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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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General Information
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19122-6096

Disability Resource Office

Disability Resources and Services
1755 N. 13th Street
Howard Gittis Student Center South, Room 420
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
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About Temple University

Located in the vibrant city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Temple University is a renowned public institution known for its commitment to providing accessible education to students from all walks of life. With a rich history spanning over 135 years, Temple University has established itself as a leading research university that combines academic excellence with real-world opportunities.

One of the defining characteristics of Temple University is its dedication to accessibility. The university prides itself on its open admissions policy, welcoming students from diverse backgrounds who are eager to pursue their higher education goals. This commitment to inclusivity is reflected in Temple’s accessibility score of 4, indicating that the institution prioritizes creating an environment where students can thrive regardless of any potential barriers they may face.

Temple University’s campus is situated in the heart of Philadelphia, offering students a truly unique and enriching college experience. The surrounding area is teeming with cultural, historical, and artistic attractions. From famous landmarks such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to world-class museums like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, students are never short of opportunities to explore and immerse themselves in the city’s rich heritage.

Philadelphia, often affectionately referred to as the “City of Brotherly Love,” is also renowned for its vibrant music and arts scene. Temple University’s proximity to numerous theaters, concert venues, and art galleries provides students with ample opportunities to indulge in their creative passions and engage with the local artistic community.

Furthermore, being situated in a major city like Philadelphia means that Temple University students benefit from a plethora of internship and career opportunities. The university’s strong connections with various industries and organizations enable students to gain practical experience and launch their professional careers while still studying.

Academically, Temple University offers a wide range of programs across its multiple schools and colleges, ensuring that students can pursue their interests and passions. From business and engineering to arts and sciences, Temple provides a comprehensive education that equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in their chosen fields.

Moreover, Temple University is renowned for its commitment to research and innovation. The university invests heavily in cutting-edge facilities and resources, fostering an environment that promotes discovery and creativity. Students have the opportunity to work alongside distinguished faculty members who are at the forefront of their respective fields, contributing to groundbreaking research and advancements.

Outside the classroom, Temple University boasts a thriving campus life with over 300 student organizations covering a wide range of interests. From academic and professional clubs to cultural and recreational groups, students have numerous opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals, develop leadership skills, and make lifelong friendships.

In summary, Temple University is a prestigious public institution nestled in the heart of Philadelphia. With its commitment to accessibility, robust academic offerings, and vibrant campus life, Temple provides students with an exceptional education and a unique college experience. Whether exploring the rich history of Philadelphia or engaging in cutting-edge research, students at Temple University are well-equipped to succeed in their academic and professional endeavors.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

  • Notetaking Assistance
  • Exam Accomodations
  • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
  • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
  • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
  • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)
  • Scribe Services
  • Qualified Readers

    Services Provided

    • Priority Enrollment
    • Medical leave
    • Residence Hall Accommodations
    • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
    • Reduced courseload

      Campus Accessibility

      Accessible Level

          • Student Health Services
          • Mental Health Support Services
          • The library(ies)
          • Institution Online Platforms
          • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
          • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
          • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
          • Entertainment and Event Facilities
          • On-Campus Transit
          • Close Off-Campus Transit
          • Student Housing
          • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

          Services Provided

          • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
          • Service and Emotional Support Animals
          • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
          • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations