The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL)
Temple's Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL) embodies Temple University's commitment to sustain and nurture a strong inclusive campus community. 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. You can connect with this office by subscribing to one of their LISTSERVS.
This space was named the "Burrow" to relate back to a gathering space in which owls call home. Located at 2026 N Broad- directly across from Johnson and Hardwick residence halls, the Burrow is a multicultural lounge space for members of the Temple University community to visit during normal business hours.
The Burrow allows a safe and brave environment conducive for studying, general lounging or a space for difficult social justice focused conversations. Lastly, the Burrow is equipped with lounge furniture, large screen television, and 4 computer stations for use of any member within the Temple University community.
Amenities of the Burrow Include:
- comfortable seating
- 80" screen television
- limited kitchen space
- access to courtyard for outside activities
- Gender inclusive restrooms
- 4 computer stations
Diversity Peers are voluntary student leaders for Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership. Recruitment for this position generally occurs during the spring semester, in which 10-15 undergraduate or graduate students are appointed. Learn more and/or join them here.
The mission of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program is to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals in student affairs and/or higher education, including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic-minority background; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ. Click here for more information.
The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection is one of the nation's leading research facilities for the study of the history and culture of people of African descent. This collection of over 500,000 items has materials on the global black experience in all formats: books, manuscripts, sheet music, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, broadsides, posters, photographs, and rare ephemera. In addition, the collection houses selected artifacts, such as statues and busts. The collection must be used in-house.
Other On-Campus Groups
- Temple Women of Color
- Honorables of Color — a discussion group for students of color in the Temple Honors program
- Student Organizations
- Creative People of Color Collective
Scholarships for People of Color
Tyler maintains a list of scholarship resources specifically for students of color here.
IDEAL Maintains a list of local multi-cultural resources here.