We share your disappointment following the outcome of last night’s Super Bowl. The Philadelphia Eagles put forth a great effort that this city can be proud of, and we’re thankful that the majority of Temple University students chose to celebrate responsibly.
However, by now you have likely seen footage of students flipping over a car in the area of the 1700 block of Arlington Street. We are grateful to our Temple University Police officers and the Philadelphia Police Department who responded, dispersed the crowd and prevented this from potentially becoming a tragic situation.
That said, this incident was incredibly disheartening, and this type of behavior directly conflicts with what we promote as part of our Good Neighbor Initiative. When students come to Temple, they are visitors to North Philadelphia. We expect them to conduct themselves with integrity, civility and citizenship both on and off campus. What we saw yesterday clearly fell short of these values.
As we noted last week, the university can take disciplinary action against students who violate the Student Conduct Code, and this would be in addition to any charges by police. As of now, no arrests have been made, but the incident is being actively investigated by the Temple Police. We ask that anyone with footage or information of the incident and those involved, to please email it to the Temple Investigations Unit at Investigations@temple.edu. The person sending the information or video can remain anonymous.
Thank you for your assistance and once again, thank you to every student who chose to positively represent Temple yesterday.
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Jennifer D. Griffin
Vice President for Public Safety at Temple University