Harvey Mudd, without having a high percentage of non-Asian minorities, still manages to be quite diverse. Students here come from all over the world, and everyone is very willing to share their experiences with each other. People here have been known to make duct tape menorahs and teach each other languages. There’s a lot of political and economic diversity, too, and most students have incredibly amazing stories to tell, but you never know until you ask. It’s a lot of fun to get to know Mudders individually—you start to learn about cultural differences you never knew existed.
Despite the fact that Mudd is mostly white and male, the students are open to diversity, and indeed, want to promote it. Many Mudders comment on working toward a more diverse campus, but they also will point to their range of individual backgrounds and political beliefs. The campus is also very open to sexual minorities. Though there seem to be few issues of discrimination or prejudice on campus, there are a lot of concerns about HMC not having many minorities present on campus. Mudd is working hard to make the campus more diverse, and for every minority group, there’s a club that organizes cultural awareness events. Even though the school is small, there is definitely not a lack of diversity.