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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18
total men's & women's NCAA DIII athletics teams
7,000+
Hours of Community Service
1,000+
Undergraduate & Adult Learners at William Peace

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.

Visit the WPU Athletics Website

The Peace Times

The Student Newspaper of William Peace University
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  • There is always a lot of unique and delicious food options when attending the North Carolina State Fair. This year, there was an extreme amount of new and unique food options for all ages to enjoy! Here are some of the top fair food favorites to keep an eye out for next year: Sweet Corn...
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  • SPARKcon, a lauded creative arts showcase, returns to downtown Raleigh for its 13th straight year starting Oct. 18 through Oct. 21. It is set to take over City Plaza (between Fayetteville St and Martin St), and will be bursting with creative artists who will host audience participant activities such as circus acts, music, interactive activities...

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, 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

Experience the Auxiliary Gym in 360 Degrees

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