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3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: I only say that it is okay just cause there honestly isnt much diversity at all. You just see blonde kids everywhere.

1 College Senior

Diversity: if you are a white female you are in heaven

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Cal Lu tries to incorporate diversity as much as it can, but to be honest it's mostly white people. It is a lutheran school, so there are plenty of Lutheran's, but if you aren't Lutheran or even religious it really doesn't matter because there is no required chapel or anything. I do feel like people embrace diversity here though.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Growing up in Southern California, which is a very liberal state and a major melting pot, ethnic/racial diversity has never been an issue. It has never been something I have given much thought to because I grew up in such a way that everyone had their own opinions and "to he his own" was the way of life.

4 College Junior

Diversity: My campus is very diverse in terms of ethnic/racial diversity. Also, my campus is open to students of all religions so there's also a lot of diversity there.

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CLU’s student population encompasses a blend of different cultures, religions, sexual orientations, economic backgrounds, and political beliefs. This diverse mixture is represented through clubs, organizations, multicultural and international programs, and campus events. Though most students come from regions up and down the coast of California, many also come from out of state, like Texas and Washington, and from out of the country, like China and Norway. Clubs like Club Italia and Midwest Appreciation Club serve to provide fun information about specific locations around the world. Other clubs—like Hillel (Jewish), Latin American Student Organization (LASO), and Gay-Straight Alliance—offer opportunities for students who wish to become more involved with their ethnicity, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation. Economics Club, College Republicans, and Pi Sigma Alpha are economically and politically-affiliated clubs in which students can express their ideas and engage in local, national, and worldwide discussions.

The Multicultural & International Programs is the main CLU center that helps to promote campus diversity and to foster a more understanding and appreciative student body. Many students are multicultural volunteers and help out at program events. Some students are also international peer mentors who help international students transition into college and life in the United States.

Facts & Statistics

African American
4%
Asian
6%
Hispanic
23%
International
5%
Native American
1%
White
53%
Unknown
6%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
19%
Common States of Residence
  • Arizona
  • Foreign countries
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 28%
20-21: 28%
22-24: 16%
25+: 26%
Female Faculty
49%
Male Faculty
51%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 7%
Hispanic: 6%
International: 3%
Native American: 1%
White: 81%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The Gay-Straight Alliance is an organization on campus that creates a safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally students. GSA is pretty popular among students and holds various activities, like an annual drag show and Pride Week.
Political Activity
Politics and political-affiliated activities are not stressed and do not play that big of a role on campus; however, there are political clubs that keep students informed about politics. College Republicans and Pi Sigma Alpha are some of the several clubs that primarily focus on political issues involving CLU, local surrounding communities, and the world. These clubs hold events, like registering students to vote, to alert students of hot, current political topics.
Economic Status
CLU students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds. Most students are relying on financial aid and scholarship money to help pay for the expensive tuition, regardless of their economic status. Students are not concerned with the economic classes of others and are primarily focused on character and morals.
Most Common Religions
A majority of CLU students is Christian-though Lutheran, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim students are fairly represented, as well. All students are required to take two religion courses, one lower division and one upper, and these courses help students understand the beliefs and teachings of other religions. There are various clubs on campus that are religion affiliated, like Hillel Club (Jewish), Lord of Life, and Secular Student Alliance. These clubs hold events, such as Common Ground and Shabbat Celebration, to encourage students to learn what other religions entail.
Minority Clubs on Campus
A majority of the organizations on campus includes minority clubs, such as Asian Club and Friends, Black Student Union, Club Italia, Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Saudi Students Club, and United Students of the World. Many of these clubs hold weekly meetings to discuss upcoming events, current issues, and share thoughts and ideas.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 15 responses

  • 93% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 7% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 41 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 29% Liberal
  • 41% Moderate
  • 12% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 7% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 41 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 24% Liberal
  • 37% Moderate
  • 15% Conservative
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 10% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 43 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 42 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

Have you changed your political views since starting college?     Based on 15 responses

  • 80% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 13% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 7% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 15 responses

  • 20% Republican
  • 40% Democratic
  • 13% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 27% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 15 responses

  • 60% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 20% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 13% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 7% Yes. I've become less religious and have changed my religious affiliation.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 67% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 20% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 7% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 7% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 15 responses

  • 20% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 13% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 40% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 27% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 42 responses

  • 71% Very accepting.
  • 26% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.

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