Temple University Policies
- 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
- GENERAL POLICY STATEMENTS
- 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 and the Department
of Security and Protection, write to the 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, 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
- 2101 -- Evening cancellation for Main, Center City, and Health
- 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
- The cooperating radio stations include KYW, WDAS, WIOQ, WUSL,
WPEN, and WRTI.
- TEMPLE UNIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND
Information line for sexual assault/sexual harassment is 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)
204-303 or TTY: 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.