Temple Logo


Main Campus Life Academic Services Academic Policies General Info Undergraduate Bulletin


TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY for all in every aspect of its operations. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. This policy extends to all educational, service, and employment programs of the University.

Affirmative action at Temple has these inclusive objectives: To support the admission and successful participation of disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and those for whom English is a second language. To employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam era.

Temple University’s equal opportunity/ affirmative action program complies with federal regulations. For more information or to review Temple University’s Affirmative Action Plan, contact the office of Affirmative Action, 109 University Services Building, 215- 204- 7303 (TTY: 215- 204- 6772).

Temple University is committed to providing a smoke- free environment for everyone at Temple. All University facilities are designated as non- smoking. In addition, all indoor Temple University- sponsored activities that take place in facilities not owned or operated by Temple University are smoke- free in those areas under Temple’s control. This policy will be enforced according to established University policies and procedures.

It is Temple University’s policy to provide to all students, upon request, a copy of the University’s policies and procedures regarding CAMPUS SECURITY AND SAFETY, as well as crime rates and statistics for the most recent three- year period. In doing so, Temple University complies with two important pieces of legislation: the Pennsylvania College and University Security Information Act and the federal Right- to- Know and Campus Security Act. To receive a copy of “You and Campus Safety,” which provides important information about campus safety, write to Campus Safety Services, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, or call 215- 204- 6262.

* * *

Our policy is to provide current and prospective students with information regarding UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATION RATES. For the most recent student group, approximately 42% of full- time, entering freshmen graduated within six years of initial enrollment. For additional information on our graduation rates, please contact the Office of the Provost.

EMERGENCY CLASS CANCELLATION To spread the word about class cancellations due to severely adverse weather conditions, the University participates with the City of Philadelphia and cooperating radio stations which will broadcast the following code numbers assigned to Temple University:

101 Day cancellation for Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center
2101 Evening cancellation for Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center
426 Day cancellation for Ambler Campus
2426 Evening/ weekend cancellation for Ambler Campus
373 Day cancellation for Tyler School of Art (Montgomery County)
2353 Evening cancellation for Tyler School of Art (Montgomery County)

The cooperating radio stations include KYW, WDAS, WIOQ, WUSL, WPEN, and WRTI.

Information line for sexual assault/ sexual harassment is 215- 204- 1613. Temple University is committed to providing a learning and working environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community, free from discriminatory conduct. Sexual harassment and sexual assault, in any form or context, are inimical to this and will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment and assault subvert the mission and the work of the University, and can threaten the career, educational experience, and well- being of students, faculty, and staff.

University policies on sexual assault and harassment, which include procedures for filing complaints, are available upon request from the Office of Affirmative Action, 109 University Services Building, 215- 204- 7303 or TTY: 215- 204- 6772.

* * *

The Rules and Regulations as stated in the Bulletin are announcements only and in no way serve as a contract between the students and Temple University. All prospective and current students are responsible for contacting individual departments concerning the latest information on regulations and course offerings.

Temple University Undergraduate Bulletin 2000- 2001
is produced by the Office of the Provost and
Temple University Office of Publications (Joanne Malone 249- 99).

© Temple University 2000

Temple University Switchboard: 215- 204– 7000
TTY: 215- 204– 5919
Internet: http:// www. temple. edu/
Undergraduate Bulletin Website: http:// www. temple. edu/ bulletin/