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Welcome from the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

Welcome to Austin Peay State University! It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as your Dean of Students. In my role as advocate, I work closely with faculty, staff and student leaders to enhance the quality of university life for our students. Our office seeks to facilitate the integration of the academic experience of students with all aspects of the university and student life. We encourage interactions among students, faculty and staff to promote a campus climate which supports students’ academic success and their personal and professional development. Our office also is committed to a vision of diversity and inclusion that fosters the academic and personal growth of all students!

In addition, our office strives as an advocate for student issues, needs and concerns; responses to emergency and crisis situations that affect our students; and assists student in preparing for their lives beyond college. Our office can assist you in working through many questions and concerns. Don’t hesitate to contact my office for assistance. Our top priority is to enrich your experience as a student at Austin Peay State University.

Sincerely,

Greg Singleton
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

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 Resources for Students

Austin Peay State University’s fundamental purpose is to produce educated men and women equipped to use their abilities productively and wisely. The curricula and extra-curricular activities of the University are routes to intellectual maturity and means to the development of ideas, insights, values and competencies which form a permanent, personal capacity for thought and action. The University strives to provide an environment for students to construct their own education and to acquire the means of making self-education the rewarding enterprise of a lifetime, enabling them to become effective agents of social change. An environment free of the illegal or abusive use of alcohol or other drugs by members of the academic community encourages this educational development. Therefore, Austin Peay State University is committed to having a campus that is free of alcohol and other drug use.

 

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Austin Peay State University encourages any member of the APSU community who has experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking or knows of another member of the community who has experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking to report the incident to the University.

 

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Students should be aware that, should they have concerns or complaints about their program or their financial aid, this institution has a complaint procedure. (See Academic and Non-Academic Grievance Procedure contained herein.) To the extent possible, students should seek a resolution of such matters through the institution’s complaint procedure before involving others. Under Tennessee’s open records law, all or parts of complaints will generally be available for review upon request from a member of the public. Complaints of fraud, waste or abuse may be made by calling the Tennessee Comptroller’s Hotline for Fraud, Waste and Abuse at 1-800-232-5454. Students or prospective students who which to file a complaint related to accreditation may contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

 

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For information about the procedures used at APSU in processing complaints about student violations of APSU Regulations (the “Code of Student Conduct”), student rights and responsibilities, and University policies and guidelines, see the following resources. The Code of Student Conduct is presented in sections and follows the same order as in the printed version of the 2017-18 Student Handbook & Calendar.

The Code should be read in it's entirety.

Please note: The information contained herein was the most up to date at the time of publication and is subject to change. Failure to read the Code and the contents of the Student Handbook does not exempt students from following regulations, requirements, procedures and policies described herein.

 

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“Austin Peay State University strives to promote values and attitudes that are reflective of solid academic character and integrity.” All students are expected to complete their own work and conduct research and author assignments independently of others (unless specifically authorized to work together by your respective faculty). 

Academic integrity is the cornerstone of your educational experience. “When students participate in behavior that is considered academic misconduct, the scholarly value of their education is diminished.” 

Academic misconduct is defined as the following:
  • Plagiarism: The adoption or reproduction of ideas, words, statements, images or works of another person as one’s own without proper attribution.
  • Cheating: Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information or aids in any academic exercise or test/examination. The term academic exercise includes all forms of work submitted for credit or hours.
  • Fabrication: Unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise. 
  • Facilitation or Collusion: Assisting or attempting to assist another to violate a provision of the institution’s student code of conduct regarding academic misconduct. 

For more information, visit the Academic Honesty & Integrity section of the website.

New freshmen will receive a copy in the APSU 1000 class and will not need to pick up a copy.

Faculty, staff and students may get a copy of the 2017-18 Student Handbook & Calendar in Student Publications, MUC 111, University Facilities, MUC 207, or Student Affairs, MUC 206. There is no cost to obtain a handbook.

Contact Student Publications at 931-221-7375 or email studentpublications@apsu.edu for more information.