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Honoring All Who Have Served
Friday, November 9 - Rock Hall Auditorium
1715 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Program from 11:00am -12:00pm
Reception immediately following from 12:00pm - 2:00pm













Registration required.



Tuesday, November 13 - SAVE THE DATE!
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Check in time: 11:30am - 12:00pm

Come out and participate in Temple's Second Annual Military Appreciation 5K Run/1 Mile Walk/Rucksack Relay! Our course will take you around campus where Temple ROTC Cadets will guide you along the route.

Join us for snacks, fun and prizes to show your appreciation for our country's military men and women! Medals will be given for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 5K finishers for both Men and Women divisions. All participates must register in advance by October 29, in order to receive a free T-shirt, and be eligible to receive a medal if ranked as a top-three winner in the 5K Run. This event is supporting the Temple University Cherry Pantry. Non-persible food items will be accepted at the check-in tables.

Temple employees who patricipate in this community walk/run program will earn points towards Healthy Lifestyle Rewards credit!

Onsite registration available on the day of the event at 11:30am.

LIFE AFTER: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Thursday, November 15- SAVE THE DATE!
"Life After: Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Howard Gittis Student Center, South
1755 N. 13th Street | Room 200C | Philadelphia | PA | 19122
Registration Required.

CHAT & CHEW - Life After: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right” is a song lyric first made famous by the late R&B and soul singer-songwriter, Luther Ingram, that addresses “an inappropriate love relationship between two individuals according to conventional moral standards.”  The question is: Who gets to decide what is appropriate in love?

Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) was the official United States Department of Defense policy on military service by gay, bisexual, or lesbian individuals, as stated in the Department of Defense Directive 1304.26, issued on December 21, 1993.  Former Pennsylvania Congressman, Patrick Murphy, U.S. Armed Forces Veteran, and the former Under Secretary of the Army, who served, by appointment, under President Obama as a member of the United States Military Academy’s Board of Visitors, introduced legislation referred to as the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010, which paved the way for those who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual to serve openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

If you or any of your loved ones served in the U.S. Armed Forces prior to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010, you can contribute to the conversation or learn something about the injustices suffered by thousands of service members who were discharged from the military on the basis of their sexual orientation. The previous existence of the DADT policy is old news for new recruits.  However, for some veterans who served prior to the 2010 repeal, the wounds experienced during that time have not yet healed.  In recognition of  November Military Appreciation Month, the Military and Veteran Services (MVSC), in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL) invites the Temple University community to a discussion led by those who have served - Life After: Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

A discussion moderated by Dr. Tiffenia Archie, Assistant Vice President, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL) will feature guest panelists:

Marilyn Kelly-Cavotta, MSW, Temple University School of Social Work, 2018; U.S. Army Veteran - Medic: Coordinator of Veteran Advocacy;

Deputy Dante Austin, LGBT Liasion to the Sheriff's Office; U.S. Army Veteran, Pennsylvania Army National Guard; and

Aronda Smith-Benson, Founder, Women Veteran Command Center; U.S. Army Veteran.

Register Today!




Are you interested in applying to Temple University? Call to schedule an appointment for one of our on-campus veterans information session. You will learn everything you need to know about applying for admissions, academic programs, financial aid, how to maximize your VA benefits, and more.

CALL TODAY! 215.204.VETS (8387)

Saturday, October 6 - 9:00am - 11:00am - (Open House/Veteran Info Session), Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tuesday, October 30 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm - Military and Veteran Services Center, 1801 N. Broad Street, 601 Conwell Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Sunday, November 11 - 9:00am - 11:00am - (Open House/Veteran Info Session), Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

For more information call 215.204.VETS (8387) or visit the Military and Veteran Services Center at 1801 N. Broad Street, 601 Conwell Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Online/Telephone Interview
If you can't make a session on campus or open house event, you can request an online or telephone interview. Call the Military and Veteran Services main number at 215.204.VETS (8387).

We look forwarding to talking to you.

Military and Veteran Services Center


Temple Welcome Program for Newly Admitted Servicemembers, Veterans & Family Members Only

Come and find out everything you need to know about the various G.I. Bill® benefits, and gain a complete understanding of the certification process at the university. Come meet key veteran representatives and hear them talk about career and internship opportunities, money matters, and tools you will need to successfully navigate your way through the various student services available to you-- and come make new friends, students just like you!

Visit the resource tables where Temple and local VA representative will be sharing information about services for servicemembers, veterans and their family members. Meet and mingle with veteran advisors, members of the University Task Force, Temple Veterans Association (TVA), and maybe even a surprise guest or two.

Enjoy delicous food, prizes networking and great information!


This event is open to all admitted veteran and active-duty servicemembers, as well as their spouses and dependents who attend Main, Ambler, Center City, Health Sciences Center or Harrisburg Campuses. Graduate and Professional students are encouraged to attend.

All newly admitted servicemembers and veteran students who register for this event will be entered in the grand drawing for a laptop!