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4 College Freshman

Diversity: It's very diverse you got different race, sex, religion going around school.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse with many topics

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3 College Junior

Diversity: There's very little ethnic/racial diversity, but that probably has to do more with location.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: It is kind of diverse here there doesn't really seem to be too much of any specific race.

5 College Junior

Diversity: no one cares if they are different then they live their own lives.

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At Shenandoah, there are plenty of different economic backgrounds, religions, and sexualities visible on campus, and every single one of these categories is well respected and respects others in return. Ethnic minorities and international students sometimes roam around campus, almost as if they are lost. Many students are well-mannered and guide these students around campus. Occasionally, there will be a select few who have a short temper with these students because of an accent or language barrier. Otherwise, the tolerance toward these students is quite manageable.

There are clubs for different ethnicities, too. One club is called the BSU club, or the Black Student Union. This club holds parties on the weekends, often with a DJ. This club also holds male auctions for fundraising. BSU is well represented around campus, and generally this group is known for holding the best on-campus get-togethers.

Facts & Statistics

African American
12%
Asian
5%
Hispanic
3%
International
5%
Native American
1%
White
67%
Unknown
6%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
44%
Common States of Residence
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 27%
20-21: 24%
22-24: 23%
25+: 25%
Female Faculty
54%
Male Faculty
46%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 88%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Generally, nobody really looks down upon a student just because of whom they like or are interested in. Everybody at school is usually accepted just because everybody attending is a student trying to get educated. SU is a well-respected school with intelligent intellectuals, whether they are gay or straight. There aren't any types of activities made for students with different lifestyles. Every student is capable of doing an activity together.
Political Activity
SU doesn't tend to lean left or right. According to students, most political activity appears during actual debates during classes like political science.
Economic Status
There are plenty of scholarships awarded each year to students. Almost every attending student at SU enters with an academic scholarship awarded from high school grades. Although that may seem like a fantastic award, SU is a pricey college, and scholarships are very hard to obtain. Getting awarded a few scholarships doesn't cover the price of tuition, but it certainly helps!
Most Common Religions
The most common religions on campus would be Christian, Catholic, and Methodist. There are plenty of Christians and Methodist students because SU is a private Methodist college. There are generally never any other types of religions publicly seen around campus. Due to this, SU holds ethnic nights that celebrate certain cultures and religions. One night SU celebrated Indian culture with Indian music, food, and dancers.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The main minority club at SU is the BSU club: Black Student Union. This club is strictly for African American students. They hold parties and fundraisers for the club, including events like a male auction. They add excitement to campus because it gives students things to participate in during the week and on weekends.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 41 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 22% Liberal
  • 32% Moderate
  • 27% Conservative
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 12% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 57 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 23% Liberal
  • 26% Moderate
  • 16% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 28% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 56 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 23 responses

  • 48% Republican
  • 9% Democratic
  • 26% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 17% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 70% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 30% 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 23 responses

  • 74% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 22% 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.
  • 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 41 responses

  • 61% Very accepting.
  • 32% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 5% 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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