Berry is not the most diverse place in the world. Most students tend to be white, conservative, and female. In addition, most people are from Georgia or neighboring states of Tennessee and Alabama; however, there is a growing number of out-of-state and international students on campus. Most students are aware of the homogeneity on campus and would like to see Berry become more diverse in many aspects, including race.
Campus organizations like the Black Student Alliance, Orgullo, and the Berry International Club all use their resources to promote social awareness and the understanding of different cultures on campus. And with the addition of the programming group for multicultural education, students are receiving a consistent stream of information about cultures other than the dominate ones. On the other hand, the economic background of students is varied, although most students come from a similar middle- to upper-middle-class family. There are students in the GLBT community on campus, but there is not much open dialogue about the issues they face at Berry. And even within Berry's homogeneity, students have varied opinions and beliefs about controversial issues, which gives students the opportunity to have open and honest conversations with one another and challenge each other's ideas about the ways in which the world works.