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.
MEET TEMPLE STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Tuesday 3:30- 5:00pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Monday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kristina Del Mar
ON YOUR GOVERNMENT
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.
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
• 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
• Provide matching between interested students and AAL students with similar interests
• 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
• 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