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4 College Junior

Administration: i wouldn't say temple is very strict. i know people that have smoked weed out of bongs on beury beach before, and they never got in trouble. there are bike cops everywhere, but its just for protection basically. they don't usually cause any issues, but they make me feel really safe.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: If you have a lenient RA you can get away with pretty much anything, as long as you're aware of how you are acting and how loud you are. Police have a lot bigger things to be concerned with than drinking as long as you're not obvious about it.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I have no problems with administration or the enforcing of policies.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Lot of stuff gets by, but they're working on it.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I think for a school it is a typical amount of strictness. nothing too crazy, and even though I am in north philly, I feel safe


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Temple has its share of rules, but in comparison to other colleges, Temple is not strict at all. People have escaped without getting in trouble for streaking, drinking in broad daylight, and hanging out in buildings past closing. Students will, only briefly, see the face of a police officer during parties and traffic jams. They don’t want anything to happen that will make their jobs more difficult. There’s usually a lot of traffic on 13th Street, not just with the cars, but also with the pedestrians. Cops are always at the corners blowing their whistles and arguing about parking zones. Students find these to be the most prevalent examples of the police working and being a bit strict, but it is all done out of the safety for Temple students.

Despite being fairly lax on rules, Campus Security is almost always watching. There might not be Temple police or guards around, but at certain "secretive" locations at school, there are cameras outside of the buildings. The cameras work as a deterrent, keeping students from doing anything that may be frowned upon in fear that it may be caught on tape. Most students don’t have a problem with the level of security, rather they dislike the inconsistency, but from what they have said, they don’t seem to see a need for more strictness.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Hanging out on top of the roofs of buildings
  • Making too much noise in dorm rooms
  • Parking illegally
  • Smoking in dorms
  • Underage drinking
Visitation Policies
Residents may only have guests stay over for two consecutive nights and no more than three nights in a seven-day period.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 377 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 423 responses

  • 44% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 53% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 3% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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