The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership embodies Temple University's commitment to sustain and nurture a strong inclusive campus community, capitalizing on our demographic diversity to inspire meaningful engagement across identity groups in all their various forms.
What IDEAL offers to the campus
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 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.
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Prior to 2014 Academic Year
Formerly the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Instituional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL) strategically received its name to be amongst a leading office that other organizations can model
Due to budget cuts in Higher Education during the early 2008, the office announced that it would only provide services and resources for staff and faculty
This cut temporarily ceased any student engagement efforts with the expectation that various departments and colleges would provide these resources to students in a decentralized approach
Post 2014 Academic Year
IDEAL began incorporating student engagement back into its services and resources during the 2014 academic year
During this same year, IDEAL relocated to the former building that once housed Messiah College occupying 3 of the row home styled offices
In 2015, the office restructured its staffing to hire its first Director of Student Engagement to provide support, advocacy, and programming opportunities for students at the university
Shortly thereafter in 2016, LGBTQIA+ resources were merged into this office from the Wellness Resource Center in order to centee all identity based development in a holistic manner
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