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Office of Student Activities

Howard Gittis Student Center

1755 N. 13th Street, Room 219M

Philadelphia, PA 19122



Looking for something to do on campus? You are in the right place! The Office of Student Activities enhances the student experience by developing and empowering students, creating opportunities for meaningful interpersonal relationships, supporting student organizations, and providing fun, engaging programs for the diverse campus community.

One of the best ways to get involved is to become a member of our registered organizations!

Student Organizations

The Office of Student Activities works to support and empower student organizations as they enhance campus culture with their events, ideas and leadership. The staff aims to serve as a resource, and provide a path of development for students outside the classroom. With groups devoted to everything from competitive dance to snowboarding to community involvement, chances are we have a registered organization for you. Our office provides these organizations with meeting spaces, financial management, programming assistance, and anything else they need to contribute to student life at Temple University.

Greek Life

The Office of Student Activities supports fraternities and sororities as they provide a focus on leadership, academics and service. These groups foster lifetime relationships both between members and to the University and contribute to the diversity of campus. We have thirty fraternities and sororities recognized on campus.

Main Campus Program Board (MCPB)

MCPB is a student-led organization that plans the largest events at Temple. From road trips to Broadway shows to Temple's "Deal or No Deal" to campus concerts, you can help us plan any event you would like to see on campus. Join us in hosting events that will become the highlight of every Temple student's college experience! Along with the Office of Student Activities, we help plan and implement the following University events:

  • Welcome Week: The entire campus joins together to welcome all new and returning students to campus. Comedians, hypnotists and a 100-foot banana split have been highlights from past years!
  • Homecoming: Enjoy pep rallies, speakers, and great sporting events.

Temple Student Government (TSG)

TSG was established to serve the student body by organizing its voice on academic and student life issues and representing it to the Temple administration. TSG serves the student body by advocating and representing their voice for the benefit of the university community while providing access to resources. All students are welcome to explore their interest through the government, and are asked to create a progressive environment by participating in university life. For more information, visit the TSG web site at www.temple.edu/tsg.

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. For more information about ASGA, visit the Student Activities Office in Bright Hall Lounge, visit www.temple.edu/ambler/student_life or call 267-468-8429.

The Tyler Student Alliance addresses the needs of the Tyler student body. The Tyler Student Alliance 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 in the Tyler School of Art and the Temple University administration. Elections for officers are held in the spring. For more information about the Tyler Student Alliance, visit www.temple.edu/tylerstudentlife, or contact Tyler's Student Life Office at 215-777-9194, or visit room 210 in the new Tyler building located at 2001 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Interested in learning more about Office of Student Activities' events? We've listed a few of our best programs right here!

Philly Connections

Philly Connections presents students with the opportunity to experience the many cultural aspects of a major U.S. city within the budget of a college student. Encompassing every fun event in and around the area, students are given a rare chance to experience Philadelphia at fantastic discount prices! Check out our web site for deals on sporting events and theater tickets.

Free Food and Fun Fridays

Chick out the Student Center Atrium every Friday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for your weekly dose of FREE Food and Fun. The events on tap for the evening are different each week, but you are guaranteed a chance to win prizes, listen to your favorite music, and eat a fulfilling snack!

Memorable Moments

Memorable Moments offers students the opportunity to meet others and explore a new country through a cultural exhibition and food at a Philadelphia restaurant. Visit one of three countries each semester, and go on a memorable mini-tour of that country's offerings in or near Philadelphia.

Spring Fling

Spring Fling is an exciting celebration of the commencement of Spring, and the ensuing end of the semester. This day in April highlights student organizations, promotes the Temple community and showcases student talent. By giving organizations, vendors, and departments space to promote their services, programs, and activities, it allows students the opportunity to have fun, learn about ways to get involved, and foster a sense of belonging among the student body.

Additional Student Activities

In addition to the Main Campus activities listed above, the 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.

Tyler School of Art students may find additional information about extracurricular activities, events and programs geared towards the arts community by visiting the Tyler Student Life blog at www.temple.edu/tylerstudentlife, or by contacting Tyler's Student Life Coordinator at 215-777-9194, or visiting room 210 in the new Tyler building located at 2001 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.


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, which also includes photo slide shows and video pieces, online at www.temple-news.com and on its blog, Broad&Cecil, at http://broadandcecil.temple-news.comThe 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. And in 2008, The Temple News won an Online Pacemaker award for its web site.

Students also produce and publish Templar, Temple's undergraduate annual yearbook. Templar is a three-time winner of the American Scholastic Press Association's first place award as one of the top college yearbooks in the country, having won the award in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The 2009 book's theme, In Retrospect: 125 Years, commemorated the University's 125th anniversary.

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." The station broadcasts a wide array of programming, from news to sports to a diverse musical format. Students can gain experience in radio production and business and advertising sales.

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.

Temple University Student Leadership Challenge

Temple University offers a comprehensive program, named The Student Leadership Challenge, aimed to create experiences and opportunities that foster leadership education, leadership training, and leadership development to equip young adults to be thoughtful leaders both on and off campus and prepare them for effective citizenship after graduation.

Our leadership programs include:

  • The LeaderShape Institute
  • Leadership Living Learning Community
  • Exploring Leadership Speaker Series
  • One-day Leadership Conferences
  • Leadership Skills Workshops
  • Intergroup Dialogues
  • Emerging Leaders Seminar program
  • For-credit course related to leadership
  • Service experiences
  • Experiential Leadership Coaching
  • Various trainings for student leaders by request

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 Elizabeth Housholder, Program Director for Leadership Development at 215-204-7145 or housholder@temple.edu, or visit the web site at http://www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/leadership/leadership-challenge/.

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