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.

See how students cut loose on campus at LDOC Festival

Clubs, Activities & Recreation At-a-Glance

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63%
of students live in campus housing
18
total men's & women's NCAA DIII athletics teams
7,000+
Hours of Community Service

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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.

Visit the WPU Athletics Website

The Peace Times

The Student Newspaper of William Peace University
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  • Welcome back Peace students, faculty and staff! There are a million things to love about William Peace University. The campus is beautiful, there are some amazing professors who truly care and we benefit from being a part of the downtown Raleigh community; most students here on campus would agree to all of that. However, no...
  • As most have heard, William Peace University is closed for Dec. 10 and Monday finals have been moved to Thursday Dec. 13. Majority of WPU students are shocked about the weather conditions that have happened in the last 24 hours. “I live in Maryland. Going home has been a big ordeal to say the least,” said...
  • Snow days are always fun at William Peace University. However, with finals in full effect some students found it inconvenient. Some areas in the triangle received about five inches of snow early Sunday morning. Many Pacers woke up later Sunday morning and saw snow right outside their window. Fortunately, no one lost power or heat,...

#PeaceBTS

Peace Behind The Scenes

Get a glimpse behind the curtain into student life on campus at WPU. Join WPU students for an Instagram and Snapchat takeover as they show you their day from start to finish. Real students. Real stories. Real accounts.

Search #PeaceBTS on Instagram, view the highlighted stories, or join us on Snapchat: @WPeaceU.

#PeaceBTS | Behind the Scenes with Sarah & Hugo

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, rather than spending time relaxing on the couch at home on Fall Break, William Peace University students go above and beyond, spending their time helping others.

Learn More About the Appalachia Project

View Community Service Projects at WPU

See how our students showcase their skills, talents, and accomplishments

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.

Explore WPU Intramural Sports

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