Temple earns recognition for diversity in athletics
Temple is one of 10 Division I-A institutions to earn the Overall Excellence in Diversity Award bestowed by the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University.
The award recognizes the NCAA Division I-A athletic departments that excel in the area of diversity.
“I am extremely pleased that the Temple athletics department has received this recognition,” said Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw. “This is an area that Temple University takes pride in, not just in athletics, but in all areas of the University.”
The Overall Excellence in Diversity Award was based on the sum of six categories, including diversity strategy, African-American graduation rates (male and female), Title IX compliance, employee gender diversity and employee racial diversity. In each category, the laboratory recognizes multiple recipients.
Temple is also one of 10 schools to receive recognition for its employee racial diversity.
Temple was the only school in the Atlantic 10 Conference to receive recognition for Overall Excellence in Diversity.
For more information, visit the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport Web site at http://lds.tamu.edu/Default.htm.