Community Engagement

Meet the Temple 42: This large number of Carver High School students will attend Temple University
Type: News Story
Temple University will see more than 40 Carver High School students become Owls in the fall.
June 12, 2024
TUDPS K-9 unit unleashes smiles to Temple Hospital staff
Type: News Story
Temple University’s K-9 unit provides a positive distraction for hospital doctors, nurses and tech staff.
May 22, 2024
As spring semester closes, TUDPS works to makes community safer
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety is continues to make safety improvements in and around campus.
May 7, 2024
Temple opens innovative TechOWL Community Space
Type: News Story
The space serves as a hub for people with disabilities.
May 1, 2024
As students prepare for Commencement, so is TUDPS
Type: News Story
Temple University's police officers, security officers and dispatchers are working together to prepare for Commencement.  
April 29, 2024
TUDPS recognizes Earth Day by unveiling greenhouse
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety rebuilt a greenhouse for students of George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science and participated in a spring cleanup for Earth Day.
April 22, 2024
Temple University Dispatcher Brian Hathaway will be the alumni speaker at the Bachelor of General Studies graduation.
TUDPS celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety recognizes the work of its dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
April 15, 2024
TUDPS launches ride-along program for prospective police officers and students
Type: News Story
A new ride-along initiative at Temple University’s Department of Public Safety connects students interested in law enforcement with those who protect and serve the Temple community.
April 1, 2024
TUDPS, men’s crew teach basics of rowing to North Philadelphia youth
Type: News Story
A new initiative partners Temple University’s Department of Public Safety with the university’s men’s crew team to introduce rowing to young students.
March 19, 2024
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
An image of North Philadelphia pictured.
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

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