As statistics strongly suggest, Gonzaga is not a hotbed of racial diversity. Virtually the only noticeable "ethnic" presence on campus is the contingent from the Far East (mainly Japan and Korea, but also Russia and Taiwan). These students tend to be rather isolated, both by the linguistic barrier and by their diligent study habits. There are many minority clubs, but they tend to be small and cliquish. For many, the overwhelmingly Caucasian nature is off-putting. The administration is working to promote diversity through scholarships and programs. The atmosphere in Spokane does not help matters—it is heavily white.
On the bright side, within the Gonzaga community, there seems to be a fairly minimal amount of segregation. Students with similar interests and habits tend to stick together, but there is very little intolerance or deep divisions among students. Discrimination along lines of money or fashion is almost unheard of, and religious differences provoke conversations. True, Gonzaga is overwhelmingly comprised of semi-affluent white people. Nevertheless, the general atmosphere at the school is friendly. People have plenty of differences that go beyond ethnicity, and you will experience these differences at Gonzaga and grow accordingly.