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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity with ethnicity has increased, many backgrounds

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Minorities are not left out and never made to feel like they are left out.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is super diverse. I've met a lot of different types of students and that is one of the things that make this campus great.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Wide variety of students from all backgrounds and many clubs to join that support and appreciate that background!

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3 College Junior

Diversity: Southwest VA is not exactly known for its diversity.

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The average student at Radford University is white, heterosexual, female, middle to upper class, and Republican. However, this doesn't mean that there isn't diversity on campus. Student organizations are constantly striving for more diversity, and clubs promoting awareness, tolerance, and international issues are very easy to find. The University sponsors an international and intercultural week every year to promote awareness of other cultures and nationalities. International students often provide recipes from home or spread the word about their country at several events planned for campus.

La Sociedad Hispanica has hosted several salsa and Latin dance classes. The Radford University bookstore sells shirts that benefit Darfur, and students often speak out for social action. The College Republicans and Young Democrats have very active mailing lists and meetings, and encourage college students to participate in the selection of members of local, state, and federal government. Religious clubs and organizations are plentiful on Radford's campus, especially those of the Christian faith. There are several different clubs that include worship, weekend retreats, and weekly meetings. Radford is very open to the formation of clubs that promote diversity in religion, race, sexual preference, and politics.

Facts & Statistics

African American
8%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
4%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
81%
Unknown
3%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
9%
Common States of Residence
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 41%
20-21: 34%
22-24: 17%
25+: 7%
Female Faculty
48%
Male Faculty
52%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 90%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There is a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and straight ally activist club on campus. Members work hard to bring change to the University by dispelling myths and minimizing prejudice. Its goal is to make Radford a school without labels and free of ignorance.
Political Activity
There are two active clubs supporting politics: College Republicans and Young Democrats. Both organizations are pretty active and have tables at the club fair, hold meetings, and email information and minutes of meetings to all who are interested.
Economic Status
Most Radford students are middle or upper class.
Most Common Religions
Most students are Christian or Catholic. Mass is held every Sunday on campus, and there's a very involved Catholic club. There are also several Christian or Christianity-based clubs. Only one Jewish club has managed to make its way onto Radford's list of organizations.
Minority Clubs on Campus
La Sociedad Hispanica is the local Spanish society which works to promote Hispanic awareness on the Radford campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 52 responses

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 33% Liberal
  • 15% Moderate
  • 19% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 27% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 78 responses

  • 3% Progressive/very liberal
  • 22% Liberal
  • 22% Moderate
  • 9% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 41% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 79 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 46 responses

  • 41% Republican
  • 15% Democratic
  • 22% Independent
  • 2% Other party not mentioned
  • 20% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 27% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 61% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 9% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 3% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 47 responses

  • 21% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 62% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 13% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 4% 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 52 responses

  • 56% Very accepting.
  • 37% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 6% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.
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