Diversity Equity and Inclusion Liaison

Temple University has long been known for the distinct strength of its student body. In Philadelphia, Temple Owls have always been recognized as hardworking, motivated and self-starting students from all backgrounds who make the most of every opportunity and take pride in the accomplishments they've achieved.

Temple University is committed to building a diverse educational community founded on respect, open-mindedness and the appreciation of others. Our policies, practices and programs exemplify our commitment to civility, non-discrimination and pluralism, encouraging dialogue that builds meaningful and collaborative relationships throughout the university. Our shared responsibility is to enhance the quality of life for all members of the Temple community, providing a safe, welcoming and supportive environment in which to work, learn and grow, thus realizing the transformational power of being a part of the Temple community.

The CEHD Diversity and Inclusion Liaison supports college students, staff, faculty, and leadership in fostering a diverse and inclusive professional environment. The liaison will work closely with the college leadership and relevant offices to improve efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Equal Employment Opportunity Ombudsperson

Ombuds are individuals who rely on a number of techniques to resolve disputes. These techniques include counseling, mediating, conciliating and fact finding. Usually, when an ombud receives a complaint, they interview the parties, review files and make recommendations to the disputants. The ombuds do not impose solutions. The power of the ombud lies in their ability to persuade the parties to accept their recommendations. An individual not accepting the proposed solution of the ombud is free to pursue a remedy in other forums for dispute resolution.

Temple University strictly prohibits any form of discrimination, harassment, or unfair treatment based on protected characteristics across all aspects of campus life, aligning with both our policy, practice and legal standards. The CEHD EEO Ombudsperson engages in workforce demographic analyses and research to examine college policy, practices and procedures related to outreach, recruitment, retention and advancement of EEO populations. The Ombudsperson provides confidential and impartial conflict resolution expertise dedicated to helping students, faculty, and staff navigate concerns and promote a harmonious campus environment.

Resources and Information

Title IX: You've got rights - You've got options - You've got us: Title IX ensures equal access, participation, and protection from sexual identity-based discrimination. Temple University's Title IX Office also fosters inclusivity through education, resources, and a fair resolution process.

Equal Opportunity Compliance (EOC) - We center you - Your voice matters - We help make sure you're heard: Temple University’s equal opportunity/affirmative action program has these inclusive objectives: to support the admission and successful participation of disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and those for whom English is a second language; and to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, Armed Forces service medal veterans, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans.

Get Involved

Diversity Peer Educators: Diversity Peer Educators are voluntary student leaders who actively work in unison with the Director of Student Engagement to advocate and provide cultural programming and dialogues aligned with social justice principles.

Diversity Trainer Institute: The Diversity Trainer Institute comprises a designated amount of workshops for members of the Temple University community to receive a non-credit certificate focusing on multicultural education and/or gender & sexuality inclusion.