Temple athletics are honored for diversity

Posted: January 10, 2006

Temple is one of 10 Division I-A institutions to earn the overall excellence in diversity award bestowed by the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University, Temple officials announced yesterday.

The award recognizes the NCAA Division I-A athletic departments that excel in diversity.

"I am extremely pleased that the Temple athletics department has received this recognition," Bill Bradshaw, Temple's director of athletics, said in a statement.

"This is an area that Temple University takes pride in, not just in athletics, but in all areas of the university."

The overall excellence in diversity award was based on the sum of six categories: diversity strategy, African-American graduation rates for male and female students, Title IX compliance, employees' gender diversity, and employees' racial diversity.

In each category, the laboratory recognizes multiple recipients. Temple is also one of 10 schools to receive recognition for its employees' racial diversity.

Temple was the only school in the Atlantic Ten Conference to receive recognition for overall excellence in diversity.

The nine other schools to earn the honor were Arizona, Arizona State, the University of Buffalo, Louisiana-Monroe, Nevada, Tulsa, Washington, Washington State, and Wisconsin.

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