We Create Space For You.

At Temple, we don’t see disability as a lack of ability but as a lack of solutions that enable individuals to maximize their ability to succeed. As a university, we provide a welcoming and empowering environment for all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors with disabilities. Through collaboration with campus partners, we provide accommodations to help ensure that people of all abilities have the opportunity to fully participate in classes and activities with ease.

Complaint Resolution

ADA Coordinator - Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance

The Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance serves as a focal point of Temple's institution-wide efforts for equal opportunity, equal access and affirmative action, providing direction through information, assistance and complaint investigation.

DRS Grievance Procedure

Although staff attempt to work collaboratively with students in facilitating disability-related services, it is possible that misunderstanding or disagreements may arise. If you have difficulty with academic adjustments approved by Disability Resources, please contact the person who initially made the recommendations. If a disagreement about the appropriateness of recommendations continues, speak with the DRS Director. 

Students who are not able to resolve a problem at DRS should request an appointment with the Senior Associate Dean of Students at 215-204-7188. Read the full grievance procedure.

Temple University's Affirmative Action Plan For The Employment Of Persons with Disabilities

Temple University is subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act and to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires employers to extend equal employment opportunities to qualified people with disabilities.

If you have a disability and would like to be considered under the affirmative action plan, inform the Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance. Disclosure is voluntary. The information obtained shall be kept confidential, except that (I) supervisors and managers may be informed regarding restrictions on the work or duties of disabled individuals and regarding necessary accommodations; (II) medical and safety personnel may be informed if the condition might require emergency treatment; and (III) government officials investigating Temple's compliance with the Acts shall be informed.

If you would like to be considered under the Affirmative Action Plan for the employment of persons with disabilities, please contact our office at (215) 204-8890, or by e-mail: sfoehl@temple.edu, or tracey.hamilton@temple.edu.

For disability accommodations, employees should contact Deirdre Culbreath-Walton, Human Resources at (215) 926-2296, or deirdre.walton@temple.edu.

Applicants in need of disability accommodations, please contact a Human Resources Representative at (215) 204-7174.

Other Resources At Temple

Institute on Disabilities

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University is one of the sixty-one University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Accessible Technology

Temple University is committed to ensuring that the facilities, information and technology it creates or provides are accessible in accordance with applicable law.