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The Parliament

Vote for your future

The Parliament is an initiative EmpowerTU has developed to recognize, embrace, and empower all cohorts of Temple’s diverse student population. It is meant to be a representative platform to advocate for the voices of all perspectives. The goal of the Parliament is to enhance the Temple experience by engaging with students to set the agenda for new and effective programs based on the wants and needs of all Owls.

The Structure of The Parliament is designed to uplift voices of populations that may have been overshadowed in the past while maintaining an equal balance of representation. There are 37 representative seats: 12 School/College Based, 10 Year Based, 10 Issues based, and 5 At Large seats. The 10 Issues based seats include: 2 Multicultural seats,and one seat for representatives of Honors, RHA, DRS/AAL, Athletics, Sorority and Fraternity Life, Commuters, International Students, and LGBTQIA+ cohorts.

Applying to be a representative for The Parliament is applying to enact real change by advocating to better the population you represent. The characteristics of a successful Parliament Representative is one who seeks to uphold the high standards of Temple Student Government, and champion for the needs of all Temple students. Apart from being able to attend Parliament Meetings immediately after Monday General Assembly Meetings, and meeting each specific chair’s requirements, the qualifications to be a representative include: a 2.5 GPA or higher and the status of full time student with 12 or more credit hours.

The Parliament Elections Code

Certification of Eligibility form

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ARON COWEN President



KELLY DAWSON Vice President


Vice President



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Our Mission

Temple Student Government is a group of established Temple students who are determined to lead Temple on the path of progress at home, in our community, and in our city. We have created a platform and a mission that is supported by three pillars. These pillars are the values that we will ground ourselves in to have a clear and focused vision of the future.

Recognizing Excellence: 

Student Org of the Week

• Displaying our diamonds in the rough

• Answers the question: “What does Temple do for the community”


• Looping ticker of upcoming events, recent successes, and resources on campus

• Highlight unappreciated events

Textbook Affordability

• Pilot open-source textbooks

• Work with the Alternative Textbook Project at Paley Library

Respect for the Community:

Community Relations- Revamp the Good Neighbors Initiative

• Modify orientation for students to help teach how to be responsible as members of the North Philadelphia community

• Provide incentives for positive interactions

• Increase communication between block captains and TSG

Being receptive- Social Media Campaign

• Modeled after What to Fix

• Provide a platform for students and community members to provide feedback, recommendations, etc.

Monthly Community Forum

• Proactive, continuous dialogue

• Fosters an environment for community members to constructively advocate



AAL/Best Buddies

• Provide matching between interested students and AAL students with similar interests

ADA Compliance

• TSG needs to advocate for the improvement of physical access on campus


• Joint TSG/MCPB meetings

• Guaranteed time during the GA

• Homecoming Royalty should be considered a title for the Homecoming court

Residential Life

• Advocating for expansion of resources for students who identify as members of the LGBT+ community

• Help pilot accessibility to information about gender neutral housing

• Explore a more comprehensive guest check-in/check-out policy

Consolidate Sexual Assault Resources

• Provide streamlined, accessible help to survivors of sexual assault

• Enact recommendations of Presidential Committee on Campus Sexual Misconduct

Office Hours

Aaron Weckstein
Monday 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm
Friday 3:00-4:00pm

Alan Divver
Monday: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm-3:20pm
Thursday: 2:00pm-3:20pm

Alexa Monteleone
Tuesday: 2:00-3:00pm
Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm
Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm

Aron Cowen
Monday 1:00-5:00pm
Tuesday 3:30-5:00pm
Wednesday 1:00-5:00pm
Friday 1:00-4:00pm

Ashlei Gentry
Monday 2:00-4:00pm
Friday 12:00-1:00pm
Thursday 10:30am-12:00pm

Brandon Bennett
Monday 5:00-6:00pm
Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm
Friday 2:00-3:00pm

Brian Cuppit
Monday: 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesday 12:00-2:00pm

Daniel Borine
Monday: 12:30-1:30pm
Wednesay 12:30-1:30pm
Friday 12:30-1:30pm

Erin Quiles
Monday: 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesday: 12:45-1:45pm
Thursday: 12:45-1:45pm

Erin Quiles
Monday: 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesday: 12:45-1:45pm
Thursday: 12:45-1:45pm

Jai Singletary
Monday 12:00-1:00pm
Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm
Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm

Jake Epstein
Mondays: 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00-3:00pm

John Jasionowicz
Monday 1:00-4:00pm

Jemie Fofanah
Tuesday 3:30- 5:00pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Josie Valickis
Tuesday 3:30-4:30
Thursday 3:30-4:30pm
Friday 12:00-1:00pm

Kayla Martin
Tuesday: 4:00-5:00pm
Thursday: 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm

Kelly Dawson
Monday 3:00-4:00pm
Thursday 2:00-3:00pm
Friday 3:00-4:00pm

Kevin Malone
Wednesday 3:00-5:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm

Kimberly Hernandez
Monday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Kristina Del Mar
Monday 3:00-5:00pm
Friday 12:00-1:00pm

Meghan Hill
Monday 3:00-4:00pm
Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm

Melonie Collado
Monday: 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesday 11:00-12:20pm
Wednesday 12:00-5:00pm
Thursday 11:00-12:20pm

Michael Horwath
Monday 1:00-4:00pm

Morgan Green
Monday 3:00-4:00pm
Wednesday 2:00-4:00pm

Nicole Handel
Monday 2:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Noah Goff
Monday 5:00-6:00pm
Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm

Rebecca Gonzalez
Monday 2:00-4:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm

Shawn Aelong
Monday 3:00-4:00pm
Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm
Friday 12:00-1:00pm

Thomas Caffery
Tuesday 2:00-5:00pm

Titus Knox
Monday 12:00-3:00pm

Tyrell Mann-Barnes
Tuesday 10:30am-12:00pm

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