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Have a question about IDEAL? Find answers here to learn more about ODEI and how we serve you.
IDEAL stands for Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership. Like many university multicultural offices across the country, we provide resources, training and presentations that build cultural and identity-based knowledge.
Diversity Peers are student leaders appointed by the Director of Student Engagement on an annual basis to provide inclusive and diverse programming, dialogues, and workshops to the Temple student population. Visit our Work with Us page to learn more and apply.
Our main office is located at 2026 N Broad Street and the IDEAL Lecture Hall is located at 2032 N Broad Street. These locations are directly across Johnson & Hardwick Halls, on near the Broad and Diamond Street intersection on the north side of campus. Visit Our Space to learn more about and reserve the space.
No. Although our office will provide advocacy to students, staff and faculty for diversity-centered issues, all reporting of discrimination should be filed with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance.
Learn how to report harm on our EOC and Title IX pages. If you need to report a crisis or emergency, click here.
We encourage you to come out to any event we host throughout the semester. Visit our Events page to see what’s coming up, stay connected with us on social media @templediversity, or join one of our listservs.
Safe Zone is an ally-based training program geared to providing education and awareness about the LGBTQIA community. The Graduate Extern for Gender and Sexuality oversees this two-part training series. The Safe Zone 1 provides general information and terms related to the LGBTQIA community, while Safe Zone 2 focuses on Bystander Intervention. Participants successfully completing both trainings will receive a placard to display in their respective office. Read more about Safe Zone training on our Workshops & Training age.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual. In some cases there can be an extra A for Ally, and Q for Questioning.