Clubs and Organizations

Student Life

Office of Student Life
Bright Hall

Dr. Wanda Lewis Campbell
Assistant Dean for Student Life
267-468-8425
osl@temple.edu

The Office of Student Life provides programs and services designed to enhance the academic experience at Ambler through out-of-the-classroom opportunities to help students grow socially, physically, spiritually and psychologically.

These educationally purposeful organizations, programs, services and resources are sure to have a positive impact on your personal development. They also serve as a mechanism to build and foster community on our campus and beyond.

Our students are committed to community service through endeavors ranging from fundraisers and book drives to special events for a variety of charitable organizations. The Office of Student Life is equally committed to community engagement through a wide variety of cultural and entertainment events that are always open to the public.

Student Life’s collective goal is to encourage students to get involved in department-coordinated activities on campus which will enhance their classroom learning and help them succeed in their personal and professional lives.

Involve. Enhance. Succeed.

Ambler Campus Student Organizations

Add a little flavor to résumé. Join a professional or social organization and gain valuable leadership experience! Meet and network with other students, experience the fun and excitement of organizing fundraisers and sponsoring events and take advantage of every opportunity to become involved in campus life.

Don’t see an organization that suits your goals or interests? Start one of your own on campus!

Ambler Accounting Professional Society (APS)
An academic and professional organization that provides students with the opportunity to participate in a variety of professional and community service events in addition to networking with accounting and finance professionals. APS encourages scholastic and professional excellence by promoting the study of accounting, providing opportunities for self-development and promoting a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.

Ambler Owlreach
A student-run organization dedicated to community service on the Ambler Campus, in Ambler Borough and throughout the region.

Ambler Program Board
Many activities and events on campus are sponsored by Program Board, everything from the Semi-formal Dance to bus trips to Broadway.

American Marketing Association
This organization focuses on professional development for marketing majors.

Ambler Student Health Professions Organization
An organization for students in the Temple's health professions programs that seeks to promote heathful living and active lifestyles.

Aquaponics
Students and staff have created a fully developed aquaponics garden, which has taken root in the lower level of West Hall. Aquaponics is the cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a self-sustaining, symbiotic environment. Become part of this innovative process by joining Ambler’s Aquaponics organization.

Beta Alpha Psi
Featuring special events and speakers, this national accounting honor society has a chapter at Temple University Ambler.

Criminal Justice Society
A professional organization for criminal justice majors, the Criminal Justice Society hosts off-campus field trips, career seminars, guest speakers and other campus activities.

Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Association
The association hosts lectures, field trips, workshops and a variety of other activities throughout the year to support students in Temple's landscape architecture and horticulture majors.

Owl Ambassadors
This group of students provides campus tours and assists with recruiting new students. They also represent Ambler at many University events. Contact the Ambler Admissions Office at 267-468-8100 or ambler@temple.edu to become an Owl Ambassador.

Pi Alpha Xi
This organization is a national honor society for students of Floriculture, Landscape, and Ornamental Horticulture.

Sigma Lambda Alpha
This organization is a national honor society for Landscape Architecture students. Students must be of junior standing to join this organization.

Society of Emerging Educators
This professional organization comprised of education majors sponsors book drives, reading programs for children in the community, and hands-on learning experiences with area school districts.

Society of Ecological Restoration (SER)
The Society for Ecological Restoration is a national organization with a chapter at Temple University Ambler.  Comprised of students in the Master of Landscape Architecture program (MLArch) at Ambler, the organizations focuses on promoting sustainability and protecting and preserving natural environments.

Society for Human Resource Management
This organization provides professional development opportunities for human resource management majors.

Student Government Association
Temple University Ambler is small enough to care about individual progress and growth but big enough to have an active student government. Student Government oversees student concerns, policies, interests and activities. Elections are held in the spring for various offices, giving students the opportunity to participate in election campaigns and promotions.

Temple Student Planning Organization (TSPO)
The Temple Planning Student Organization seeks to attract students from all majors who are interested in building networks and affecting positive change in their communities through planning.

Thrive
Thrive is a Christian fellowship organization focused on fellowship and spiritual growth. All students are welcome to attend their weekly meetings.

Transfer Student Organization (TSO)
The Transfer Student Organization offers programs and opportunities for students who have recently transferred to Temple University Ambler.

Student Media

If you are looking to hone your communication skills, why not consider working for Temple Ambler’s student newspaper, the radio station or through videography? All three media outlets will help you gain experience in the quickly changing field of communications.

The Temple Column
Temple Temple Column provides challenge and excitement for future writers, reporters, copy editors, advertisers, photographers, cartoonists, columnists and editors. Whether you are a communications major hoping for a career in print journalism, a business student interested in advertising and sales, or just want to contribute to the school newspaper, The Temple Column offers an array of practical experience. Information or to apply: Jim Duffy at 267-468-8108 or duffyj@temple.edu.

WRFT 1610-AM Radio Station
Have an extra hour between classes? Sign up for a show! You pick the music, the subject matter, everything! Stop by Bright Hall and pick up an application right outside the campus radio station. No experience is required. WRFT staff members will show you how to use the equipment. Information: mbavas@temple.edu.

Videography
Interested in supporting Temple University Ambler's Web and social media efforts? Have an interest in filming, editing, and producing video broadcasts? Hone your talents in front of and behind the camera. Collaborate with journalists and radio managers to create media packages highlighting the campus, its students, and our communities. We are looking for creative, hard working students — videographers are paid on a per assignment basis. For more information, contact Jim Duffy at 267-468-8108 or duffyj@temple.edu.

Room Scheduling for Student Organizations

Registered organizations may reserve meeting and event space in Bright Hall through the Office of Student Life. The office also assists student organizations in getting room reservations in other campus buildings.

Rooms are available at no cost to the organization unless a set-up by Facilities Management is requested. Reservations involving set-ups should be made at least two weeks in advance. All requests are made to the Office of Student Life.

Emerging Leaders Seminar

Part of Temple University’s Student Leadership Challenge, the Emerging Leaders Seminar series held during the fall and spring semesters provides students the opportunity to explore the Five Principles of Leadership discussed in Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Challenge. Students will spend six weeks identifying these principles by looking at current leaders in today’s global environment and reflecting on effective leadership of the past and present. This program is designed as an introduction to leadership for students to enhance their leadership skills. To sign up for the seminar, contact the Office of Student Life at 267-468-8425.

Student Leadership Awards

The annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet is held at the end of the spring semester. Organized by the Office of Student Life, the banquet is a celebration of student accomplishments for the academic year. Awards such as Outstanding Student Leader, Outstanding Organization, Ambler Campus Leadership and others are presented during the program. Learn more about student leadership awards.