While many Oglethorpe students are white, Christian heterosexuals, they are by no means an accurate depiction of OU's diversity. There are people of various backgrounds and religions, and none of them face discrimination for their beliefs or heritage. There are lots of transfer students from out of state, and even a few from out of the country. This mixture of nationalities and ethnicities provides students with an enriching experience.
There are several clubs aimed at connecting diverse students with different religions, sexual preferences, and political leanings. All provide students with a new understanding and respect for areas that they might not know much about. Unfortunately, although students will respect anyone who differs from them, they tend to hang out with the ones who are similar. The school provides students the chance to interact with diverse people, but the students don't always take it.