Student Life & Engagement
Your connection to organizations, events and making a difference
We’re all about students. Period.
The Office of Student Life and Engagement (SLE) recognizes the important role that student life plays in supporting the co-curricular mission of Austin Peay and the Division of Student Affairs.
For that reason, SLE strives to connect academic and out-of-class experiences through programming and leadership development that establishes a diverse, interactive and responsive learning community.
The Office of Student Life and Engagement prepares students to be citizen leaders with an understanding of the global community and a commitment to service.
Homecoming is the highlight of fall semester and brings students, alumni and the community to campus. The activities will start on Tuesday, Oct. 17, and culminate in the football game on Saturday, Oct. 21, when the Governors host Southeast Missouri State University. Events during the week include: student organization banner contest, lip sync competition, bonfire and court announcement, AP Apollo student talent show, pep rally, NPHC Step Show, Homecoming Parade and the crowning of the king and queen. There are many opportunities to get involved in Homecoming activities through a student organization, sorority or fraternity, academic department or residence hall, the football game or tailgate.
Govs Programming Council
What is the Govs Programming Council (GPC)?
The GPC is a student organization that plans, promotes and executes entertainment and educational programs for APSU. These programs include performances by comedians, lecturers and musicians, as well as activities like movie showings, open mic nights, game shows and many other social activities.
What are the benefits of GPC membership?
- Develop leadership and organizational skills
- Gain programming experience
- Meet a variety of people with diverse backgrounds
- Meet and host a variety of national and local entertainers
- Develop marketable skills for your future
- Build your resume
- Complement your academic program with valuable practical experience.
How do you join GPC?
Membership is open to all APSU students. To join, simply start attending the weekly meetings, which are at 5 p.m. on most Mondays in the Morgan University Center 307. You will then be included in the GPC email list and be alerted to upcoming events and involvement opportunities.
What events has GPC sponsored?
Throughout the 2016-17 academic year, GPC hosted Frankie Ballard, Wild N’ Out, Escape Room, Hypnotist Chris Jones, Foam Party, Talent Show, Soccer Darts, Bumper Cars and more!!
SLE also programs several other events during the academic year including:
- First Friday
- Unity Celebration
- Student Organization & Leader Awards