CAMPUS LIFE AND STUDENT SERVICES
James A. Fitzsimmons, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Kristl L. Wiernicki, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Student ServicesJames A. Fitzsimmons, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
404 Student Activities Center
(215) 204-1663 (Fax)
The Dean of Students' office provides guidance and support to individual students, parents, and student groups regarding nonacademic issues such as Housing, New Student Orientation, Judicial Affairs, Leadership Programs, Community Service Opportunities, Campus Activities and Student Clubs and Organizations. In addition, the Dean of Students office also facilitates the oversight of Temple Student Government, The Temple News, the student run newspaper, the Templar, the student yearbook and the Graphics Media Center, which assists student clubs and organizations in printing, duplication and marketing of their events and activities.
Students are encouraged to become involved in the numerous student leadership positions that are part of each Student Affairs Office. These include peer leadership positions which assist students with disabilities, international students, and resident students as well as students wishing to seek experience in facilities management, technical crews for campus performances, and campus programming for a very diverse student population.
For more information, please see the Student Handbook at the
home page of the Student Assistance Center at www.temple.edu/assistance/
Students on the Main Campus produce their own editorially independent newspaper, the Temple News (http://www.temple.edu/temple_news/), during the academic year and distribute it to all campuses. Both the Temple News and the Templar, Temple's annual undergraduate yearbook, are staffed entirely by students and have offices on the Main Campus in the Student Activities Center (SAC). The yearbook focuses on events and activities that affect the entire University community on all campuses. WRTI FM (90.1) is Temple University's jazz and classical music radio station. It is located on the first floor of Annenberg Hall. A limited number of student jobs are available. The Graphics Media Center (GMC), entirely staffed by students, creates and distributes posters, banners, flyers, buttons, and more for the University community. It is located on the third floor of SAC.
TSG advocates student perspectives to the faculty and administration concerning University policy and programs. It also funds a variety of student activities through the TSG Allocations Board. In addition to the University-wide Government, each school and college has its own collegial assembly and some campuses, such as Ambler, have their own student governments.
Temple is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, The Atlantic Ten Conference, and the Big East Football Conference. Temple University is also a member of the Collegiate Football Association.
A number of intramural sports, as well as a number of sports clubs, are offered on the Main Campus. The Department of Recreation Services has the most up-to-date listing of these sports and information about how to join them.
For more information, see the Student
Career Development ServicesPatricia N. Sancho Peterson, Director
Mitten Hall, 2nd Floor
Phone: (215) 204-7981
Fax: (215) 204-4462
Career Development Services (CDS) assists students and alumni/ae with career planning and provides information on employment. Students are encouraged to begin their career planning as early as possible, preferably in their freshman and sophomore years. Career counseling is offered for all career interests. There is a job posting system for students looking for part-time or summer jobs as well as those looking for full-time employment following graduation.
The On-Campus Recruiting Program brings several hundred prospective employers to campus. Resumes for this program are posted through 1st Place, and are reviewed by employers. Students selected can then schedule an appointment with the recruiters on-line. Corporate information sessions and seminars on employment in various fields are presented frequently.
Workshops on resume writing, interview techniques, resume critiques, Liberal Arts career options, success at a job fair, and many others are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. Career fairs, where students may discuss career plans and career opportunities with employers, are scheduled during the year as well. International career panels and graduate school fairs are offered for those students interested in these options. All events are posted in the Career Development Services office, and a semester "Schedule of Events" is published. Events are also posted on the office's website.
The Career Development Services Library has extensive information on career planning, occupational information, employer literature, testing (LSAT, GMAT, NTE, etc.) information and graduate school catalogs. A comprehensive set of job posting binders is updated regularly and lists hundreds of jobs available to graduating students. The CDS Library houses networked computers for career searches on the Internet. Hundreds of websites are linked and students can find information about virtually any career path. A stand-alone computer utilizes SIGIPlus software for career guidance and planning.
Cooperative Education (Co-op) coordinates classroom instruction and practical application. This program is currently available to students enrolled in Business and Management, Mathematics, and Computer and Information Sciences majors. Students work in fields related to their majors and receive pay during the employment period. They can also receive academic credit through college or department Co-op courses, which may be elected by students on Co-op assignments. Co-op employment resembles regular employment, except that student employees are hired for a limited period of time. Standards and procedures which apply to permanent employees also apply to Co-op student employees. Interviewing, hiring, and determination of salary and benefits are the responsibility of the employer.
The Extern Program is an optional work experience/career education program designed to aid students in making better informed career decisions based on practical experience and self-assessment.
Students accepted into the program receive individualized career counseling, on-the-job experience, and academic assignments. Students are placed as volunteers with organizations in areas which complement their career objectives and/or fields of study.
The program is usually offered during the first two full weeks of January, coinciding with the University's winter break. Participating students receive two or three academic credits.
Each year, thousands of Temple University students find part-time, temporary, and summer employment, both on- and off-campus, through the Student Employment Program. Employers from around the Philadelphia region provide student employment opportunities on an ongoing basis. Students can visit Career Development Services to view the listings, which are posted Monday through Friday. Student Employment opportunities are also on line at www.temple.edu/careerdev. Before seeking employment, international students must contact the Office of International Services for approval and clearance.
Health Sciences Center Office
The primary goals of the Student Activities Office are to maintain Temple's student union facilities (Student Activities Center and the Student Faculty Center), provide services and promote programs that are responsive to student developmental needs, and to serve the physical, social, co-curricular and continuing educational needs of the campus community.
With the support of the Student Activities staff and various student committees and organizations, these student union facilities are "laboratories" where students can learn and practice leadership, programming, management, social responsibility, and interpersonal skills. As a center for the academic community, we provide a place for increased interaction and understanding among individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The Student Activities Center on Main Campus houses a movie theater, game room, the University bookstore, lounges, meeting rooms, food court, snack bar, travel agent, post office, and full service bank. The Student Activities staff also operates the "Owl Cove," a student-run daytime eatery and evening programming facility in Mitten Hall.
On the Health Sciences campus, the Student Faculty Center houses a conference center, meeting rooms, cafeteria, art gallery, bookstore, gymnasium, weight room, and dance studio.
Student Activities staff also serve as advisers and resource persons
for more than 140 clubs and organizations, including the student-run
Program Boards, fraternities, sororities, and Temple Student Government.
Student Activities Center, 1st Floor
The Center is staffed by trained undergraduate students and administrative professionals. It provides all students with information and services including:
Sullivan Hall, Lower Level
Tuttleman Counseling Services provides a comprehensive array of counseling and support services for individuals and groups who are experiencing emotional, educational or vocational concerns. The department's goal is to provide students with an opportunity to explore issues of concern in a safe and supportive setting. The staff is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals. The five components of the department are listed below.
Psychological Services is staffed by licensed psychologists who provide brief individual, couple, and group counseling, as well as referral, consultation, and educational workshops. Some common issues that are addressed, either individually or in groups include:
• relationship problemsThe Psychological Services staff will also assist students in locating resources and other services available on campus or in the city that are specific to their needs.
CERT, a peer-run program supervised by psychological services staff, exists to assist in the resolution of conflict, and to provide information regarding the nature and value of conflict. In addition to offering educational workshops and programs, CERT provides free conflict mediation and coaching to students who wish to find alternatives to resolving conflicts such as roommate disputes, organizational or club conflict, borrowing or lending disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, familial conflict, and more. These services are available by appointment.
Psychiatric Services is committed to caring for the mental health needs of Temple University students, by providing psychiatric evaluations, medication consultations, and short-term individual psychotherapy. The psychiatrist also responds to referrals from other UCS units and serves as a liaison to the Health Sciences Center. Students are seen by appointment, except in emergency situations where immediate care is required.
The Campus Alcohol and Susbstance Awareness (CASA) is a comprehensive program focusing on all aspects of alcohol and other drug use and abuse. The CASA program is staffed by certified addictions counselors who work with students individually and in groups. CASA also sponsors a group of trained peer educators who offer workshops and other educational activities. These workshops emphasize positive decision-making and alternatives to alcohol and other drug use. Several anonymous recovery groups including AA, NA, OA, and ACOA meet regularly on Temple's campus.
Recognizing that college students are often at risk for sexual assault, harassment, and other forms of interpersonal violence, the SACE program plays a pivotal role in changing attitudes and myths about violence through education and workshops within the University community. In addition, the program provides resources for workshops, participation in curriculum development, and coordination of services for survivors of assault. The SACE staff provides crisis intervention, survivor advocacy, individual therapy and groups for survivors of assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual harassment. SACE also utilizes peer educators who provide student support and training throughout the year. All services are confidential.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The staff also provides onsite services at the Ambler and Tyler campuses. Students are seen by appointment except in emergency situations when immediate care is required. Services are free and confidential for all registered students.
Please call (215) 204-7276 for more information.
Dorothy Cebula, Director
Disability Resources and Services arranges accommodations and provides information in accessing programs, facilities, and activities of the University for student with disabilities.
Services include assisting with academic adjustments and accommodations including sign language interpreters, test proctoring, library research, adaptive computing equipment loan, study strategies, notetaking and reader services. Information on mobility, wheelchair storage and repair area, adaptive computing, small equipment loan, specialized scholarship and career/internship resources are also available.
Ilene N. Moore, M.D., J.D., Director
Student Health Services strives to promote a high standard of health among Temple University students through programs in preventive medicine and health education, in addition to diagnosis and treatment of basic injury and illness. Services offered at the Main, Ambler, Tyler, and Health Sciences Center campuses include nurse, nurse practitioner and physician care, an immunization/allergy injection clinic, family planning services, health education, and a self-care cold center. Other services offered at Main Campus include dermatology consultation and HIV testing.
Students are charged a fee each semester during the academic year to help subsidize the basic diagnostic and treatment services provided by health care providers at all four campus locations. There are charges for services not covered by the Student Health fee such as dispensed medications, orthopedic supplies, and immunizations. Laboratory testing is a specialized service offered only at Main Campus.
Because the Student Health Fee is not an insurance premium, all students are strongly encouraged to carry health insurance. The costs of prescription medicines, specialized medical care, hospital and outpatient treatment, including emergency room services or diagnostic testing, whether provided by Temple University Hospital or another facility, are not covered by the Student Health Fee. Students not covered by health insurance are directly responsible for payment of their bills. Students with limited health insurance coverage are responsible for the portion of their bills not covered by their plan. Hospital insurance is mandatory for international students throughout their stay at the University.
Students may obtain information and applications for Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans offered through Temple by contacting the Personnel Services Benefits Office, Room 201, University Services Building, (215) 204-1321.
Entering students are required to submit proof of two measles immunizations,
or laboratory proof of measles immunity. It is recommended that college
students receive adequate immunization against mumps, rubella, tetanus,
diphtheria, chickenpox, hepatitis B and meningococcal disease. Students
may receive these vaccines from their family physician, or from Student
Health Services. There is a charge for each vaccine administered.
At Temple University, residence halls at the Main, Ambler, and Tyler School of Art campuses provide an opportunity for students to extend their learning experiences beyond the classroom, library, and laboratory. The Office of University Housing attempts to create group living environments in which each student is offered an opportunity to develop as an individual in an atmosphere which encourages emotional, social, and intellectual development. Additionally, the Office of University Housing is committed to creating community living environments which value and promote an appreciation for diversity of cultures, lifestyles, and people. See the Campuses.
Students interested in obtaining more information about, or applying for, any of the above housing accommodations should write to the Office of University Housing, Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122, or call (215) 204-7223 or (215) 204-7224.
Martyn J. Miller, Ph.D., Director
The Office of International Services (OIS) and its Intensive English Language Program (IELP) provide service, support and English language instruction to Temple University’s international students, scholars and researchers. Contributing to Temple’s intellectual and cultural diversity, the international student and scholar community represents more than 100 countries and offers a unique opportunity to expand one's cultural and academic horizons. To accomplish its mission, the Office of International Services provides English as a second language instruction to non-matriculated students in non-credit courses; generates all required legal documents required for non-immigrant students and scholars; provides advisory and counseling services; serves as a liaison to university departments, U.S. and foreign government agencies and the greater community; facilitates the assimilation of international students and scholars into the larger Temple Community; recruits IELP students; and contributes to the international community's cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. Detailed information on programs and services offered by OIS and IELP is available from the office in Vivacqua Hall or the offices' web sites at http://www.temple.edu/ois and http://www.temple.edu/ielp.
Major medical health insurance is required for all international students in F-1 or J-1 status. International students are required to submit to the University's Office of Benefits evidence of coverage by a health insurance policy that meets the minimum coverage of Temple University (consistent with those established by the United States Department of State): maximum deductible of $500 per accident or illness; payment of at least 75% of covered medical expenses; maximum benefit of $50,000 per accident or illness; repatriation benefits of no less than $7,500; and medical evacuation benefits of no less than $10,000. Students may also purchase such health insurance upon arrival at Temple University. For further information, please contact the University's Office of Benefits at (215)-204-1321.
In addition, international students must demonstrate that they are free of active tuberculosis by submitting to the University's Office of Student Health Services a Tuberculosis Screening Record which has been certified by a licensed physician. International students may meet this requirement upon arrival at Temple University by taking a PPD test at the Office of Student Health Services.
A mandatory orientation session is held for new international students at the beginning of each academic term; for more information, please see the Orientation section in this bulletin.
Steve Young, Director
The Department of Recreation Services offers a wide variety of recreational sports opportunities for students, faculty and staff to pursue in their leisure time at the main campus. The total program encompasses seven major components: informal recreation, intramurals, sport clubs, group fitness, aquatics, special events, and adapted recreation. Activities range from structured, competitive leagues to self-directed fitness avenues.
In the Spring of 1998, the brand new Independence Blue Cross Student Recreation Center opened its doors with the student in mind. The 59,000 square foot facility provides participants with a first-class environment for fitness conditioning, aerobics, martial arts, racquetball, indoor jogging, and special events. In May of 1999, the Student Pavilion opened, providing indoor court space for basketball, volleyball, badminton and tennis. For a brief view of the department components and facility areas, visit our Website at http://www.temple.edu/recsvcs/
User fees are assessed to employees and any student not charged the mandatory Rec Fee in their tuition bill.
For further information, schedules, and literature, please visit our office in Suite 102, McGonigle Hall or call (215) 204-1267. Facility hours are available by calling our Informal Rec Hotline at (215) 204-3223.
109 University Services Building
A student or employee who thinks he or she is being discriminated against because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status should contact this office. It is this office's responsibility to help the student file a complaint through the appropriate grievance procedures and attempt to remedy any affirmative action problem it discovers in the course of an investigation. Complaints of sexual harassment may also be reported here.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 requires that each college or university establish due process for the resolution of academic grievances. This act also requires procedures for grievances brought by students concerning non-academic matters which are not covered by the academic grievance procedures.
Undergraduate students enrolled at Temple University have the right to appeal any academic matter in which they feel that they have been treated unfairly. The commencement of a formal grievance is most serious in nature and should take place only after all informal methods of adjudication have taken place.
For further information on academic grievance procedures, students should contact the Office of the Dean of the college in which they are enrolled. See Academic Policies and Regulations. Further information on non-academic grievances is available from the Office of the Student Affairs Ombudsperson.
Temple University is committed to providing a learning, working, and teaching environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community, free from discriminatory conduct. Sexual harassment in any form or context is inimical to this and will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment subverts the mission and the work of the University, and can threaten the career, educational experience, and well-being of students, faculty, and staff.
The University recognizes that sexual harassment may occur regardless of the formal position or status of each person involved. Sexual harassment is especially offensive, however, when it occurs in relationships between teacher and student or between supervisor and subordinate. In those situations, sexual harassment exploits unfairly the power inherent in the position of the faculty member or supervisor.
Sexual harassment also constitutes a form of sex discrimination which is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Elementary/Secondary Education Act of 1972, and state law. In addition to any sanctions that may be imposed by the University for violation of this policy, a person who sexually harasses another person may be held personally liable to the victim and be subject to sanctions independent of those imposed by the University.
Persons who feel they have been the victim of sexual harassment may make an informal complaint to any Sexual Harassment Ombudsperson listed:
For the names of the Sexual Harassment Ombudspersons designated in a specific school or college, contact the Dean's Office.
Students, faculty, and staff may bring a formal administrative complaint of sexual harassment by filing a written complaint directly with the University's Office of Affirmative Action and are not required to utilize informal resolution procedures before filing a formal complaint.
Mr. William T. Bergman, Managing Director
Temple University's Department of Campus Safety Services is a full service police and security organization consisting of well-trained, professional men and women, who provide safety and security services to the diverse Temple community on four campuses in the metropolitan Philadelphia area. The university is patrolled 24 hours a day by the Temple Police, who are certified law enforcement officers in the State of Pennsylvania with the same authority as the police in the municipality in which they serve. We provide safety and security from many angles that include and exceed the following: vehicle patrol, foot patrol, bike patrol and service at the Center Station (1900 Berks Mall). Every member of the Temple community has easy access to the police.
Security officers are stationed in residence hall, offices and buildings on all campuses. All Campus Police and Security Officers receive sensitivity training in dealing with a diverse campus community. Our department believes in partnership -- especially with the students who attend the university. Students Service Representatives are employed by the department and work in many buildings on campus. They assist administrators, faculty, staff, fellow students and visitors who enter and exit university buildings. Their friendly service and campus familiarity is a plus, in addition to the ability to work in a comfortable environment.
Our escort service is available from dusk to dawn, seven days a week to transport members of the Temple community safely from building to building between the Health Sciences Center and Main campus. Our commitment to the university and its surrounding communities involves more than patrolling to prevent crime. We orient, educate and serve through several different programs sponsored by our department. Some of our programs include: life-guard training and certification, work with the R.W. Brown Community Center, Operation ID, Crime Prevention Seminars, Student Orientations and the new Temple Police Hapkido Club. Our values are Prevention, Partnership and Pride.
Emergency no fee telephones are located on all campuses and connect directly to the Campus Police. All exterior emergency telephones are yellow.
During the 2000-2001 academic year, tokens are dispensed at the rate
of 6 tokens for one $10 bill or 12 tokens for one $20 bill, and can
be purchased from dispensing machines at the following locations:
Parking tokens can also be purchased in bulk packets of 24 for $40 at the cashier's windows, first floor, Carnell Hall, and at the Office of Parking Services. Day parking is available on an area-assigned basis when entering parking areas before 3:00 p.m. Evening parking is available at all token-operated areas after 3:00 p.m.
Vehicles entering the area before 3:00 p.m. are required to deposit two tokens in the gate equipment. Vehicles entering the area after 3:00 p.m. are required to deposit only one token in the gate equipment.
Note: Availability of areas is subject to change during summer and holidays, and for a few special events. Having a parking decal does not ensure space in a particular area.
Daytime assigned student token parking areas are as follows:
There are two intra-campus shuttles making continuous loops, which run approximately every 10 to 15 minutes between the Temple Train Station and various shuttle bus stops. The buses run during the Fall and Spring semesters. The service is free, and all parkers are encouraged to use the buses.
Guaranteed Access Parking
Debit Card Parking
Inter Campus Bus Service
John H. MacDonald, Executive Director
As the official alumni organization of Temple University, the General Alumni Association (GAA) is dedicated to strengthening the University and enhancing relationships between and among the University, the Association, and current and future alumni. Any former student with an earned Temple degree is a member of the GAA. Additionally, all alumni who have graduated in the past ten years are members of The Young Alumni Association (YAA).
The GAA hosts such events as Founder's Dinner and the Homecoming Tailgate Tent Party and awards program grants to noteworthy University causes, such as the construction of the Apollo and Tuttleman Learning Center. In 1998, the GAA will introduce the alumni-student mentor program, whereby current Temple students may be paired with Temple alumni for the purpose of career exploration.
Upon graduation, alumni are urged to keep the University informed of changes in address and to continue their association with Temple University through the many services of the GAA Office of Alumni Relations.