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Diversity

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: I see a lot of diversity on campus no matter what everyone get along. The school welcome you to Greek etc. Student have his or her own opinion and different belief which is okay.Everyone is welcome and you learn a lot from each individual.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is treated the same.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: we had a group an Panamanian students one semester

5 College Junior

Diversity: Southern Miss. is very accepting of everyone, no matter the ethnic background. This campus really makes you feel like it's a family. It's come very far from where it started. If there's any racism, I haven't noticed.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: The is a place for everyone.

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Facts & Statistics

African American
31%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
3%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
59%
Unknown
3%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
30%
Common States of Residence
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 26%
20-21: 29%
22-24: 22%
25+: 22%
Female Faculty
48%
Male Faculty
52%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 7%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 3%
Native American: 0%
White: 83%
Unknown: 0%

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 55 responses

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 15% Liberal
  • 33% Moderate
  • 22% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 4% Libertarian
  • 22% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 83 responses

  • 6% Progressive/very liberal
  • 4% Liberal
  • 37% Moderate
  • 10% Conservative
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 41% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 84 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 45 responses

  • 13% Republican
  • 31% Democratic
  • 18% Independent
  • 4% Other party not mentioned
  • 33% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 36% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 45% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 18% 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 45 responses

  • 36% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 49% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 11% 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 55 responses

  • 56% Very accepting.
  • 36% 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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