To the Temple University community,
The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health to overturn Roe v. Wade has stirred deep emotions across a divided nation. Temple University’s students, alumni, faculty, staff, community members, and patients are collectively impacted by this decision in a variety of different ways.
While we continue to review the impact of this landmark decision, several tenets remain steadfast: Temple is, and will always be, committed to the health and well-being of our community. As a university, we will continue to 1) encourage a comprehensive examination of issues and foster critical thinking and compassionate dialogue; and 2) ensure world-class care through our health system.
We recognize the Supreme Court’s decision may affect individuals in various ways and, to that end, Gregory Mandel, provost; Ken Kaiser, chief operating officer; and Michael Young, president and chief executive officer of Temple University Health System, will follow up to provide more specific information, including support resources, for those with healthcare and mental health questions.
These past years have been challenging for all of us. As we have always done, the university will continue to support our community and our mission.
Dr. Jason Wingard