The beacons for diversity on campus are the flags hanging in the cafeteria that represent the approximately 30 countries from which AC students hail. While the majority of students are white, middle class, and from Texas or Oklahoma, you will run into the occasional student from New York, Tennessee, Nigeria, or France. You may wonder, "Now, how did he or she end up in Sherman?" And the best part is that it's okay to ask. You see, while the student body is not necessarily diverse in the truest sense of the word, the people are overtly open-minded about all cultures and lifestyles. It's all about learning from one another in the AC family, and you shouldn't expect anything less from a campus that lives and breathes studying abroad, Jan Term experiences, and global outreach.
The AC community is a nurturing environment, no matter what group you're representing. Muslim students can remain close to their religion by connecting with their peers during Ramadan, and their Christian friends may even fast with them for a few days in support. Many gay students find the courage to "come out" when they arrive in the haven of AC. And if that's not enough for you, the president of this Presbyterian-affiliated college is a Jewish woman.