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UBC has a very culturally diverse community. While the majority of the community consists of Caucasians and Asians, UBC's international and exchange student programs are among the best in the country. The campus is home to people of various races, religions, and sexual orientations, but more importantly, the community is extremely tolerant of the diversity. Multiple clubs exist to support and raise awareness for cultural and religious differences, while weeks are dedicated to support those with different sexual orientations. One of the most well-publicized events on campus is Coming Out Week, aimed to support closeted homosexuals, bisexuals, etc. Awareness weeks such as these are largely supported not only by focus clubs, but also by the University itself. During Coming Out Week, all University banners around campus are changed to rainbow flags in support of the event. Furthermore, the lobby of the Student Union Building is open to clubs and external organizations, allowing them to spread awareness with booths.
Economic differences between students may be observed, but do not impact the community in any negative way. Occasionally, students will see another student driving to class in a Lamborghini, but no explicit discrimination has been reported. Students with higher economic backgrounds generally conform to their surrounding environment. In a sense, it could almost be said that the diversity of UBC pressures all students to be tolerant of one another.