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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

In collaboration with the College of Public Health (CPH) Dean’s Office, the CPH Community Advisory Board, and Temple University's Office of Institutional Diversity, Equality, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL), the Diversity Committee works to support policies and procedures in the college that promote:

  • Diversity: We embrace the differences, values and unique qualities of every individual.  We are committed to building a diverse educational community founded on respect, open-mindedness and appreciation of others. We understand that diversity is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, disAbility status, and political perspectives. 
  • Equity: Our policies, practices, and programs treat everyone equally, respectfully, and impartially.  They exemplify our commitment to civility, non-discrimination and pluralism, encouraging dialogue that builds meaningful and collaborative relationships throughout our academic, service and research programs.
  • Inclusion: We promote a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment in which to work, learn, and grow.  We are committed to pursuing deliberate efforts to make our college a place where differences are welcomed and celebrated.

Committee Goals

The goals below reflect the broad aims of the Diversity Committee. Specific measurable objectives by which the committee will assess its efforts at promoting diversity and inclusion within the college accompany each goal.

  • Provide strong leadership for diversity and inclusion in both administrative and academic units
  • Enhance faculty and staff understanding of cultural competence, particularly as it impacts teaching, research, service and the workplace
  • Identify, implement and evaluate effective recruitment and retention strategies to enhance the diversity within the college
  • Develop and implement strategies to promote a more inclusive environment within the college (physical, educational, social)
  • Develop and implement strategies to work with diverse communities in service and practice contexts