Diversity is a touchy subject at Juniata, mainly because for all it's talked about on campus, there really isn't much. The school is overwhelmingly made up of white, middle-class suburbanites, and it shows everywhere except in the brochures. But the College's lack of diversity is not from lack of trying. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works incredibly hard to bring more ethnic diversity to the school. The office has made good strides, and everyone constantly talks about the subject, but it's slow going. There's even less ethnic diversity in the area, and that doesn't help.
At the same time, Juniata does draw students with different religious and political backgrounds from all over the U.S. The majority is Christian and politically liberal, but you'll find a little of everything. The school also has a comparatively large international population, especially for a college in the boonies of Pennsylvania. Minority and international clubs are very active on campus, and mark different cultural holidays and traditions with celebrations. The international students do tend to stick together, but they're not exclusive. It's easy for students to immerse themselves in a cosmopolitan mindset if they have the desire to. When it comes down to it, Juniata's a very tolerant, open-minded, internationally-oriented campus. It just can't quite muster enough ethnic diversity to mirror its diversity of thought.