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5 College Junior

Diversity: Claflin is a HBCU (historically black college and university) so naturally it is accepting of anyone. It is a private christian school but they do not discriminate against other religious affiliations.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a large population of LGTB people on campus so it is very rare that someone will be discriminated against even with the large Christian community.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: We have extreme diversity amongst the campus. No one is treated any differently then the person next to them.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everybody has open arms to everybody of different race, or sexual preference.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Claflin have many has a variety of students with different ethnic backgrounds. Even though these students are the minorities they don't get treated no different from the native students of this country.

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Since Claflin University is a historically black college and university (HBCU), the majority of students here are African Americans. However, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap, or age in any of its policies, and Claflin actually has a very diverse student population. The students and professors at Claflin come from different states and countries—there are students from 25 states and 15 foreign countries, including Austria, Ghana, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam—and the campus is a big melting pot of different cultures, races, and ideas.

Also, despite being strongly affiliated with the Methodist Church, there are also many different types of religions acknowledged on campus. Students have free speech and rights and can follow whichever religious denomination they choose, as long as they do not try to force their beliefs onto anyone else. The students, faculty, and staff are very welcoming and hospitable to everyone regardless of their differences in diversity, and in today’s society, it is very rare to find that trait.

Facts & Statistics

African American
92%
Asian
0%
Hispanic
2%
International
3%
Native American
0%
White
1%
Unknown
0%
Historically Black College/University?
Yes
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
26%
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 35%
20-21: 34%
22-24: 14%
25+: 16%
Female Faculty
40%
Male Faculty
60%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 51%
Asian American: 17%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 6%
Native American: 0%
White: 23%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The GLBT community is never talked about on campus, and there are no GLBT organizations either. In fact, talking about gay pride is a subject that is too controversial for anyone to really address on campus. However, everyone is treated with the same respect on campus.
Political Activity
Claflin students are not usually open or active in any type of political activity on or around campus.
Economic Status
Many Claflin students benefit from scholarships that are either need-based or given because of academic achievements. However, this does not create tension among other students.
Most Common Religions
The school is affiliated with the Methodist Church, so a lot of students are Methodist. There are also a lot of Protestant students. Claflin has its own Chapel, and Sunday services are held every week. There are also evening worship sessions on weekdays.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The International Students Association (ISA) is for all international students at Claflin. This group hosts events, participates in fund-raisers, and takes part in the homecoming parade.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 38 responses

  • 5% Progressive/very liberal
  • 24% Liberal
  • 21% Moderate
  • 16% Conservative
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 26% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 63 responses

  • 11% Progressive/very liberal
  • 22% Liberal
  • 17% Moderate
  • 11% Conservative
  • 13% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 25% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 63 responses

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

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 39 responses

  • 0% Republican
  • 62% Democratic
  • 8% Independent
  • 5% Other party not mentioned
  • 26% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 53% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 43% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 3% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 50% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 42% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 8% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 38 responses

  • 74% Very accepting.
  • 24% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 3% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.

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