Statistics show that the majority of SLU students come from Christian, white, middle-class families. However, the University's minority populations grow each year. With an increase in international recruitment, SLU has a large population of students from abroad, especially from Asian and European countries. There are also many domestic students from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Despite their small numbers, each group has a presence on campus as a result of SLU's commitment to diversity and inclusion via the Cross Cultural Center (CCC). The CCC is located in the heart of the student center and serves as a hub for the cultural student organizations. They are constantly hosting events and exhibits that cultivate awareness, inclusion, and engagement in cultural experiences. In line with SLU's Jesuit mission, students also recently created an inclusion creed, titled the "Oath of Inclusion." The Oath challenges the SLU community to embrace diversity and challenge social injustice. The written oath is posted in key places on campus as a constant reminder to students. The Student Government Association also creates a weekly video showing how SLU students are truly living out the oath. Despite its statistically homogeneous population, SLU welcomes students of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, geographic locations, and religious backgrounds.