Message from the Chief Diversity Officer

Welcome to the University of Evansville’s Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The University of Evansville understands that diversity, equity, and inclusion shape and inform our daily interactions and how we view the world. Preparing students for a complex social world requires learning experiences that attend to the history, cultures, values, beliefs, and views of our global society.

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is the centralized office for these efforts at the University of Evansville. The diversity mission to cultivate interpersonal trust, cross-cultural appreciation, and shared purpose across differences throughout the UE community is embedded in our policies, practices, and procedures.

We are an innovative team that develops cultural competencies, cultivates values that unite us, and produces ethical cross-cultural relationships for the betterment of our community. We remind ourselves that while much has been accomplished, diversity, equity, and inclusion are not outcomes but rather enduring processes.

By advancing our foundational values of access, equity, enrichment, and wellbeing, the University of Evansville affirms a diverse learning community that moves beyond tolerance, to an understanding and respect of our global humanity.

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Dr. Rob Shelby
Chief Diversity Officer

Diversity Statistics (details below)

A devotion to Diversity

At UE, we believe each student's academic success is enriched by learning and growing with those from diverse backgrounds.

  • 14% Students of Diverse Backgrounds
  • 53 Total Countries Represented by Student Population
  • 31% Students With A Declared Religion

Information based on data collected in 2019

The growth and development of diversity on our campus is a lifelong commitment. We are dedicated to creating a welcoming campus that recognizes and supports individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is consistently working to improve these efforts by offering resources for our students, faculty, and leadership.

Office Phone:
812-488-5260

Office Email:
Center4DEI@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Ridgway University Center, Office 261