If you focus solely on statistics, Rhodes won't seem like the most diverse place. The majority of students is upper-middle-class, white Christians. This is a frequent complaint of many students and faculty members, though some would challenge the numbers and say that the campus is diverse if you become more aware of those around you. While racial diversity is slightly lacking, Rhodes draws in kids from all over the country with different experiences, family backgrounds, and political beliefs. Most students are Christian, but there's a strong Jewish and Muslim community, and few judge based on personal beliefs. In fact, most students really want to interact with people from backgrounds different than their own, and there are few, if any, issues of discrimination or racism.
Rhodes students are also passionate and opinionated, and there's a wide range of different opinions and interests represented. Many even seek out opportunities to open-mindedly debate and discuss their ideas. Eventually, you might come across someone who's stuck in his or her own ways, but for the most part, the Rhodes community really embraces diversity. The number of minority students has greatly increased in recent years, and it is continuing to climb annually. The hope is that once minority groups have a stronger presence on campus, more students will be willing to join as the years go on. It will be a process to make a major change from the current semi-homogenous community, but it is a process that most Rhodes students are willing to carry out.