Our Philosophy

The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL) is home to Temple University’s endeavors to create and sustain a thriving community with a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture of belonging for all its members.  Led by strategic units focused on a variety of areas around diversity, equity and inclusion as well as the Center for Anti-Racism, IDEAL provides comprehensive, solution-focused resources for everyone within Temple’s vast community. Each provides unique importance to the safety, wellness, and cultural richness of our thriving community. Together, IDEAL provides a comprehensive body of resources, training, programming and services that foster a safe, tolerant and respectful campus experience for every student, staff and faculty member. Think of this website as your destination for relevant news and updates, culturally-enriching events and assistance when you need information or help.


From the Vice President

The IDEAL team members are sought-after thought leaders highly valued for subject matter expertise in all facets of DEI. Through our work in a range of roles in and outside of the University. we are able to better educate the Temple community and society at large on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.