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Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
The University recognizes social fraternities and sororities from three national governing bodies: the National Interfraternity Council (NIC), the National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). As members of the Temple University Greek Association (TUGA), recognized chapters and colonies participate actively in Greek governance, community service, philanthropy, and social activities throughout the academic year. New members are recruited during the fall and spring semesters.
Rita L. Calicat, B.A., Director
Health Sciences Center
The Office of Student Activities develops and implements diverse University-wide programs. These 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 Gameroom, the Cinema, the Owl Cove, the Great Court in Mitten Hall, and the Health Sciences Campus Student Faculty Conference Center. These facilities foster increased social interaction and a sense of community among individuals.
The Main Campus Student Center offers a three-story atrium that leads patrons to the following: Dean of Students Office Student Activities; Offices of Orientation, Judicial Affairs, Community Service; Temple Student Government; the Village (clubs and organizations area); Temple News (student newspaper); Graphics Media Center, which assists student clubs and organizations in printing, duplication and marketing of their events and activities; The Templar (student yearbook); Food Court, with a 700-seat dining area; a television lounge; study lounge; bookstore; information center; parking services; credit union; travel agency; and post office.
The Owl Cove offers 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 Conference 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.
The Student Center, room 214
Temple Student Government, consisting of an executive and a legislative branch, is the official voice of the student body. It serves as a liaison between the University administration and the students. T.S.G. members work together as a team, focusing on issues pertinent to all Temple students. The student government stands ready to tackle concerns expressed by the students and exists to shape the future of Temple University.
The Ambler Campus has an active Student Government Association, which oversees student concerns, policies, interests and activities. Elections are held in the spring for various offices, giving students the opportunity to participate in election campaigns and promotions.
Students on the Main Campus produce their own editorially independent newspaper, the Temple News (http://www.temple-news.com), 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 Center. The Temple News and Templar focuses on events and activities that affect the entire University community on all campuses. WRTI FM (90.1), Temple University's jazz and classical music radio station, is located on the Main campus and broadcasts on 11 different frequencies throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. 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.
Over 160 campus student organizations are registered at Temple University, offering students a wide range of opportunities to explore their co-curricular interests. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at (215) 204-7131 or visit their website at (http://www.temple.edu/sac).
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