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On Campus Resources You Should Know

Wenting Ao April 20, 2018

As a sophomore at Temple, I am still in the process of exploring on-campus resources. One of my favorite on-campus resources, the Writing Center, has been a  lifesaver. Last year, I was struggling in a course that required lots of writing assignments. I was not familiar with English writing, and felt kind of helpless. As finals approached, one of my friends told me about the Writing Center. Tutors in the Writing Center clearly explained difficult grammar, patiently checked my prose for mistakes, and taught me basic English writing rules. The Writing Center has helped strengthen my writing. I only wish I learned about this, and other resources, sooner.

Academic Resources


Temple offers writing tutors, tutoring sessions, and more academic services. You are already paying for these services as part of your tuition–might as well take advantage of them!

1. Student Success Center (Writing Center)

Location: Tuttleman Learning Center, Suite 201

temple.edu/writingctr/

Offers one-on-one tutoring sessions for students who are looking for help on writing assignments and practicing languages.

Also, on Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, an advisor from the Temple Academic Resource Center provides walk-in sessions for international students. Here, you can ask questions about undergraduate majors and academic plans.

2. Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS)

Location: Tuttleman Learning Center, Suite 100

temple.edu/class/

Provides tutoring, exam reviews, and guided study sessions in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Economics, and Kinesiology.

3. Temple University Confucius Institute

Location: Anderson Hall, Room 312, 1114 W. Berks St

noncredit.temple.edu/confucius

Explore Chinese culture through their free Chinese language sessions, tea time, calligraphy, paper-cutting and more.

4. Temple University Academic Resource Center

Location: Mitten Hall, Suite 110, 1913 N Broad St

temple.edu/vpus/arc/index.html

Helps students, who have not yet decided on their majors or remain unsure about their academic path, to discover  their interests. It also holds the Global Exchange Program, designed for non-matriculated study abroad or exchange students at Temple.

5. Honor Program

Location: Tuttleman Learning Center, Room 204, 1809 North 13th St

honors.temple.edu

If you are looking for more challenging courses or to graduate with honors, check out the official website, visit their office, and email Honors advisors.  

6. Temple University Bulletin

bulletin.temple.edu

Provides general information about Temple University and details about academic programs. Visit the Bulletin to find out which classes you need to take or find answers about specific majors or minors.

Employment Resources


Temple helps students look for jobs or internships, compose resumes, develop professional skills, and build professional  networks. These resources are shortcuts to successful careers.

1. Temple University Department of Human Resources

Location: Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 101A, 1755 N. 13th St

temple.edu/hr/departments/employment/jobs_within.htm

Visit HR’s website to find on-campus part-time jobs for students.

2. Temple University Career Center

Location: 220 Mitten Hall, 1913 N. Broad St

temple.edu/provost/careercenter/

Start here when you’re looking for an internship or full-time job, help building a professional resume or writing a strong cover letter. You can also subscribe to your College’s e-newsletters of job and internship opportunities and keep your eyes on each College’s internship and career fairs.

3. Blackstone Launchpad

Howard Gittis Student Center, Lower Level, 1755 North 13th St

research.temple.edu/TULaunchPad

Fosters students’ entrepreneurship for their future career through one-on-one coaching sessions with a mentor who is an alumni or student with plenty of relevant experience and skills.

4. Temple University Alumni Connect

Location: 100 Sullivan Hall, 1330 Polett Walk

templeuconnect.com/

Build your social network by easily finding your old classmates and friends.

Social and Emotional Well-being Resources


Temple holds different types of events, activities, and classes to enrich student lives. Explore your interests and make new friends.

1. Owl Connect

temple.campuslabs.com/engage/

Search the database for information on Temple’s nearly 300 student organizations.

2. Temple University Calendar Grid

events.temple.edu/calendar-grid

No matter your major or interests, you can definitely find something fun and interesting to do here, where all Temple events and activities are posted.

3. Student Center Night Owl Events

Location: Howard Gittis Student Center, 219M, 1755 N. 13th St

studentactivities.temple.edu/night-owl-events

Visit the Night Owl Event each Friday night from 9pm to midnight for free food, performances, games, prizes, and more. Bring your friends and make new ones!

4. Temple University Campus Recreation

Location: Pearson and Mcgonigle Halls, Suite 303, 1800 N. Broad St

campusrecreation.temple.edu/

Take advantage of free recreational sports programs like Cycling, Yoga, Zumba and more. If you want a more professional fitness session, you can purchase personal fitness trainings as well.

5. Tuttleman Counseling Services

Location: 1700 N. Broad St 2nd floor

counseling.temple.edu/

Access free individual or group counseling.

Financial and Legal Resources


Temple provides specific services to help students stay in school and offerts social issues’ assistances.  

1. Student Financial Services

Location: 1801 N. Broad St

sfs.temple.edu/

Handles financial issues such as tuition, credit cards, educational loans, taxes, and scholarships.

2. Temple University International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Location: 1415 N Broad St, Suite 227

sfs.temple.edu/

Helps international students with  their immigration status, health insurance, tax issues, employment options, financial aid, and social security. Visit the ISSS dashboard on Canvas or Blackboard to register for information sessions on OPT, taxes, and immigration.

3. TUGSA Student Union

Location: 1816 Chestnut St

tugsa.org/

Advocates for graduate students and workers at the university by negotiating for and defending access to compensation, health insurance, paid and unpaid leave, and more.

4. Temple Legal Aid Office

Location: 1719 North Broad St

law.temple.edu/resources/community-service/temple-legal-aid/

Provides free service to local residents and students with domestic issues, health insurance, public benefits, employment discrimination, and life-planning.