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       Rights, Responsibilities, and Resource Guide

This area of the web site will provide students with the Rights, Resources and
Responsibilities Guide. It includes general guidelines, policies and procedures, in
addition to campus resources for living in a Temple University or Temple-sponsored
residence hall. The University reserves the right to update and/or change policies or
procedures throughout the year.

Welcome to Temple University’s residence halls. It is our pleasure to have you as a
member of our residential community. The residence halls are a vibrant and exciting part
of campus life here at Temple. The diversity of our staff and student body provides
opportunities for your personal growth while at Temple.

Our residential life program is designed to provide you opportunities for cultural,
recreational, social and academic growth. Additionally, there are programs that will
empower you to develop leadership skills. Our Residence Hall Governments/Senates
and the Residence Hall Association are excellent organizations for you to apply
leadership skills and to develop a positive and productive community environment in
your residence hall. Hall staff will be discussing the wide range of opportunities
available to you while you are living in University Housing. There are approximately 140
registered student organizations for you to choose from to become more involved in
campus life.

The staff who works for Temple University’s Office of University Housing &
Residential Life is committed to helping you resolve any concerns that may arise during
your time in housing. Our live-in hall staff includes Resident Directors, Resident
Coordinators, and Resident Assistants; they serve as tremendous resources and have
been trained to assist you in a wide variety of situations. Please do not hesitate to contact
them or any of our staff in the central office at 1910 Liacouras Walk if you need
assistance. We hope that your time with us will be enriching, and that we can support
you in achieving your goals at Temple.

Our Mission
The Office of University Housing & Residential Life is an office within the Division of
Student Affairs. We seek to develop and sustain diverse learning centered communities
that support and enhance the educational mission of Temple University. Our programs
promote the students’ intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and multicultural
development. Through partnership with the university community, we are committed to
providing quality programs, services, and facilities for students in a caring, responsive
and efficient manner that reflects the highest standards of Temple University.
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Four Pillars
University Housing & Residential Life
The Office of University Housing & Residential Life has responsibility for all student life
matters within the University residence halls, including student well-being, staffing,
programs, group and individual advising, maintenance concerns, housekeeping, and
billing. The Office of University Housing & Residential Life is comprised of
interconnected functioning areas, each here to work and support your needs. These four
areas are referred to as the four pillars:
• Residential Life
• Assignments & Billing
• Maintenance Operations
• Off-Campus Living & Conference Services

Residential Life
All areas of Residential Life report to the Associate Director for Residential Life. The
following summaries describe staff positions that are here to assist and educate
residential students:

Student Staff
Student Staff members consist of Resident Assistants (RAs) and Resident Coordinators
(RCs). All student staff receives ongoing training designed to further develop their skills
and knowledge base, and they report to a professional staff member (Resident Director).

    Resident Assistants
    Resident Assistants (RAs) live with the residents in the residence halls and Temple-
    sponsored housing sites. RAs are upper-class or graduate-level students selected on
    the basis of their skills, interests, and abilities, which enable them to assist and advise
    students. RAs work to create a positive environment in three ways: (1) by fostering a
    sense of community within the residence halls; (2) by providing assistance to
    students; and (3) by working with students and staff to ensure the smooth operation
    of the residence halls.

    Resident Coordinators
    Resident Coordinators (RCs) live with students in many of the residence halls. The
    primary responsibility of the RC is to assist with supervision of student staff,
    programming and advising functions in the hall in which they reside. RCs are
    graduate students who are trained to assist residents and who report to a full-time
    professional staff member.

Professional Staff
Professional Staff members consist of Front Office Managers and Resident Directors.
All professional staff members receive ongoing training designed to further develop their
skills and knowledge base, and they report to senior leadership staff.

   Front Office Managers
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    Front office managers are full-time professional staff members who work in
    residence halls during the weekdays. They are responsible for overseeing the day-to-
    day operations of residential front offices, as well as hiring, training, and supervising
    the various student workers who hold positions throughout the building.

    Resident Directors
    The Resident Director (RD) is a full time (12-month) professional staff member
    with live-in responsibilities that include the comprehensive management of a
    residential life program in a facility ranging from 150 to 800 students on various
    Temple University campuses or University sponsored housing off-campus. The
    Resident Director supervises graduate and undergraduate students, and/or full-time
    secretarial/clerk staff to create safe, caring, and inclusive learning-centered
    communities by demonstrating administration, supervision, community
    development, student development, leadership development, and departmental
    responsibilities. They are also an important piece of the Emergency on-call system.

Senior Leadership Staff
Senior leadership consists of four Assistant Directors of Residential Life, one Assistant
Director for Judicial Affairs, one Coordinator for Judicial Affairs, and one Coordinator
for Residential Education. All senior leadership shares in the direction, support, and
assistance of all residential life staff and programmatic efforts within the department of
Residential Life.

Senior leadership work collaboratively with professional and student staff members to
insure the highest quality of services and programming are implemented. The senior
leadership team participates in ongoing development opportunities to further develop
their skills and knowledge base. All senior leadership members are full-time, live-off staff
with on-call responsibilities. The senior leadership team reports to the Associate Director
of Residential Life.

    Associate Director for Residential Life
    The primary responsibility of the Associate Director is management of the overall
    residential life program at all campuses including off campus Temple-sponsored
    housing sites at Temple University. This includes the selection, training, and
    supervision of all staff, and the development and implementation of educational
    programs and policies. The Associate Director for Residential Life reports to the
    Assistant Vice President/Director of University Housing & Residential Life. The
    Associate Director for Residential Life assumes the Director responsibilities for the
    overall University Housing & Residential Life program when the Director is absent.

    Assistant Directors of Residential Life
    The Assistant Director provides comprehensive management of Residential Life
    programs within a specific assigned area of residence halls and specific functional
    areas. This may include halls on multiple campuses and/or University sponsored off-
    campus housing. With a strong focus on personal and professional development, the
    Assistant Director supervises full-time administrative and live-in staff as well as para-
    professional and student staff who are assigned to their area of responsibility. An
    Assistant Director assists in the development of student programs and oversees the
    implementation of departmental programs in facilities. The AD also assists with the
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implementation of Summer Conference Programs occurring in an assigned area.
Specific functional areas consist of AD for First Year Experience (FYE), AD for
Second Year Experience & Living Learning Communities (SYE&LLCs), AD for
Professional and Student Selection, Orientation, Recruitment, and Training (SORT),
and AD for Operations & Private Partnerships. Specific assigned facilities may
change depending upon the needs of the program.

Assistant Director for Judicial Affairs
The Assistant Director for Judicial Affairs in Residential Life is responsible for the
overall coordination and implementation of the residential life judicial system,
including the judicial database and Code of Conduct procedures as they apply to
residential students. The position serves as the Code Administrator for Residential
Life, working with the Associate Director to charge discipline cases and conduct
discipline hearings. This individual also actively promotes a proactive educational
component focused on the prevention and reduction of incidents with residential

Coordinator for Judicial Affairs
The Coordinator of Judicial Affairs reports to the Assistant Director of Judicial
Affairs within University Housing & Residential Life and assists in all aspects of the
residential judicial process. Additionally, this individual assists in the development
and implementation of educational programs focused on the prevention and
reduction of incidents with resident students.

Coordinator for Residential Education
The Coordinator of Residential Education position and reports to the Assistant
Director of Residential Life for SORT (Selection, Orientation, Recruitment, and
Training of all student, graduate, and professional staffs) within University Housing
& Residential Life. The Coordinator of Residential Education will assist the
Assistant Director in all aspects of residential education, i.e., student and
professional staff selection, training, development, evaluation, and recognition. The
Coordinator of Residential Education will also assist with the coordination and
implementation of all departmental assessments.
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                   RESPONSE SYSTEM
To ensure the effective operation of the buildings and to respond to student needs, the
residential life staff is available during evenings and weekends. On-call schedules are in
effect at each campus. The names of the staff on-call are posted in the main lobby of
each hall or in designated areas.

    Resident Assistant On-duty
    Resident Assistants are on-duty in all campus residence halls from 6:00p.m. –
    8:00a.m. Monday through Friday and on a 24-hour basis on the weekends. While on-
    call, Resident Assistants perform many functions, such as disseminating information
    to students, interpreting and upholding University policies, and assisting with
    emergency situations. The names and room numbers of the staff on-duty are posted
    in each hall. Residents should refer to the RA on-duty for further assistance.

    Resident Director On-Call
    One Resident Director is on-call for the residence halls 24 hours a day, 7 days a
    week. While on call, the Resident Director performs many functions: assist Resident
    Assistants and Campus Safety with emergency situations, supervise the resolution of
    any serious problems or emergencies and if necessary contact a supervisor for
    additional assistance, assist with hospital runs where needed, and follow-up with the
    AD on-call about the status of the situation and follow-up.

    Assistant Director On-Call
    The Assistant Director (AD) on-call serves to provide emergency support/response
    backup to the RD on-call when necessary and notify higher administrators when
    they need to be contacted. They are also on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Front Office Operations
On weekdays, many residence hall front offices are staffed by Front Office Managers or
office assistants. The primary purpose of the front office is to serve as a resource for
students. Front office operations vary from campus to campus. Please contact the front
office staff for hours of operation and more information about their services.

Security Desk Operations
Most residence halls are staffed with Security Officers (SOs) 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week during the academic year when classes are in session; the SOs monitor all
individuals entering and exiting the halls. SOs have the right to detain individuals for the
purpose of inspecting items that students and/or guests attempt to bring into or remove
from the residence halls. All residents MUST present their Temple University ID to the
SOs when entering the halls and must register any guests in accordance with the resident
and guest admittance procedures.

All residents and guests are expected to give their complete cooperation to the SO.
Failure to comply with any University staff member will be considered a violation of the
Student Code of Conduct and referred for discipline action.
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Johnson Residence Hall
2029 North Broad Street
Johnson Hall accommodates up to 465 newly admitted Main Campus first-year students.
It has 11 floors and opened in 1961. The hall has a large lower-level lounge complete
with a large-screen television room, computer lab and fitness center. The hall has also
just undergone a major renovation. The Louis J. Esposito Dining Court is located on
the main level of the JH complex.

Hardwick Residence Hall
2029 North Broad Street
   Hardwick Hall accommodates up to 465 newly admitted Main Campus first-year
   students. It has 11 floors and opened in 1967. The hall has a large lower-level
   lounge complete with a large-screen television room, computer lab and fitness

Peabody Residence Hall
2025 North Broad Street
Peabody houses 286 residents in a four-story hall located across the courtyard from
Johnson/Hardwick. 2006 – 2007 marked the 50th Golden Anniversary of our first
traditional residence hall. The hall is a small, intimate residential community, named for
former Dean of Women, Gertrude Peabody. Among the hall’s amenities are air-
conditioned rooms, lockable closets, a TV lounge on the 1st floor, quiet study lounges
on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors, and a sitting porch.

Temple Towers Residence Hall
1200-1250 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Acquired in 1984, this six-story complex houses approximately 632 upper-class and
transfer students and consists of two towers, East and West. This residence hall features
one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, all with private bathrooms and fully-
equipped kitchens. Bedroom furniture, desks and chairs, living room furniture and
dinettes are provided. Utility charges, other than those for private telephone
service/hook-up, are included in the room costs. Residents at Temple Towers have the
option of choosing to be on the meal plan. There are many attractive features in the
complex, including private balconies for most apartments, a fitness room, computer lab,
and a heated outdoor swimming pool.

James S. White Residence Hall
2108-2150 North Broad Street
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White Hall is a four-story complex that opened in the fall of 1993 and houses 558 newly
admitted Main Campus first-year students in two-person and four-person suites with
private baths. It also includes two open-air courtyards, areas for TV viewing, exercising,
and studying, as well as a computer lab.

“1940” Residence Hall
1940 Liacouras Walk
Opened in the fall of 1999 this residence hall houses up to 472 Main Campus first- and
second-year students in two-person and four-person suites with private baths. Residents
of ―1940‖ enjoy a fitness center, computer lab, two game-rooms, TV lounge, and many
study and social areas.

“1300” Residence Hall
1300 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Opened in the fall of 2001, ―1300‖ North and South accommodates up to 996 newly
admitted, returning, and transfer Main Campus students in suites located on the first
three floors and in apartments located on the top two floors of the complex. Residents
of ―1300‖ enjoy a convenience store and grill, fitness center, computer lab, TV lounge, a
game room, and many study and social areas.

Temple University Ambler
East Residence Hall
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA
East Hall opened in 1965 and accommodates up to 130 students. It is located among
wide-open spaces on this scenic campus, a 45-minute drive from Temple’s Main
Campus. Lounges within the hall offer large-screen television, microwave oven, vending
machines, table tennis, pool table, a computer lab, and a fitness room for recreational use
by residents. A student-driven van operates several days a week, transporting residents to
malls, shopping centers, and other local areas of interest.

West Residence Hall
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA
West Hall also opened in 1965 and accommodates up to 50 students. It is located
among wide-open spaces on this scenic campus, a 45-minute drive from Temple’s Main
Campus. Lounges within the hall offer large-screen television, microwave oven, vending
machines, table tennis, pool table, a computer lab, and a fitness room for recreational use
by residents. A student-driven van operates several days a week, transporting residents to
malls, shopping centers, and other local areas of interest.


The Edge
1600 North Broad Street
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The Office of University Housing & Residential Life provides accommodations for 458
upper-class and transfer students on floors 2 through 5 in this building. As a Temple-
sponsored housing option for the academic year, this facility will also offer housing
during break periods. Professional and student staff will be on site to provide
programming activities, residence life services, and respond to resident issues.

Elmira Jeffries
1500 North Broad Street
Elmira Jeffries is a four-story facility located at the corner of Jefferson and 15th Streets.
This facility offers apartment-style accommodations for 140 Main Campus upper-class
and transfer students. Each unit is furnished with bedroom furniture, including beds,
chests of drawers, desks and desk chairs, as well as living room furniture.

Graduate Residence Halls
Triangle Apartments and House
1900 block of North Broad Street and
1400 block of West Norris Street
Triangle Apartments and House are a series of converted brownstone apartments for
approximately 107 graduate and professional students. Triangle is a three-story facility
offering single-level and multi-level apartments that come in a variety of different sizes
and configurations, and can be either unfurnished or furnished with bedroom furniture.

Podiatric Student Residence Complex
801 Cherry Street
This seven-story apartment building is part of the Temple University School of Podiatric
Medicine Campus. The Podiatric Student Residence Complex offers space for 126
professional and graduate students in apartment-style accommodations. Six different
furnished apartment styles are offered to students in efficiency, one-, two- and three-
bedroom configurations.

Below are general program descriptions that address the focus of the program and
eligibility requirements. Contact information has also been provided if you have
questions regarding each Living-Learning Community option.

Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) Program – The Alliance for Minority
Participation (AMP) program is a student-centered organization led by undergraduate
and graduate students. Its mission is to encourage minority students to pursue an
undergraduate and graduate education in science, mathematics, engineering and
technology disciplines. CONTACT: tuamp@temple.edu or visit the website at
Architecture and Engineering – This option is available to students enrolled in the
College of Engineering or the Tyler School of Art’s Architecture program. Where
this option exists, a special lounge with drafting and light tables has been created for
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residents. CONTACT: lduffy@temple.edu (ARCH) or garrett.gird@temple.edu
Residential Organization for Community Service (ROCS) – This themed floor
offers students the opportunity to meet, live, and work with other students of diverse
backgrounds who share a common interest in social justice and volunteerism.
Students participate and plan various volunteer opportunities throughout the year,
which cultivate a culture of community service both on their floor and across
campus. CONTACT: monica.hankins@temple.edu
Music & Dance – This option is available to students admitted to the Boyer College
of Music and Dance. Residents participate in lectures, programs, and performances
sponsored by the Boyer College and other cultural venues throughout the city of
Philadelphia . CONTACT: margo@temple.edu
School of Communications and Theatre – This option is available to students
admitted to the School of Communications and Theatre (SCT). Residents participate
in workshops, screenings, and other events sponsored by SCT, and draw on the
cultural richness of our urban environment. CONTACT: jfithian@temple.edu
Honors Program – This option is available to any student who has been officially
accepted into the Honors program. Residents form a strong community through
shared Honors classes, activities, and trips planned by the Honors students and staff.
CONTACT: aneuber@temple.edu
University Studies – Deciding Student Wing: First-year students in University
Studies are eligible to reside in this wing. The Deciding Student Wing is designed for
students who aspire to live in an environment that promotes academic and career
exploration. Features of the wing include participation in a Freshmen Seminar, an
experiential learning seminar, workshops, social events, a resident peer advisor and a
dedicated academic advisor. CONTACT: jasongh@temple.edu WEBSITE:
The Peace and Conflict Studies Program – The Peace and Conflict Studies
Program is open to second-year students who are committed to learning and living the
values of interpersonal non-violence, open to multiple world views, and want to
explore conflict management and peace initiatives. Benefits include receiving a
certificate in conflict management and three credits upon completion of all
requirements. CONTACT: jfolger@temple.edu or dwalton@temple.edu
Russell Conwell Center (RCC) – This themed floor is available to RCC students
and will focus on learning and applying leadership skills and principles, developing
positive relationships, understanding University culture and expectations, and
mapping out your undergraduate education and plans after graduation. CONTACT:
Leadership - Live Leadership! Spend your first academic year living and learning
about leadership. Students participating in the Leadership Living Learning
Community will register for the same leadership themed freshman seminar course
and experience leadership through a multitude of personalized residential experiences
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and opportunities presented by Temple University Student Leadership Challenge.
Join this floor to learn more about leadership enhance your leadership skills, examine
how leadership affects our local and global environment, and more. Please visit
http://www.temple.edu/studentleadershipchallenge/ for more information on Temple
University’s Leadership Challenge. CONTACT: jermaine.williams@temple.edu

Students living in the residence halls at Temple University have many rights and
                                   The Right to be heard
                               Safe and secure environments
                                  High quality of services

The Roommates’ Bill of Rights
As you create your list of guidelines, keep in mind what you each deserve to have in your
shared living space.
          Access to your room at all times
          Respect for each other and for each other’s possessions
          Privacy
          Time to read, study, and sleep
          Cleanliness
          Guests
          Assurance that guests will respect the rules of the room
          Use of regularly shared appliances (e.g., stereo)
          Freedom from fear or derision about your life
          Cooperation and communication to discuss and solve any problems

Roommate Relations
   o Roommates who value and exercise mutual respect, honesty, consideration, and
     compromise with one another are much more likely to have a successful and
     lasting roommate relationship.
   o Every resident is urged to complete a Roommate Agreement within the first
     weeks of living together. This will help communicate expectations and needs
     early on and can be referred to throughout the year.
   o An integral part of community living is learning to resolve concerns in an
     appropriate and effective manner. This is a valuable skill that an individual will
     rely on throughout life. Many residents experience roommate conflict from time
     to time. The vast majority of individuals are able to address the issue and agree
     on a solution. Some specific guidelines for dealing with roommate conflict
              1. Complete a Roommate Agreement early in the year and agree with
              your roommate that any conflict will be discussed between each other as
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               it arises. Communicating concerns quickly and one-on-one keeps smaller
               concerns from growing into larger and more difficult conflict situations.

   o Roommates who try resolving issues between themselves, but experience
     difficulty, should ask their Resident Assistant to become involved. The RA can
     serve as an impartial third party to assist in resolving the conflict. The RA can
     also serve as a referral agent to other on-campus mediation resources, such as the
     Conflict Education Resource Team (CERT).

   o On rare occasions, when the concerns are still not resolved after intervention by
     the Resident Assistant and/or other resources, it may be necessary for the RD to
     become involved. In these cases, a decision will be made as to whether
     compromise is possible or if a room change is necessary. If it is determined that a
     room change is in order, each party will be asked to consider moving to a new
   o If neither party is willing to voluntarily relocate, the Office of University Housing
     & Residential Life reserves the right to move involved residents to a separate and
     new assignment.

Students involved in alleged violations may be asked by residential life staff to complete
and submit an incident report to the residential life staff and/or to Campus Safety. The
University reserves the right to relocate or remove an individual from the residence
and/or dining halls pending a hearing on Code of Conduct charges when, in its sole
discretion, the University deems it appropriate to do so. A student removed from
university housing temporarily or permanently through judicial action will be responsible
for all housing and meal plan fees for the full occupancy period.

University Housing & Residential Life’s Community Living Standards
The following conduct is strictly prohibited in the residence halls, dining halls, and any
University sponsored housing site and constitutes a violation of section 41. Violation of
any duly promulgated University Housing Policy in the Student Code of

You should be aware that if you are found responsible for ANY violation(s) you are
subject to the FULL RANGE OF SANCTIONS found in the Student Code of
Conduct, which includes REMOVAL from the residence halls, any University sponsored
housing site, and/or dining halls. Anyone removed from the facilities remains liable for
all housing and/or meal plan fees and is not eligible for any refunds for the full
occupancy period of the Housing License. Students found in possession of a firearm
anywhere on campus will be IMMEDIATELY SUSPENDED FROM TEMPLE
UNIVERSITY pending the outcome of their University Disciplinary Committee (UDC)
hearing. This University policy applies to all students – even if they are otherwise
permitted by law to carry a firearm. The Student Code of Conduct can be found online
at the web site listed below.
http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy_no=03.70.12 or
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It is a violation of the Residence Hall Community Living Standards/Policies for a
student to commit, attempt to commit, aid, encourage, facilitate or solicit the
commission of any of the following:

41.        Violation of any duly promulgated University Housing Policy

      a. More than ten individuals (24 individuals in Temple Towers, 1300, Elmira
         Jeffries and The Edge apartments), including the residents, gathering within
         student rooms, suites, apartments, or common areas in University Housing,
         unless pre-approved by the Resident Director;

      b. Intentional interference with the rights, safety, reasonable comfort and
         convenience of one’s roommate(s) or other students, or creating a hostile or
         unwelcoming environment within University Housing;

      c.   Engaging in behavior that violates quiet hours, is disruptive and is likely to
           disturb other residents in University Housing and/or is likely to disturb the
           neighboring community. Such behavior includes but is not limited to, making
           excessive noise by the use of radios, sound equipment, or musical instruments.

                           DEFINED AS:
                           Sunday through Thursday: 10:00 P.M. to 10:00 A.M.
                           Friday and Saturday: 12:00 Midnight to 12:00 Noon

      d. Possessing pets of any kind within University Housing, except authorized guide
         dogs and other service animals;

      e. Failing to obtain the agreement of your roommate(s), in advance, for a guest or
         visitor to visit and/or remain in the room in University Housing overnight;

      f.   Failing to follow appropriate University Housing guest sign-in/sign-out

      g. Failing to accompany your guests in University Housing at all times;

      h. Facilitating a guest remaining in University Housing for a period of time that
         exceeds three overnight visits in a seven-day period. A guest may not remain in
         the halls for a period that exceeds this length of visit, even if signed in as a guest
         through an additional host;

      i.   Signing any person into University Housing who has been banned from
           University Housing or the University;

      j.   Failing to insure that the conduct of a University Housing guest is lawful and in
           accordance with all local, state, and federal laws as well as all University and
           residence hall policies, procedures, and rules. It is the host’s responsibility to
           familiarize the guest with pertinent University rules and regulations;
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k. Using personal beds in University Housing including water-filled furniture or
   alternative University–supplied beds without the prior written permission of the
   University. This includes, but is not limited to, stacking furniture, building lofts,
   and using mattresses on the floor. Beds, bed frames, and mattresses are not to be
   disassembled or removed from their assigned bedroom areas;

l.   Storing or locking bicycles in any public area within University Housing. Bicycles
     will be allowed only in areas designated for them or in student rooms, but then
     only with the permission of the resident’s roommate(s). Further, bicycles can’t
     block any egress (i.e. doors or windows);

m. Relocating or making unauthorized use of University furnishings. This includes,
   but is not limited to, moving furniture from public areas to individual rooms,
   removing University furniture from a room or building, moving University
   property onto balconies, and using furniture and fixtures in a manner for which
   they are not intended.

n. Applying paint, fixtures, or adhesive-backed items to any surface in University

o. Possession of candles, incense, aroma-therapy, and oil burners;

p. Possession of a Hookah;

q. Being present where any alcohol policy violation is occurring in University
   Housing, including possession of any empty containers;

r. Using or possessing high wattage electrical appliances in University Housing such
   as, but not limited to, air conditioners, space heaters, toasters/toaster ovens,
   convection ovens, hot plates, personal microwaves in traditional and suite-style
   residence halls (excluding University sponsored micro-fridges), musical
   instrument amplifiers exceeding 50 watts, electric blankets or electric mattress
   pad covers, sun lamps, track lighting, or any device utilizing halogen bulbs.
   Personal refrigerators larger than 3.6 cubic feet are not allowed. Personal
   appliances such as irons, coffee-makers, etc. are permitted, if they have an
   automatic shut-off feature;

s. Using or possessing barbecues or gas grills in University Housing. With the
   exception of the kitchen area in apartment-style residence facilities, the
   preparation of meals is not allowed in a student’s unit. For fire and health safety
   reasons, items that may be used to heat or cook food or beverages such as
   toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates, non-University sponsored micro-fridges, and
   electrical skillets are prohibited outside of kitchen areas;

t.   Opening or removing any security or regular screen, or using any window or
     balcony as a means of entrance to or exit from a University Housing building,
     except in an emergency;
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u. Playing sports, including, but not limited to, ball playing, hockey, frisbee,
   bowling, skateboarding, skating, running, wrestling, and use of any type of water
   gun or water balloon anywhere within University Housing;

v. Subletting, selling or sharing University Housing space or selling or sharing
   University meal plan privileges;

w. Relocating to another assignment within University Housing without the written
   approval of authorized Housing staff. Violations of this policy may result in
   disciplinary action, and/or removal from University Housing at the University’s
   discretion. Residents in APARTMENT AND SUITE style facilities are assigned
   to specific bed spaces within the bedrooms. As such, the following actions are
   not allowed:

                 i. converting living room space into a bedroom
                ii. consolidating bedroom furniture within a unit into one bedroom
               iii. changing bedroom assignments within the apartment/suite,
                    without the approval of authorized Housing staff;

x. Using University Housing for commercial enterprise or personal gain except
   under those conditions outlined in the Rights, Responsibilities and Resource

y. Failing to vacate University Housing:

                i. Within 24 hours of the resident’s last final examination of the
                   academic semester, or by the beginning date and time of each
                   scheduled vacation/academic recess period, whichever comes
               ii. Within 24 hours (unless the University stipulates a different time
                   period for the student’s removal/dismissal from the University)
                   of a student’s withdrawal/dismissal from Temple University or
                   Temple University Housing;

z. Contracting with any vendor to provide service to individual student units within
   University Housing;

aa. Failing to follow basic Dining Center procedures as outlined by Temple
    University Dining Services such as:

                 i. Taking food or other items out of a Dining Center without the
                    expressed permission of the Food Service provider.
                ii. Failing to return trays, dishes and/or utensils to the designated
                    area in the dining center after completing one’s meal.
               iii. Failing to leave the tables in a clean condition so that others may
                    use them during the same meal period.
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The Student Code of Conduct can be found online at
http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy_no=03.70.12 or
http://www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/housing/pdf/Code_of_Conduct2.pdf and
copies will be available at the Associate Dean of Students Office, the Office of
University Housing & Residential Life and at each residence facility.

Campus Safety Services is a two-division department: Police and Security. Both divisions
work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Police officers patrol the campus by foot, bicycle,
and various vehicles, while the Security officers work in the residential facilities as well as
various buildings throughout campus. Nationally, theft on college and university
campuses and in residence hall rooms is a common challenge. Most thefts that occur are
a result of students leaving their property unattended or their doors unlocked. Therefore,
it is very important to be responsible for your property and always lock your residence
hall room door. If a theft occurs, call Campus Safety Services immediately at 1-1234 to
file a report. Other information can be obtained through the website at
http://css.ocis.temple.edu/. In addition to filing a police report with Campus Safety
Services, your RA and RD should be notified. The University accepts no liability for lost
or stolen items. Each student must assume responsibility for the following:
           keeping room doors and windows locked when not in the room
           cooperating with the security officers by making sure all exit doors are
              locked and not propped
           informing residential life or security staff of anyone who appears to have no
              legitimate reason for being in the residence halls

Campus Safety Services – Safety Tips
Being aware of your surroundings is the key to staying safe.

        Around Campus
            Utilize campus resources – the Temple University OwLoop shuttle bus
              runs every day from 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., and covers the boundaries of
              Main Campus. Use the main and well-lit pathways when traveling at
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   Use the buddy-system rather than walk alone.
   Do not venture off campus into unfamiliar neighborhoods.
   Always follow your instincts.
   Do not UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES lend your TUid/OWLcard
    Temple University ID to anyone or leave it unattended, especially if you
    have Diamond Dollars.
   If your TU ID is lost or stolen, report it to the Diamond Dollars office at
    1-1250 or 215-204-3140 during regular hours Monday – Friday,
    8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. After hours, report loss to Campus Safety to
    deactivate your card at 215-204-1234. A $10 replacement fee will be
    charged. Once a replacement card has been printed, the initial card will
    be invalid, even if it is found.
   Cardholders who have lost a card or suspect that a card has been stolen can go to
    https://webserv.adminsvc.temple.edu/diamonddollars/login.aspx to
    deactivate your card. If you cannot log in, you should report it
    immediately to one of the following:
             During normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm), the
              Diamond Dollars Office should be contacted at 215-204-3140.

             At any time other than normal business hours, Campus Safety Services
              should be notified at 215-204-1234. Either of these offices has the ability to
              immediately disable an ID card.

   If a lost or stolen card is found prior to having a replacement card
    printed, the cardholder must physically bring the card to the Diamond
    Dollars Office for reactivation.
   Note: -Students are responsible for all usage of a lost/stolen card until
    the card is invalidated.

   Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs)
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       Use only ATMs located inside buildings.
                    Immediately put away your money.
                    Avoid using ATMs if anyone suspicious is nearby.
                    If you begin to feel uneasy, hit the cancel button, retrieve your
                            card and leave.

In the Residence Halls
              Always keep your door locked.
              Never lend your key to anyone.
              Report suspicious or unfamiliar people in the corridors, lounges or
               restrooms to Campus Safety, the SO, or any residential life staff member.
              Never sign someone into the residence hall you don’t know.
              Secure your room, suite or apartment when leaving
               campus for vacation or an extended period of time
              Take home all valuables during breaks, vacation, and extended away
              When you plan to be away from school for more than just a weekend, let
               your roommate and your RA know.
              Follow the residence hall fire emergency rules and procedures.
              Do not leave your guest(s) unattended at anytime.

Any emergencies should be reported immediately to Campus Safety at 1-1234 or to an
RA. You can also contact the RD on-call 24 hours a day or contact your front office or
the Office of University Housing & Residential Life at the Main Campus (215-204-7184).
Between the hours of 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. weekdays, and any time on weekends,
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contact an RA staff member on-duty for the residence hall in which the emergency has

Entry into Halls and Lost Identification Procedures
For the safety and protection of everyone, residence halls are not open to the general
public; rather they are staffed by a Security Officer (SO). The SO will require that a
resident present their Temple University identification ard prior to gaining admission to
the building. These cards allow residents only into the residence hall or complex in
which they reside. If this identification card is lost or stolen, a new card must be
obtained, and residents may obtain a temporary identification card at the front office of
their residence hall if a replacement card cannot be immediately obtained.
The Temple University identification card is the property of Temple University, and, as
such, is not transferable. Misuse of the card could result in a disciplinary action.

Guest Procedures
Residence halls are not open to the general public; they are open only to the residents
assigned to each hall, University officials, and authorized guests.
Residents must obtain the agreement of their roommate(s), in advance, for a guest or
visitor to visit and/or remain in the room overnight. Resident hosts must escort their
guests at ALL times while in the residence halls. The University has established strict
guidelines regarding guests in the residence halls. Further, the University does not permit

           Guest: A guest is someone (including a resident student assigned to a
            different residence hall) who comes to a residence hall to visit a specific
            resident or whom the University has extended an invitation to visit the
            residence halls for a specific occasion. Students, residential life staff, and
            Campus Safety Services are authorized to ask individuals who do not
            qualify as guests (as defined above) to leave the premises.
           Host: A host is a resident student who signs in a guest through use of their
            guest card and, accepts responsibility for escorting/accompanying the
            guest at all times and ensuring the guest’s compliance with all University
            policies and procedures to leave the residence hall.
           Visitor: A visitor is a resident student who enters a room, in their own
            residence hall, to which they are not assigned.

   Length of Visit
   Residents may have overnight guests for a period of time not to exceed two
   consecutive nights and not more than three nights in a seven-day period on a rolling
   calendar basis. A guest may not remain in the halls for a period that exceeds this
   length of visit, even if signed in as a guest through an additional host.

   Sign-In Procedures (Guest Responsibilities)
   Guests must call their intended hosts from the residence hall lobby phone to meet
   them at the security desk. Guests must present a VALID picture identification (i.e.,
   driver’s license, military ID, Temple University ID) to be held by the security officer
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(SO) until their host signs them out. Guests are expected to follow all University
policies and procedures.

/Sign-Out Procedures (Host Responsibilities)
The host must go to the security desk to verify the person is their guest. The host
must sign in their guests each time they enter the residence halls and sign out their
guests each time they exit the hall. The host must present their Temple University
identification card and guest card to the security officer (SO) when signing a guest
into and out of the hall. The guest card will be returned only when the resident signs
their guest(s) out of the hall.

Guest Card
Each resident will be issued one guest card that will admit no more than three guests
at any given time. A resident’s guest card cannot be loaned or given to any other
resident. Residents should never sign in an individual with whom they are unfamiliar.
The University reserves the right to deny access to any guest if it determines that
such person has disturbed, or is likely to disturb, other students residing in the
residence halls or if such person poses a danger to individuals within the facilities.

Registration Cards
Parent registration cards, as well as guest registration cards designed for individuals
under 18 years of age who do not yet possess a form of picture identification, are
available from the security officer (SO). These cards are completed and held by the
SO until the guest leaves the hall. Misuse of either of these cards may result in
disciplinary action.

Replacement Guest Cards
A lost or stolen guest card may be replaced for a $20 fee. Students must return their
guest card when their housing license is terminated. Students’ accounts will be
assessed this fee if the guest card is not returned when the housing license is

Failure to comply
Failure to comply with guest procedures may result in a loss of guest privileges for a
minimum of 10 business days and/or a disciplinary hearing.

Room Keys, Key Cards, and Lockout Procedure
Room keys or key cards are issued to assist in resident safety and the security of a
resident’s possessions. Residents are urged to keep their room keys or key cards in
their possession at all times. Keys should never be loaned to another individual.

       If a key is lost, the resident should report the loss to the front office staff or
        residential life staff immediately. The student will be issued a temporary key
        while a lock change is completed. A new key will be issued to the resident
        when the lock to the unit has been changed, and the resident’s account will
        be assessed $100.00 flat fee.
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            Residents residing in ―1300‖ are issued a key card for access to their suites
             or apartments. If the key card is lost, the student’s University account will
             be assessed a $10 fee for a new key card.

            If a resident is locked out of their room, they should wait for their
             roommate to return to gain admittance. If a resident needs more immediate
             access to their living area for emergency reasons, they may contact the front
             office or the resident assistant on on-call. There is a $10.00 lockout fee in all
             halls. Each student is allowed two free lockouts a semester, and then will be
             charged $10.00 for every lockout thereafter per semester. Individuals will
             not be let into another person’s room by University Housing & Residential
             Life staff under any circumstance.

Evacuation Procedure for University Residence Halls
Through the assistance of residential life staff, residents of all University residence halls
should acquaint themselves with the evacuation procedures of the building in which they
reside. Be sure to note the locations of fire exits, fire extinguishers, and fire alarm pull
stations upon checking into your room, suite, or apartment.

Fire Emergencies
Students and/or their guests who tamper with fire protection equipment or fail to
evacuate any campus residence hall after an alarm has sounded will face University
disciplinary action that may include termination of their Housing License. In addition,
such individuals are subject to arrest by civil authorities. As soon as the alarm is
sounded, follow evacuation procedures. Do not use an elevator. In the event of a fire
alarm the stairs become a one-way means of transportation—Down!

    Note: -If you are the first to exit during a fire emergency, do not hesitate to activate
    the fire alarm and exit through the fire door.

In the event that weather becomes severe, seek shelter. In doing so, follow these
            Move into the inner hallways, inner stairwells, bathrooms, or utility
            Move to the lowest possible floor
            Avoid elevators, the lobby, or any area that has glass surrounding it
            Close and secure rooms as you leave them
            Remain in the assigned place of shelter until residents receive an ―all
                clear‖ from Residential Life staff

In case of theft within the residence halls, the resident involved should immediately
contact Campus Safety at 1-1234 and an RA and file an incident report.
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                         ASSIGNMENTS & BILLING
While Temple will take reasonable measures to comply with a student’s preferences with
regard to assignments, Temple reserves the exclusive right to assign and reassign as many
students to a unit as necessary and to make assignments at any time within its sole
discretion. Temple also reserves the exclusive right to reassign students to another unit
within its sole discretion. Assignments are made without regard to race, age, religion,
national origin, sexual orientation, or state of ability. A student may request changes in
assignment by receiving written approval from the Assistant Director for Assignments
and Billing or the Resident Director.

Undergraduate Housing License
Only students who are matriculated, registered and confirmed for a minimum of 12
credits and are in good standing can be considered for lodging in a residence facility
under the terms and conditions as stated in the housing license. The terms and
conditions of the Undergraduate Housing License are contained in the application that
was electronically signed on https://housing.adminsvc.temple.edu/myhousing/
articipation in a minimum meal plan is mandatory for residents of the following
residence halls: Johnson, Hardwick, Peabody, James S. White, ―1940,‖ and ―1300‖ suites
on Main Campus, and East & West Halls at Temple University Ambler. A student is
required to adhere to all policies and procedures outlined in the Rights, Resources and
Responsibilities Guide, the Undergraduate Housing License, the Student Code of
Conduct, and any official University notification or publication.

Every semester, a number of students assigned to rooms in the residence halls do not
report to the halls. In anticipation of a certain number of these ―no shows‖ and attrition,
and in order to accommodate as many students as possible, it is University Housing &
Residential Life’s practice to assign some students to floor lounges as temporary
assignments. A number of newly admitted students may be temporarily assigned
(overbooked) in floor lounges in Johnson and Hardwick Halls on the Main Campus
(four students per lounge), and East Hall (three students per lounge) at Temple
University Ambler. Students assigned to these overbooked locations will be required to
relocate to a permanent space when one becomes available. Students who remain
overbooked through the end of fall semester will be permitted to remain in their
overbooked location for the remainder of the license period or request a room change. If
the occupancy of the lounge is two students or fewer (at any time) and permanent bed
spaces are available, students must then relocate to a permanent space.

Room Consolidation Policy
University Housing has the exclusive right to consolidate resident rooms in order to
maintain occupancy and accommodate additional students in university housing. In units
where vacancies exist, a resident may be asked to relocate to a similar room within
university housing. Consolidation may occur within the same residence hall or between
residence halls, but not between campuses or between a campus and Temple-sponsored
housing sites. University Housing will incur the telecommunications reconnection costs
assessed by the Office of Telecommunications when a student is required to consolidate
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in a Temple-owned residence hall. Students living in Temple-sponsored housing will
receive a $50 rebate to cover the costs of their telephone reconnection.

Room Changes
There are two room change periods during the academic year: three weeks after the start
of fall semester and three weeks after the start of spring semester. Room change
applications will be available prior to the room change period at the Office of University
Housing & Residential Life and at the front desk/residential life office of each residence
hall. The Resident Director and/or the Assistant Director for Assignments and Billing
will give final approval for room changes within a hall or a room change between
buildings. Residents requesting a room change at a time other than the room change
period are required to discuss the situation with their Resident Director. The residential
life staff will evaluate each situation on an individual basis and will take the appropriate
steps to assist the student.

Vacation Periods and Break Housing
All of the undergraduate residence halls are closed during vacation periods, with the
exception of ―1300‖ and the Edge. Only students permanently assigned to these
residence halls, who formally request break housing by completing the Break Housing
Agreement form, may take advantage of this housing option. Additional charges for
break housing will be assessed onto a student’s University account. Podiatry and Triangle
Apartments remain open during vacation periods.
It is very important that residents adhere to the directives issued by residential life staff.
In an effort to better assist residents, Resident Assistants will conduct floor meetings
that will provide all of the information needed to prepare for the vacation/break periods.
Residents are urged to take valuables with them during vacation and break periods
because they will not have access to them during the time the residence halls are closed.
In addition, prior to leaving for vacations, residents must unplug all electrical devices,
remove all trash from the room, and lock all windows and doors (security screens and
bars should remain in locking position).

Release from the Student Housing License
After the start of classes, students are obligated to pay all costs associated with living on
campus (housing and meal charges, if applicable) for fall 2008 – spring 2009. A student
must request a release from their housing license by completing a ―Release from the
Student Housing License‖ form. All requests must be made in writing. Students are
required to submit documentation to University Housing as instructed on the release
Students who complete a release form and provide supportive documentation must have
these materials reviewed by University Housing. Students will receive written
confirmation of their release from the Assistant Director for Assignments and Billing. A
student is only considered released from a housing license with this written confirmation
and completion of official checkout procedures (link to another section?)
Releases from University Housing granted
for the following reasons:
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   graduation,
   attendance in a study abroad program,
   participation in a full-time internship (not including Podiatric
   required participation in government service, or
   academic dismissal
   withdrawal from the University
    **WITHDRAWING from Temple University or transferring to another
    college or university will have their housing and meal charges pro-rated from
    the start date of the License period through the date of their official check-
    out of University Housing. Further, students will be charged an additional
    $200 release fee.
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Students will have their housing and meal charges pro-rated from the start date of the
license period through the date of their official check-out of University Housing.
Students will not be assessed an additional release fee.
Students who are released from university housing for all other reasons will have their
housing and meal charges pro-rated from the start date of the license period through the
date of their official check-out of University Housing. Further, students will be assessed
a charge equal to 20 percent of the total value of the remaining value of their housing
charges for fall 2008 – spring 2009. Once released, students can continue or change their
current meal plan at no additional penalty, or cancel their current meal plan and be
assessed 20 percent of the remaining value of their meal plan as a release penalty.
Individuals who are not released and still choose voluntarily to move out of university
housing will continue to be held responsible for all housing and any applicable meal
charges for the balance of the license period. Because release fees are associated with a
student’s length of stay and their official check-out date (see page 12), students are
encouraged to contact the Office of University Housing & Residential Life immediately
if they plan to move out of university housing. Release forms and additional information
are available at https://housing.adminsvc.temple.edu/myhousing/

Undergraduate Room Selection Process
During the spring semester, current students residing in University housing who will be
returning for their sophomore year will have the opportunity to participate in the
returning room selection process. To participate in this process, a student is required to
meet the following criteria:

          Be in good financial and academic standing with the University
          Pay the annual housing deposit to the University by the published deadline
          Complete Fall Priority Registration
          Be a resident within university housing during the spring semester

Residents who meet the eligibility requirements will participate in a room selection
process that allows them to select an apartment and roommate(s), where applicable.
Residents will receive advance notice about the process. Participation in the room
selection process does not guarantee that university housing will be available.
Those students who were eligible to participate and unable to secure housing during the
room selection process will have the option to be wait-listed for an assignment.
Students returning for their sophomore year who either did not meet the above eligibility
requirements by the published deadline, or are currently enrolled at Temple University;
and do not live in university housing will have the option to be wait-listed after the room
selection process is complete, if eligibility for the remaining criteria
is met. The wait-list process begins in early May.

Graduate Room Selection Process
During the spring semester, current graduate students residing in university housing have
the opportunity to participate in a room selection process for the next academic year. To
participate in this process, a student is required to meet the following criteria:
         Be in good financial and academic standing with the University
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           Pay the annual housing deposit to the University by the published deadline
           Be a resident within university housing during the spring semester

Residents who meet the eligibility requirements will participate in a room selection
process that allows them to select an apartment and roommate(s), where applicable.
Residents will receive advance notice about the process. Participation in the room
selection process does not guarantee that university housing will be available.
Those students who were eligible to participate and unable to secure housing during the
room selection process will have the option to be wait-listed for an assignment.

Check-In and Condition Report
        In order to occupy a room, each resident is required to complete check-in
          procedures upon their arrival. A student shall accept any room assigned to
          him/her in its present condition and shall vacate such room in the same
           Upon moving into the residence hall, each student will be required to check
            the condition of his or her room against a room report, which the residential
            life staff completed prior to student arrival.

The condition report is a very important document for both the student and the
Housing Office. It is a record of the inventory and condition of the room, suite or
apartment. Any discrepancies that a student finds between the condition report and the
actual condition and inventory of the room, suite or apartment should be brought to the
attention of the Resident Assistant before the student signs the form.

After agreement is reached on the accuracy of the condition report, both the RA and the
student will sign it. A copy is available upon request, and the original is kept on file in
that particular building’s office.
Residents should be aware that they will be charged whenever the use of masking tape,
adhesive holders, nails, thumbtacks, decals, etc., causes damage to walls, ceilings, floors,
windows, doors, and other wood and metal surfaces in student rooms. In addition,
residents will be charged for a portion of any common area damages that can not be
attributed to an individual and occur throughout the year and up until the time the
resident vacates the hall.

At any point during the regular academic year, if an individual completes a room change
or moves out of the residence halls, it is the individual’s responsibility to follow the
check out procedure as outlined in this publication.

Damage Assessment
Liability for the cost of replacement, repair, correction, or damage to the unit or other
Temple University property will be assessed to residents. University Housing &
Residential Life will determine the cost of repair or replacement due to damage or other
loss for the individual unit and all common areas. Residents will be held financially
responsible for the cost of replacement, repair, or correction of unit or common area
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damage that the University determines occurred due to irresponsible behavior, abuse, or

Residents of a specific living area will be held responsible for the cost of damage repairs
that occur in common areas of the specified living area when the University determines
that individual billing is not appropriate or possible. When damages occur in common
areas that are not considered to be specified living areas, the cost for the repair of the
damage will be billed to all residents in the residence hall when the University determines
that individual billing is not appropriate or possible. Decisions as to whether damages are
billed to an individual or all residents in a specified area (i.e., room, suite, apartment,
floor, or building) or to all residents in the facility are made by the University. Temple
will determine the cost of repair or replacement due to damage or other loss for
individual units and all common areas. University Housing will notify students, in writing
of damage, repair or replacement costs and will assess all costs of repair or replacement
directly to a student’s University account. Students are responsible for payment to the

Students are held completely responsible for any damage, misuse, or theft of any
University property in their rooms. They are required to pay any replacement costs or
damages that occur to the furnishings (including reassembling any dismantled furniture)
of the room.

The cost of damage to common areas and other portions of the building will be divided
among the floor or residence hall occupants when the individuals who caused the
damages are not identified. Assessment of these damages is done through the Office of
University Housing & Residential Life.

Students are given an opportunity each semester to appeal room or common area
damages assessed to their account. All damage appeals should be directed to the RD of
the hall in which the student lived. Students should be prepared to present written
documentation or information if requested by the RD. All damage appeals must be
submitted within the time frame specified on the notice of billing in order to receive
consideration. Damages occurring in the residence facilities are billed as follows:

       Keys and Cards
       Every resident will be responsible for the replacement costs of all lost or stolen
       keys, key cards and guest cards issued to them. Charges are listed on page 27 of
       this document.

       Room Charge
       When a resident vacates the facility or moves to another room, damages that
       occurred while the student was a resident of the room will be billed to the
       account of the student and/or roommate(s).
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       Floor Charge
       When damage occurs in a common area of a particular floor, the charges are
       divided among the residents of that floor unless the damage is attributed to a
       specific person.

       Building Charges (common)
       Damages occurring to the common area of a residence hall, such as main lobby
       areas, stairways, or elevators are divided among all residents of that building
       unless attributed to a specific person.

Check Out and Condition Report
Prior to any room change during the academic year, leaving campus at the end of the
academic year, or upon being released from the housing license, it is very important that
residents follow the established check-out procedure to avoid being billed for items not
returned on time or for time not spent in the halls after a formal release.

Check-out procedures may vary slightly from campus to campus; therefore, be certain to
note and follow the check-out information and guidelines sent to residents and posted
on bulletin boards throughout your hall in April. Failure to check out properly will result
in a $25 improper check-out fee. If an individual fails to go through the proper check-
out procedures with a member of the residential life staff, the resident may forfeit their
right to appeal assessed damage charges.

In general, each resident will need to do the following when checking out:
            Clean the room, suite or apartment and remove all of their belongings.
             Throw trash into designated receptacles. All residents of a room will be
             billed an extra cleaning charge if the room is not left in good condition, so
             time should be taken to remove tape from walls, windows, and doors, to
             discard trash, and to clean all surfaces (this applies anytime a student is
             checking out of a room, not just the end of the semester):
            Take responsibility to do a pre-inspection of the area with an RA. Using the
             original room condition report the resident signed at check in, the RA will
             complete the check-out column on this form. The RA and resident sign the
             form after the room has been completely checked. The resident is issued a
             copy of the form, and the remaining copies are submitted to the front office
             staff for processing (this applies anytime a student is checking out of a room,
             not just the end of the semester):
       Return the room key, mailbox key, key card and guest card. Failure to return
       these items during checkout will result fines. See the charge chart/fine list
        Fine/Charge Sheet:
            Item                                     Charge
            Key/Lock Change (flat fee)               $100.00
            Key Card (1300 Residence Hall)           $10.00
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            Mailbox Key                                 $10.00
            Guest Card                                  $20.00
            Lockouts (2 free per semester)              $10.00
            Failure to check-out fee                    $25.00

            Note: Charges will vary for students residing in Temple-sponsored Housing
             sites. Additionally, cost may vary if there are increases to labor and material
            Complete the check-out procedures and move out by the
             designated closing date and time. Residents should take all personal
             belongings home, as they will not be able to gain entrance to the halls after
             the closing date and time.
            After all residents have vacated, building staff will perform a final inspection
             of the rooms and common areas of the residence halls. Residents will be
             billed for any missing or damaged University property found during this final
            All items left behind will be discarded.
Students residing in Temple residential halls on Main, and Ambler campuses who need
repairs in their units or need assistance with cable should go on-line to the Maintenance
Direct system: www.myschoolbuilding.com
            Key in the Account Number 882806354
            type in the password ‖owls,‖ and click ―Submit Organization.‖
            Students should enter their full name, the room/unit number and building
             name, their phone number, the date and time of their request, and a detailed
             description of the problem. Please be sure to leave all of the above
             information, as any missing information may delay repairs.

Students are required to maintain their rooms according to health, safety, and
maintenance standards set by state and University policies. Custodial service is provided
only to the public areas of the residence halls. Students are responsible for cleaning their
own rooms, suites, or apartments and for cleaning floors and lounges after programs.
Students will be charged for any excess cleaning required.

Inspection, Maintenance, and Entry of Rooms
Authorized Temple personnel may, with probable cause and without notice, enter a
student’s room to determine whether the student is complying with the terms of the
license. The University may require a resident to vacate a room immediately if deemed
necessary. Authorized Temple personnel may also enter a student’s room to perform
cleanliness checks or safety inspections in order to deal with potential health, sanitation,
or safety concerns. Such personnel may enter a student’s room when they believe that
emergency conditions may exist or when it is believed that a threat to the health and
safety of individuals exists (e.g., fire, student needing medical assistance, etc.).
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Authorized personnel will confiscate any item that may reasonably present a safety

University Housing’s maintenance staff has the right to enter all student rooms without
advance notice to make repairs or to perform preventive maintenance. The staff will
leave a copy of the maintenance request, which will indicate the repairs made or parts
needed. All personnel are instructed not to unnecessarily disturb personal property.
Outside contractors will be escorted by a University representative.

With the exception of emergency conditions, potential policy violations, safety
inspections, cleanliness checks, maintenance repairs, or when it is believed that there is
probable cause or a threat to the health and safety of individuals, Housing staff have
been instructed not to enter student rooms unless one of the following conditions exists:
         Room resident is present, or
         Written permission has been secured in advance from all individuals residing
            in the room, or
         When a resident has created an unreasonable noise disturbance (i.e., alarm
            clock, stereo, TV, etc.) and fails or is not present to respond to staff’s request
            to discontinue the noise. Under these circumstances, the staff may enter a
            student room for the purpose of stopping the noise and will document the

Renter’s Insurance
The University assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to personal property. It is
recommended that the student contact an insurance agent concerning possible
protection against such losses or obtain coverage under a family homeowner’s policy.

Room/Lounge Furnishings
A room/suite/apartment condition form, which inventories the items contained in the
room, suite or apartment is completed for each student unit furnished with University-
owned or leased furniture prior to the student’s arrival. The furniture provided in floor
and hall lounges is intended for the use of all students in that designated area and is not
to be moved without the permission of the residential life staff. Students who move any
lounge or building furniture into their rooms will be subject to judicial action.

Students are encouraged to make their rooms as comfortable as possible, and may
furnish their rooms with their own lamps, tables, rugs, bookshelves, etc., as long as the
room is not damaged, and as long as there is not a potential safety or fire hazard. Water
beds, lofts, and halogen lamps are not permitted.

Bulletin Boards
Bulletin boards are provided in each hall and on most floors to post notices and
announcements. Information regarding residence hall events and functions may be
posted on bulletin boards with prior permission from the Resident Director. Any signs
dealing with events outside of the residence hall (including on-campus activities) must
also be approved by the Resident Director.
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Laundry Rooms
Many of the residence halls are equipped with laundry rooms featuring computerized
washers and dryers. The laundry equipment at Main and Ambler campuses utilize
quarters as well as ―eSuds,‖ which provides residents with the ability to monitor wash
cycles from their personal computers. Elmira Jeffries uses quarters only.

Telephone and Internet services
Telephone service and high-speed Internet access are offered as amenities to residential

Every bedroom on campus has one telephone jack for each resident. In all locations,
students must provide their own true touch-tone telephone. Cordless telephones are not
   Using the University telephone service, students are able to do the following:
        • Receive incoming calls
        • Make free five-digit internal campus calls
        • Make emergency 911 calls
        • Use a prepaid calling card to make local, toll-free, suburban, long-distance, and
                 international calls
  **During Move-in Weekend, private providers will be available to establish phone
  and Internet services at the Edge. To offset any additional costs and added
  responsibility, the published room rates at the Edge Complex have been reduced $100
  from the base room rate per semester (pro-rated based on occupancy).

Voice mail will be provided to all residential students. To obtain voice mail, log in to the
https://getconnected.temple.edu/main/ web site and click on the box indicating voice
mail is desired. You will receive a confirmation e-mail acknowledging your request. This
confirmation message includes instructions on how to initialize your voice mail as well as
a temporary password.

The University does not publish a phone directory. You do have the option, however, to
include your telephone number on Temple’s Cherry & White Pages Web site. For details,
log in to tuportal.temple.edu and select Cherry & White Update.

Also, you can choose to be listed with the Temple University switchboard. By doing this,
operators will give out your phone number if requested. To get listed, log in to
https://getconnected.temple.edu/main/default.asp and click on the option to list your
number. Temple operators will only give out your phone number if you sign up for this
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All student units at Ambler, TSPM and Main Campus are wired for cable television. To
receive the Temple University channel line-up, your television and VCR/DVD players
may require some simple programming.
If a resident is experiencing a problem with cable service, please follow these helpful
          Make certain the cable connector is tightly secured.
          If you are having difficulties, contact the Maintenance Office for assistance.

Vending Machines
Some vending machines in the residence halls accept Diamond Dollars in addition to
cash. Refunds for faulty machines are available by calling the customer service number
listed on each vending machine. Please report any machine in need of service to the staff
at the Front Office.

Refrigerators/Safes Rental for the Academic Year
The University has partnered with Campus Specialties, Inc. and MicroFridge to offer a
refrigerator and microwave combination unit and personal safes for our students
interested in such products for their rooms. Please note that students are not
permitted to bring their own microwaves unless they are ordered through this
company (unless in apartment style halls, i.e. Temple Towers, Triangle, 4th and
5th floor of 1300). Students will still be permitted to bring their own refrigerators if they
choose for the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 semesters. Starting in the Fall 2009 no outside
refrigerators or microwaves will be permitted.
For more information about renting a unit from Microfridge, please click on the following link:
https://www.campusspec.coml Refrigerator size is limited to 3.6 cubic feet.

No storage space, other than that within the rooms, is available in the facilities, except
the Podiatric Student residence. The University does not store items during the summer.

Overnight parking is available at Main Campus and Ambler . The rates that will take
effect in September will be announced in August.

    Main Campus
    Guaranteed access overnight parking is available in the Temple Towers Area and at
    Area #6. These areas are accessible by using the University ID card. Arrangements
    can be made through the Parking Services Office, lower level Student Center, at 215-

    Students can make arrangements to park in the overnight parking area by visiting the
    Bursar’s Office in West Hall (215-283-1427).

    School of Podiatric Medicine
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    Overnight monthly parking is available through Parkway, Inc. Please contact the
    TUSPM Cash Operations for information

Note: No overnight parking arrangements can be made through the mail at any campus.

The U.S. Postal Service delivers mail to each residence hall. Incoming mail to residents
must be addressed with the full name of the student as known by the University.
Nicknames or names other than those by which an individual is registered as a Temple
University student should not be used on any mail in order to avoid delays. Incoming
mail to students should be addressed as listed below.
Note: Do not include the phrase ―Temple University‖ for mail to the Main Campus, as
this will delay mail delivery.

Temple University Main Campus:
Student Name
Room number and residence hall
2029 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-1115

Student Name
Room number and residence hall
2025 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-1115

Student Name
Room number, North or South
1300 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Temple Towers:
East Tower
Student Name
Apartment number – East
1200 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-2603

Temple Towers:
West Tower
Student Name
Apartment number – West
1250 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
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Philadelphia, PA 19122-2602

James S. White Hall
Student Name
Room number and wing
2108-2150 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121-1105
Student Name
Room number, East or West
1940 Liacouras Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6400

The Edge
Student Name
Room number
1600 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Elmira Jeffries
Student Name
1500 North 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121-4301

Triangle Apartments
Student Name
Apartment Number
Building Number and Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Temple University Ambler:
East Hall/West Hall
Student Name
East Hall or West Hall room number
Temple University Ambler
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002-3990

Podiatric Student Residence Complex
Student Name
Apartment Number
801 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2409

Residence Dining Centers and Services
Many of the plan options offered to students are combined packages, including a specific
number of meals per week, in addition to a set amount of Diamond Dollars. Students
find these packages convenient for their needs, allowing them to dine in the dining
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centers and the food court, to purchase items from vending machines and convenience
stores in the residence halls, as well as other eateries across Temple’s campuses.
Participation in a minimum meal plan is mandatory for residents of Johnson, Hardwick,
Peabody, James S. White Hall, ―1940‖ and suites within ―1300‖ on the Main Campus;
and residents of East and West Halls at Temple University Ambler. Students who live in
Temple Towers, ―1300‖ apartments, Temple-sponsored housing sites and graduate
housing may also purchase a meal plan.

Release from the Dining Services Agreement
Students may apply for a release from the dining services agreement by submitting a
Meal Plan Release form with supporting documentation stating the reason for the release
request. Requests are reviewed and decided by the University on a case-by-case basis.
Releases are only considered for medical and/or other extraordinary reasons. If a
student’s request for release is denied, they will remain responsible for all fees associated
with their meal plan, whether used or not.

Dining Centers on Main Campus
Louis J. Esposito Dining Center
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This is the largest student restaurant on campus and is an ―all you care to eat‖ facility
that offers the widest variety of meal choices. The Louis J. Esposito Dining Center is
located on the ground floor of Johnson/Hardwick Halls. Students, faculty and staff can
select from 13 food and beverage stations designed to provide broad meal variety
throughout the semester. Daily featured items include the following: braided crust
pizzas, home-style entrées, soul food, artisan sandwiches and wraps, specialty ethnic
cuisine and classic grilled sandwiches that are made to order and served complete with
spreads, toppings and a basket of crispy fries. Six self-serve food stations are also present
so diners can design their own meals. These include our 48- item salad bar, 22-item deli
bar, vegan bar, pasta bar, fruit station and dessert selections. The Esposito Dining Court
is also our main venue for dining promotions that provide special cuisine, cooking
exhibitions, live music, contests, decorations and entertainment.

                Monday – Friday
                Full Breakfast: 7:30am – 11:00am
                Full Lunch: 11:00am – 2:30pm
                Late Lunch: 2:30pm – 4:30pm (M-Th Only)
                Dinner: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
                Late/Fourth Meal: 8:00pm – Midnight

                Brunch: 11:00am – 4:30pm
                Dinner: 4:30pm – 8:00pm

               Brunch: 11:00am – 4:30pm
               Dinner: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
               Late/Fourth Meal: 8:00pm – Midnight
        Hours of operation and service are subject to change.

Valaida S. Walker Dining Court
Located in the center of Main Campus, this dining court is the main retail food service
venue on campus. The Temple University community comes together here, where they
can enjoy meals from national brands like Burger King, Einstein Bros Bagels, Auntie
Anne’s and Freshens Smoothies. Students, faculty and staff can also choose from ten
additional stations: ―Brick Oven‖ pizza, ―Sizzling Salads,‖ ―Mrs. Crepes,‖ ―Charleston
Market‖ hot entrées, ―Red Sauce‖ fresh tossed pasta entrées, ―Philly Connection‖ grill,
―It’s a Wrap‖ hand-rolled sandwiches, ―The Deli,‖ ―World's Fare‖ oriental cuisine, fresh
sushi and ―Smartmarket‖ for that meal or snack on the run. For more information,
access the dining website at www.temple.edu/dining.

Cash Equivalency Program
Meal plans now offer greater flexibility and value than ever before. The ―Cash
Equivalency Program‖ has been extended to allow all students on a meal plan the option
of eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the Valaida S. Walker Food Court in the Student
Center, Fresh bytes Tuttleman and Café a La Carte in Gladfelter Hall. Students may
exchange a meal up to a specified dollar value. The equivalency value for each meal is
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$4.85 for breakfast and $6.35 for brunch, lunch or dinner. In addition, during the 2:30
pm – 4:30 pm incentive period that takes place from Monday through Thursday, the
cash equivalency rises to $6.85. If a purchase costs more than the equivalency amount
for a specified time period, then cash or Diamond Dollars may be used to cover the

Food Court cash equivalency is outlined below:
                    Meal      Time                           Equivalency
Breakfast                     7:30—11:00am                   $5.30
Brunch (weekends only)        11:00am—4:30pm                 $6.80
Lunch                         11:00am—2:30pm                 $6.80
Late Lunch                    2:30—4:30pm                    $7.30
     Bonus (Mon-Thurs)
Dinner                       4:30—8:00pm                    $6.80
Late/Fourth Meal             8:00—Midnight                  $6.80
Note: -Residence Dining Centers and Services are not available during scheduled
University vacation periods.

Students choosing the Carte Blanche meal plan may utilize one cash equivalency per
meal period at either the Walker Food Court, Fresh Bytes Tuttleman or Café a La Carte
Gladfelter and have unlimited usage at the dining center. All other meal plan participants
must choose only one option (meal at the dining center or cash equivalency at the Food
Court) during any meal period.

Dining on the Ambler and Tyler Campuses
The Ambler and Tyler Dining Centers are ―all-you care-to-eat‖ facilities offering a large
variety of meal choices every day. Monday through Friday, the dining centers offer
continuous service from breakfast through the fourth meal, ending at midnight.
Weekend operations include Saturday brunch and dinner and Sunday brunch, dinner and
fourth meal. Students from Ambler or Tyler may use their meal plan at any dining center
as well as all cash equivalency locations.

                            Leadership Opportunities
A variety of programs and leadership opportunities are available to you as a resident. Get
more from your residential living experience by getting involved.

Members of the residential life staff, in conjunction with the Hall Senate at your campus,
are committed to providing you with opportunities to enhance yourself personally,
socially, and academically.

We strongly encourage you to get involved. Not only is participating a great way to meet
people and have fun, but it also provides you with opportunities to develop skills in
working with others and a chance to affect the residence halls community. For example,
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you could join the Senate in your area. This student group is interested in making
residence hall life a positive experience and providing leisure-time activities for resident
students. Residential life staff and these groups work together to provide a wide range of

Residence Hall Association
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) guides and promotes interaction within and
between residence hall Senates, provides an open forum for announcements and
discussion of aspects of residential life, provides representation to University
administration regarding applicable University and administrative policies and enhances
leadership opportunities on campus.

Residence Hall Senates/Government
The Senates work closely with the Residence Hall Association and Office of University
Housing & Residential Life to develop policy and set priorities to meet the needs of the
residents. Each Senate provides excellent opportunities for students to strengthen their
interpersonal and organizational skills, to find out more about Temple University and its
residence facilities, or simply to meet new people.

The Senates on each campus usually hold weekly meetings. Each hall or complex has its
own Senate, which is funded through a per-resident per-year social activity fee, paid to
the Office of University Housing & Residential Life by students as part of their room
fee. These funds are used by the residential life staff, RHA, and the Senates to promote
social, educational, and cultural programming in the residence halls, including the
Readership Program.

Each Senate is composed of an executive board and one or two senators from each
floor/wing in the halls. Senators and other representatives comprise several committees
devoted to areas of student interest.

Judicial Panel
You could also become a member of the central judicial panel, your residence hall
judicial panel or any number of individual hall student committees. The judicial panel is a
group comprised of residents and residential life staff who hear cases involving residents’
alleged violations of policies and then make appropriate recommendations.

Whether you participate in or take a leadership role in these activities, the important
thing is that you get involved. Talk with your resident assistant for more information.

Resident Assistant Opportunities
Resident assistants (RAs) are student leaders who live in the halls among their peers and
positively impact their floors/wings through educational and social programming,
advising, and everyday interactions. RAs are selected through an application process and
series of interviews, which typically occur in the late fall/early spring semesters.
Interested candidates should look for postings or speak to current residential life staff
about the selection process. The requirements are as follows:

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    A Resident Assistant must be a full-time, matriculated and confirmed Temple
    University student and be at least of sophomore standing at the time the agreement
    becomes effective. A Resident Assistant must specifically make appropriate progress
    while appointed by completing the following:
    1. Completing and passing at least 12 credit hours per semester.
    2. Having and maintaining a minimum of 2.50 Cumulative GPA at the undergraduate
       level and 3.0 at the graduate level.
    3. Maintaining a minimum of a 2.25 Semester GPA for any semester.
    4. Should a Resident Assistant fail to maintain these standards, they may be placed
       on probation for one semester or released from their position depending on the
       severity of the grades. If placed on probation and after one semester the Resident
       Assistant does not achieve the above academic requirements, the Resident
       Assistant will be released from the position.

     Skills and Experience:
     A Resident Assistant must possess the following:
     1. Strong interpersonal skills;
     2. Leadership experience and potential;
     3. Administrative abilities;
     4. Personal qualities of maturity, self-reliance, motivation, initiative, self-esteem and
Once selected, RAs are required to participate in pre-training and ongoing training
seminars focused on community development, diversity and leadership enhancement.
All, candidates must be in good standing with all offices of the University, including but
not limited to: the Office of University Housing & Residential Life, Cash Operations,
Telephone Services, University Disciplinary Committee, and Residence Hall Judicial
Panels. Candidates may not be on current disciplinary probation or have outstanding
bills or judicial fines.

Temple University Student Leadership Challenge
This is a dynamic and comprehensive program. Students have access to a rich variety of
interactive leadership development programs, educational options, and training
experiences that will inspire and transform. The Leadership Challenge includes a menu
of interactive and engaging opportunities for students to learn and practice leadership.
The curriculum includes academic courses, seminars, service opportunities, leadership
conferences and a leadership institute. Students may participate in the experience to
explore leadership topics or challenge themselves to reach their full leadership potential.
Students may earn their way to the LeaderShape Institute by participating in various
leadership activities throughout the year and submitting Leadership Diamonds as part of
a portfolio.

The Temple University Student Leadership Challenge vision is to develop future
generations of leaders who live and lead with integrity and meaning. 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
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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. If you have questions, go to the
website at http://www.temple.edu/studentleadershipchallenge/index.htm

The Temple Tradition of Service
In 1884, a young man went to Russell H. Conwell in his study and expressed a desire to
prepare for the Christian ministry. Conwell offered to teach the youth one night a week,
but on the agreed-upon evening seven earnest young men appeared. Here were
Conwell’s ―diamonds‖ here at home, in his own community in Philadelphia. Thus
―Temple‖ was founded in service to the local residents.

Continuing in that tradition, Temple students, staff, faculty and administration remain
dedicated to service throughout our local and global communities. The Office of
Community Service is dedicated to providing students with the resources and guidance
necessary to immerse them in action for positive social change. As a team of
administration, staff, and student leaders, we work to establish strong relationships
within and beyond the Temple campus through community service. Visit our Web site
at www.temple.edu/community_service/contact.htm

Intercollegiate Athletics
Teams representing the University compete in 20 varsity sports
(11 women's, 9 men's), involving well over 500 student-athletes. An NCAA Division I
institution, Temple's athletic affiliations include the Atlantic 10 Conference for men's
and women's basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, track and field, soccer, women's
gymnastics, lacrosse, field hockey, golf, women's crew and tennis. Football competes in
the Mid-American Conference; men's gymnastics in the ECAC; men's crew with the U.S.
Rowing and Dad Vail Rowing Associations; and fencing in the National Intercollegiate
Fencing Association.

In addition to a men's basketball team that has traveled to 10 recent NCAA
tournaments, including the 1999 "elite eight" and a men's crew that has rowed to 16 Dad
Vail Regatta titles in the last 17 years, Temple women have recently won Atlantic 10
championships in tennis and field hockey, and lacrosse. Fields, courts, tracks, and
training rooms cover the campus, so interested students have no trouble getting moving
or staying in shape. Find out more at http://www.owlsports.com

       Varsity Sports
       Baseball (M), Basketball (M/F), Crew (M/F), Fencing (F), Field Hockey (F),
       Football (M), Golf (M), Gymnastics (M/F) , Lacrosse (F), Soccer (M/F), Softball
       (F), Tennis (M/F)

The HSC Student Faculty Center
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The HSC Student Faculty Center houses a bookstore, dining hall/
coffee shop, conference rooms, game room, TV lounge, gymnasium, racquetball and
indoor tennis courts, fitness center with universal weight machines/free weights, and
dance studio. During the fall and spring semesters, several fitness and intramural
programs are offered. A Temple University identification card is required to enter the
facility. For further information, visit our web sites at http://www.temple.edu/sac or

The Reel, Student Center Cinema
Sunday – Wednesday: 1:30, 4:30, and 7:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, and 10:30 pm
Patrons with TU ID: $2, All Others: $4

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate are encouraged to
indicate needs in advance. This theater shows films programmed with captioning and
audio descriptions to allow participation by patrons with hearing and vision disabilities.
Rear Window Captioning® and Descriptive Video Service® are available. Please contact
215-204-7131 for details.

Schedule and movie lineups are subject to change. For any
additional information, call the Office of Student Activities at
215-204-7131 or www.temkploe.edu/sac

Dean of Students Office
The Dean's Office provides guidance, direction and support to individual students and
student groups at Temple University. The staff in the Dean's Office works with students
to provide extra-curricular services and activities that will help them achieve their
personal and educational goals. We also try to enhance each
student's academic experience by developing activities and programs that have broad
appeal and provide an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in class.
Visit us at http://www.temple.edu/deanofstudents/

Career Center
The Career Development office offers a variety of services to help our Temple students
make a smooth transition from the classroom to the workplace. Career development is
an ongoing process and begins now. Career development provides a full complement of
resources and services to both current students and alumni to assist in making informed
career choices, identifying and exploring career options, putting a job search strategy
together, and bringing you face to face with prospective employers. Whether students
are trying to select a major, want to do a self-assessment to get to know themselves
better, looking for an internship, or simply need some career direction, stop in. Visit us
at http://www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/careercenter/

Disability Resources and Services
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The Disability Resources and Services office provides information and services to
students, faculty and staff at the University. Interested visitors to the Temple University
home page can learn about the services available for students at the University. Visit us
at http://www.temple.edu/disability

Russell Conwell Center
Temple University Russell Conwell Educational Services Center provides academic
counseling, individual and group tutoring, academic and educational workshops, summer
programs, undergraduate research opportunities, scholarship support and unique
academic enrichment programs to help students enter and excel in college, attain their
undergraduate degree and matriculate in graduate school to pursue their graduate degree.
Visit us at http://www.temple.edu/rcc

Campus Recreation
Campus Recreation is the coordinating office for recreational sports programs at Main
Campus. More than 2,800 students, faculty and staff participate daily in one or more of
the various activity components offered by our office. These components include
intramurals (men's, women's, co-rec, and open), sports clubs, informal recreation, special
events and programs, group fitness, adapted recreation, aquatics and student staff
development. Each of these programs is designed for student participation and
enjoyment, and each can provide hours of fun, fitness and friendship. Visit us at

The Office of Student Activities
The Office of Student Activities develops and implements diverse university-wide
programs. The 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 175 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. Students interested in planning or participating in an
event or who would like more information on specific organizations are encouraged to
stop by or call the Main Campus Office at 215-204-7131. You can also visit our
website at http://www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/studentactivities/

The Office of Student Center Operations
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The Office of Student Center Operations is responsible for the overall operation of the
Main Campus Student Center, Mitten Hall’s Great Court and Owl Cove, and the Health
Sciences Campus Student Faculty Center. The Student Center on Main Campus offers
the following services: Temple University Bookstore, Valaida S. Walker Dining Court,
STA Travel, Office of Parking Services, postal services, Philadelphia Federal Credit
Union, Temple Student Government, Main Campus Program Board, Temple News, The
Village (clubs and organizations area), Graphics Media Center, Game Room, Student
Center Cinema The Reel, meeting rooms, TV lounges, and quiet study lounges.
Administrative offices in this building include the Offices of the Dean of Students,
Associate Dean of Students, Student Activities and Student Center Operations.

Tuttleman Counseling and Prevention Services
Students at Temple University can utilize Tuttleman Counseling Services for support of
important emotional, educational or vocational concerns. Assistance is confidential and
free of charge. They provide an atmosphere that is informal and professional, where
students can feel safe and comfortable seeking help.

A wide range of assistance is available including counseling, support groups, literature,
and educational programs and outreach events. Service is offered through five
specialized units:
          Psychological Services
          Psychiatric Services
          Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness (CASA)
          Sexual Assault and Counseling Education (SACE)
          Conflict Education Resource Team (CERT)
        Visit us at http://www.temple.edu/counseling

Office of International Services
The Office of International Services also works with the academic schools and
departments, assisting them with various immigration processes involving foreign faculty
and researchers. We also provide orientation programs at the beginning of each
academic term, offer advice and support to a variety of student nationality or religious
organizations, and serve as a liaison between students, the University, and sponsoring
agencies. Visit us at http://www.temple.edu/ois/

Office of Judicial Affairs
The Office of Judicial Affairs enhances the educational environment by promoting,
educating, and facilitating campus-wide understanding of students’ rights,
responsibilities, and freedoms. This office resolves judicial matters and coordinates all
mechanisms involved in their resolution. Visit us at

Office of Orientation
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The Office of Orientation serves to welcome new freshmen and transfer students to the
Temple community! Here we help students to navigate the journey ahead and learn
about the people and resources that will assist new Owls along the way. Visit us at

Office of Greek Life
The Office of Greek Life provides support and guidance to current and prospective
fraternity and sorority members. The office also serves as a conduit for those hoping to
engage Temple University Greeks in philanthropic, social, or other programs. Visit us at

Office of Student Media
The Office of Student Media advises Temple University’s three primary student
media outlets: The Temple News (the university’s student-run newspaper), the
Templar yearbook and WHIP, the student-run radio station. Temple has one of the
finest journalism programs in the country, and these media outlets allow Temple
students to apply what they have learned in the classroom. Visit us at www.temple-
news.com, www.temple.edu/templar, or www.temple.edu/whip

Computer Services
The Academic Computer Services Office supports, promotes, and enhances the use of
computer and information technologies in instruction and research at all of Temple
University’s campuses. Visit them at http://www.temple.edu/cs

Campus Safety and Security
Temple University’s Campus Safety Services focus on the safety of Temple students,
faculty, and staff. They have a motto that sums up their values: Prevention - Partnership
- Pride. They take their role seriously, providing the best people, training and technology
to provide safety for all of campus. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at
1-1234. Or visit them at http://css.ocis.temple.edu/

Student Health Services
SHS offers the same type of medical services you would receive from your own primary
care doctor. Visit them at http://www.temple.edu/studenthealth/

Campus Maps
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Shuttle Services:
Shuttle bus schedules can be found online at www.temple.edu/facilities. Shuttle service
is provided during the academic year when classes are in session. Service is not provided
during vacation and break periods.

              The City of Philadelphia and surrounding areas
Philadelphia is an important part of the Temple University experience. Every
academic program is enhanced by the cultural and intellectual life of the nation's fifth
largest city. Besides that, Philadelphia is a fun place, adding to the University's rich
array of things to do when you put your books away.

Alive with Innovation
The Philadelphia story is expanding. Yes, history is still an important part of the city's
image and significance, but time didn't stop when John Hancock put down his quill pen
at Independence Hall. As the second largest city on the east coast, Philadelphia is at the
center of a region alive with innovation in commerce and finance, technological and
scientific advancement, achievement in medicine and law, and accomplishment in the

Speaking of the arts, Philadelphia's Broad Street has been transformed into an axis of
theaters, galleries, and performance spaces. The Avenue of the Arts, as it is known, is a
ribbon of creativity winding from South Philadelphia, wrapping around City Hall, and
continuing north through Main Campus. There, it winds past the refurbished Rock Hall,
an acclaimed chamber music space. Moving north, it passes the University's Boyer
College of Music and Dance, the School of Communications and Theater, and WRTI
radio, Temple's nationally known station.

Back in Center City, if you travel east of the Avenue of the Arts, you traverse a district
well known to shoppers, convention visitors, tourists and historians: Market Street East.
Here, you'll find the Reading Terminal Market, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a
smorgasbord of restaurants, and the Liberty Bell. Continue east on Market and you come
to Penn's Landing, a scenic boulevard at the edge of the Delaware River splashed with
clubs and restaurants. Add to these possibilities Fairmount Park, the nation's largest
landscaped city park, the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, the nightlife of South
Street, the Flyers, Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, and a mosaic of vibrant neighborhoods, and you
can see why Temple University is happy to call Philadelphia home. Here are some other
important links:

       Philadelphia and the countryside: http://www.gophila.com/
       Philly.com: www.philly.com/mld/philly/
       Philadelphia Travel: http://www.philadelphiausa.travel
       SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)
       public transportation information: http://www.septa.com
       Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: http://www.state.pa.us
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