Even though JMU comes with a diversity of personalities, this unfortunately does not translate to race, religion, or ethnicity. If JMU were to even have a religion, it would be a staunch Christian. Aside being recognized as one of the largest Christian Inner Varsity Chapters in the United States, JMU does offer alternative religious groups. The JMU Hillel as well as the Free Thinkers have gained traction in the past year, giving students another religious outlet to explore.
In large part, JMU is comprised of Northern Virginia wealth. This means a widespread majority of wealthy white kids. The slice of students that are minorities stick to each other in clumps and blobs. While you’re seeing 50 white students trickling down the JMU path, a large horde of minority students may come slipping by. In regard to sexual orientation, JMU's LGBT club holds Gay Pride events throughout the year, collaborating with Madison Equality. Students, no matter the race or sexual orientation, tend to feel like themselves in an accepting, warm environment.