Community Engagement

TUDPS, ORM to offer students free U-locks and helmets
Type: News Story
“Properly placing a U-lock on a bicycle or scooter reduces the likelihood of theft while also making the bike less attractive to opportunistic thieves,” said Vice President for Public Safety Jennifer Griffin.
February 26, 2024
TUDPS to rebuild greenhouse for North Philadelphia high school
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety just started construction on a new greenhouse, with hopes to complete the project this spring.
February 19, 2024
Forever our hero: Remembering Sgt. Christopher Fitzgerald
Type: News Story
Fallen Temple University police sergeant will be honored at a plaque dedication on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of his death.
February 15, 2024
Temple University bioengineering student shows appreciation for DPS through art
Type: News Story
 Temple University bioengineering student trades in her textbooks for art supplies, drawing a picture for the Department of Public Safety.    
February 7, 2024
More than half of calls TUPD respond to are off campus, do not involve Temple University students or faculty
Type: News Story
“It just goes to show the connection and the commitment we have to the community, that we’re not just here to serve Temple,” said Vice President for Public Safety Jennifer Griffin.
January 30, 2024
Temple’s police officers, detectives, dispatchers and security officers remain on the Main, Ambler, and the Health Sciences Center campuses, working at all hours to protect the campuses and the surrounding North Philadelphia community. 
While students are away, Department of Public Safety is hard at work to protect campus
Type: News Story
Temple University police officers, dispatchers, detectives, and security officers work 24/7, 365 days a year. 
January 9, 2024
Temple police officers hosted their 26th annual holiday party with gift giveaways, interactive games, face painting and more at the Liacouras Center.
Temple University Department of Public Safety hosts children’s holiday party
Type: News Story
Temple police officers hosted their 26th annual holiday party with gift giveaways, interactive games, face painting and more at the Liacouras Center.
December 20, 2023
An image of a security camera pictured.
300 security cameras added in North Philadelphia following the launch of Temple University’s security lights and camera grant program
Type: News Story
More than 120 rental properties within the university’s patrol zone have had security upgrades reimbursed by a Temple grant program launched a year ago.
October 16, 2023
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New neighborhood resource center set to improve outcomes in North Philly
Type: News Story
Temple’s new Community Gateway will directly serve North Philadelphia community members
August 23, 2023
One of the panels installed in the storefront at Broad & Cecil B. Moore
Storefront on campus transformed with depictions of North Philadelphia history
Type: News Story
Temple University has installed 11 historical panels at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue.
August 16, 2023
 Image of two men wearing Temple branded hats in front of truck.
As off-campus students prepare to move out, Temple University launches a free off-campus trash collection program
Type: News Story
Everything you need to know about Temple University’s latest household trash pickup service for students living off-campus. 
July 11, 2023
A student in a tan shirt outside in the streets of North Philadelphia.
Temple student wins $20,000 McDonald’s USA award to fund community mission
Type: News Story
Andrew Ankamah, a senior at Temple, is an activist for social injustice in education and gun violence.
May 17, 2023
A sign reading Barnett Irvine Cherry Pantry
Cherry Pantry celebrates 5th anniversary and rebranding
Type: News Story
Cherry Pantry, Temple University’s campus food pantry, is marking five years since its opening.
March 22, 2023
President Wingard and wife Gingi pictured.
President Wingard to move to North Philadelphia
Type: News Story
The president is relocating with his family to North Carlisle Street.
December 13, 2022
Image of Temple students outside on Mazur Terrace
Eco-friendly faces: Meet Temple’s EcoReps advocating for a sustainable campus
Type: News Story
The EcoRep peer education program trains and develops students as promoters and leaders of sustainability and climate action.
December 5, 2022
President Wingard and Provost Mandel in Rome, Italy
Globally connected campus: A presidential visit to Temple Rome
Type: News Story
Temple University President Jason Wingard wants to expand the university’s global boundaries.
November 9, 2022
Jon Broder, Jason Wingard, Rabbi Daniel Levitt and Mitch Morgan
Temple Hillel unveils legacy plan in honor of professor
Type: News Story
Temple’s Hillel honors a professor who dedicated his career to championing disability rights and celebrates paying off the mortgage on its campus building.
November 7, 2022
Owls in the NFL are carrying on Temple’s mission and spirit
Type: News Story
Learn how Owls in the NFL give back to their communities.
October 5, 2022
An image of JFK Stadium, the Spectrum and Veterans Stadium in 1989.
40 years of historic Philadelphia photography gifted to Temple Libraries
Type: News Story
View over 1,200 rare images of Philadelphia captured by Temple Senior Photographer Joseph V. Labolito that he donated to the University Libraries this year.
August 31, 2022
Image of President Wingard and Reverend Michael James Evans.
Temple welcomes local faith leaders for breakfast
Type: News Story
Local faith leaders and officials from Temple University discussed ways to collaborate with and support each other.
June 9, 2022
Image of Shawn Aleong behind a podium at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
Temple student Shawn Aleong named to President Biden’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Type: News Story
Temple student Shawn Aleong to serve on President Biden’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
April 29, 2022
Image of Temple President Jason Wingard riding a bike.
President Wingard explores campus solutions on bike ride through the neighborhood
Type: News Story
Temple University President Jason Wingard met with local residents last Tuesday afternoon.
April 12, 2022
Image of Cory Matthews wearing a white Nike shirt and red and gray Nike sneakers.
Sneaker-cleaning entrepreneur raises the bar for students at Fox
Type: News Story
Cecil B. Moore Scholar Cory Matthews plans to get his master’s in business by the age of 22.
January 17, 2022
Image of the principal and assistant principal outside of Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School.
Childhood friends turned Temple alumni reunite at Dunbar
Type: News Story
Temple alumni Daniel Mina and Justin Hall have reunited as the principal and assistant principal at Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School.
November 15, 2021
Temple alumnus Mat Tomezsko at work on the "Revolutionary Philadelphia" mural.
A new mural gives high school students the opportunity to show what fighting inequality means to them
Type: News Story
Reducing inequality through art
November 12, 2021