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3 College Freshman

Administration: They do their jobs well; all the rules they have in place are for our own good.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Administration keeps an open eye on the campus keeping it safe.

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College Freshman

Administration: I think it depends what you're getting into. The school understands that everyone that attends Temple is an adult, and therefore issues tips for safety, and warnings about the rules. You cannot drink if you're underage and live in the dorms, alcohol is not permitted, etc. However, the students here are pretty resilient about that. If they WANT to drink, which not everyone does, they will get their drinks through security. The rules about that, being caught, are very strict, however.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Never experienced or did anything to have to check the school policies. So i'm not sure how strict it was enforcing them.

2 College Junior

Administration: There is never any parking around Temple. I typically like to try to park on the street because it costs about $20+ a day to park in the garages; however, it takes me about 20 minutes to find a spot close to campus.


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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 247 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 293 responses

  • 43% 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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