Student Services

Temple University Career Center

220 Mitten Hall
1913 N. Broad Street
215-204-7981
careercenter@temple.edu
www.temple.edu/careercenter/

The Temple University Career Center is a central resource that builds collaborative relationships among the Temple community and empowers students and alumni through comprehensive career development services, driving successful careers.

Every Temple student can own their future with both our online and in-person career services. Students can meet with our career coaches to receive the tools and guidance to explore their career options, build their professional brand, gain experience, and make their path for life-long career success. The Career Center provides on-site services such as expert advice on résumé and cover letter writing and networking. Additionally, the Career Center hosts a variety of events, including job and internship fairs, and industry-specific panels and networking events that allow students to connect with employers and industry experts. Online, students can apply to thousands of job and internship opportunities on Handshake, and access a variety of free online professional development resources to develop their skills and explore a diverse array of career paths.

Meet with a Career Coach for a 30-minute appointment during business hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. These appointments can be booked by visiting https://temple.joinhandshake.com/appointments. Temple students should also be aware of the career services resources within their school or college. For a complete list of the university's career services offerings, visit https://www.temple.edu/provost/careercenter/about/careernetwork.html. Contact the Career Center at 215-204-7981 or careercenter@temple.edu.

Disability Resources & Services

100 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
215-204-1280
267-314-8670 (VP)
215-204-6794 (Fax)
drs@temple.edu
disabilityresources.temple.edu

Temple University is committed to the full inclusion of students with a disability in all programs and services. Disability Resources and Services (DRS) facilitates access and accommodations on an individualized basis and provides opportunities for students with a disability to grow and develop. We work to build a learning community where people with diverse abilities are valued and included in all facets of life at the university.

Our dedicated, knowledgeable staff meets with students to determine eligibility for accommodations and discuss strategies for college success. DRS develops programs and workshops to support student retention and provides training and awareness about access and inclusion to the entire university community.

Students who connect with DRS include those with physical, visual, hearing and speech disabilities, health, mental health, and autism spectrum conditions, attention deficits, brain injuries, and learning disabilities. We value students of all backgrounds. Many student veterans, student athletes, honors students, and international students who have a disability connect with DRS. DRS is a free, confidential service.

Services are available at all Temple University campuses. All students, regardless of their home campus, should contact DRS on Main Campus to register. Each campus has an identified DRS liaison.

Disability Resources and Services provides the following services:

  • Pre-College Information
  • Intake Assessment
  • Accessible housing
  • Orientation and placement test accommodations
  • Classroom and testing accommodations, including:
    • Note-taking support
    • Testing accommodations
    • Alternate format materials
    • Sign language interpreters and CART services
  • Assistive Technology
    • Assessment, training, and short-term equipment loans
  • Scholarships
  • Career Development
  • Mentoring and leadership development opportunities

Visit disabilityresources.temple.edu to explore our programs and services.

Military and Veteran Services Center

215-204-6130
601 Conwell Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19122
mvsc@temple.edu
www.temple.edu/veterans

The Military and Veteran Services Center (MVSC) serves as a centralized resource for prospective and currently enrolled military-affiliated students seeking guidance and assistance regarding admissions to Temple, GI Bill® benefits, Temple's certification process, access to support services, and event coordination. Additionally, the shared physical space serves as a dedicated space for student-veterans.

The primary mission of the Military and Veterans Services Center is to provide, facilitate, or coordinate programs, events, and services for military-affiliated students. Military-affiliated students are defined as student veterans, military service members, and their family members (spouse and/or child).

See Registration for additional information.

Note: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.

Campus Recreation

Pearson and McGonigle Halls 048-02
Suite 303, 1800 N. Broad Street
215-204-1267
215-204-3800 (Fax)
campusrec@temple.edu
campusrecreation.temple.edu
twitter.com/TempleCampusRec
www.facebook.com/templecrec

Temple University Campus Recreation is the coordinating office for recreational sports programs at Main Campus. More than 4,000 students, faculty, and staff participate daily in one or more of the various activities offered by our office. These activities include intramurals (men's, women's, co-rec), sports clubs, informal recreation, special events and programs, group fitness, adapted recreation, aquatics, and student staff development.

Facilities

Independence Blue Cross Student Center (IBC) - 1701 N. 15th Street
The 59,000 square foot Independence Blue Cross Student Center (IBC) provides participants with a first-class environment for fitness conditioning, group fitness, and racquetball. The IBC also has an indoor jogging track and an outdoor multi-purpose court.

Pearson and McGonigle Halls - 1800 N. Broad Street, 3rd Floor Rec Court Area
This space provides opportunities for activities such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, as well as an indoor golf driving range. The courts are divided by three and a half mechanical curtains that can section off specific court areas or be raised to allow for full area events.

Pearson and McGonigle Halls Pool (30) - 1800 N. Broad Street, Ground Level
Aquatics programs are held in Pearson Hall Pool 30. Pool 30 is available for scheduled recreational swimming hours with some specific hours identified for lap swimming. Other aquatics events throughout the semester include: Swim into Shape, Water Aerobics, and Learn to Swim/Guard Classes.

Aramark Student Training and Recreation Complex (STAR) - 1800 N. 15th Street at Montgomery Avenue, Weight Room
This space provides opportunities for a variety of fitness activities, and is the primary weight room facility on Main Campus. This location provides 8,000 sq. ft. of weight room space with state of the art equipment.

Aramark Student Training and Recreation Complex (STAR) - 1800 N. 15th Street at Montgomery Avenue, Climbing Wall
Recreational climbing is available in the Aramark Student Training and Recreation (STAR) Complex Atrium, featuring a 31 foot climbing wall and a 14 foot bouldering wall. Hours of operation will be listed on the Campus Recreation web site each semester. Equipment available for recreational use will include harnesses, carabiners, and climbing shoes. Orientations, belay certifications and climbing clinics will be offered at specified times throughout the semester. ID with valid recreation access is required to enter the climbing wall area. Limited space is available in the climbing wall area for patron access. Please Note: Due to the nature of climbing wall activities and the safety orientations required to use the wall, guest pass holders are not permitted entry into the climbing wall area. Special event activities are offered throughout the semester as well. Alterations to the normal schedule will be posted in the facilities and on the web site in advance.

Temple Administrative Services Building Fitness Center - 2450 W. Hunting Park Avenue
Campus Recreation manages the employee-only 4,300 square foot corporate fitness center at Temple's Administrative Services Building (TASB). The center offers a full line of strength equipment, numerous cardiovascular exercise machines and stretching/abdominal areas. Access is available through payroll deduction.

Informal Recreation

Informal Recreation provides the opportunity to pursue recreational activities on an unstructured and voluntary basis. Run, swim, lift weights, or participate in other recreational activities at designated times. With fitness as the overriding theme, informal recreation is a very popular amenity available to the campus community.

Group Fitness

Group Fitness programs provide participants with a variety of choices ranging from aerobics and yoga to body toning and spinning. More than 55 sessions per week are offered by certified leaders. Campus Recreation provides participants with a dynamic array of sessions in a first-class aerobic facility.

Adapted Recreation

Extracurricular opportunities exist for students with physical disabilities. The goals of the Adapted Recreation program are to introduce students to lifelong leisure skills and to promote total participation in college life. The main focus of the program is a workout buddy program that matches students with disabilities with an able-bodied assistant to help them in their selected workout. Tennis, hand cycling, rowing and fitness conditioning are some of the available activities. If you seek advisement on recreational concerns in this area, contact our office to make an appointment.

Intramural Sports

The Intramural Program provides students with a flexible, yet structured, environment in which to participate in sport activities. Sport activities include basketball, dodgeball, flag football, field hockey, floor hockey, handball, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, and volleyball. The sports are administered in league format with various divisions servicing men's, women's, and co-recreational teams. Teams and individuals must formally register for activities.

Sport Clubs

Sport Clubs are groups of individuals who share a common interest in a sport activity and have gained university recognition via registration procedures governed by Campus Recreation. Sport Clubs differ in scope and purpose and are classified as highly-competitive, instructional, and/or recreational. The key element to the program is that it is student-initiated and organized with an emphasis placed on participation and interest in the same activity. There are currently 31 active clubs: Badminton, Baseball, Bowling, Climbing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Co-ed Gymnastics, Men's Gymnastics, Karate, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse (Men's & Women's), Paintball, Powerlifting, Roller Hockey, Rugby (Men's & Women's), Softball, Soccer (Men's & Women's), Swimming, Taekwondo, Tennis, Owls Track Club, Ultimate Frisbee (Men's and Women's), Volleyball (Men's & Women's) and Wrestling. Additional clubs are not being added at this present time. Sport Club Interest Forms and Club Contact Lists may be obtained by visiting the Campus Recreation web site or the main office in Suite 303 of Pearson and McGonigle Halls.

For further information, call Campus Recreation at 215-204-1267, or visit the department web site at campusrecreation.temple.edu.

Ambler Campus

Ambler Campus offers a variety of recreational and intramural activities. The campus includes the Red Barn Gym, basketball courts, a fitness center, outdoor pool, sand volleyball pit, a multipurpose field and tennis courts. For information about Ambler Campus recreational activities and facilities, visit the web site at https://ambler.temple.edu/athletics-and-wellness/recreation. For gymnasium information, call 267-468-8151. For pool information, call 267-468-8152.

International Student Services

Joan McGinley, Director for Immigration Services
1938 Liacouras Walk, Suite 202
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-7708 (Phone)
215-204-6166 (Fax)
isss@temple.edu | www.temple.edu/isss

International Student Affairs
Leah Hetzell, EdD, Director for International Student Affairs
1124 Carnell Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-9573 (Phone)
215-204-9572 (Fax)
intl@temple.edu | www.temple.edu/international

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and International Affairs provide services and support to Temple University's international students, scholars and researchers. Serving the university's international community, these offices generate all legal documents required for nonimmigrant students and scholars; provide advisory and counseling services; serve as liaisons to university departments, U.S. and foreign government agencies, and the greater community; facilitate the acclimatization of international students and scholars into the larger Temple community; and contribute to the international community's cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. Detailed information on programs and services offered by ISSS is available from the office in 1938 Liacouras Walk, Suite 202, or the office's web site at www.temple.edu/isss.

Temple University requires all new and continuing international students in Nonimmigrant Student (both F-1 and J-1) status to carry health insurance that meets certain minimum standards determined by the United States Department of State. Students may purchase before arriving at the university or purchase health insurance upon arrival through the university. For further information, please contact the university's Benefits Office at 215-926-2270, e-mail StudentInsurance@temple.edu, or visit www.temple.edu/hr/students/healthinsurance/international.htm.

In addition, some international students may be required to demonstrate that they are free of active tuberculosis by submitting to Student Health Services a Tuberculosis Screening Record which has been certified by a licensed physician. International students may meet this requirement upon arrival at Temple University by taking a PPD test at Student Health Services.

All international students in Nonimmigrant Student (F-1 and J-1) status must maintain their nonimmigrant status insofar as regulations of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the United States Department of State (DOS) are concerned. In general, students in this status must complete a full-time course load each academic term while they remain in the United States and must not accept unauthorized on-campus or off-campus employment. For detailed information, please see www.temple.edu/isss/current-students/status.html.

Eligibility for employment for individuals in Nonimmigrant Student (F-1 and J-1) status is based on regulations of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of State. For detailed information, please see www.temple.edu/isss/employment/index.html.

A mandatory orientation session is held for new international students at the beginning of each academic term. For more information, please see the International Student and Scholar Services web site at www.temple.edu/isss/future-students/orientation-international.html and the Office of New Student and Family Programs web site at https://orientation.temple.edu/.

For more information about maintaining Nonimmigrant Student (F-1 and J-1) status, please see www.temple.edu/isss.

The Center for American Language & Culture
Jacqueline McCafferty, Director
1938 Liacouras Walk, Suite 303
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-7899 (Phone)
215-204-3892 (Fax)
tcalc@temple.edu | tcalc.temple.edu

The Center for American Language & Culture (TCALC) provides multiple English-language programs to individuals seeking to improve their English language skills to achieve academic, career or personal goals. Programs include Intensive English, Conditional Admission, Graduate Academic English, Short-term Programs, and more. In-person and on-line courses available. Detailed information on programs offered by TCALC is available from the office in 1938 Liacouras Walk, Suite 303, or the office's web site at tcalc.temple.edu.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

https://owlsports.com

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to pursuing excellence at the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level and providing opportunities for its diverse student-athletes to maximize their athletic, academic and life-skill potential. The department sponsors 19 sports and provides high-level coaches and administrators, whose goal is to instill a winning attitude on and off the field of play through core values such as teamwork, leadership and service to others. As one of the most visible messengers of the Temple story, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics strives to be a unifying force for the University with the city of Philadelphia, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the nation. Temple University is a proud member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the American Athletic Conference, the Big East Conference and the ECAC.

Office of the Dean of Students

Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 304
215-204-7188
215-204-1663 (Fax)

https://deanofstudents.temple.edu/

The mission of the Office of the Dean of Students is to engage, develop, and retain Temple students by providing them with holistic support, advocacy, and education, equipping students to succeed and thrive at Temple University. The Dean of Students office provides assistance to students and their parents/families in an effort to ensure co-curricular learning and overall collegiate success. The Dean's office also leads the University's CARE (Crisis Assessment Response and Education) Team and serves as a resource to faculty and staff who have concerns about a student. The areas which report through the Dean of Students are: CARE Team, Disability Resources and Services, Wellness Resource Center, Leadership Development, New Student and Family Programs, Student Activities (including Greek Life and student government), Student Conduct and Community Standards, and Tuttleman Counseling Services. The Cherry Pantry, Student Emergency Aid Fund, and transfer disciplinary checks are also managed through this office.

Student Center Operations

Main Campus
Second Floor Mezzanine, Howard Gittis Student Center
215-204-7131
https://studentcenter.temple.edu/howard-gittis-student-center

Health Sciences Center
First Floor, Student Faculty Center
215-707-4017
https://studentcenter.temple.edu/sfc/student-faculty-center

Student Center Operations is responsible for the management and operation of the Howard Gittis Student Center and a variety of other student-focused spaces on Temple's Main Campus, and Student Faculty Center activities and operations on the Health Sciences Center Campus. Our role is to serve the living, dining, meeting, event, programming and recreation needs for the greater campus community. To create and foster excellent interactions, we offer flexible student-focused spaces, opportunities for student leadership and employment, and for student organizations to host events, programs and meetings, and on the HSC, recreation and activities programming.

On Main Campus, in the Howard Gittis Student Center, we manage the Game Room, the "Reel" Cinema, the Information Desk, the Graphics Media Center, and the Student Organizations Village. Additionally, just off the Atrium you will find the Book Store (Barnes & Noble), Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU), the UPS Store, the Office of Sustainability, and the Walker Food Court. We also manage the Great Court in Mitten Hall, event space in Morgan Hall, and a variety of outdoor spaces including the Bell Tower and Liacouras Walk for Student Organization and other uses. All use of Student Center meeting and conference room spaces, lounges, and special event areas are managed by the Operations team, and we support over 12,000 bookings each year.

On the Health Sciences Campus, just north on Broad Street, in the Student Faculty Center (SFC), you will find another comprehensive student center facility. The SFC includes both activities and operations with a primary focus on Health Science students - but all are welcome to attend events or programs and use our services in the building. Our office manages the Recreation Center and all conference services needs for the Health Science Campus. All Student Center facilities are designed and managed with a specific focus on students; we provide avenues for leadership through employment, and facilities which foster both formal and informal involvement.

The Main Campus Student Center offers a three-story atrium as a grand entrance to a variety of Student Affairs offices and services within the building. The Dean of Students; Student Activities; Student Conduct; Temple Student Government; Temple News (student newspaper); Templar (student yearbook); and the Cherry Pantry all "live" in the Student Center.

The Student Faculty Center also offers a Barnes & Noble bookstore location, study and informal lounges, conference rooms, game spaces, a television lounge, dance studio, gymnasium, and fitness center. Your Temple Owl Card affords you access to the facility.

If you are interested in getting involved, finding a great place to meet and relax, or using space for your event, program or meeting, please visit us on the web at https://studentcenter.temple.edu/, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TUStudentCenter/ or https://www.facebook.com/studentfacultycenter, or stop by one of our offices.

Student Health & Wellness

Student Health Services

1700 N. Broad Street, Fourth Floor
215-204-7500
215-204-4660 (Fax)
https://www.temple.edu/studenthealth

Student Health Services strives to promote a high standard of health among Temple University students through programs in preventive medicine and health education, in addition to diagnosis and treatment of injury and illness. Care providers include doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses. Services offered at the Main and Health Sciences Center campuses include basic medical care, an immunization/allergy injection clinic, family planning services, and a self-care center. Other services offered at Main Campus include nutritional consultation and HIV testing.

Student Health Fee

As part of the University Services Fee, students are charged each semester during the academic year to help subsidize the basic diagnostic and treatment services provided by health care providers at all four campus locations. There are charges for services not covered by the Student Health Fee such as dispensed medications, orthopedic supplies, and immunizations. Office laboratory tests can be performed at Main and Health Sciences Center offices,  At Ambler there will be a self-care area located in West Hall. Please check the Student Responsibilities section for further information on health fee and insurance.

Tuttleman Counseling Services

John DiMino, Ph.D., Director
1700 N. Broad Street, Second Floor
215-204-7276
215-204-5419 (Fax)
https://counseling.temple.edu/

Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) provides mental health services to Temple's student population. Our mission is to support and enhance the psychological functioning of our students and thereby support the academic mission of the university. Students are dealing with a variety of major life issues as they pursue their education. These include identity formation, relationships, affiliation, and career choices. In addition, some students come to us with prior mental health histories and medication needs.

TCS provides individual and group counseling services, and psychiatric services for students with medication needs. Psychoeducational drop-in groups, therapeutic yoga, mindfulness meditation, and the Resiliency Resource Center are resources at TCS that many students are offered and can be accessed multiple times per week. Couples counseling and occasionally family consultation are available as well at the student's request. This foundation provides students with support and guidance for a wide variety of problems, from adjustment issues and transitory difficulties to more serious psychological problems and even severe mental illness. Whenever possible, we seek to help students avoid or reduce self-harm that may stem from making poor choices. TCS provides services in the following areas:

Psychological Services: Psychological Services is staffed by licensed psychologists who provide brief individual, couple, and group counseling, as well as referral, consultation, and educational workshops. Some common issues that are addressed, either individually or in groups, include:

  • relationship problems
  • stress, depression, anxiety
  • eating disorders
  • loss and/or grief
  • procrastination
  • shyness
  • academic performance
  • career decisions
  • family problems
  • sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases
  • gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues
  • racism
  • sexism
  • vocational counseling

The Psychological Services staff will also assist students in locating resources and other services available on campus or in the city that are specific to their needs.

Psychiatric Services: Psychiatric Services is committed to caring for the mental health needs of Temple University students by providing psychiatric evaluations, medication consultations, and short-term individual psychotherapy. The psychiatrist also responds to referrals from other TCS units and serves as a liaison to the Health Sciences Center. Students are seen by appointment, except in emergency situations when immediate care is required.

CASA (Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness): The Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness (CASA) program is a comprehensive program focusing on all aspects of alcohol and other drug use and abuse. The CASA program is staffed by counselors who work with students individually and in groups.

SACE (Sexual Assault Counseling and Education): The SACE staff provides crisis intervention, survivor advocacy, individual counseling, and groups for survivors of assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and sexual harassment.

Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, Thursday, and Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday during Fall and Spring semesters. Saturday hours during Fall and Spring semesters are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration hours for accessing services are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After registering online at https://counseling.temple.edu/access-services, a counselor will contact you within 24 hours. After an initial assessment students are seen by appointment except in emergency situations when immediate care is required. Services are free and confidential for all registered students. Please call 215-204-7276 for more information.

Wellness Resource Center

Alison McKee, M.Ed., Director
Student Center, Suite 201
1755 N. 13th Street
215-204-8436
tuwellness@temple.edu
https://wellness.temple.edu/

The Wellness Resource Center (WRC) is Temple University's health promotion office, focused on helping the campus community understand wellness and ways to flourish. We do this by offering intentional learning opportunities around four areas: alcohol and other drug prevention, interpersonal violence prevention, mental well-being promotion, and sexual health promotion.

We are a team of experienced and dedicated professionals and Certified Peer Educators who work to promote wellness and create connectedness through a variety of programming and services. The Wellness Resource Center is a part of Temple University's Division of Student Affairs and strives to help students become their best selves and positively transform society.

Our Vision
Temple University students are empowered to make decisions that enable them to thrive.

Our Mission
The Wellness Resource Center offers intentional learning opportunities to promote student well-being and cultivate community.

The Wellness Resource Center team is committed to offering creative and innovative programs that give students an opportunity to learn and grow. Our services include:

  • Educational workshops facilitated by HEART Certified Peer Educators.
  • Providing free rapid HIV testing through Philadelphia FIGHT.
  • Organizing campus events such as WalkTU, Wellness Day, LoveTU, and the Clothesline Project.
  • Offering safer sex products (such as condoms) at discounted prices.
  • Teaching a 3-credit Public Health class as training for students to become HEART Certified Peer Educators.
  • Providing individual wellness consultations with our professional staff.
  • Coordinating with other Temple departments to promote a healthier campus environment.
  • Working with Student Conduct and Community Standards to support students assigned to CHOICES, an alcohol education workshop and BASICS, a research-based educational intervention.
  • Partnering with University Housing & Residential Life to provide THRIVE: Wellness Living Learning Community.

The Wellness Resource Center also offers students opportunities to get involved as HEART peer educators. Peer education promotes well-being, cultivates community, and elevates student voices to help create change on our campus. Temple students receive influential messages from peer educators who facilitate wellness programs, participate in campus outreach, and support Wellness Resource Center initiatives. HEART Peers are nationally certified after taking SBS 2304, a 3-credit course held at the WRC each semester.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Please call 215-204-8436 for more information or visit our web site.