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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Temple University Diversity Statement


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.


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.

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Temple University Libraries & University Press Diversity Statement


In 2017, the Temple University Libraries & University Press (TULUP) Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee was charged with mapping the trajectory of diversity and inclusion initiatives at TULUP. The TULUP D&I Committee facilitated the creation of a Diversity Statement in order to guide TULUP’s commitment to the range of human representations in all areas of our work. In an effort to exemplify a commitment to engaging diverse voices, all TULUP staff were invited to share their input on the statement. The TULUP D&I Committee used these suggestions to shape the Diversity Statement you see below and continues to work diligently to facilitate TULUP’s upholding of the principles within it.


The staff of Temple University Libraries and Press strive to engage, include, and serve the full diversity of the Temple academic and local communities regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, veteran status, culture, language, political views, citizenship status, or diverse abilities.

We are dedicated to the principles and practices of social justice, diversity, and equity among our staff, collections, and services.

While our staff is not as diverse as the communities we serve, we are working toward our commitment to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce.

We hope to act as a catalyst to our users to challenge their own assumptions and viewpoints, while also intentionally building collections and services that let users see themselves reflected. We strive to create safe spaces in our buildings and on our websites, and do not tolerate harassment or hate speech in any form.

We're fully committed to eliminating barriers to learning and fostering access for our communities. The development of a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment is a continuous process. We’re taking small steps every day towards our goals, including regular attention to these issues and calls to action from our standing Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


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Temple University Beasley School of Law Resources

  • Law School Dean Gregory Mandel's Statement of Solidarity may be found here.
  • A Message from the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Liaison, Associate Dean Don Harris, may be found here.
  • A Message from the Deans about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Temple Law may be found here.
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Temple Law
    Contains links to relevant policies and resources, recent initiatives, and affinity student groups available at Temple Law.
  • Temple Law 2019 Standard 509 disclosure report
    Contains demographics for Temple Law's Fall 2019 students, as well as its 2018-2019 JD graduates.