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Sustainability and Safety

The protection of our students and our environment is of utmost importance to Temple. That is why we place such an emphasis on student safety and lessening the university's impact on the community in which we live.

Office of Sustainability 

Temple's Office of Sustainability is responsible for assessing the university's sustainability efforts, studying best practices and recommending tangible short- and long-term actions the university can take to promote environmental responsibility and pursue sustainable practices. Learn more about sustainability efforts at Temple.

Emergency Preparedness 

Emergency situations can arise at any time. Temple has a comprehensive plan in place for organizing, coordinating and directing available resources toward the management of an emergency. Learn more about Temple's emergency planning division.

environmental safety

The Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS) department ensures the safe use of radioactive materials, radiation-producing equipment, chemicals and biological substances at the university, the hospital and affiliated institutions. Learn more about EHRS.

Campus Safety 

The safety of our students and staff is a top priority. Our police division employs more than 130 sworn personnel. Our security division includes 63 Temple security officers, augmented by 250 full-time-equivalent security officers from a contracted security company. Learn more about campus safety at Temple.