Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Each year, Temple organizes and sponsors a variety of Safety Education, Programs and community outreach initiatives. These events are opportunities to connect with our affiliates, as well as conduits for us to highlight our commitment to inclusion and service. 

Welcome Wagons are designed to acquaint students with the expectations of living in the neighborhoods adjacent to Main Campus. Household necessities, such as recycling materials are distributed to students living in the neighborhoods adjacent to the Main campus. Member Temple administrators and students discuss tips for positive community living and expectations, such as the University’s Good Neighbor Initiative.

Listening Circles provide the opportunity for the Public Safety team to discuss safety topics and concerns with university departments and student organizations. Upon request, we welcome the connection that these sessions offer to hear serving from our community and collaboratively identify ways to enhance services and safety.

Resource Fairs offer a format for representatives from Public Safety to join various organizations and university departments to disseminate our promotional safety materials and available resources for general awareness to the entire community.

Coffee with the Cops events provide informal interaction between Public Safety personnel and Temple students and employees at various campus locations. While receiving information about maintaining a safe environment, guests can share a cup of coffee or assorted pastries with the Public Safety team.

Situational Awareness /Self-Defense workshops focus on providing participations with tools to enhance their everyday awareness and general safety information and a hands-basic self-defense demonstration.

Presentations provide the Public Safety team the opportunity to engage with students and explore pertinent safety issues in a scholarly structure.

Neighborhood BBQ provides an opportunity for students living in the area adjacent to Main Campus to interact with community leaders and neighbors. Creating an atmosphere of mutual respect facilitates a path of open dialogue and positive resolution as issues may arise throughout the year.

National Campus Safety Awareness Month disseminates information to residential students and new tenants about safety strategies and resources on campus and in the area. Activities include residence hall programming, resources fairs and campus campaigns to emphasis the importance of being alert, aware and informed.

The Tour de Shore Bike Ride is a community fund-raiser event hosted by the Irish Pub to benefit childhood charitable endeavors. In July we organize a team of student, employees and associates to participate in the 65-mile bike tour from 20th and Walnut streets in Philadelphia to the Irish Pub & Inn in Atlantic City.

5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walks are conveniently scheduled at lunchtime and serves as a great way for students and employees at the Main Campus to take a break from routine and get out for exercise and socialization.

Avenue of the Treats enables neighborhood children to have a fun-filled, safe area to celebrate Halloween, wear their favorite costumes and participate in a variety trick-or-treating activities.

Coordinated by representatives from Beech Interplex Inc., the Office of Community Services, Public Safety and student organizations, this popular event relies on teamwork and communication to create a phenomenal experience for everyone.  

Thanksgiving Outreach Project embodies the ideals of making a difference and enriching our community through service. Representatives from Temple Police, Temple University Office of Community Affairs and Engagement, student organizations and local clergy provide Thanksgiving meals to families of our surrounding communities who are in need. 

Community Holiday Celebration is hosted by our department and connects our community neighbors with our campus community in the spirit of holiday season. Temple staff and students donate their time and talents to provide food, prizes, decorations and entertainment for more than 300 children and their families. This gathering initiatives the opportunity for everyone to feel empowered by what we share with each other.

For more information or to volunteer to assist with an event, contact Police Officer Leroy Wimberly, , 215-384-8896.