2.5 college GPA, if applicable, is required by Fraternity & Sorority Affairs. Each fraternity and sorority chapter has its own requirements for membership regarding GPA.
All fraternities and sororities have strict policies regulating the consumption of alcohol and are provided education around social event management. All fraternities and sororities are held accountable to the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs risk management guidelines, their national organization regulations and Tennessee state laws.
The costs of membership go toward the inter/national fees, chapter operating expenses and social functions. Financial obligations differ among individual chapters. New members can expect to pay higher dues their first semester than in subsequent ones. There are payment plans available for students, as well as scholarships within the individual chapters. While participating in the recruitment/membership/intake process, make sure to ask about the financial obligations of membership.
Austin Peay State University has a zero-tolerance policy regarding hazing that is consistent with Tennessee state law. Hazing includes any activity that subjects members to harassment, ridicule, intimidation, physical exhaustion, abuse or mental distress. If you are asked to participate in inappropriate activities as a result of membership in a fraternity or sorority, you should contact the Office of Student Affairs at 931-221-7341. Calls will be handled in a discrete manner.
Individual chapters elect officers to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. These officers are assisted by alumni who act as advisers. Each chapter is also is responsible to its national organization, which offers support, advice and direction through paid professional staff and regional volunteers. At APSU, the Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs is a full-time staff member and serves as the primary university contact for the fraternity and sorority community.
For more information and for information on active chapters, please visit www.apsu.edu/greek-life.
The Govs ID Card is the official identification card for every student, faculty and staff member at APSU. Students must carry their Govs ID card with them at all times while on campus. The Govs ID card ensures identification as a student with campus access. Students should never allow anyone else to use their Govs ID card.
It offers a convenient, easy and safe way to make purchases and use campus services. It is used as your library card, meal plan card and meal money, Govs Bucks, admittance to athletic events, admittance to activities and events, access card to residence halls, use in vending machines and can be used as a bank ATM/debit card.
Your Govs Card can be used as a declining balance card for on-campus purchases. There are two separate accounts on your Govs Card: Govs Bucks and Plus Dollars. Govs Bucks can be deposited online to your eAccount at: apsu-sp.transactcampus.com/eAccounts/AnonymousHome.aspx. Deposits may be made as often as needed. Deposited funds are available for immediate use. Plus Dollars come with the purchase of a meal plan and can be used at various campus meal locations. Plus Dollars will transfer from the fall semester to the spring semester only. Meals are valid only for the semester they were purchased. Govs Bucks will remain active as long as you are a current APSU student.
GovsLEAD connects students to leadership opportunities, educates on theory, builds skills and offers opportunities for leaders to showcase their strengths and experiences. Growing as a leader is a major aspect of the college experience. There are many great opportunities offered through Student Life & Engagement, including leadership workshops and events, soft skill development, a campuswide leadership conference and certification through a nationally accredited leadership society. For more information, check out the program online at www.apsu.edu/student-life/leadership or stop by the Morgan University Center, Room 211.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides the access for computer resources to the APSU community. Student resources, such as the GOVSTECH Help Desk, computer labs, usage regulation and multimedia classrooms, are all provided by the OIT. GOVSTECH Help Desk is the first point of contact for computing, email, networking, hardware/software, PC, Apple and printer problems at the University. University personnel will NEVER ask for your personal information or login information.
APSU has an agreement with Microsoft to provide Office to enrolled students for free, on their personal computers. This helps ensure students always have the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more, at no additional cost, for as long they’re a student here. Students may visit Office.com/GetOffice365 and follow the on-screen instructions to get their complimentary Office software.
The largest computer lab is in the Woodward Library where Dell computers and printers are available for student use. Information about other computer labs can be found at www.apsu.edu/information-technology/helpdesk. Access to the University’s technology resources is a privilege granted to students. Users are expected to use these resources responsibly. If you need assistance from the GOVSTECH Help Desk, call 931-221-4357, email email@example.com or visit the GOVSTECH Help Desk in the Morgan University Center.
Boyd Health Services is located in the Ard Building at 524 College Street. Ordinarily, patients are seen in person and in order of arrival, but as of this writing all of our services require an appointment. Whether you are interested in a remote (telehealth) or an in-person appointment, the place to start is to call our office at (931) 221-7107.
Services include acute illness care, treatment of minor injuries, preventative health screenings, mental health concerns, gynecological visits and family planning. In addition, we offer STD testing, strep screening, urinalysis, blood glucose and pregnancy testing, allergy injections, and immunizations. Care is provided by nurse practitioners and consulting physicians.
There is no cost for currently enrolled students to access medical services. Note: there are nominal charges for lab work, medications, and supplies and procedures required for treatment. Any such charges will be discussed with students in advance and with their permission billed to their account. And while some prescriptions may be filled in house, students may also request a prescription be filled by a pharmacy of their choice.
- Closed for lunch: 12:00-1:00
- Monday: 7:00-4:30
- Tuesday: 7:00-4:30
- Wednesday: 7:00-4:30
- Thursday: 7:00-12:00 (afternoons reserved for immunization processing, staff training, and administration)
- Friday: 7:00-4:30
- Summer: 7:00-3:30
APSU adheres to vaccination requirements set forth by the Tennessee Department of Health.
More specifically, the state of Tennessee requires all new and readmitted full-time
students to provide proof of two
immunizations with Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines, which were administered on or after the first year of birth. Also, as of July 1, 2011, two varicella (chickenpox) vaccines or proof of immunity will be required. The student will not be allowed to register for classes until these requirements are met. Further, the state of Tennessee mandates that each postsecondary institution provide information concerning Hepatitis B infection to all students entering the institution for the first time. Students who will be living in on-campus housing for the first time must also provide proof of meningitis vaccine within the past five years. Tennessee law requires that such students complete and sign a waiver form provided by the institution that includes detailed information about the diseases. Students under the age 18 are required to provide a parent-signed copy of the waiver form to Boyd Health Services, P.O. Box 4655, Clarksville, TN 37044, or fax to (931) 221-7388. These requirements may be updated. Please contact Boyd Health Services for information.
Exemptions include students born before 1/1/1957, those students graduating from a Tennessee high school in 1998 or after, online only students, medical contraindication verified by a healthcare provider, or religious exemption requiring a signed and notarized statement by the student that the vaccine conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices.
Exemptions include students born before 1/1/1980, those students graduating from a Tennessee high school in 2016 or after, on line only students, medical contraindication verified by a healthcare provider, or religious exemption requiring a signed statement by the student that the vaccine conflicts with his or her religious tenets or practices.
The Latino Community Resource Center (HCC) serves as a place where Latino students can connect meaningfully with and take great pride in their heritage in a nurturing environment. The center is also dedicated to providing knowledge and programming about the historic and contemporary contributions, achievements, and social perspectives of Latino and Hispanic Americans. The center is equipped with a variety of amenities open to all students such as graphic calculators, laptops, a printer, and a quiet study room. All are welcome at the Latino Community Resource Center! Visit www.apsu.edu/student-life/hcc for more information.
Housing, Residence Life & Dining Services provides a quality living and learning environment for students housed in the University residence hall and apartment system. Housing staff is responsible for the oversight and management of residence services, campus food services, residence hall facilities and educational programming. The staff provides many opportunities for the development and enhancement of human relation skills, personal value systems and leadership skills. Living on campus includes academic and personal support, convenient location, Campus Police patrol 24/7 and live-in residence hall staff.
Resident students may also reside and participate in Living and Learning Communities, which are designed to bridge academics and campus living. Students should check the website to see available communities for the 2020-21 academic year. For more information visit www.apsu.edu/housing.
The University Residency Policy requires all single freshmen students younger than 21 years old not residing with their parents or legal guardians must reside in University housing and participate in a University meal plan. All freshmen younger than 21 who choose to live off campus will need to complete a Freshman Residency Webform and return it to Housing/ Residence Life and Dining Services no later than move-in day.
Student Newspaper: The All State, www.theallstate.org
The All State is produced by students and publishes weekly on Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session, and online at www.theallstate.org. The All State has served the APSU campus as its independent student news source since 1930. The All State is operated and produced by students who are advised by the Coordinator for Student Publications. One of its main purposes is to provide a forum for the expression of student opinion as well as disseminate timely news to the APSU campus.
Enrolled students of any major or experience level may apply to join The All State staff, which includes reporters, photographers, editors, social media, multimedia, design, advertising sales representatives, a circulation manager and other positions. Applications are available online at www.apsu.edu/student-pubs. For more information, call 931-221-7376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The All State also operates several social media accounts that help students stay informed with
breaking news happening on campus and around the area with articles, photos and videos.
Follow them on:
Facebook: /TheAllState | Twitter: @TheAllState and #TheAllState | Instagram: @theallstate_apsu | YouTube: /TheAllStateAPSU
Radio: WAPX-FM/Magic 91.9
WAPX-FM, MAGIC 91.9 MHz, is APSU’s noncommercial radio station and broadcast service
of the Department of Communication. MAGIC 91.9 operates 24/7 with public affairs,
news, sports and music programming serving the Clarksville-Montgomery County community.
Students work on-air, and use studio facilities to complete audio production assignments,
well as develop public service programming and promotional announcements for broadcast on the station. Students also have the opportunity to work on-air as board operators and sports announcers for Govs Sports. Participation in station operations and activities is limited to students enrolled as a Major or Minor in Communication. Dr. David von Palko is the General Manager of WAPX-FM/MAGIC 91.9. For more information, call 931-221-7205 or email email@example.com. Students are also welcome to check out the station Facebook page @wapxfm919.
APSU-TV features state-of-the-art digital studios with master control located in the Music/Mass Communication building and sports broadcasting complex in the Dunn Center. APSU-TV offers student-produced shows located on CDE Lightband 9, Spectrum 192 and U-Verse 99 throughout middle Tennessee. APSU-TV offers locally-produced news, public affairs, sports broadcasts and special events (including APSU Commencement broadcasts and high school graduation ceremonies). Some programming is also streamed online. Students work as directors, news broadcasters, weather broadcasters, sports anchors and broadcast technicians.
APSU-TV produces all of its programming in High Definition and provides broadcast media and sports communication students and opportunity to work with video productions starting their freshman year. Kathy Lee Heuston serves as the general manager and Steve Sawyer serves as the operations coordinator. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Office of Public Relations and Marketing posts official University news releases and statements at www.apsu.edu/news.
The Military Student Center assists veterans, active-duty, reservists, National Guardsmen, retirees, ROTC students and family members that attend the University with transition from the military to college life.
The center offers the Texts for Vets program, which provides textbooks to students free of charge through donations. The center provides a computer lab, student/peer coaching, a dining area and lounge for homework space or to relax. The center helps students resolve academic and personal issues. Programs are offered all year to address the unique challenges of military-affiliated students. The center works closely with other campus offices such as Disability Services, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Veterans Education Benefits Office (VEBO), Registrar’s Office, Career Services, Counseling Services, VetSuccess On Campus, etc. to ensure the students’ needs are being met. Visit the MSC in the Morgan University Center, Room 120, or contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-221-1685.
At APSU, a student’s spiritual growth can be part of the education and continued personal growth through participation in the activities of the campus ministries. Campus ministries at APSU are organizations of students who are dedicated to service to others. These students gather to enhance their religious experience, while helping create a positive atmosphere of diversity. Campus ministries sponsor spiritual, social and service programs.
For information about campus ministry organizations, contact Student Life & Engagement at 931-221-7431 or visit PeayLink at www.apsu.edu/peaylink.
The Morgan University Center houses the Post Office; coffee shop; the food court and cafeteria; Student Publications (including The All State student newspaper); Student Government Association; Student Affairs; Associate VP for Student Affairs/Dean of Students/Deputy Title IX Coordinator; Student Conduct; Student Life & Engagement; Fraternity & Sorority Affairs; Student Affairs Programs and Assessment; Career Services; Adult, Nontraditional and Transfer Student Center; Latino Community Resource Center; Military Student Center; Office of Disability Services; Peay Pod convenience store and University Facilities. Student IDs are available in MUC 207, and reservations for MUC facilities can be made at austinpeayevent.emscloudservice.com/web.
All vehicles parked on APSU’s campus must be registered in the APSU parking portal. This includes both those who are affiliated with university (student, faculty, staff) and those who are not affiliated (visitors). APSU uses License Plate Recognition to identify vehicles parked on campus. The cost of student parking is included in the student access fees.
You may access the parking portal at apsu.t2hosted.com. Your username is your APSU credentials without the @apsu.edu or @my.apsu.edu. Those who are not affiliated with the university will create a login by following the Guest Login link. Please note that authentication may take up to one minute.
Resident students park in their assigned lot, and commuter students must park in commuter parking lots.
The following represents the color-coding system for parking on campus:
- Red: Faculty and Staff
- Blue: ADA Accessible
- Green: Commuters, Emerald Hills and Two Rivers
- Silver: Residents
- Black: Overflow, any valid APSU permit is authorized for this zone
*Visitor and 30-minute parking spaces will be labeled as such. The APSU parking regulations and map can be found at www.apsu.edu/parking.
Students living in campus housing will have a pre-paid post office box for package and mail delivery. Students who do not live on campus can rent a campus post office box for $15 per semester. Student post office box information and mailing address information is in the student’s OneStop. Emails are sent to APSU email address regarding package pickup; call the office at 931-221-6161 or visit the APSU website to sign up for text alerts.
The Post Office operates as a full contract postal unit station with the U.S. Postal Service. Students may purchase forever stamps, mail letters and packages, issue postal money orders; and the Post Office accepts pre-paid FedEx, UPS Ground and packages for pickup and shipping. Service window hours are 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and closed weekends and when the University is closed. Boxes may still be checked after normal operating hours.
For more information, go to Postal Services on the APSU website or call 931-221-6161.
Printing Services serves the printing, duplicating, copying, binding and laminating needs of the campus and the local community. Students can print a wide range of products — simple flyers, oversized prints, artwork, booklets, postcards and posters using state-of-the-art digital printers at reasonable pricing. Students may fax local or toll-free numbers at no cost. Printing Services is in the library, room 124, on the lower level or use rear entrance facing Archwood parking lot.
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) provides students with the leadership skills, training and experiences they need to become officers in the U.S. Army or be competitive in any professional field. Army ROTC is an elective curriculum students can take along with their required college classes. Along with leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition.
Because Army ROTC is an elective, students may participate during their freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. Students who choose to participate in Army ROTC throughout their college careers will participate in challenging physical and mental exercises in order to prepare to be commissioned as officers in the Army. Junior military officers are paid very competitively with respect to recent college graduates in numerous fields, receive full medical and dental benefits, have 30 days of paid vacation per year and have outstanding continuing educational opportunities, among many other benefits.
Student Affairs provides opportunities for students to build alliances between the classroom and campus life and experience the excitement and responsibility that comes from being an active member of a community of higher learning. The vice president’s office serves as an advocate for students and supports student learning, engagement and personal and professional development.
The vice president is responsible for the division of Student Affairs, including the Adult, Nontraditional & Transfer Student Center, Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Career Services, Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, Latino Community Resource Center, Housing/Residence Life & Dining Services, Little Govs Child Learning Center, Military Student Center, Office of Disability Services, Student Conduct and Case Management, Student Life & Engagement, Student Affairs Programs and Assessment, Student Counseling & Health Services, Student Publications and University Recreation. Students are always welcome in Student Affairs, and are encouraged to visit or call for assistance.
The departments in Student Affairs provide a variety of educational, social and engaging programs for students throughout the year. Student Affairs is also the home of the Austin Peay Parent & Family Association. Call Student Affairs if you need assistance at 931-221-7341 or visit Morgan University Center, Room 206. Stay connected with us on Facebook @APSUStudentAffairs.
Student Conduct and Case Management is responsible for the investigation and adjudication of violations of the Student Code of Conduct, working with students who are displaying signs of distress, and educational programs pertaining to sexual assault/domestic violence. The office works in concert with the AVP for Student Affairs and dean of students to ensure that our campus community is thriving in and out of the classroom setting. The office is committed to providing impartial and educational processes that foster the highest standards of ethical behavior, student learning and civic responsibility while promoting an environment that respects the rights of all students.
The SGA is the representative body of all students, and its mission is to enhance and improve the quality of student life. As a part of this mission, the SGA strives to provide programs and activities that encourage student leadership and participation on campus.
SGA is composed of the executive board, senate and student tribunal (judicial board). SGA has a total of 25 senators, six justices and four executive council members. Three freshmen and three graduate senators are elected in the fall. Three senators from the sophomore, junior and senior class are elected each spring along with two students each from the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Arts and Letters, Education and STEM. Also in the spring, the president, vice president and secretary are elected and the chief justice is selected by committee. SGA appoints students to serve on University standing committees.
SGA holds regular meetings at 5 p.m. each Wednesday in MUC 307 that are open to the student body. For more information, contact SGA by emailing email@example.com.
The Office of Student Life & Engagement (SLE) strives to connect academic and out-of-class experiences through programming and leadership development creating a diverse and interactive learning community. For information about Student Life & Engagement, visit www.apsu.edu/student-life. The department sponsors a multitude of programs such as Family Weekend, Homecoming, Peaynk Week, Unity Celebration, Student Organization and Leader Awards, as well as diversity and awareness programs. Leadership programs are offered to meet the needs of every student. Students gain resume-worthy experiences through involvement and leadership experience. Applications, information, and dates are on PeayLink, the engagement platform students use to connect to student organizations, involvement opportunities and events.
SLE provides leadership development programs for students at all levels of experience and interest. Leadership skills are in demand from employers and contribute to the overall development of successful students. SLE staff work with students, departments and organizations all over campus on leadership skill-building, communication skills, teamwork and personal development, and offer numerous opportunities to get students involved.
A few leadership opportunities include:
- GOVS LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) connects students to leadership opportunities, educates on theory, builds skills and offers opportunities for leaders to showcase their strengths and experiences.
- Fall Leadership Experience: An immersive one-day leadership experience where students learn about themselves as a leader, are introduced to impactful leadership practices and gain an understanding of the huge opportunity to make a difference. Space will be limited. Applications will be available during the first week of classes on PeayLink and the website.
- The National Society of Leadership and Success: NSLS is the nation’s largest and only accredited leadership honor society. While invitations are sent out to selected students, membership is open to any APSU student. In addition to honorable distinction, the NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus. Upon completion of the required activities, members are inducted, receive their leadership certificate, and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country. Learn more by visiting www.apsu.edu/student-life/leadership/NSLS.
- Ziegler Leadership Forum: Each spring, SLE hosts a campus-wide leadership forum planned by a committee of students. Each forum includes an impactful professional speaker and multiple breakout opportunities. The event includes dinner, networking and free items for participants. Students also have the chance to present on their experiences and ideas.
SLE involvement opportunities include:
- Student Organizations promote leadership development, community spirit, activism, public service and social and cultural interaction. Organizations are student initiated and completely student led. There are more than 150 registered student organizations including honor societies, professional and service organizations, religious/faith-based groups, social fraternities and sororities, sport clubs and many more. Students gain resume-worthy experiences through involvement and leadership roles.
- Govs Programming Council is a student-led governance council that plans, promotes and executes entertainment and educational programs such as performances by comedians, lecturers and musicians, as well as movie showings, open mic nights, game shows and many other social activities. Members have the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, meet a variety of people with diverse backgrounds, and host a variety of national and local entertainers while building their resume.
The Office of Student Publications houses The All State student newspaper, collaborates with departments on marketing and promotional projects, produces the Student Handbook & Calendar, Parent & Family Guide and other Student Affairs publications.
Writing, photography, design, advertising, leadership, multimedia and editing positions on The All State are open to application for any and all qualified students of any major. The department provides an area for students to gain resume-worthy experience, work samples, build quality and practical skill sets in a unique and engaging environment. For more information about Student Publications, please visit www.apsu.edu/student-pubs for the latest department news and announcements.
University Recreation provides recreational and wellness programs at the 78,000 square-foot Foy Fitness & Recreation Center. The Foy Center features a three-court gymnasium, an outdoor pool, a 10,000-square-foot fitness center, an indoor climbing wall with a large bouldering feature, racquetball courts, indoor track, fitness studios, personal training, indoor cycling studio, locker rooms with private showers and changing areas, and equipment rental for outdoor activities. University Recreation is open extended hours and is one of the largest student employers on campus.
University Recreation offers a variety of fitness programs, aquatics programs, multiple intramural sports, sports clubs and more. The Govs Outdoors program provides adventures for all skill levels. Govs Outdoors has offered water rafting on the Ocoee, canoeing, hiking at Land Between the Lakes and backpacking in the Smoky Mountains. The department also offers Junior Govs Summer Camp, a recreational day camp that promotes healthy lifestyles among children ages 5-15.
Currently enrolled Clarksville campus students access the facility with a valid Govs ID. Students not enrolled on the Clarksville campus may pay access fees to use the facility. Alumni and family members age 16 and older may access the facility and services with a membership and fees.
VetSuccess On Campus at APSU is a comprehensive program offering adjustment counseling, support services, career counseling, peer to peer mentoring and tutoring, employment assistance and guidance on the full range of VA benefits and health services for veterans.
The VetSuccess counselor works with the VA to develop highly innovative and targeted transitional programs, services and activities for veterans, military and family members with their transition to college life and to maximize their opportunities for success, both educationally and occupationally.