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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. performs in the fall 2016 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Stroll Off.

Building Leadership

Connecting students to leadership opportunities, building skills for leaders to develop strengths and showcase experiences

» The Interfraternity Council (IFC) received the Excellence in Outstanding Recruitment Award during the 2017 SEIFC Leadership Academy for their recruitment practices and support of chapters in their efforts to recruit members into their organizations. IFC also received the Fraternal Excellence Award, which recognizes top IFCs from across the country for their operations.

» With increased funding secured by Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, 25 students attended the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) at Indiana University in Bloomington. Including this group of leaders, APSU has had over 70 students graduate from the institute since 2014, which is a record among institutions in the country.

» The fraternity and sorority new member education program, ELEVATE, became a peer lead and facilitated program with over 200 students participating. Ten peer facilitators were Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute graduates.

» A “2016 Election Guide” special edition published by The All State won 2nd place for Best College Magazine and 2nd place for Best Public Service Journalism from the Southeastern Journalism Conference (SEJC). The All State also earned 8 individual student awards.

» Over 130 fraternity and sorority members from APSU have participated to date in the North-American Interfraternity Conference leadership development experience.

» The University Recreation sport club, Wrestling/Martial Arts, competed in the first event in club history at the 2016 Nashville Winter Grappling Games.

University Recreation
University Recreation sponsored the six-week Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge with 90 students representing APSU. The nationwide initiative helps get college students involved in outdoor activities.


» University Recreation partnered with Student Life and Engagement to host “The Leadership Challenge,” a new GovsLEAD program which challenges students to compete in hands-on, creative skills demonstrating and testing leadership skills.

» The All State student staff members earned two prestigious national Pinnacle Awards from the College Media Association: 2nd place for Best Sports Page/Spread and 2nd place for Best General News Photography.

» Students participated in “Leadershape: Catalyst,” a free, one-day conference coordinated by Student Life and Engagement which focused on learning to develop an authentic path, connecting to groups and causes students are interested in, and committing to a plan to be a catalyst individually and as part of a group.

» Fall SGA election participation increased by almost 11%

» Housing & Residence Life inducted 13 students in their newly established chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary organization, an affiliate of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH).

» Students participated in the annual John S. Ziegler Student Leadership Conference, and 21 students served as conference presenters during break-out sessions. The full-day conference was coordinated by Student Life and Engagement, and The Adult and Nontraditional Student Center provided free childcare for students with children.

» Housing staff and three student residence hall assistant delegates won “Most Spirited” and “Best Banner” at the Tennessee Association of Residence Halls 2017 conference held at Tennessee Tech University.

» Students can earn the Red Level Leadership Certificate and the White Level Leadership Certificate through GovsLEAD, coordinated by Student Life and Engagement. GovsLEAD connects students to leadership opportunities, educates on theory, builds skills, and offers opportunities for leaders to develop strengths and showcase experiences. Levels of achievement are reached through a series of leadership experiences.

» The Student Organization Council hosted several relief supply drives for those affected by the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, fires and organized delivery of the supplies.

» Nine peer career educators were employed in Career Services during the spring.



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