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Rachel Brown, Director
Career Development Services (CDS) assists students and alumni in all phases of the career development process, including career self-assessment, career exploration, the job search, and success on the job. Students are encouraged to begin their career assessment and exploration as early as their freshman year. Career counseling and advising is offered, as well as online assessments through the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory. Lots of valuable information about career choices and career paths can also be obtained in the CDS Online Career Library. Full-time, part-time, seasonal, co-op, internship, and other experiential learning opportunities are posted online at www.temple.edu/careerdev. They can be accessed by students anytime, anywhere.
Workshops are held regularly throughout the semester on a broad range of career-related topics, including résumé writing, interview techniques, the job search, career decision making, selection of a major, and many others. Each semester, a university-wide career fair attracts hundreds of quality employers to the spacious Liacouras Center.
Cooperative Education (Co-op), which links classroom instruction with practical application in the workplace, is coordinated by Career Development Services.
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. Participating students receive 2 or 3 academic credits.
The On-Campus Recruitment Program brings a wide range of top-notch employers to campus to interview Temple students. 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 web site at www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/careerdev/employers/ocr/index.html, or stop by the CDS office for further details.
CDS posts a wide range of internship opportunities that may or may not provide academic credit or pay but are great opportunities to explore the job market and gain valuable experience in your field.
John Bennett, M.S., Director
100 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Attending a university can be exciting and challenging for any student, and equally so for students with a disability. However, students with a disability have told us they have extra considerations, some of which they can sort out themselves and some for which they may need assistance. Disability Resources & Services is here to assist you in ensuring your disability does not obstruct your academic success.
We have over 30 years experience in supporting students with a disability and have a team of knowledgeable staff ready to assist you.
It is estimated that 8% of university students have some kind of disability. Students with a disability include those with physical, visual, hearing, medical, psychological, and learning disabilities. The largest groups of students who use our service are those with learning disabilities and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Temple University provides the following support services to students with a disability:
We strive to ensure disability does not become an obstacle to academic success for any student who chooses Temple University. Contact Disability Resources & Services and allow us to work with you in ensuring your educational experience is barrier free.
Disability Resources & Services is a confidential service.
Check out our web site www.temple.edu/disability and see how we can assist you.
Steve Young, M.Ed., Director
Independence Blue Cross Student Center (IBC)
The 59,000 square foot Independence Blue Cross Student Center (IBC) provides participants with a first-class environment for fitness conditioning, group fitness, martial arts, and racquetball. The IBC also has an indoor jogging track and an outdoor multi-purpose court.
The Student Pavilion is a 52,000 square foot space which provides opportunities for indoor activities such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, table tennis, soccer, flag football, and a golf driving range. Additionally, the Pavilion Complex includes a sand volleyball court and seven outdoor lighted tennis courts. One of the tennis courts has a special surface that accommodates rollerblading and in-line hockey. Other amenities include day lockers and equipment check-out.
Pearson Hall Pools
Informal Recreation provides the opportunity to pursue recreational activities on an unstructured and voluntary basis. Run, swim, lift weights, or participate in other recreational activities at designated times. With fitness as the overriding theme, informal recreation is a very popular amenity available to the campus community.
Group Fitness programs provide participants with a variety of choices ranging from aerobics and yoga to body toning and spinning. More than 65 sessions per week are offered by certified leaders. Campus Recreation provides participants with a dynamic array of sessions in a first-class aerobic facility.
Extracurricular opportunities exist for students with physical disabilities. The goals of the Adapted Recreation program are: to introduce students to lifelong leisure skills and to promote total participation in college life. Throughout the year, additional events may be offered that seek to highlight the abilities of our diverse population here at Temple University. Such activities may include tennis clinics, rowing, road racing, and hand cycling. Tandem biking is also available for visually-impaired students. If you seek advisement on recreational concerns in this area, contact our office to make an appointment.
The Intramural Program provides students with a flexible, yet structured, environment in which to participate in sport activities. Sport activities include basketball, dodge ball, flag football, floor hockey, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, and volleyball. The sports are administered in league format with various divisions servicing men’s, women’s, and co-recreational teams. Teams and individuals must formally register for activities. Specific guidelines can be found in the Intramural Handbook.
Sport Clubs & Sport Organizations
Sport Clubs and Sport Organizations are groups of individuals who share a common interest in a sport activity and have gained university recognition via registration procedures governed by Campus Recreation. Sport Clubs and Sport Organizations differ in scope and purpose and are classified as highly-competitive, competitive, instructional, and/or recreational. The key element to the program is that it is student-initiated and organized with an emphasis placed on participation and interest in the same activity. There are currently 21 active clubs: Bowling, Cricket, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Indoor Rock Climbing, Karate, Lacrosse, Paintball, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Snowboarding, Swimming, Tae Kwan Do, Tennis, and Volleyball. Additional clubs and organizations may be initiated by students pending registration guidelines. Sport Club and Sport Organization Application Packets, Interest Forms and Club Contact Lists may be obtained at the Campus Recreation Main Office in McGonigle Hall.
For further information, call Campus Recreation at 215-204-1267, or visit the department web site at www.temple.edu/campusrec.
Martyn J. Miller, Ph.D., Director
International Services (OIS) provides service and support 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 120 countries and offers a unique opportunity to expand one’s cultural and academic horizons. To accomplish its mission, International Services generates all legal documents required for nonimmigrant 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; and contributes to the international community’s cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. Detailed information on programs and services offered by OIS is available from the office in 1700 N. Broad St. or the office’s web site at www.temple.edu/ois.
Through its Intensive English Language Program, this office also provides English-language training to individuals seeking to improve their English language skills to prepare for admission to Temple University or other universities or colleges whose primary language of instruction is English.
Temple University requires all new and continuing international students in Nonimmigrant Student (both F-1 and J-1) status to carry health insurance that meets certain minimum standards determined by the United States Department of State. For detailed information, please see www.temple.edu/ois/insur.htm.
All international students in Nonimmigrant Student (F-1 and J-1) status must maintain their nonimmigrant status insofar as regulations of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the United States Department of State (DOS) are concerned. In general, students in this status must complete a full-time course load each academic term while they remain in the United States and must not accept unauthorized on-campus or off-campus employment. For detailed information, please see www.temple.edu/ois/maintain.htm.
Eligibility for employment for individuals in Nonimmigrant Student (F-1 and J-1) status is based on regulations of the USCIS and the DOS. For detailed information, please see www.temple.edu/ois/emplelig.htm.
Major medical health insurance is required for all international students in Nonimmigrant Student (F-1 and J-1) status. International students are required to submit to the university’s Benefits Office evidence of coverage by a health insurance policy that meets the minimum coverage required by Temple University (consistent with standards established by the United States Department of State): maximum deductible of $500 per accident or illness; payment of at least 75% of covered medical expenses; maximum benefit of $50,000 per accident or illness; repatriation benefits of no less than $7,500; and medical evacuation benefits of no less than $10,000. Students may also purchase such health insurance upon arrival at Temple University. For further information, please contact the university’s Benefits Office at 215-204-1321 or for detailed information, please see www.temple.edu/hr/students/index.html.
In addition, international students must demonstrate that they are free of active tuberculosis by submitting to 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 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 Office of International Services web site at www.temple.edu/ois/orientation.htm and the Office of Orientation web site at www.temple.edu/orientation/accepted/orientation_testing/orientation_testing.html.
For more information about maintaining Nonimmigrant Student (F-1 and J-1) status, please see www.temple.edu/ois.
Temple University has adopted a policy on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which may be viewed at http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy _no=04.64.11.
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to pursuing excellence at the Division I-A level and providing opportunities for its diverse student-athletes to maximize their athletic, academic and life-skill potential. The department sponsors 24 sports and provides high-level coaches and administrators, whose goal is to instill a winning attitude on and off the field of play through core values such as teamwork, leadership and service to others. As one of the most visible messengers of the Temple story, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics strives to be a unifying force for the university with the city of Philadelphia, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the nation. Temple University is a proud member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Atlantic 10 Conference, the ECAC, and the Mid-American Conference for Football.
Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 304
The Dean of Students' Office provides quality programs and services for students that enhance the collegiate experience. The Dean's Office provides assistance to parents, students, and members of the university community. The office coordinates student leadership, staff development, recognition programs, and crisis response.
1810 Liacouras Walk, Fourth Floor
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, and a self-care center. Other services offered at Main Campus include nutritional consultation and HIV testing.
Student Health Fee
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. Please check the Student Responsibilities section for further information on health fee and insurance.
John DiMino, Ph.D., Director
Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) is a comprehensive provider of mental health services to Temple’s student population. Our mission is to support and enhance the psychological functioning of our students and thereby support the academic mission of the university. It is recognized that our students are dealing with a variety of major life issues as they pursue their education. These include separation and individuation, identity formation, relationships, affiliation, and career choices. In addition, some students come to us with prior mental health histories and medication needs.
TCS is first and foremost a provider of individual, couple, and group counseling services. This foundation provides students with support and guidance for a wide variety of problems, from adjustment issues and transitory difficulties to more serious psychological problems and even severe mental illness. In addition, TCS staff provides a full range of preventative services through orientation, outreach programs, and workshops. Whenever possible, we seek to help students avoid or reduce self-harm that may stem from making poor choices. Our prevention unit is called HEART (Health Education Awareness Resource Team). This unit is comprised of three professional staff and a large number of peer educators. All of our services are geared toward increasing self-awareness, understanding, and problem-solving skills that serve our students throughout their lives.
TCS provides services in the following areas:
Psychological Services: 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:
CERT (Conflict Education Resource Team): CERT, a peer education 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 resolve conflicts such as roommate disputes, organizational or club conflict, borrowing or lending disputes, family conflict, and more. These services are available by appointment.
Psychiatric Services: 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 TCS 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.
CASA (Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness): 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.
SACE (Sexual Assault Counseling and Education): 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, and groups for survivors of assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and sexual harassment.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. 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.
HEART (Health Education Awareness Resource Team): The HEART team’s mission is to provide comprehensive wellness education, resources, and prevention services to empower and support Temple University students in making informed, healthier choices and achieving academic success. Our goal is to create an environment in which students feel comfortable to stop by and talk about any health-related issue. Topics include sexual health, alcohol and other substances, HIV or other sexually-transmitted infections, sexual assault prevention, safer sex, stress management, tobacco cessation, nutrition and general wellness. All services are provided by certified peer educators and full-time health education staff.
HEART is located in the Lower Level of Mitten Hall. We offer free and confidential individual or group health-empowerment support on the Ambler, Main, Health Sciences Center, and Tyler campuses, as well as condoms at a discounted price to all Temple students, faculty and staff.
Educational outreach services include: workshops for campus communities, information campaigns, and a resource center with brochures, books, videos, and internet access. If you are interested in becoming a HEART peer educator or volunteer, please stop by the office or call us at 215-204-8436.
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