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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Mizzou tries to be as diverse as possible, but they can only do so much

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity at Mizzou is actually better than I anticipated. Contrary to what events portrayed in media, the campus is overall very accepting of differences.

3 College Junior

Diversity: This question comes at a great time because its been the topic of discussion from our nation, at least in terms of ethnicity and race. I do think that some groups in regards to ethnic race background are actually treated like their opinions don't matter. I don't think it's fair for a person who cannot experience the big divide between races to say "well you should've done this" or "shouldn't have done that", "stop complaining about it", and "its not always about race". Because in some situations it might not be about race, but for a race to be profiled, excluded, and portrayed in a negative light in all facets of the media those deeply rooted ideals are present.

In regards to economic backgrounds are pretty diverse, but are exclusionary when related to the Greek Life System. The fees needed to participate/be apart of predominately white Greek Life houses are exponentially high and deter people of color from joining because of lack of funds.

Political beliefs are pretty homogeneous with society at large. Being Democratic or Republican.

Religion or lack there of on our campus is pretty diverse. That aspect is good, but I wish students would attempt to learn/respect others other than their own more.

Sexual Orientation in regards to the LGB community is more open in some spaces and in the community at large only a few. The Trans, Non-Binary, Asexual community isn't as accepted yet on a holistic level. I think the opening of Gateway (Gender Neutral Res Hall) was a huge first step for our campus in that regard.

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity is encouraged by administration, but not necessarily embraced by the students,

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: One day, I was surprised to find out that the minority groups are really small, despite the fact that I have seen lots of people who belong to minority groups.

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There is a lot of diversity on campus. People come from all over the country to attend Mizzou's prestigious journalism program, and with that, the University gets a lot of people from different races, economic statuses, and religious backgrounds.

Everyone seems to be treated well on campus. The University has an LGBT group as well as religiously affiliated groups. International students are very prominent, as well. Usually, international students stay on campus and live in the same dorm, but they assimilate well into campus life and the downtown social scene. Overall, students are tolerant and accepting of others' views, religions, races, and sexual preferences.

 

Facts & Statistics

African American
8%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
3%
International
3%
Native American
0%
White
80%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
37%
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 36%
20-21: 34%
22-24: 18%
25+: 12%
Female Faculty
39%
Male Faculty
61%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 11%
Native American: 0%
White: 74%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
The Board of Curators recently added sexual orientation to their non-discrimination policy. Widespread hate crimes, intimidation, and violence against gays have never been reported.
Political Activity
There are political clubs for any political leaning, but some are more active than others. The College Republicans attract big-name speakers to lecture, while the College Democrats are kind of in a rut. There are also clubs available for Libertarian or Green Party-leaning students (sorry, no Reform Party club yet). Left-of-center groups attract a lot of attention with demonstrations and publicity stunts once in a while, like when a new war breaks out.
Economic Status
Since the majority of students who come to Mizzou is from the state of Missouri, an economically diverse state, there is a rather economically diverse student body. There are a lot of students who come from the St. Louis and Kansas City suburbs, as well as people who have a more modest upbringing in rural parts of the state.
Most Common Religions
Christianity is the most prominent religion at Mizzou.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Legion of Black Collegians is the most active club for African Americans on campus. They have a lot of events and activities for black students on campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 121 responses

  • 7% Progressive/very liberal
  • 33% Liberal
  • 24% Moderate
  • 16% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 15% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 182 responses

  • 5% Progressive/very liberal
  • 26% Liberal
  • 29% Moderate
  • 11% Conservative
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 25% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 184 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 95 responses

  • 19% Republican
  • 41% Democratic
  • 15% Independent
  • 5% Other party not mentioned
  • 20% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 70 responses

  • 34% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 61% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 4% 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 95 responses

  • 37% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 56% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 6% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 1% 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 121 responses

  • 38% Very accepting.
  • 50% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 8% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 4% It's hard to be a minority here.

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