Leona Edmund never had to look very far to find the endless well of inspiration that she needed to return to the classroom to complete her Temple degree in the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program. Her driving force was her children.
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In March 2021, Temple’s new Bachelor of General Studies degree was still nearly half a year away from its official launch during the fall 2021 semester. Fast forward to May 2022 and the first Bachelor of General Studies graduates are about to cross the finish line on a journey that for many of them was years in the making.
Temple Owls know a little something about supporting their communities.
Since its inception, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offered at Temple University has claimed well over $3 million in federal and state tax refunds for their clients. The expertise and guidance VITA is able to give is all provided with no expense to the individuals and families seeking assistance.
The UC-IDEA Committee will lead efforts to identify areas within University College where we can improve, as well as find other areas that we can partner with and influence. The committee will also recommend action steps and markers to assess our progress. Part of those steps will be monthly programs designed to create safe spaces to discuss important issues related to race and social equity.
Diversity Lunch and Learn Programs
UC-IDEA Committee September and October Dialogue Sessions
Are you interested in becoming part of the University College IDEA Committee or would like more information about events, programs and resources? Contact us!
Megan Cranney (Sokolowski)
Temple University Ambler; University Ombudsperson
What does IDEA Mean? What Does the UC-IDEA Committee do?
IDEA means Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Action.
Similarly to other multicultural committees, the UC-IDEA Committee is made up of interested University College staff members. The committee meets weekly and works to eliminate racial and other barriers that create disparities among all people by offering trainings, relevant programming and resources.
The UC-IDEA Committee is designed to start important discussions and provide essential information and turn advocacy into positive action. Discover resources on a wide variety of race, social and criminal justice, gender, mental health and equity issues.
The University College IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Action) Committee seeks to unravel, disband and shine a light on systemic racism and inequities through a culture of social sharing that acknowledges and values difference and recognizes possible discomfort in these discussions.