All of us have been deeply saddened by the news of the recent deaths of two students over the past week. These tragedies have affected us all, and we send our deepest sympathies to their families, friends and fellow students. All of us in the Temple family feel the weight of these losses, and we keep their families and other loved ones in our thoughts and our prayers.
Tragedies like these remind us that Temple is a deeply caring community. They also remind us to watch out for each other, especially as we head into finals and the end of the semester, which can be an especially anxiety-inducing time. Experience shows the best person to help prevent a crisis is often a fellow student, a faculty member or an administrative staff member.
Many resources are available on campus for support.
● Campus Safety Services: 215-204-1234 on campus or 911 off campus is staffed 24/7.
● The IDEAL office: 215-204-7303
● Student Health Services: 215-204-7500
● Tuttleman Counseling Services: 215-204-7276
● The Wellness Resource Center: 215-204-8436
If you are concerned about your own well-being, or about the well-being or behavior of a student or other member of the Temple family, please don’t hesitate to make the call. Remember that Temple University offers a medical amnesty program for those who call for help for an impaired or intoxicated friend. Your call could save a life.
Thank you for being a caring member of the Temple community.
Richard M. Englert
President, Temple University
President, Temple University Faculty Senate
President, Temple Student Government