Activities Program Board (APB) traces its origins back to 1973, where it began as a committee of the Student Senate. On April 11, 1983, APB became a recognized, chartered organization of the Student Senate. The award-winning Activities Program Board (APB) is Shippensburg University's main programming board, focused on improving social, cultural, recreational and educational programs for the University and the surrounding community. APB is comprised mainly of general members with leadership provided by four executive student officers and the chairpersons of eight committees.
APB offers students standard events such as Parents and Family Day, Statewide Stepshow Competition, Battle of the Bands, and SpringFest, as well as providing them with concerts, comedians, tournaments, dances, poetry slams, day trips, movies etc.
The organization provides leadership opportunities for students that compliment the classroom experience in addition to developing team building skills while working with the administration, faculty, and fellow classmates.