2023-24 Student Handbook & Calendar
The Student Life section includes the following:
Adult, Nontraditional & Transfer Student Center (A.N.T.S.), Morgan University Center Room 111, 931-221-6854
The Adult, Nontraditional & Transfer Student Center (A.N.T.S.) provides support programs, 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. The center also houses the Transfer Student Leasers (TSLs) that begin contacting incoming transfer students upon acceptance to the University. Whether you recently transferred or have been enrolled for a couple of semesters, visit the TSL office for assistance finding your place at APSU. Located in the Morgan University Center, Room 111, 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 X, formerly known as 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.
Visit www.apsu.edu/aacc for more information.
The Office of Alumni and Annual Giving strives to facilitate a lifetime connection
between alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends and APSU. We create relevant
services, programs and events that increase the visibility of the University and foster
lifetime engagement, loyalty, pride and support for APSU.
The APSU National Alumni Association (NAA) is the central organization connecting and serving all alumni, friends, faculty and staff of the Austin Peay State University family. Through periodic e-newsletters, events and programs like Homecoming, Candlelight Ball and alumni travel, we help alumni stay connected to their alma mater and the APSU network. To learn more, visit alumni.apsu.edu or contact us at email@example.com or 931-221-7979.
Let’s Go Peay! Austin Peay Athletics is a huge part of campus life. An NCAA Division I program and member of the ASUN Conference since July 1, 2022, Austin Peay fields 16 varsity programs that have compiled 47 regular-season championships and 26 tournament titles. Admission to all regular-season home events is free for all Clarksville campus students 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.
Govs Dining provides several retail locations and an all-you-can-eat residential dining option, making dining on campus convenient. Residential dining in The Caf features a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy everyone’s appetite and hosts multiple events throughout the year. In the Morgan University Center you can enjoy Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Tres Habaneros, Sub Connection and MUC Market. In the Woodward Library and Sundquist Building, fuel up with coffee at Starbucks and Elements. Late night dining options are also available at The Terrace until midnight which includes Grilled, Peay-Ples Pizza and The Terrace Market. In addition, dining on campus offers mobile ordering with the Everyday app for Sub Connection, Tres Habaneros, Govs Burger Shop, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Peay-Ples Pizza and Grilled. The Everyday app, available on the App Store and Google Play, also offers a viewable menu for up to two weeks in The Caf. Your location will be Austin Peay State University.
Visit the Govs Dining website for dining hours, events, gift options and to purchase Dining Dollars and Meal Plans at govsdining.sodexomyway.com. Follow @GovsDining on Instagram and Facebook and text “GovsDining” to 82257 to receive alerts for upcoming events, emergency closures and hours of operation changes. Call 931-221-7474 to reach dining services by phone.
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.
The 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 and 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 Rave Guardian app, which allows students, faculty and staff to quickly and conveniently communicate with APSU Campus Police. This app ties in with our text messaging/email system so you can add mobile numbers and additional emails in the app.
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/AP 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 their cell phone information, as described at getrave.com/login/apsu or through the Rave Guardian app. 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 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 so 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 Rave Guardian app.
Career Services provides a multitude of services and resources to assist students in becoming career-ready professionals who are prepared to enter the workforce or continue their education after graduation. The office offers one-on-one coaching to assist students with career exploration and assessment, resume reviews, mock interviewing, job and internship searching and other professional skills. Throughout the academic year, Career Services hosts workshops and other events that give students the opportunity to learn more about specific career trends and topics. The office also hosts networking and on-campus recruitment events including career fairs for students to make connections with employers in their areas of interest.
Career Services also manages Jobs4Govs, our convenient job-searching platform that connects students and alumni to available career opportunities. Through Jobs4Govs, students can search and apply for on-campus employment and jobs and internships across the region and nation. All services in the department are free for students and alumni. For more information, log into Jobs4Govs or visit www.apsu.edu/careers.
Community Engagement and Sustainability, 322 Home Ave., 931-221-6590
Community Engagement and Sustainability 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.
Sustainability is the capacity to balance the present needs of people, the economy and the environment, while protecting the needs of future generations. Since 2008, the Sustainable Campus Fee has funded over 50 projects to make APSU a greener campus. These projects include the Technology Building solar panels, the APSU Greenway, electric vehicle charging and the Sundquist LED lighting conversion. Recycling bins are available in every building on campus, and students are encouraged to dispose of waste responsibly. To learn more visit www.apsu.edu/sustainability or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Little Govs Child Learning Center provides full-time and part-time child care services for children ages 2 to 5 years. APSU students, staff and faculty and community members are eligible to enroll their children. The center enhances the growth, development, and performance of APSU students and other parents by maintaining a campus children’s center whose primary objective is to promote the continuous well-being of the children and adults it serves through programs and services that 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 is a Gold Sneaker Facility. Visit www.apsu.edu/clc for more information.
Student Counseling Services is located in the Ard Building at 524 College Street. Patients are primarily seen in-person, but may also schedule appointments via telehealth if the need arises. Students are encouraged to call (931) 221-6162 for more information and/or to book an appointment.
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. Our diverse professional staff offers a variety of therapeutic styles and areas of expertise. We pride ourselves on helping students to not only obtain, but maintain mental wellness.
Student Counseling Services operates out of a brief therapy model, with students being eligible for up to 12 counseling sessions per academic year, with need and suitability for services assessed at intake. Students also have access to TalkCampus, a global peer to peer mental health support app that is available 24/7. TalkCampus can be downloaded free from the App Store. All currently enrolled APSU students are eligible for our services, which are confidential and free of charge.
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 Code of Student 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 them 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. The Code of Student Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook and Calendar. Additionally, 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 Student Disability Resource Center provides advocacy and academic assistance to students with physical, mental or learning disabilities enrolled at APSU. The center promotes self-reliance through education and improvement. The center 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 Student Disability Resource Center and request accommodations. To begin the process, please visit www.apsu.edu/disability. In addition to the application, SDRC will need supporting documentation. Accommodations include 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- and having a note taker.
Student Disability Resource Center 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 SDRC and APSU.
- Note-Taker Program: SDRC 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 discreete manner.
Individual chapters elect officers to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. These officers are assisted by alumni who act as advisors. 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 Card is the official identification card for every student, faculty and staff
member at APSU. Students must carry their Govs Card with them at all times while on
campus. The Govs Card ensures identification as a student with campus access. Student
should never allow anyone else to use their Govs Card.
The Govs Card offers a convenient, easy and safe way to make purchases and use campus services. It is used for Gov Buc$, Dining Dollars, meal plans, vending machines, building/residence hall access, library services, athletic events, University recreation, Student Health Services, campus activities and events and more.
Your Govs Card can be used as a declining balance card for on-campus purchases. There are two separate accounts on your Govs Card: Gov Buc$ and Dining Dollars.
- Gov Buc$ can be deposited online to your eAccount at:
- Deposits may be made as often as needed.
- Deposited funds are available for immediate use.
- Govs Buc$ will remain active as long as you are a current APSU student.
- Dining Dollars come with the purchase of a meal plan and can be used at various campus meal locations.
- Dining Dollars will transfer from the fall semester to the spring semester only, provided a meal plan is purchased for both semesters. Meals are valid only for the semester they were purchased.
Manage your Govs Card eAccounts with your mobile device. Download Transact eAccounts from the App Store or Google play.
For Govs Card online photo submission, go to
GovsLEAD connects students to leadership opportunities, educates them 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 campus-wide leadership conference and membership through a nationally accredited honor society. For more information, check out the program online at www.apsu.edu/student-life/leadership or stop by Morgan University Center, Room 211.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides access to computer resources for 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 APSU. 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 as they’re a student at APSU. Students may visit Office 365 Student on the GOVSTECH site 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 here. 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 St. All of our services require an appointment. If you need an appointment, the place to start is to log into the online portal at peayhealth.apsu.edu. In the portal you can choose what type of appointment you need and what time works best for you. If you are not able to find a time that works for you, you can call our office at 931-221-7107. In most cases, you can get an appointment for the same day. If you cannot be given a same-day appointment, you will be referred to the next day first available appointment.
Our 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 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 will be billed to their account. They will then pay this bill online through their OneStop account or in person at the Cashiers' window in the Ellington Building. Students also have the option of obtaining medications from the in-house dispensary having a prescription electronically sent to and filled by a pharmacy of their choice. Health Services does not bill insurance for charges incurred for medications, supplies or procedures during a clinic visit. However, if a student has lab work (strep test, flue test, urinalysis, blood drawn, etc.) done this will be billed to their insurance. Students who do not have health insurance will have additional options.
- Monday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday: 7 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The clinic closes at noon on every third Thursday of the month to allow for staff training and administrative time.
- Friday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Closed for lunch Monday-Friday: Noon - 1 p.m.
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. 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. Also, as of July 1, 2011, two varicella (chickenpox) vaccines or proof of immunity will be required. Exemptions include students born before 1/1/1980, those students graduating from a Tennessee high school in 2016 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. The student will not be allowed to register for classes until these requirements are met. Students who will be living in on-campus housing for the first time and are under the age of 21 must also provide proof of meningitis (MenACWY/MCV4/Menactra/Menveo/MenQuadfi - NOT meningococcal B) vaccine within the past five years. The student will not be allowed to receive the key to their room until this requirement is met. Further, the state of Tennessee mandates that each postsecondary institution provide information concerning Hepatitis B and Meningococcal infection to all students entering the institution for the first time. 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 of 18 are required to provide a parent-signed copy of the waiver form. They can upload the form to the online portal at peayhealth.apsu.edu or mail it 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.
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 dining services, residence hall facilities and educational programming. The staff provides many opportunities for the development and enhancement of human relationship 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 current academic year. For more information visit www.apsu.edu/housing.
The University Residency Policy requires all single freshman students younger than 21 years old not residing with their parents or legal guardians to 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.
The Latino Community Resource Center (LCRC) 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 here for more information.
Student Newspaper: The All State, Morgan University Center 120, www.theallstate.org
The All State is produced by students and publishes online during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session 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 and Communications. One of its purposes is to provide a forum for the expression of student opinion, as well as disseminate timely news, features and more 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, copy editors, advertising sales, and other positions. Applications are available online at www.apsu.edu/student-pubs. For more information, call 931-221-7375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The All State operates several social media accounts that help students stay informed with news
happening on campus and around the area with articles, photos and videos. Follow them
Facebook: /TheAllState | Twitter: @TheAllState and #TheAllState | Instagram: @theallstate_apsu | YouTube: /TheAllStateAPSU
Radio: WAPX-FM/Magic 91.9
WAPX-FM, MAGIC 91.9 is a noncommercial outreach platform for the Department of Communication. MAGIC 91.9 operates 24/7, providing a wide variety of music, news, public affairs and sports programming for the Clarksville- Montgomery County community. Communication students work on-air and use studio facilities to complete audio production assignments, as well as develop public service and public affairs programming for the station. Communication students also have the opportunity to work on-air as board operators, disc jockeys and sports announcers for Govs Sports. Students enrolled as communication majors or minors are eligible to participate in station activities. Dr. David von Palko is the General Manager of 91.9 FM. 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 on campus in the Music/Mass Communication Building and the Dunn's Center sports broadcasting complex. APSU-TV broadcasts locally and throughout middle Tennessee and can be viewed on CDE Lightband 9, Spectrum 192 and U-Verse 99. APSU-TV offers locally-produced news, public affairs, entertainment shows, sports broadcasts and special events (including APSU Commencement broadcasts and local high school graduation ceremonies). Some programming is streamed online and showcased on our YouTube channel for viewing from any location. Students work as directors, on-air talents, producers and broadcast technicians.
APSU-TV produces all of its programming in high definition and provides broadcast media and sports communication majors an opportunity to work with video productions starting from 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.
At APSU, a student’s spiritual growth can be part of their education and continued personal growth through participation in the activities of the campus ministries. APSU's campus ministries are student organizations dedicated to serving 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.
The Morgan University Center and Event Services office is responsible for managing the University Center, the campus-wide space reservation system and the Govs ID Card operations, along with providing event support and services. The Morgan University Center is a student union located in the heart of campus. It includes Student Affairs offices, student support and engagement centers, dining venues, a USPS post office, study spaces, a game room, several meeting rooms and a 5,800-square-foot-ballroom. Meeting and event reservations can be made at https://austinpeayevent.emscloudservice.com/web.
The director of offices and dining venues in the Morgan University Center can be found at https://apsu.edu/university-facilities/university-center/officesandservices.php.
The 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 facility
provides the University's military-affiliated students with a one-stop shop for their
social, financial and academic needs. Active-duty service members, veterans, reservists,
National Guard members, ROTC cadets, retirees and military families are all encouraged
to take advantage of its services. The facility houses the Military and Veterans Affairs
Division, a VetSuccess on Campus Counselor, a Veteran and Career Advising Coordinator,
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 population faces. NMFRC provides:
- A computer lab with online access, a printer and CAC readers
- A dining area to eat, study or talk with peers
- A lounge to unwind and relax
- Events including educational, informational and family-oriented programming
- Programs that address the unique challenges facing our student population
- Student-Peer Coaching – staff provide guidance and advice on navigating college and the 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.
In addition to providing services for military-affiliated students, the NMFRC is open to the entire APSU community. The center's operating hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 931-221-1685, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.apsu.edu/mva/nmfrc/.
Parking, Shasteen Building, 931-221-7275
All vehicles parked on APSU’s campus must be registered in the APSU parking portal. This includes both those who are affiliated with University (students, 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 here.
- Click Login in the upper right corner.
- Select APSU Single Sign-On and log in with your email credentials (just use your username, you can omit that @apsu.edu or @my.apsu.edu)
- Select order permit
- The system will provide you with the permit you are eligible to register for. Select that permit.
- Select vehicle(s). If you had a vehicle previously registered, you can choose that vehicle. You can also add vehicles to your account. Please ensure you enter the correct license plate number.
- Confirm the Information and add permit to cart
- Check out – If you a student or an employee with payroll deduction, there will be no payment required. If you are an employee who is not on payroll deduction, you will be taken to payment screen.
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
- Silver: Residents including Emerald Hills and Two Rivers
- Black: Overflow, any valid APSU permit is authorized for this zone
All vehicle license plates must face the driving lane of the parking lot so our cameras can read your plates. If you wish to back in or pull through, you will need a front license plate. If your state does not issue front license plates, you can get an APSU Vanity Plate for the front of your car from the Parking Office in the Shasteen Building.
You can add as many vehicles as you wish to your account through the portal by Clicking on Vehicles in your account.
*Visitor and timed parking spaces will be labeled as such. The APSU parking regulations and map can be found at www.apsu.edu/parking.
Peay Pickup Information: Get around campus on The Peay Pickup! In a partnership with the Clarksville Transit System (CTS), APSU provides students, faculty and staff free transportation around campus via the Peay Pickup and free transportation around the city on CTS buses.
The PeayMobile app is Austin Peay State University's official mobile app and helps you stay informed and connected. PeayMobile allows you to conveniently access all your campus information, keep your classes, assignments and events organized, join the campus discussion, connect with peers and chat with friends. Users have easy access to APSU email, grades, classes, events, organizations and more. Use the app to check in to campus events, post and see other users posts on the campus wall, receive push notifications about events and alerts and more. Download PeayMobile free from the App Store or get on Google Play.
The service window hours for the APSU Post Office are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Post Office is closed on University holidays.
All students living on campus will be assigned a campus address and Post Office box. Students can find their campus mailing address, post office box combination, how to pick up mail and packages and other basic information in their OneStop by going to Web Self-Service, then Personal Information, and finally Campus PO Box and address.
A campus post office box can also be purchased for any student living off campus for $15 a semester. Students can pay at the service window at the campus Post Office.
The Post Office is currently working to obtain smart lockers to help students pick up their packages after service window hours. Students can still access their PO boxes after hours as well.
The Post Office operates as a contract postal unit with the United States Postal Services. The office receives all student mail and packages from any mail carrier. Students can be notified when they have packages ready for pickup via email or text messaging. The Post Office provides services to ship out letters and packages. The office sells postage, forever stamps, USPS Postal Money Orders, APSU Postcards and mailing supplies. The office also accepts pre-paid packages that need to be returned or shipped to Amazon, FedEx, UPS Ground, DHL, etc.
For more information, please visit our website at www.apsu.edu/auxiliaryservices/post-office
Printing Services serves the printing, copying, binding and laminating needs of the campus and the local community. Students can print a wide range of products — simple flyers, posters, banners, stickers, artwork, booklets and postcards using state-of-the-art digital printers at reasonable pricing. Printing Services is located in the Woodward Library, Room 124 on the lower level.
For more information, please visit www.apsu.edu/printing or email email@example.com.
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 qualified students' 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 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.
Students may join the ROTC program as freshmen, sophomores or juniors (two-year program) with the attendance of summer camp (30 days) the summer prior to fall of your junior year. Email Mr. Julius Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julius.email@example.com for additional guidance.
Student Affairs provides opportunities for students to build bridges 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 associate vice president of Student Affairs’ office serves as an advocate for students and supports student learning, engagement, health, wellness and personal and professional development.
The associate 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, Community Engagement and Sustainability, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, Latino Community Resource Center, Housing/Residence Life & Dining Services, Little Govs Child Learning Center, Student Disability Resource Center, Student Conduct and Case Management, Student Life & Engagement, Student Affairs Programs and Assessment, Student Counseling & Health Services, Student Publications and Communications, 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 investigating and adjudicating violations of the Code of Student Conduct, working with students who are displaying signs of distress and hosting educational programs on sexual assault/domestic violence. The office works in concert with the associate vice president 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 Behavioral and Health Sciences, Business, Arts and Letters, Education and STEM. Also, in the spring, SGA's 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Student Life & Engagement (SLE) strives to connect academic and out-of-class experiences through programming and leadership development to create 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 Homecoming, Family Weekend, Student Organization and Leader Awards and diversity and awareness programs. Leadership programs are offered to meet the needs of every student, and they can gain resume-worthy experiences through their involvement. Visit PeayLink.com to connect with 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 they 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.
- The National Society of Leadership and Success: (NSLS) is the nation’s largest and only accredited leadership society. Membership is open to any APSU student. 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.
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 130 registered student organizations, including honor societies, professional and service organizations, religious/faith-based groups, social fraternities and sororities, sport clubs and many more.
- Govs Programming Council is a student-led governance council that plans, promotes and executes entertainment and educational programs. GPC events include 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.
Student Publications, Morgan University Center Room 208 —The All State, Morgan University Center Room 120, 931-221-7375
The Office of Student Publications and Communications collaborates with division departments on publications, promotional projects and communications, produces the Student Handbook & Calendar, and other Student Affairs publications, and houses The All State student newspaper.
Writing, photography, design, 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, develop work samples and build practical skill sets in a unique and engaging environment. For more information about Student Publications, please visit www.apsu.edu/student-pubs.
The University Recreation Department provides recreational and wellness programs at the 78,000-square-foot Foy Fitness & Recreation Center. The facility features a three-multi-purpose court gymnasium, an outdoor pool and a 10,000-square-foot fitness center with cardio machines, free weights, as well as pin-selected and plate-loaded machines, a functional training room, 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, equipment rental, outdoor sand volleyball courts, outdoor field space and access to tennis courts. The Foy Fitness & Recreation Center is open for extended hours and is one of the largest student employers on campus for scholarship, work study and non-work study students.
University Recreation, which is housed in the Foy Fitness & Recreation Center, offers a variety of fitness programs, aquatics programs, intramural sports, sports clubs, challenge course 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, as well as a low challenge course. For future adventures, visit www.apsu.edu/recreation. The department also offers Junior Govs Summer Camp and a recreational day camp that promotes healthy lifestyles among children ages 5-15.
Currently enrolled Clarksville campus students can access the facility with a valid Govs ID cell phone app or their A number. Students not enrolled on the Clarksville campus may pay access fees to use the facility. Alumni, family and community members may access the facility and services with a membership and fees. For more information, call 931-221-7564 or visit www.apsu.edu/recreation.
VetSuccess on Campus/Military & VA Support, 426 College Street, 615-983-4354
VetSuccess On Campus 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.
Located in the Newton Military Family Resource Center (NMFRC), the VetSuccess counselor works with the Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop highly innovative and targeted transitional programs, services, and activities for veterans, military, and family members to assist with their transition to college life and to maximize their opportunities for success, both educationally and occupationally.