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.