The thing about fun is that not everyone defines it the same way. Personally, I see nothing particularly fun about getting drunk or high or stupid and the consequences of said drunken high stupidity. And so I would argue that it is perfectly possible to have fun on campus without getting wasted, but I am admittedly not the best authority on the subject. Like, a fun Saturday night for me involves eating an entire box of girl scout cookies and watching Torchwood.
This might be a symptom of being perpetually single (especially the Torchwood, because damn, Jack Harkness), but at Temple it is perfectly acceptable to sit in your room and be a nerd all night. It is also acceptable to go out and get drunk. And on the few occasions when my friends have managed to convince me to go out and party with them, I’ve had fun too, and usually while staying completely sober. Because dancing is fun and loud music is fun and making fun of drunk people is also fun (especially on Halloween, because you haven’t lived until you’ve seen a drunk girl dressed as slutty Dorothy get stuck in a revolving door). I also find fun in being proud of myself for not making stupid decisions, but I might be a bit of a masochist. Anyway.
I wouldn’t say that Temple is definitely a party school– and a lot of this is due to the Liquor Control Board, and the fact that a lot of the student body commutes– but there are parties. And they are fun. But they’re not the only option, or even the best one.
My advice to you regarding Temple and partying, or partying at any school, really, is to make friends. Good friends, who will go out and party with you and take care of you if you get too drunk to walk home by yourself, but who will also stay home and watch Torchwood and eat ice cream with you. (Or whatever, because a show about gay Welsh alien hunters is admittedly targeting a specific niche.) Because it’s totally cliche, but also totally true: if you’re in good company, you’re having fun no matter what.