What is tEMPLE UNiversity's Office of equal opportunity compliance?

Implementing Temple's nondiscrimination policy and the University's Affirmative Action Program is a cooperative endeavor that extends to every school, college, office, and organization at Temple. 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.


Temple's Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance manages the preparation of internal and external compliance reports that inform administrators' nondiscrimination and equal opportunity effort. For employee orientation and supervisory training, the office staff provides the reference materials and examples from University practices that explain Temple's commitment to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. The department maintains reference materials on the implementing regulations and guidance for federal, state, and municipal laws prohibiting discrimination and requiring affirmative action.


Anyone in the Temple community who has a question or concern about compliance with nondiscrimination, equal opportunity or affirmative action obligations is encouraged to call a staff member. Consulting the Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance at the outset helps assure equal opportunity in the procedures for recruitment, advertising, hiring, employee testing, promotion, and helps prevent discrimination in individual decisions and actions.


The Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance is responsible for investigating the complaints of Temple employees and students who believe they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status and genetic information. The staff will attempt to resolve the complaint informally or formally. If a complaint of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation cannot be resolved informally, a formal investigation will be conducted.

Go to Temple University online Policy and Procedure Manual:

[Policy on Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment]

[Policy on Sexual Harassment]