University of Evansville

Diversity Initiatives

The Office of Diversity Initiatives was created in the summer of 2006 with support from the University of Evansville African American Alumni Association, the University of Evansville Board of Trustees, and community supporters.

Anti-Bias Team

The Office of Diversity Initiatives which reports directly to the President’s Office will implement a plan to educate students from 7-12 grade in becoming anti-bias by learning about culture, racial identity, fairness, gender equity, family structures, differences in ability, and the celebration of holidays and cultural traditions. The plan would begin with developing, educating, and training seven university students on anti-bias education for students’ aged 7-12 grade and on themselves in the aforementioned components. The trainings would last 10 weeks and prepare UE students to go into a classroom or into a general assembly and present anti-bias education.

The outcomes of these efforts would help youth within the Evansville, Warrick, and other surrounding Southern Indiana school corporations to become part of the Anti-Bias Education Initiative through the University of Evansville. The University students would form an Anti-Bias Team under the guidance and direction of the University of Evansville, Diversity and Equity Officer, LaNeeça Williams.

The program is being funded by a $50,000 two year grant from Old National Bank Foundation. The Old National Bank Foundation contribution will be used by the University’s Diversity and Equality Office to build an anti-bias program during the 2014-2016 academic year.