Diversity is very visible at Sam Houston State. Everyone generally gets along, regardless of their gender, sexuality, race, religion, or economical status. There are many students from all different backgrounds—economic, ethnic, sexual, and political—and these diverse groups are all well represented on campus through honor societies, fraternities, sororities, and other student organizations. Because there are so many different groups of people immersed in this diversity, most people accept these differences and learn from one another.
While Christianity tends to be the predominant religious affiliation among the students at SHSU, people from different religious backgrounds are accepted and embraced. There isn’t a high LGBT population at SHSU, but those who do lead alternative lifestyles are accepted as just another Bearkat. Politically speaking, the majority of the student population is either moderate or conservative, with liberal views seen as the minority. Overall, SHSU is a melting pot of people from all kinds of diverse backgrounds, but everyone is accepting of each other’s beliefs and embraces their fellow students of SHSU.