Many years ago, there was this little thing called the Civil War. The South has thenceforth been known as a place filled with predominantly white males who do not really seem to care too much about other cultures. And even though the days of slavery and the Civil Rights Movement may be over, the South is still lacking in diversity. God bless LSU for trying, but the numbers don't lie. With nearly 80 percent of the population being white and the rest meagerly spread among other races, it's hard to say LSU is a diverse place, though the administration often touts it as so.
However, compared to the South in general, LSU is doing a much better job than other universities. The school is doing its best to promote the efforts of diversity. Student organizations and several University programs are helping to get the word out about people of differing cultures and give the campus a more congealed, melting-pot-like atmosphere. LSU has several international students, as well, which helps to expose students to people of other countries through their tenure at the University. Students of other cultures often meet others of the same background, start organizations based on their common bond, and try to get other people on campus informed about their ways of life. Despite low numbers in size, most other groups have a chance to have an equal voice in matters of the University. Many students of all races are trying to raise the flag of diversity and create a university that is better racially-distributed.