Message from the Chief Inclusion & Equity Officer

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

Here, we recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords but vital aspects of how we navigate our world. Our goal is to prepare students for the complexities of society by embracing the rich tapestry of cultures, beliefs, and perspectives that make up our global community.

As the central hub for diversity initiatives, the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UE is dedicated to fostering trust, appreciation, and collaboration across all differences. Our approach focuses on developing cultural competencies, fostering unity, and building ethical cross-cultural relationships that benefit everyone.

We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion are ongoing processes, not mere outcomes. Through our commitment to accessibility, fairness, enrichment, and well-being, the University of Evansville aims to create a learning environment where understanding and respecting our shared humanity are fundamental.

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Dr. Rob Shelby
Vice President for Talent & Community and Chief Inclusion & Equity Officer