Clubs, Activities & Recreation

Don’t let our small size fool you – you won’t find a more active community than ours.

There’s no shortage of ways to fill your time outside the classroom at Peace, whether you’re interested in learning, serving, broadening your horizons or just having fun.

From one-day events to membership organizations, to team sports – we’ve got you covered and then some.

Check out #PeaceStPerspective with Josh Walker. He takes you around downtown Raleigh for what’s happening just steps outside campus

Clubs, Activities & Recreation At-a-Glance

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1,000+
Undergraduate & Adult Learners at William Peace
91%
of students awarded a scholarship or financial aid
63%
of students live in campus housing

Upcoming Student Events

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#GoPeacePacers

Athletics are an important part of college life, and Peace is certainly no exception. We compete for championships on and off the field.

WPU is a member of the USA South Athletic Conference of the NCAA Division III, fielding teams in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and volleyball.

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The Peace Times

The Student Newspaper of William Peace University
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  • The inaugural season of the William Peace University swim team has come to an end, but not without making a splash. The Pacers opened up their first season with hopes to compete well in their meets as their first year as a team, but most importantly to build a positive team atmosphere to be the […]
  • About The Identity Through the Lens Film Festival: The Identity Through the Lens: Conversations on Race + Cinema Film Series is an educational event featuring four films over four days, Feb. 21-24. The series strives to promote discussion among WPU students about race, representation, and larger issues of American identity. With it being Black History […]
  • From Feb. 12 to Feb. 16, around 60 William Peace University students decided to share kindness with their fellow Pacers through the long-running tradition of Peanut Week. Every year during Valentine’s week for several decades, Peanut Week has consisted of Peace students signing up to be randomly matched with a mystery person dubbed their “peanut.” […]

The Pacer Performance Center

#WPUStrength

Constructed in the spring of 2017, the Pacer Performance Center features Rogue fitness equipment and other free-weight training options for WPU student-athletes and the community as a whole.

Learn More About #WPUStrength

Community Service

Our students truly care about the community. From service projects in the Appalachian Mountains, to assisting in the fight against Cancer, or packing thousands of meals for the homeless and less fortunate – our students get it done.

For example, through a non-profit organization called Team Impact, four-year-old Tucker Jordan, and other kids like him, become a part of something bigger on the WPU campus. 

Discover how WPU Students Are Impacting Tucker

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Tucker Jordan is a four-year-old who suffers from PCD (Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia), and is an honorary member of the WPU Men’s Basketball Team through a program called “Team Impact”

See how our students showcase

Student Showcase

Student Showcase is a conference-style event which showcases our students’ research presentations, performances, poetry readings, debates, cross-disciplinary creative projects, and much more.

Learn More About WPU Student Showcase

Intramural Sports & Athletics Facilities 

As a Peace student, you will have access to a full-service CrossFit box, six all-weather Laykold tennis courts, a softball field, an indoor basketball court, weight and fitness rooms, and an intramural court.

Also, take fitness classes like Zumba or yoga with some of our alumni, faculty, and staff.

You can also choose from several intramural sports like flag football, co-ed basketball, kickball, and much more.

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