|Submission Date||Dec. 10, 2020|
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups
|2.33 / 3.00||
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:
Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including employment, service, and educational programs. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status. https://www.temple.edu/eoc/documents/TEMPLEUNIVERSITYNONDISCRIMINATION_rev091715.pdf
Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:
A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):
Implementing Temple's nondiscrimination policy and the University's Affirmative Action Program is a cooperative endeavor that extends to every school, college, office, and organization at Temple. The Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance serves as a focal point of Temple's institution-wide efforts for equal opportunity, equal access and affirmative action, providing direction through information, assistance, and complaint investigation.
The Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance is responsible for investigating the complaints of Temple employees and students who believe they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status and genetic information. The staff will attempt to resolve the complaint informally or formally. If a complaint of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation cannot be resolved informally, a formal investigation will be conducted.
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:
STUDENTS: Temple University 20/20 Scholarship:The scholarship is designed to reinforce Temple's commitment to the community surrounding our Main Campus and to help increase access to higher education for talented students living there. This scholarship is typically given to strong academic students who may not have been offered other merit scholarships during the admissions review process.
Temple Broad Street Finish Line Scholarship: This scholarship is to first generation college students. Additional preference is given to students from the City of Philadelphia that are first generation college students.
IDEAL's Community Outreach & Hiring Initiative was designed to ensure a mutually beneficial future for both Temple and its neighbors by increasing employment opportunities at Temple and its business partners.
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:
Temple University provides a variety of support mechanisms for students in underrepresented groups on campus. The university's Tuttleman Counseling Center hosts support groups, including a Gay, Bisexual and Questioning Men's Group, a Black Men Talk: A Support Group. The university also offers a number of student organizations that are targeted to underrepresented groups on campus. The Wellness Resource Center works to engage the Temple community on LGBTQIA inclusivity through four main programs: Safe Zone Ally Training, Queer Lunch, National Coming Out Week, and Lavender Graduation. The university's Disability Resources and Services provides programs and support to individuals with differing abilities. IDEAL provides cultural development to Temple's professional and student populations. Students, staff, and faculty can visit our offices located near the corner of Broad and Diamond, across from from Johnson and Hardwick Residence Halls to have a brave space to discuss critical diversity issues in a brave space or for a casual space to study.
Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
The Future Faculty Fellows (FFF) Program is designed to both attract outstanding students to Temple University and to diversify the American professoriate. While already a national leader in the training of graduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities and women, Temple University is committed to doing all it can to diversify its graduate population and the professoriate. Candidates are newly admitted graduate students from underrepresented groups in the applicant's discipline who show exceptional leadership and/or have overcome significant obstacles in pursuing an academic career.
Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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