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Valaida S. Walker, Vice President for Student Affairs
James D. Fitzsimmons, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Kristl L. Wiernicki, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Dean of Students Office
404 Student Activities Center
The Dean of Students' office provides guidance and support to individual students, parents, and student groups regarding nonacademic issues such as housing, health, recreation, and social activities. The Dean also serves as co-adviser for Greek life and counsels individual fraternities and sororities and the Temple University Greek Association (TUGA). Also located in this office is the Student Media and Publications Coordinator, who works with student staffs from The Temple News, Templar (annual), and the Graphics Media Center.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of many varied opportunities for peer leadership, volunteer service, and employment to help them achieve their educational goals. These include: Orientation Group Leader, Peer Consultant (Student Assistance Center); Resident Assistant (University Housing); SACE Peer Educator, DARE Peer Educator (University Counseling Services); CPR and First Aid Trainer (University Health Services); Extern Peer Counselor, Career Services Assistant (Career Development Center); Owl Cove Manager, Technical Crew Manager, Student Building Supervisor (Student Activities).
More information is available from the Student Assistance Center (listed below) and the Student Handbook published by this Office.
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 distributed 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 (SAC). 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) (http://www.temple.edu/GMC/), entirely staffed by students, creates and distributes posters, banners, flyers, buttons, web pages, and more for the University community. It is located on the third floor of SAC.
Temple Student Government (TSG) is the most comprehensive student government body at the University. TSG is composed of elected representatives from different schools and colleges at Temple, individual collegial assemblies, and at-large representatives.
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 conducts a program of intercollegiate athletics that includes baseball, basketball, crew, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
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 Handbook
Patricia N. Sancho Peterson, Director
Mitten Hall, 2nd Floor
Career Development Services has developed several components under a comprehensive career planning program to help students understand themselves and their relationship between academic and vocational choices, discover and develop alternatives, and make the transition from the academic world to the world of work. The components of Career Services, Cooperative Education, Extern Program, Student Employment, and Volunteer Services are all an integral part of Career Development Services. Related services are offered at Temple University Center City, and on the Ambler Campus.
Career Services assists students and alumni/ae with career planning and provides information on employment. Students are encouraged to begin their career planning as early as possible, preferably in the freshman and sophomore years. Career advisement is offered for all areas of employment. There is a job referral system for graduating students at all degree levels and for alumni/ae.
An annual on-campus recruiting program brings several hundred prospective employers and graduate schools to campus. Workshops on career planning, constructing resumes, interviewing and job hunting techniques are offered. Corporate information sessions and seminars on employment opportunities in various fields are presented frequently. Several Career Days, when students may discuss career plans and learn about career opportunities with employers, are held throughout the year.
The Career Services Library has an extensive collection on career planning, occupational information, prospective employers, and graduate schools. Recruitment literature from employers seeking college graduates is available. Resumes and references for prospective employers and graduate schools can be maintained and sent out through the credentials service.
Cooperative Education (Co-op) coordinates classroom instruction and practical application. Participants work in fields related to their majors and receive a salary during the period of employment. 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.
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 which 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. Employers from around the Philadelphia region provide student employment opportunities on an ongoing basis. Students can visit Career Development Services to view the listings, which are posted Monday through Friday. Before seeking employment, international students must contact the Office of International Services for approval and clearance. Two annual job fairs are held each year for student employment opportunities.
Walter M. Brady, Director
321 Student Activities Center
Health Sciences Center Office
Student Faculty Center
The primary goals of the Student Activities Office are to maintain Temple's student union facilities (Student Activities Center and the Student Faculty Center), provide services and promote programs that are responsive to student developmental needs, and to serve the physical, social, co-curricular and continuing educational needs of the campus community.
With the support of the Student Activities staff and various student committees and organizations, these student union facilities are "laboratories" where students can learn and practice leadership, programming, management, social responsibility, and interpersonal skills. As a center for the academic community, we provide a place for increased interaction and understanding among individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The Student Activities Center on Main Campus houses a movie theater, game room, the University bookstore, lounges, meeting rooms, food court, snack bar, travel agent, post office, and full service bank. The Student Activities staff also operates the "Owl Cove," a student-run daytime eatery and evening programming facility in Mitten Hall.
On the Health Sciences campus, the Student Faculty Center houses a conference center, meeting rooms, cafeteria, art gallery, bookstore, gymnasium, weight room, and dance studio.
Student Activities staff also serve as advisers and resource persons for more than 140 clubs and organizations, including the student-run Program Boards, fraternities, sororities, and Temple Student Government.
Student Assistance Center
Student Activities 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
University 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 four 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:
stress, depression, anxiety
loss and/or grief
sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases
gay and lesbian issues
The Psychological Services staff will assists students locate resources and other services available on campus or in the city that are specific to their needs.
(Conflict Education Resource Team)
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 mediations and coachings 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 where immediate care is required
DARE (Drug and Alcohol Referral and Education)
Sullivan Hall, Lower Level
The Drug and Alcohol Referral and Education Program (DARE) is a comprehensive program focusing on all aspects of alcohol and other drug use and abuse. The DARE program is staffed by certified addictions counselors who work with students individually and in groups. DARE 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, CA, NA, OA, and ACOA meet regularly on Temple's campus.
Please call (215) 204-7276 for more information.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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 to registered students. All services are free and confidential.
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 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.
Dorothy Cebula, Director
100 Ritter Annex
(215) 204-1280 (V)
(215) 204-1786 (TTY)
Disability Resources and Services offers assistance and information in accessing programs, facilities, and activities of the University for students with disabilities.
Services include academic adjustments and accommodations involving interpreters, test proctoring, library research, adaptive computing equipment loan, study strategies, notetaker and reader service, and course modifications if appropriate. Mobility information, a wheelchair storage and repair area, equipment loan program, specialized scholarship and career resources are also available.
Student Health Services
Lower Level, Mitten Hall
1931 N. Broad St.
(215) 204-4660 (TDD)
(215) 204-7500 (Voice)
Student Health Services endeavors 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 basic injury and illness. Services offered at the Main, Ambler, Tyler, and Health Sciences Center campuses include nurse and general physician care, an immunization/allergy injection clinic, and a self-care cold and wound center. Other services offered at Main Campus include dermatology and gynecology consultation, HIV testing, and health education.
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 nurses and physicians at all four campus locations. Gynecology/family planning services and laboratory testing are specialized services available at Main Campus and by appointment at the other campuses.
Student Health Insurance
As the Student Health Fee is not an insurance premium, all students are strongly encouraged to carry health insurance. The costs of prescription medicines, specialized medical care, 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 and must be paid by students who are 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.
Students living in University housing and/or participating in intercollegiate athletics or the marching band are requested to provide physician-documented proof of two measles immunizations. Immunization against mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria and varicella is also recommended.
405 Student Activities Center
At Temple University, residence halls at the Main, Ambler, and Tyler School of Art campuses and Health Sciences Center 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 which encourages emotional, social, and intellectual development. Additionally, the Office of University Housing is committed to creating community living environments which value and promote an appreciation for diversity of cultures, lifestyles, and people. See the Campuses.
Students interested in obtaining more information about, or applying for, any of the above housing accommodations should write to the Office of University Housing, 405 Student Activities Center, 1755 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19122, or call (215) 204-7223 or (215) 204-7224.
Dolores Rafter Arevalo, Director
203 B Vivacqua Hall
The Office of International Services coordinates a number of educational and programming services for international students and visiting faculty and research scholars. It sponsors cross-cultural programs and provides assistance to international and national organizations.
International students are assisted with problems in adjusting to a new culture and also receive counseling on immigration laws, housing, social events in the area, admissions, and financial aid requirements of the University. Services of a similar nature are also provided to International faculty and researchers.
The Office offers an Intensive English Language Program. The program consists of a coordinated series of full-time, non-credit English courses for non-native speakers of English. The courses are designed to guide the non-English speaker to functional competence in English for university study, business, medicine, industry, or science.
Health insurance is mandatory for all international students in non-immigrant student status. Student are required to show evidence of having health insurance which meets the following United States Information Agency (USIA) standards: a maximum deductible of $500 per accident or illness; payment of at least 75% of covered medical expenses; maximum benefit per accident or illness of at least $50,000; repatriation benefits of $7,500 or more; medical evacuation benefits of $10,000 or more. For further information, call Temple University Personnel Benefits, 215-204-1321.
In addition, international students permanently residing in high-incidence countries (Asia, Africa, India, Latin America, Mainland China, the Middle East, Eastern European countries, and countries of the former USSR) must demonstrate that they are free of active tuberculosis by submitting a Tuberculosis Screening Record, which has been certified by a licensed physician, to Student Health Services.
Orientations for new international students is required and held in August and January - see Orientation in the Admissions section of the Bulletin.
Stephen Young, Director
1858 N. Broad Street
Open recreation hotline: (215) 204-3223
Recreation Services is the coordinating office for recreational programs on the main campus. Nearly 1000 students, faculty and staff participate daily. Each program is designed for participation and enjoyment while providing avenues for fitness, fun and friendships.
The wide variety of recreational opportunities range from structured competitions to self-directed fitness options. With "participation" as the main focus, everyone from the casual beginner to the highly skilled competitor can find activities that suit their needs.
The facilities utilized for recreational programming include the Pearson/McGonigle complex, the Independent Blue Cross Student Recreation Center (opening Spring'98) and the Geasy/Turf Outdoor Field complex.
Program areas include intramurals, sport clubs, informal recreation, aerobics, adapted recreation, aquatics, special events, and fitness.
Further information can be obtained by telephoning or visiting our web site. For facility hours for open recreation, call our open recreation hotline.
Sandra A. Foehl, Acting Assistant Vice President
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 which 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 which 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:
Additional Ombudspersons have been designated; contact the Office of Affirmative Action (204-7303/7335 or the Sexual Assault Counseling and Education Program (204-7276).
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. William T. Bergman, Managing Director
1101 W. Montgomery Avenue
Berks Mall Center Station: 204-8895
Emergency Phone number -- all campuses: 1-1234
Temple University's Department of Campus Safety Services is a full service police and security organization consisting of well-trained, professional men and women, who provide safety and security services to the diverse Temple community on four campuses in the metropolitan Philadelphia area. The university is patrolled 24 hours a day by the Temple Police, who are certified law enforcement officers in the State of Pennsylvania with the same authority as the police in the municipality in which they serve. We provide safety and security from many angles that include and exceed the following: vehicle patrol, foot patrol, bike patrol and service at the Center Station (1900 Berks Mall). Every member of the Temple community has easy access to the police.
Security officers are stationed in residence hall, offices and buildings on all campuses. All Campus Police and Security Officers receive sensitivity training in dealing with a diverse campus community. Our department believes in partnership -- especially with the students who attend the university. Students Service Representatives are employed by the department and work in many buildings on campus. They assist administrators, faculty, staff, fellow students and visitors who enter and exit university buildings. Their friendly service and campus familiarity is a plus, in addition to the ability to work in a comfortable environment.
Our escort service is available from dusk to dawn, seven days a week to transport members of the Temple community safely from building to building between the Health Sciences Center and Main campus. Our commitment to the university and its surrounding communities involves more than patrolling to prevent crime. We orient, educate and serve through several different programs sponsored by our department. Some of our programs include: life-guard training and certification, work with the R.W. Brown Community Center, Operation ID, Crime Prevention Seminars, Student Orientations and the new Temple Police Hapkido Club. Our values are Prevention, Partnership and Pride.
Emergency no fee telephones are located on all campuses and connect directly to the Campus Police. All exterior emergency telephones are yellow.
|Main Campus - Headquarters, 1101 W. Montgomery Avenue|
|Main Campus - Center Station, 1900 Berks Mall (Watts and Berks)|
|Health Sciences Center , Parkinson Bldg., 1st Floor|
|Ambler , Hilda Justice Center|
|Tyler , Presidents Hall, 1st Floor|
PARKING SERVICES AND INTER CAMPUS BUS SERVICE
Temple University has eight (8) surface parking areas and two
(2) parking garages on the Main Campus.
Token parking areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A parking decal costs $40 and can be purchased at the cashier's windows, first floor, Carnell Hall and at the Office of Parking Services located in the lower level of the Student Activities Center.
During the 1997-98 academic year, tokens are dispensed at the rate of 6 tokens for one $10 bill or 13 tokens for one $20 bill, and can be purchased from dispensing machines at the following locations:
Annenberg Hall, first floor
Law School, ground floor
Paley Library, first floor
Pearson Hall, first floor
Student Activities Center (SAC), lower level
Wachman Hall, ground floor (Watts Walk entrance)
Parking tokens can also be purchased in bulk packets of 26 for
$40 at the cashier's windows, first floor, Carnell Hall, and at
the Office of Parking Services.
Day parking is available on an area-assigned basis when entering parking areas before 3:00 p.m.
Evening parking is available at all token-operated areas after 3:00 p.m.
Vehicles entering the area before 3:00 p.m. are required to deposit two (2) tokens in the gate equipment. Vehicles entering the area after 3:00 p.m. are required to deposit only one (1) token in the gate equipment. Area #5 however, is available at a cost of either two (2) tokens or, at a discounted rate of $2.00 with a valid decal.
Note: Availability of areas is subject to change during summer and holidays, and for a few special events. Having a parking decal does not ensure space in a particular area.
Daytime assigned student token parking areas are as follows:
Area #4 on Diamond Street, between 12th and 13th Streets
Area #5 on Diamond Street, between 10th and 11th Streets
Temple Towers on 13th Street, between Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Oxford Street
There are three intra-campus shuttles making continuous loops, which run approximately every six (6) minutes between Area #5, 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
Guaranteed access overnight parking for University Housing students is currently available at the Cooney Area and at Area #6. These areas are accessible through the use of a parking gate card.
Guaranteed access parking is available for commuting students at The Parking Garage at The Apollo of Temple or, at the Bell Garage. The cost for all student guaranteed access parking is $52 per month, payable in advance, every four (4) months. A $5.00 escrow deposit on the gate card is required at all areas except The Apollo of Temple Parking Garage, where your current Temple ID card is the mechanism that controls the entrance/exit card readers.
Debit Card Parking
Debit Card Parking is available only at The Apollo of Temple Parking Garage. An Apollo Garage parking decal, which costs $40 can be purchased at the Office of Parking Services. Your current Temple ID card is the mechanism that controls the entrance/exit card readers. A minimum of 26 parking admittances may be purchased on your debit card at a cost of $80. Additional admittances may be purchased in increments of $80. Hourly rates, which are posted at the entrances of the garage and at the cashiers' booths, apply when your debit card is not used.
On "Event" parking days, where entrance and exit gate arms will be raised, debit card parkers will be required to pay a discounted $3.00 cash rate upon entering the garage. On these days, your debit card cannot be used. Additionally, your decal must be clearly visible to the parking attendant on these occasions. On some "Event" parking days, however, debit card restrictions may be in place. On such days, convenient alternate parking areas will be provided at either the discounted cash rate of $3.00 or two (2) tokens. These dates will be posted on entrance lane sandwich signs prior to the event.
Motorcycle parking is available by purchasing a parking decal for $40. Only designated sections of the parking areas may be utilized. If the motorcycle is parked in a stall, the daily fee has to be paid.
All Parking Rates
All parking rates provided in this text pertain to the 1997-98 academic year and are subject to change at the start of the 1998-99 Fall Semester.
Inter Campus Bus Service
Temple runs a free bus service Monday through Saturday to and from various campuses: Ambler, Tyler, HSC and Main campuses. Schedules may be obtained on these campuses. There is no cost for this service.
Temple General Alumni Association
John H. MacDonald, Executive
Raymond L. Burkley Alumni Center
West Balcony, Mitten Hall
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 the Homecoming Tailgate Tent Party and awards program grants to noteworthy University causes, such as the construction of the Apollo and Tuttleman Learning Center. In 1998, the GAA will introduce the alumni-student mentor program, whereby current Temple students may be paired with Temple alumni 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.
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