UCR is one of the most diverse universities in the United States. Students gladly take the chance to meet others who are from different groups, especially since tolerance and broad-mindedness is not only welcomed, but expected. Although there are a number of students from various economic and ethnic backgrounds, most tend to segregate themselves. Many fraternities, sororities, and student organizations and clubs are based on ethnicity and religion, and Chicano, African, LGBT, Asian, and women centers are located by the HUB (Highlander Union Building), the main student building on campus.
In the residence housing, there is an LGBT hall, as well as two ethnic-based special-interest halls: the Pan-African Theme Hall for African Americans and the Unete a Mundo Hall for those of Spanish, Mexican, and Latino descents. Despite the separations, the overall culture at UCR is very inclusive, and virtually all minorities are accepted without a second thought. Ultimately, UCR offers a great opportunity for students to broaden their horizons and associate with people outside their realm of experience.