Standards and Accountability
Temple University is committed to hosting values-based fraternities and sororities. In that tradition, we will continue to welcome Greek-letter organizations that support the values and mission of our University, while promoting the health and safety of Temple students.
Temple University expects Greek-letter organizations to “foster an environment conducive to continued intellectual and educational stimulation within the university free from unlawful harassment by other members of the community; Foster academic honesty and an environment that encourages intellectual growth and the development of independent thought; foster the maintenance of physical and mental health, the safety and welfare of each member of the community; and respect the rights of others.”
View our community reports, Diamond Accreditation program, and the Student Code of Conduct to review expectations for chapter performance standards.
Fraternity/Sorority Community Reports
Diamond Accreditation Program
The purpose of the Diamond Accreditation Program is to provide a comprehensive quality assessment of the fraternities and sororities at Temple University while allowing the organizations to demonstrate the value they provide to campus. This process is designed to ensure fraternities and sororities are committed to providing the highest quality experience to its members.
The Diamond Accreditation Program serves as a process through which campus recognition of a fraternity or sorority is determined. By clarifying a minimum set of standards, organizations can work to ensure they are performing to expectation. Each recognized fraternity and sorority must annually complete the Diamond Accreditation to maintain its status as a recognized organization at Temple University. Review our Diamond Accreditation program in detail here.
Chapter Disciplinary Violations
Student Activities works collaboratively with Student Conduct & Community Standards and inter/national organizations in addressing conduct violations as they arise. Review chapters currently on a disciplinary status.
While headlines might indicate that hazing is exclusively a fraternity and sorority problem, research shows that hazing is a growing societal issue that can also occur in high schools, churches, athletic teams, marching bands, military organizations, and professional clubs. Temple University has zero tolerance for hazing.
A. Hazing: A person commits the offense of hazing if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly, for the purpose of initiating, admitting, or affiliating a minor or student into or with an organization, or for the purpose of continuing or enhancing a minor or student’s membership or status in an organization, causes, coerces, or forces a minor or student to engage in activities, including, but not limited to consuming any food, liquid, alcoholic liquid, drug, or other substance; brutality of a physical nature, including whipping, beating, branding, calisthenics, forced exercise or exposure to the elements; brutality of a mental nature, including activity adversely affecting the mental health or dignity of the individual, sleep deprivation, exclusion from social contact or conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment; or brutality of a sexual nature.
B. Aggravated Hazing: A person commits the offense of aggravated hazing if the subject commits a violation of Hazing that results in serious bodily injury or death to the minor or student.
C. Organizational Hazing: An organization commits the offense of Organizational Hazing if the organization intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly promotes or facilitates a violation of Hazing or Aggravated Hazing.
Review the Student Code of Conduct for additional information on hazing.
If hazing is occurring, it must be reported. All reported incidents of hazing will be investigated given available and credible information. Individuals and/or organizations involved in hazing activities are subject to both criminal and/or university judicial proceedings.
A hazing incident may be reported by anyone; a person who the activity directly affected, a person who was involved in the incident; faculty/staff, parents, friends, or community members. If you have witnessed or have knowledge of a possible hazing incident, please report the incident to one of the following departments.
|Dean of Students Office||(215) email@example.com|
|Student Activities||(215) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Campus Safety Services||(215) 204-7900|
|Student Conduct & Community Standards||(215) email@example.com|
|Tuttleman Counseling Services||(215) 204-7276|