He said the university's findings would be turned over to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, which would decide whether to prosecute. Theobald said the findings would also be given to university officials for a potential disciplinary review.
The alleged altercation happened Wednesday during Temple Fest, in which student groups set up tables to inform incoming students about activities on campus.
At issue is a reported verbal exchange between a student, Daniel Vessal, 21, and female students staffing a table for Students for Justice in Palestine. Members of the group reported that an "acquaintance" of the group slapped Vessal after he called the women "terrorists."
Theobald said Monday that for campus police to make arrest, a felony must have taken place, or police must have witnessed an incident or be serving a warrant.
After Theobald left the meeting, Shira Math, a Jewish student, said she was not satisfied with his answers.
"I would like for them to tell us how they are going to prevent future incidents," Math said.
She said she wanted to know what the university was going to tell the pro-Palestinian group.
"I need to know that they are going to be informed on a public level that anti-Semitism isn't accepted at Temple University," she said.