Promoting a Safe and Respectful Work Environment

Promoting a Safe and Respectful Work Environment

Temple University is committed to promoting a research training and work environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment.  In furtherance of its institutional commitment, Temple University’s policies prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, veteran status, and other legally protected status (all such policies can be found here). In addition, Temple University investigates alleged violations of its applicable policies, takes action when appropriate, provides comprehensive training on discrimination and harassment policies to the Temple community, and provides required notifications to federal officials and departments like the Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, in accordance with applicable regulations.

The Office of the Vice President for Research can be reached with any questions or concerns that may arise with respect to research training and work environments, and works collaboratively as appropriate with the other offices at Temple University charged with providing support to the Temple community with respect to these issues.

Below are federal requirements of funding agencies that support Temple investigators and references that may be useful for better understanding the federal requirements associated with promoting research training and work environments that are free from unlawful discrimination and harassment.

National Institutes of Health

NIH Resource page for Anti-Sexual Harassment

NIH Statement on Policies to Address Sexual and Gender Harassment in NIH-supported Extramural Research

NIH Policy on Civil Rights Protections in NIH-Supported Research, Programs, Conferences and Other Activities

NIH Harassment and Discrimination Protections in NIH Training Applications

National Science Foundation

NSF Sexual Harassment Homepage

NSF Important Notice No. 144 on Harassment

NSF Notice on Sexual Harassment Reporting

NSF Awardee Civil Rights Compliance Program

University Resources

Temple University is is committed to promoting a safe and respectful work environment.  Temple University's policies prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, veteran status, and other legally protected status (all such policies can be found here).

To speak with a university official regarding an harassment allegation, visit the office of Equal Opportunity Compliance. Resources for Sexual Misconduct can be found here.

Temple University is committed to research and academic excellence and recognizes that this commitment requires a training and research environment free from harassment and discrimination. Please feel free to contact the Office of the Vice President for Research should you require further information.