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Greek Life

Dean of Students Office
Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 304
215-204-1663 (Fax)

The university recognizes social fraternities and sororities from four governing bodies: the National Interfraternity Council (NIC), the National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC), the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). As members of the Temple University Greek Association (TUGA), recognized chapters 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. More information on recruitment and a complete list of registered Greek organizations can be found at www.temple.edu/greek.

Student Activities/Student Center Operations

Main Campus
Second Floor Mezzanine, Howard Gittis Student Center
215-204-1846 (Fax)



Health Sciences Center
Second Floor, Student Faculty Center
215-707-4481 (Fax)


Ambler Campus

Bright Hall, Room 110A



The Main Campus Office of Student Activities develops and implements diverse university-wide programs. These programs are designed to challenge, educate, and entertain both commuter and residential students alike. The staff offers guidance and advisement to over 200 student organizations, including Temple Student Government, Main Campus Program Board and all Greek 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. Visit our web site to find out more about the exciting events happening on campus!

The Student Center Operations office is responsible for the operation and management of the Main Campus Student Center, which includes the Game Room, the Cinema, the Information Desk, the Students Organizations Village, and all of the social and lounge spaces in the Student Center. Additionally, just off the Atrium you will find the Book Store (Barnes & Noble), Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU), and the Walker Food Court.  We also manage the Owl Cove and the Great Court in Mitten Hall, and a variety of outdoor spaces including the Bell Tower and Liacouras Walk for Student Organization use. Additionally, the Health Sciences Center north on Broad Street houses the Student Faculty Center, which includes activities and operations primarily for HSC students - but all are welcome to attend programs or events as well. All the Student Center facilities are designed and managed with a strong student focus and to provide avenues for leadership through employment and involvement opportunities.

The Main Campus Student Center offers a three-story atrium that leads patrons to the following: Dean of Students Office; Student Activities; Office of Orientation; Office of Judicial Affairs; Temple Student Government; 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); television lounges; study lounges; parking services; and post office. We also have several meeting rooms for organization or departmental use.

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. Your Temple identification card allows you access to the facility.

Temple University Ambler campus offers a variety of student activities.  Please visit www.temple.edu/ambler/student_life, or contact the Office of Student Life (267-468-8429) in Bright Hall, Room 101, for further information.

The Office of Student Life at Temple University Tyler campus offers extracurricular activities, events and programs geared towards the arts community.  For more information on Tyler campus activities, please visit the Tyler Student Life web site at www.temple.edu/tylerstudentlife/, or contact Tyler’s Office of Student Life (215-782-2883) in Tyler Hall, Room 305.


Student Government

Main Campus

Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 244


Temple Student Government (TSG), consisting of executive, legislative and judicial branches, is the official voice of the student body. TSG leaders show an interest in the vision, desires, concerns and education of their fellow students. They also work to ensure that student voices and concerns are represented within the university. Members of TSG work as a team and take a proactive approach in addressing student issues.

Ambler Campus
Bright Hall, Room 110A



Temple University Ambler Student Government Association (ASGA) is an active student government association that oversees student concerns, policies, interests and activities. The officers of ASGA serve as a liaison between students at Ambler and the administration. Elections are held in the spring for various offices, giving students the opportunity to participate in election campaigns and promotions.

Tyler Campus

Associate Dean's Office, Tyler Hall, Room 200


The Tyler Student Government addresses the needs of the Tyler student body. The Tyler Student Government consists of several student committees that work in conjunction with the Temple University Student Government.  The officers of the student government serve as a liaison between the students at Tyler and the Temple University administration. Elections for officers are held in the spring. For more information about the Tyler Student Government, visit www.temple.edu/tyler/studgov.html and www.temple.edu/tylerstudentlife.

Office of Student Media

Students on the Main Campus produce their own editorially-independent newspaper, the Temple News, during the academic year and distribute it to all campuses. The Temple News is published weekly in print (each Tuesday during the fall and spring semesters) and provides daily updated content online at www.temple-news.com and on its blog, Broad&Cecil, at http://broadandcecil.temple-news.com.  The Temple News was one of 10 non-daily newspapers to win the prestigious Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press in 2006 and was named a finalist for the award in 2007 for its print and online product.

Students also produce and publish Templar, Temple's undergraduate annual yearbook. Templar is a two-time winner of the American Scholastic Press Association's first place award as one of the top college yearbooks in the country.

The Office of Student Media now advises WHIP, Temple's student-run internet radio station that broadcasts out of its studio in room 108 of the TECH Center. WHIP is an acronym that stands for "We Have Infinite Potential."

Students at Temple University Ambler campus produce The Parable, a literary magazine each spring, as well as The Temple Column newspaper.  Students at Temple University Ambler campus also manage and operate their own radio station, WRFT 1610 AM, which broadcasts a variety of music formats. Visit www.temple.edu/ambler/student_life for more information.


Clubs & Organizations

Over 200 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 web site at www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/studentactivities/.

For information on student activities, clubs and organizations at Temple University Ambler campus, visit www.temple.edu/ambler/student_life.

For information on student activities, clubs and organizations at the Tyler campus, go to www.temple.edu/tylerstudentlife/; then click on "Tyler Student Resource Guide."


Temple University Student Leadership Challenge

The mission of the Temple University Student Leadership Challenge is to serve as a vehicle of engagement for all students to develop leadership skills. The program creates opportunities to encourage the development of integrity, character and self-awareness, while providing avenues for students to impact their own lives as well as creating an environment to impact communities on the local, state, national and global level. By utilizing the combined resources of the Temple University community, the Student Leadership Challenge addresses the diverse, multicultural and dynamic needs of Temple University and guides our students to foster collaborative relationships, set positive examples, and lead the way in cultivating new generations of leaders. For more information, contact the Dean of Students Office at 215-204-7188, or visit the web site at www.temple.edu/studentleadershipchallenge.

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