The opinions about diversity at Purdue fall into two distinct camps: those who feel that Purdue is extremely diverse, and those who feel that it couldn't be more monochromatic. The percentages don't lie; most of Purdue's students are Caucasian. However, if you're looking for a pocket of diversity, you'll be able to find it. Six percent doesn't sound like much, but six percent of 30,000 students equals 1,800 students of foreign ethnicity. Students seem to feel that there is a place for everyone at Purdue.
Minority groups are not the most visible organizations on Purdue's campus, but Purdue does its best to raise awareness with Black History Month, Gaypril, and the like. While people from more polychromatic regions might feel Purdue to be lacking in the diversity department, a bit of searching will expose the plethora of ethnic organizations, clubs, and populations scattered through the campus. International students would do well to check out the International Center, and students of the Islamic faith should contact the Muslim Center. The Black Cultural Center and the Latino Cultural Center sponsor many events throughout the school year and are aimed at promoting awareness.