A quick scan across the campus at any point during the day proves that there is an incredible lack of racial diversity on campus. However, props must be given to Concordia; the college has a well-respected international exchange program that many students partake in, but the majority of students on site are stereotypical Scandinavians. There are, however, somewhat noticeable ethnic groups, and they are incredibly involved with campus activities. In order to meet these unique and interesting people, participation in college activities is essential, or the level of diversity will seem nonexistent.
One aspect of diversity that is often highlighted at Concordia is that there is a relatively high homosexual population. Most students are extremely accepting and celebrate the differences in sexual preference. The overall diversity can be a bit of a problem, though, for students wishing to learn about other cultures from fellow students. Concordia has an amazing mission statement that attempts to engross the community in diversity awareness, but sometimes that type of learning is simply not the same as knowledge acquired in everyday life.