Beyond the Classroom
Community Engagement and Sustainability - (931) 221-6590
Community Engagement and Sustainability provides students with opportunities to connect their academic and personal growth to the betterment of their community. Students can benefit from an array of community engagement programs, including alternative break trips, ENGAGE living community, days of service, volunteer opportunities and the Save Our Students Food Pantry and free thrift shop. Students also have the opportunity to enhance their education with the hands-on experiences of service-learning courses coordinated through the center.
Students benefit from an array of community engagement programs, including alternative break trips, ENGAGE living community, service-learning courses, days of service, volunteer opportunities, food pantry, plus a free thrift shop.
- Service-Learning Courses: Students who would like to combine their service with course work can register for service-learning courses. There are 50 designated service-learning courses available.
- Living Communities: Students can apply to live together on campus in a service-learning community. Living communities such as ENGAGE create a cohort of students with common passions and interests.
- Alternative Break Trips: Students can spend their breaks volunteering in other communities across the country. These trips are planned and led by student trip leaders, and every trip is assigned a faculty or staff member chaperone. The cost is kept to a minimum to encourage participation.
- Volunteer Opportunities: The center connects students to volunteer opportunities in the greater Clarksville region. Students can also volunteer with the center and support the food pantry and campus kitchen program through gardening, meal preparation, donating to the food pantry and more.
- S.O.S. Food Pantry: supports students through troubling times by helping fight hunger. The campus community supports and supplies the food pantry through donations. Students who find themselves in need can fill out an online food request form at www.apsu.edu/volunteer/sos-food-pantry and pick up groceries at 322 Home Ave. Students will need their APSU student identification card to receive food.
- Sustainability: is the capacity to balance the present needs of people, the economy and the environment, while protecting the needs of future generations. Since 2008, the Sustainable Campus Fee has funded over 50 projects to make APSU a greener campus. These projects include the Technology Building solar panels, the APSU Greenway, electric vehicle charging, and the Sundquist LED lighting conversion. Recycling bins are available in every building on campus, and students are encouraged to dispose of waste responsibly. To learn more visit www.apsu.edu/sustainability/ or contact the department.
Office of Career Services - (931) 221-6544
Career Services assists students in planning for life after college whether that’s entering the workforce or continuing with graduate school. The office offers one-on-one career counseling and assessments that help students with the career-decision making process. Students can access “What Can I Do With This Major ...,” a tool that shows the many career possibilities likely from particular majors. The office assists students with resume development, mock interviews, job search strategies and has a library for career-related advice. Career Services offers workshops for students throughout the academic year that cover a variety of career-related topics.
Students have access to employers nationally, regionally and locally by signing in to their Jobs4Govs account. Through Jobs4Govs, students can search for jobs and internships that employers post, and can publish their resume so employers can search for students. The office also hosts many networking and on-campus recruitment events for students to discuss opportunities with employers and hand out resumes.
All services are free for students and alumni. For more information, visit www.apsu.edu/careers or call (931) 221-6544.
Student Employment on Campus
Working on campus is a great way to connect and meet new people, enrich personal growth, and develop meaningful skills. Student employees are a vital part of the campus community.
- General campus employment is part-time work in University departments. Students must meet eligibility requirements for general campus employment and must apply and be selected for an open position. Students apply for general campus jobs through Career Services at www.apsu.edu/careers/jobs4govs. Students can email email@example.com for additional information or call (931) 221-6544.
- Federal Work Study (FWS) provides job placement for eligible students to earn money to assist with paying for educational expenses. In order to receive FWS, students must complete the FAFSA each year. FWS is not available to pay registration, tuition, or fees. Repayment of income earned through the FWS employment program is not required. Students should check www.apsu.edu/financialaid and their OneStop. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907.
Newton Military Family Resource Center - (931) 221-7685
The Newton Military Family Resource Center provides support, programs and services for military-affiliated students and assistance with the transition from military life to college life. The center offers a welcoming space for study, relaxation and fellowship with like-minded students. The center serves as a hub for community partnerships and collaborations through support and services.
The center offers the Texts for Vets program which provides textbooks to students on loan free of charge. The loaned textbooks are possible through donations. The center includes a computer lab, student/peer coaching, a dining area and lounge for homework space or to relax.
The Newton Family Resource Center is a one-stop shop and provides full-time staff to help students resolve academic and personal issues. All the staff work closely with other campus offices such as Student Disability Resource Center, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Veterans Education Benefits Office (VEBO), Registrar’s Office, Career Services, Counseling Services, VetSuccess On Campus, Veterans Upward Bound, Student Success, etc., to ensure the students’ needs are being met. Visit the MSC or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 931-221-1685. For more information, please visit us at www.apsu.edu/msc/.
Latino Community Resource Center - (931) 221-6645
¡Bienvenidos! All students are welcome at the Latino Community Resource Center (LCRC) located in the Morgan University Center. The LCRC offers free tutoring for students enrolled in Spanish courses. Educational programs are offered to support student learning such as Hispanic Heritage Month and showcasing Hispanic countries. The LCRC provides computers, library of Hispanic books, dictionaries, movies and magazines, as well as Spanish textbooks, Spanish editions of popular games, and Rosetta Stone language software. The center offers a competitive $500 scholarship each spring to be used in the fall. Visit here or call (931) 221-6645.
Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center - (931) 221-7120
The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center (WNDAACC) was founded in 1991 and was named in honor of the first African-American male student to graduate from APSU. The center, in Clement Building, Room 120, hosts a wide variety of educational programs. The center supports student learning with a checkout (borrowing) program for students needing technology for classes such as TI-83 calculators, laptops, MacBooks, netbooks and more than 1,600 library resources. There are stationary computers with the Respondus program, and an 80-inch TV for students to use for watching and practicing presentations.
The Achievers & Scholars program assists African-American males who are classified as freshmen and transfer students up to 29 hours by connecting them to resources at the institution. This program helps integrate academic, social and supportive components to engage the participants in the APSU community, aid retention of these students, ensure their graduation and connect them to graduate school or professional opportunities.
All students are welcome to stop by for a snack, to study, relax, connect with other students, watch TV or play games. Visit www.apsu.edu/aacc, or call (931) 221-7120.
Adult, Nontraditional & Transfer Student Center - (931) 221-6854
The A.N.T.S. Center provides support programs and resources for transfer students, adult learners, and nontraditional students.
The A.N.T.S Center creates a variety of programs from educational to family-friendly events. The center also supports commuting students who may need some of the comforts their campus-resident peers have, such as a refrigerator, toaster oven, or microwave. A.N.T.S. has test exam study books, umbrella check-outs for rainy days and a lactation space. Located in the Morgan University Center, Room 111, the center has a computer lab, study support materials and a professional college counselor to answer questions and provide support. Follow A.N.T.S. on social media to stay updated with programs and resources- Facebook @antscenter, Instagram @antscenter and Twitter @antscenter.
Student Publications - (931) 221-7376
Student Publications and Communications is home to the editorially independent student newspaper, The All State, APSU’s student newspaper since 1930. The department offers a learning environment where students can develop and enhance writing, editing and design skills, leadership, teamwork, decision making, ethical reasoning and time management in a practical environment.
Students are not required to have previous experience. Any enrolled student is welcome to apply for an array of positions from writing, to designing and advertising by visiting www.apsu.edu/student-pubs.
The All State has earned multiple national, regional and state awards through the years.
Student Publications and Communications produces the Student Handbook & Calendar and collaborates with division departments and departments across campus in support of student learning.
You can read The All State online at www.theallstate.org and on Facebook @theallstate, Twitter @TheAllState and Instagram @theallstate_apsu. For more information, call (931) 221-7376, or email email@example.com.
The Honors Program is designed to challenge students with an interdisciplinary curriculum, and provide opportunities for creative exploration and intellectual development as well as friendship with high-achieving peers. The program requires motivated students to fulfill a minimum of 25 hours of honors designated courses, as well as a senior thesis. There is also a non-thesis option. Admission to the program requires a 3.5 GPA and 25 ACT score. Students in the Honors Program must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. To apply, visit www.apsu.edu/honors/apply.
Honors Program students have some scholarship opportunities, 24 hour a day access to the Honors Commons which includes computers, printers, study areas, a classroom, a library, and areas for students to meet and socialize. For more information, visit www.apsu.edu/honors or contact Tim Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-221-7403.
Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange - (931) 221-6851
The Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange offers both short-term and long-term study abroad programs. These programs help students gain knowledge of the world, experience intercultural education and develop skill sets needed to succeed in an international society.
Students can benefit from international programs without travel by participating in the Bridge Program, a peer-mentor group, which consists of both international and APSU students. This helps international students explore American culture and history while teaching others about the culture and history of their countries. For parent and family specific questions on study abroad, see www.apsu.edu/study-abroad-exchange.
Student Research - (931) 221-7625
The Office of Student Research & Innovation involves the areas of Business, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences and STEM. The office helps connect students with opportunities to conduct research and creative activity. Students can also apply to receive funding for their project. Research and creative activity is common in all fields of study. These experiences connect students with faculty and help them become immersed in a field of study. For more information, call (931) 221-7625 or visit www.apsu.edu/osri.
ROTC - (931) 221-6156
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) provides students with the leadership skills, training and experiences they need to become officers in the U.S. Army or be competitive in any professional field. Army ROTC is an elective curriculum students can take along with their required college classes. Along with leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, provided you qualify.
Because Army ROTC is an elective, students may participate during their freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. Students who choose to participate in Army ROTC throughout their college careers will participate in challenging physical and mental exercises to prepare to be commissioned as officers in the Army. Junior military officers are paid very competitively with respect to recent college graduates in numerous fields, receive full medical and dental benefits, have 30 days of paid vacation per year and have outstanding continuing educational opportunities, among many other benefits.
Students may join the ROTC program as freshman, sophomores, or juniors (two-year program) with the attendance of summer camp (30 days) the summer prior to fall of your junior year. Email Mr. Julius Kelley at email@example.com or Julius.r.kelley.civ@ army.mil for additional guidance.