Overall, students agree that UCM is a very diverse campus and that people are accepting of the various groups on campus, whether in regards to minorities or sexual orientation. There are clubs for different ethnic groups, which promote diversity and acceptance by encouraging others to join and participate in their events. There is not too much segregation here. In terms of politics, there are controlled debates between different political parties; students are aware and accepting of different political beliefs. Within their first year here, students tend to learn a lot about other cultures and backgrounds, some of which they had no idea about before they started school.
UCM is considered one of the more diverse UC campuses. There is almost an equal mix of Asians, Hispanics, and Caucasians, and there are also quite a few African Americans and Asian Indians. There does not appear to be any racial or ethnic tension or major conflicts between people of different backgrounds—this goes for political affiliation and sexual orientation, as well. UCM is a very accepting campus; while there are always a few exceptions, they are not really noticeable.