Dear Temple students,
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants are in the midst of the baseball National League Championship Series. This is an exciting time for the City of Philadelphia and, win or lose, emotions may be heightened.
In recent years, post-game championship celebrations around the country have occasionally resulted in violence and destruction of property. In some cases, innocent bystanders have been critically injured. The administration, faculty, and staff of Temple are concerned about the safety of our students and our community. Therefore, we want to remind all Temple students that:
• Students involved in vandalism, refusal to disperse, destruction of property, etc. can face both criminal and Student Conduct Code action. Sanctions may range from fines up to and including immediate suspension. Surveillance – including videotaping – will be heightened during the playoffs on campus and in the city.
• Temple respects our neighbors and takes pride in our community. Celebrations that disturb our neighbors, damage their property, or litter our neighborhoods will not be tolerated.
• The university will be open and operate on a normal schedule throughout the playoffs.
• Students are expected to act responsibly while you have fun.
We need everyone’s help in assuring that the Temple community, including all of our students and neighbors, enjoys this time as the Phillies begin the drive to repeat their 2008 World Series win. Thank you in advance for your commitment to the safety and civility of the Temple community. Go Phillies!
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students