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 . 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 the Student Center.
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 ServicesChet Rispoli, Ed.D., Director
Mitten Hall, 2nd Floor
Phone: (215) 204-7981
Fax: (215) 204-4462
Career Development Services (CDS) assists students and alumni/ae in all phases of career counseling, planning, and information on employment. Students are encouraged to begin their career planning as early as possible, preferably in their freshman year. Career counseling is offered for all career interests. Online assessments through DISCOVER is also available. Hundreds of books and literature on career fields, employment trends, and pertinent information is in the CDS Career Library and Cyber Center. Fulltime, parttime, seasonal, co-op, and internship opportunities are posted online through Jobtrak and the CDS website. They can be accessed by students anytime, anywhere!
Workshops are held every semester on all kinds of career-related topics: resume writing, interview techniques, resume critiques, career options, success at a job fair, how to select a major, getting into law or medical school, and many others. Career Fair attracts hundreds of quality employers and is held every semester in the Liacouras Center. International career panels and graduate school fairs are also offered. CDS sponsors seminars on employment in various fields. All events are posted in the Career Development Services office, on the CDS website http://www.temple.edu/careerdev/ and in the Career Connections newsletter.
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 CDS Library now features extensive Cyber Center with
networked computers for career searches on the Internet. Hundreds of
websites are linked, and students can find information about all their
options for career paths. This fall will also feature DISCOVER, the
comprehensive career assessment and information computer program. It
can provide a comprehensive series of assessments that will generate a list
of careers best suited to the user. The Career Development Services
Library also has extensive information on career planning, occupational
information, employer literature, testing (LSAT, GMAT, NTE, etc.), and
graduate school catalogs. A comprehensive set of job posting binders is
updated regularly and lists hundreds of jobs available to graduating
The On-Campus Recruitment Program brings several hundred top-notch employers to campus. A senior can simply post a resume for this program in the newly-installed online system called Interviewtrak. Resumes are reviewed and selected by employers. Students selected can schedule a face-to-face interview appointment with recruiters through Interviewtrak, as well. On the day of the appointment, both students and employers meet in the CDS Interview Suite right on campus. It's easy, convenient, and very effective. Often employers hold information sessions prior to their scheduled interview day; students are strongly encouraged to attend. Check out the website or stop by the CDS office for further details.
Cooperative Education (Co-op), classroom instruction and practical application, is coordinated by Career Development Services. This program is currently available to students enrolled in Business and Management, Mathematics, and Computer and Information Sciences. 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. It is sponsored by Career Development Services.
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 that 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 in Career Development Services. Employers from around the Philadelphia region actively seek to hire Temple students in a variety of opportunities on an ongoing basis. Students simply need to stop by CDS to receive instructions and a password, and the rest is easy! . Student Employment opportunities are on line at www.temple.edu/careerdev. Please note, international students must contact the Office of International Services for approval and clearance before seeking employment.
Health Sciences Center Office
The Office of Student Activities develops and implements diverse University-wide programs. The programs are designed to challenge, educate, entertain, and provide social and recreational avenues for commuter and residential students alike. The staff offers guidance and advisement to over 160 campus student organizations. Involvement in these organizations can provide opportunities for students to develop leadership and management skills, promote interpersonal and social responsibility, and enhance intellectual growth and self-esteem.
The Office is also responsible for the overall operation of the Main Campus Student Center, the Owl Cove, and the Great Court in Mitten Hall and the Health Sciences Campus Student Faculty Center. These facilities provide places for increased interaction and understanding among individuals.
The Main Campus Student Center offers a newly constructed three - story atrium that leads patrons to the following services: New dining services with a 700 seat dining area and a television lounge, study lounge, bookstore, information center, parking services, credit union, travel services, post office, Temple Student Government, the Village (clubs and organizations area), Student Assistance Center, Temple News (student newspaper), University Housing, Graphics Media Center, The Templar (student yearbook), Office of Student Activities, and Dean of Students Office.
The Owl Cove offers daily (Monday through Friday) inexpensive, yet tasty breakfast and lunch/snack items in a relaxing atmosphere. Amenities include a wide screen television and table tennis. At night and on weekends, the Owl Cove and Great Court host a wide variety of programs for students.
The Health Sciences Campus Student Faculty Center offers a bookstore, dining hall/coffee shop, study lounges, conference rooms, game room, television lounge, dance studio, gymnasium, and fitness center. A Temple identification card is required to enter the facility.
Student 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 when immediate care is required.
The Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness (CASA) program 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 counseling 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 University programs, facilities, and activities for students with disabilities.
Services include assisting with academic adjustments and accommodations including sign language interpreters, test proctoring, library research, note taking, 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 injury and illness. Care providers include doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses. Services offered at the Main, Ambler, Tyler, and Health Sciences Center campuses include basic medical care, an immunization/allergy injection clinic, family planning services, health education, and a self-care 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. Office laboratory tests can be performed at Tyler, Ambler, and HSC offices while more extensive laboratory testing is available at the Main Campus office.
Because the Student Health Fee is not an insurance premium, all students are strongly encouraged to carry health insurance. The costs of physician visits outside of Student Health Services, prescription medications, specialty medical care, and 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 are directly responsible for payment of bills not covered by health insurance. 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
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, as well as several leased, off-campus options 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 that encourages emotional, social, and intellectual development. Additionally, the Office of University Housing is committed to creating community living environments that value and promote an appreciation for diversity of cultures, lifestyles, and people. See the Campuses.
Students interested in obtaining more information about, or applying
of the above housing accommodations should write to the Office of University
Housing,1755 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122, or call
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.
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 Information 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 that 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 that 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. Carl Bittenbender,
Members of the department's two divisions, Campus Police and Security Officers, work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Campus Police Officers patrol the campus and surrounding area on foot and bicycles and in patrol cars and SUVs. The Security Officers work inside various buildings checking IDs and assisting staff and visitors.
Members of the Temple community are free to use the campus escort service seven days a week from dusk to dawn by calling 1-TRIP. Escorts will transport you to the bus stop, subway, train station, parking lots, library, and other campus buildings.
The department also offers a variety of Crime Prevention programs, including self-defense, street smarts, and big city living programs, available to students, staff, and employees on request. The Temple Police HAPKIDO club, a Korean martial arts club, meets on main campus every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Pearson Hall, room 101. For further information about these programs call Joanne Wszolek at 215-204-5870.
Crime Prevention is everyone's job:
Temple University has eight (8) surface parking areas and two (2) parking garages on the Main Campus.
Debit card parking permits you to park in an assigned area when space is available. A hangtag/decal must be purchased, and it is valid for one academic year (September through August). In addition, a minimum of 24 parking entries must be purchased on your debit card at a cost of $84 (48 parking entries when entering after 3:00 PM). Your hangtag/decal and your current Temple ID card are the mechanisms that control your entrance into the parking area or garage. Parkers may conveniently purchase additional parking entries at the Office of Parking Services, located on the lower level of the Student Center. Debit card parkers may park in assigned/designated debit card parking areas up to 11:00PM. Parking after 11:00 PM will result in additional parking charges and possible enforcement procedures.
· Debit Card Hangtag/Decal - $42.00 (good for one academic year:
September through August)
Hourly rates, which are posted at the entrances of the Liacouras Center Garage and at the cashiers' booths, apply when your debit card is not used.
Note: Availability of areas is subject to change during summer and holidays, and for a few special events. Having a parking hangtag/ decal does not ensure space in a particular area.
There are two intra-campus shuttle buses 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
Students With Disabilities
All Parking Rates
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 regional alumni outreach programs receptions as well as the student oriented Student/Alumni Mentor Program through which current students are given exposure to alumni in a wide variety of professions 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.