London is a small, conservative city. Considering such, Western condones a diverse community. Students from higher economic backgrounds are generally attracted to the school, and Western is nicknamed "the country club of Ontario" as a result. Regardless, students of lower financial means have a variety of monetary support routes to follow at the school, and they should not worry about an overt divide between economic classes. Politically, Western students are both left- and right-wing.
The University Students' Council supports many organizations and programs that cater to differing cultural, religious, and political inclinations. UWO has a vocal Jewish population, but other religious beliefs are equally accepted. Western lacks the racial diversity that would most likely be found at a large city school, but the University is nonetheless inclusive to all cultures. International students are gladly welcomed, and an international student service ensures security for all students. PrideWestern is an especially prominent organization that represents the GLBT community, and it illustrates the tolerance expected from all students of the University.