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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Our class president runs forums on how to connect the campus but also made slave jokes towards an African American student. Most of the athletes do not care at all about it, and our yikyak is filled with anonymous people being racist, annoyed with campus' efforts.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: A lot of people are different and we don't treat them any different.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Guilford College is the best place to be for diversity. Diversity of faiths, ideas, ethnicities, cultures, and lifestyles is the main belief here. Being a Quaker college, Guilford encourages diversity and tolerance of others, which is a very good thing and it creates a good and friendly environment where different beliefs and ideas can flourish and people can share their ideas and learn from each other. However, there is always the possibility of a little prejudice from one or two people, but this college is in all a very accepting place.

5 College Junior

Diversity: If any school is a grade A example of diversity, it would be Guilford College! There are constant seminars on diversity and other cultures.

4 College Student

Diversity: Diversity at the school is good compared to other small liberal colleges but this being said most of the diversity comes from the sports teams (football).

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Guilford seems to have great diversity of mind and perspective, although most people are on the liberal side of the spectrum. The activist groups are very devoted to causes they see as critical. Trips to political protests have been quite common over the last decade, as have steady pushes toward voter registration. Another yearly trip is to the SOA (School of the Americas) protest in Georgia. The general student population seems to care about recycling, as well. There are normally groups of two trash cans throughout campus: one for trash, the other for recyclable items. The dumpsters near each residence hall also include one for recycling and another for trash. It is rare to see students blatantly littering on campus. A considerable population of students have vegetarian, vegan, and organic-based diets.

There is a good diversity of people from all over the country, although often North Carolinians are attracted to the College. As in most groups gathered from around the country, people enjoy exploring regional differences in speech, tradition, and lifestyle. As for racial diversity, groups do not always mix as well as they could, but it is in no way a threatening environment for minorities. In general, people get along and are usually friendly to one another.

Facts & Statistics

African American
25%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
4%
International
1%
Native American
0%
Two or More Races
3%
White
62%
Unknown
0%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
46%
Common States of Residence
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 5%
18-19: 26%
20-21: 25%
22-24: 10%
25+: 34%
Female Faculty
47%
Male Faculty
53%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 7%
Asian American: 1%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 6%
Native American: 0%
White: 80%
Unknown: 2%
Gay Pride
The Guilford community is very open to all students, regardless of sexual preference. They are a presence on campus, but not an overwhelming one. The students are visible, vocal, and generally feel comfortable. PRIDE has a significant membership.
Political Activity
Guilford likes to consider itself extremely politically active and interested in current events. Guilford students are relentlessly liberal, and Democrats may find that they are even sometimes less extreme than other students.
Economic Status
Most Guilford students come from middle-class backgrounds, although there are people from both economic extremes. Those who are rich do not tend to flaunt it. Many people come from hippie and liberal parents, and sometimes want to act as if they could survive being less well-off than they may actually be. A large majority of students has a significant amount of loans or assistance to afford Guilford.
Most Common Religions
Most students are Quaker or are of various Christian denominations. Atheist and agnostic students are also represented. Religious diversity is comfortable on campus. Religious organizations on campus include: GCRO, Guilford Christian Fellowship, Hillel, Muslim Student Association, and Pagan Mysticism.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Blacks Unifying Society (BUS), Hispanos Unidos de Guilford (HUG), and International Club are a few minority organizations on campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 23 responses

  • 17% Progressive/very liberal
  • 17% Liberal
  • 13% Moderate
  • 13% Conservative
  • 9% Very conservative
  • 9% Libertarian
  • 22% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 26 responses

  • 38% Progressive/very liberal
  • 42% Liberal
  • 0% Moderate
  • 0% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 19% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 28 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 12 responses

  • 8% Republican
  • 33% Democratic
  • 42% Independent
  • 17% Other party not mentioned
  • 0% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 83% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 17% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% 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 12 responses

  • 67% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 33% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% 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 22 responses

  • 64% Very accepting.
  • 36% 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.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.

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