Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL) is a brave space where students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community are empowered to share and learn from diverse perspectives. IDEAL helps connect communities through meaningful cultural engagement, safe zone training and more. It’s also just a cool place to study.

It’s IDEAL’s job to help maintain Temple’s vibrant and welcoming culture through informative, interesting programming and community-building. Our professional staff, graduate externs and Diversity Peers work each day to foster diversity, social justice and inclusivity on campus. 

If you’re looking for community, cultural engagement, or even just a place to relax between classes, stop by and say hello. We’d love to see you.

CAMPAIGNS

#IAmAuthentic

#IAmAuthentic is a campus-wide campaign designed to stimulate inclusivity both throughout Temple’s campus and in society. The campaign encourages students, staff, and faculty members to dismantle systemic inequities by taking a brave and authentic approach to understanding various identities.

During Temple Fest 2019, IDEAL released silicone bracelets to the student body to further promote what it means to be an inclusive individual. The bracelets Temple red, black, and white.

RED - REPRESENTS THE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
BLACK - REPRESENTS THE POWER AND CONFIDENCE TO BE YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF
WHITE - REPRESENTS THE PEACE WE SEEK BETWEEN DIVERSE IDENTITIES