A myriad of resources exist for Austin Peay State University students to help them on their road to graduation. Below are a list of resources provided by Austin Peay and other entities around the city of Clarksville.
Austin Peay State University offers different resources to help APSU students as they pursue their degree. The departments below are just a few of the incredible resources offered here at Austin Peay State University.
The Adult and Nontraditional Student Center has a computer lab, coffee, tea, refrigerator, and large screen television for relaxing and eating lunch in a congenial environment. Staff is on hand to answer questions and help facilitate the college experience for Adult and Nontraditional Students.
The Austin Peay State University Child Learning Center serves children of APSU students, staff and faculty as well as children in the community. Extended program services include emergency drop-in care and evening care.
Other childcare provider information for this area can be found at: http://tnccrr.org/regions/pages/Upper_East/index.php.
Family obligations, work commitments, gas prices – there are countless reasons why online learning could be a smart option for you. Whether you start your journey at Austin Peay State University online initially, take an assortment of online and on ground courses, or move to fully online over time, the department of Distance Education will be here to support you.
Austin Peay State University’s online courses offer an interactive approach to education combined with a user-friendly online platform. Even if you've never taken an online class before, you will find our online format easy to learn, navigate, and manage! Online students access Desire2Learn (D2L) and engage with instructors and classmates online in an interactive format. It is important to know that online courses are not self-paced; courses begin and end on specific dates and class work has assigned deadlines. Advising, library services, student support, and other forms of student assistance are available to online students.
If you have online course related technology issues, Distance Education is the place to go! The friendly staff can help students with navigating, adding files, participating in discussion boards or other D2L functions.
All students are welcome in the Hispanic Cultural Center! Since April 2005, the center has hosted many events and served as a place for students to connect with other students who share an interest in Hispanic culture and the Spanish language. The mission of the Hispanic Cultural Center is to develop, promote, and increase awareness of Hispanic cultures through the implementation of cultural enrichment programs, the building of working relationships between the student clubs and organizations and the Hispanic community and the creation of an environment in which the Spanish language can be celebrated and practiced
The Learning Resource Center exists for one reason: to help students achieve their educational goals. We hope that as you work with our staff, you will find each of us is committed to the success of the students here at Austin Peay State University. Additionally, we are proud to help students in the community strive to reach their educational goals through our Community Tutoring program.
Austin Peay State University established the Military Student Center in 2010 to better serve the needs of the veterans, active duty/reserve personnel, ROTC students, and family members that attend the university. The center has a computer center, a lounge, and dining area to allow students to either work on homework or to relax and unwind from the day surrounded by fellow like-minded students.
The Center offers programs throughout the academic year to address the unique challenges our student population faces.
Please Note: The center is open to all students, no military affiliation is required. Everyone is welcome.
The Office of Career Services offers many services free of charge to APSU students and alumni. Some of the services may require an appointment, but walk-ins are always welcome!
Financial Aid is a sensitive, complicated topic and we never counsel a student on financial aid matter! In turn, we always recommending they speak to a Financial Counselor first, to understand how their actions can or will impact their financial aid status. Eligibility criteria and determination dramatically varies with each student; for this reason, you should always refer financial aid questions and concerns to this office to avoid a potential conflict.
The S.O.S. Food Pantry supports Austin Peay State University's students through troubling times by helping fight hunger. The campus community supports and supplies the food pantry through donations. Students will need their APSU student identification card to receive food.
Scholarships are an excellent way for a student to fund their education. Many scholarships are one-time only, so a student should plan on continuing their research each year. The majority of scholarships offered by APSU can be applied for using the online scholarship application, but many are available apart from that application.
As a staff, the counseling center works diligently to create an environment of mutual respect and understanding where students from every culture will feel comfortable. Services are provided to promote student learning in cultural, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual development.
The Center has a team of health care providers that are experienced in treating various medical problems. The staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, a pharmacist, medical office personnel, and graduate assistants. Services offer primary and preventive care, women's and men's health, immunizations and allergy shots. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, there is no provider available, there are clinics in the area that can assist students.
Care provided by Student Health Services medical staff is free to APSU students. However, each patient is charged for medications, laboratory work, procedures, and medical supplies if applicable. These costs are charged to the student’s University Health Services account. Please Note: Since this is a walk-in clinic it is strongly suggest students check in by 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. to help ensure they are seen the same day.
The TRiO Student Support Services Program (SSS) at Austin Peay State University is a US Department of Education funded program. The two main purposes of TRiO Student Support Services are:
- To retain and graduate eligible project participants and
- To foster a climate supportive of the success of students whose parents did not attend or complete a four year college degree and/or are disabled and/or whose family income may hinder them from remaining in college without financial assistance to receive the full range of services and opportunities at APSU.
The Center provides TI-83 calculators, laptops and netbooks for students to borrow on a semester basis. There are over 1,600 library resources available, for a three week check-out, such as books, Rosetta Stone (Portuguese, Swahili and French), Spanish Tutorial CDs and graduate school preparation (GRE, GMAT, MCAT). Stationary computers with the Respondus program are also available. In addition, the Center provides a smart board for students to use for practice of presentations. Students may stop by to eat snacks, study, relax, hang out with other students, watch TV or use the Play Station game system.
Lastly, the WNDAACC (Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center) host a wide variety of curricular and co-curricular programs that are connected to the University’s mission and vision.
The Writing Center is on the main floor of the Library past Starbucks. Tutors provide
FREE writing support and services to APSU students. Tutors work one-on-one with students
on any paper for any class. Walk-ins requests for assistance are always welcome, but
scheduled appointments can prevent delays.
In order to provide quality, uninterrupted service to students the Writing Center does not have a phone. This allows the staff to focus on students they are currently serving. During the semester, the Writing Center is open six days a week and only closed for holidays not including spring and fall break.
Academic Departments Resources
Academic departments offer resources to help their students and students taking their courses.
City of Clarksville Resources
A number of different resources can be found across campus and around Clarksville that offer support that is not academic-related.