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Creating Impact

APSU students are constantly driving change and bringing new global perspectives to University life

» University Recreation’s intramural sports programs increased female participation by 12% during the spring.

» 16 student staff members on The All State maintained a 4.0 GPA during the 2016-17 academic year.

» During Family Weekend, Student Affairs Programs hosted the Parent/Family Association at the Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement. Students and families toured the facility and learned about the Food Pantry and service-learning opportunities.

» Hispanic Cultural Center’s “Not All About Tacos” programs engaged more than 100 students with the history and culture of Argentina, Columbia, Panama and Spain.

» Nearly 2,000 participants attended group fitness classes in University Recreation during the fall.

» The All State staff logged 5,755 hours in the office, creating content for the newspaper, website and social media accounts.

» Climbing Wall participation in the Foy Fitness & Recreation Center increased 22%.

Big Event
The Big Event, sponsored by Student Government Association, promoted campus and community unity as nearly 300 volunteer students came together to express their gratitude to the Clarksville/Montgomery County community with a day of service.

» Student Affairs Programs contributed content for a national NASPA Lumina Report.

» Membership in the Parent/Family Association exceeded 2,000 for the first time.

» The All State student newspaper increased article posts on their website by 78%, Facebook likes jumped 27% and the newspaper had a 16% growth in Instagram followers.

» The Office of Student Disability Resource Center experienced an increase of over 100 student intakes and an increase of nearly 230 registered students with the department from fall 2015 to fall 2016. Registered students receive assistance with navigating course requirements successfully.

» Students attending and accessing services in the Adult & Nontraditional Student Center increased by 300 from the previous year.

 » More than 6,000 members of the community attended the annual G.H.O.S.T. event, “Greater Halloween Options for Trick-or-Treating,” at Fortera Stadium. The event was coordinated by the Student Government Association.

» Career Services had a 66% increase in scheduled and walk-in appointments during the spring from the past three years.

» More than 57 student teams participated in the ever-popular Mudbowl volleyball competition, a student-run event that has been hosted by SGA since 2002. Teams compete through brackets until the champion is named.

» Nearly 700 military students were provided access to free textbooks through the Military Student Center as part of the Texts for Vets program, supported by $5,000 from foundation funds.

» The alternative format program in the Office of Student Disability Resource Center experienced a 36% increase over the year with over 250 electronic books provided during the spring. The program provides students registered with the department free electronic versions of textbooks.  

Peay Pickup
Riders on the Peay Pickup increased 56% to 12,859 for 2016-17 over the previous academic year. The Peay Pickup is an SGA-funded initiative with oversight provided by Student Affairs.

» The Peay Pickup began in the fall of 2008, and ridership has continued to grow to the point that a second vehicle was added for 2017-18, operating times expanded, and the route divided into north and south to reduce wait times for students. It is a partnership with the Clarksville Transit System to provide free transportation around campus on the trolley and in the community on CTS buses. As a result, responsibility for the Peay Pickup was transferred to Public Safety as part of the overall management of campus parking and transportation. Over the past nine years, riders on CTS buses has averaged over 42,000 annually.

» More than 2,800 students took advantage of services provided in the Military Student Center in the fall semester.

» Through a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Military Student Center provided career and resume advice and assistance for military/veteran students through 13 events.

» A 3-Star rating on the State of Tennessee assessment was earned by the Little Govs Child Learning Center, the highest state rating possible.

» A 38% increase in student traffic occurred in Career Services in fall

» Over 1,200 students attended educational and informative programs in Housing & Residence Life during the fall, including 92 commuter students and over 800 freshmen.

» University Recreation hosted the statewide TIRSA conference, Tennessee Intramural-Recreation Sports Association, on campus during January.

» Nearly 120 students requested note taking assistance through the Office of Student Disability Resource Center in the spring semester for 360 individual class requests. The department provided 85 volunteer note takers to fulfill the requests, and had 23 separate backup note takers also available.

» University Recreation hosted “Low 7 Sports,” a non-profit youth sports league, that completed their 3rd season in what they consider to be their home court, the Foy Fitness & Recreation Center.

» Career Services added a part-time Veteran Career Advisor to work with veterans and military students transitioning to the civilian workforce, provide general assistance with the application process for federal jobs and to liaison with the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell, including career counseling, resume services and workshops.


Creating Impact Numbers




39% increase





“Working at the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center is more than meets the eye. The amount of professional development provided here is incredible and truly beneficial for students. I can say with full confidence that working here has given me the tools I need to be a successful student and insight into the world of college recreation.”

Christian Player
Foy Fitness and Recreation Center Student Assistant