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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I love being able to be myself and see others of so many different backgrounds!

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is so much diversity on campus. There a girls from all over the world, with different heritage, race, religion, and political views.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone accepts students as they are, and there are no incidents of mistreatment. It is a real diverse campus and it lets you experience different cultures and personalities. Overall this is what makes it a great school.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Over and over, you will hear that Wesleyan provides an atmosphere that encourages diversity. This is true. Being in a diverse area opens up your perspective in many ways. It'll bring you to a realization that everybody literally inhabits a different lifestyle. With some people, you may share similar features such as living in a single household or being born in the same country. In your professional life, this environment prepares you to interact with people from various parts of the world in many different career areas.

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Diversity: Wesleyan is an extremely diverse campus with students from every country with different religions and sexual orientations.

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As noted on Wesleyan's website, the College's international relations have opened doors to a multicultural community unlike any other. A Manchu-dynasty silk robe, presented to the College by Soong Ching-ling of the Soong sisters, testifies that women of every origin are welcome as an equal. Regardless of heritage, students interact with individuals of both similar and different economic statuses. Lower, middle, and upper classes are represented in the student body along with countless religious beliefs. In addition, all forms of sexual preference can be found within the campus community. Thus, at Wesleyan the concept of a “minority” is nonexistent. African Americans, Europeans, Asians, and Caucasians exist in a tolerant environment which allows for free expression within every group.

The most noticeable groups of international students are the Jamaicans, Nepalese, and Koreans. If they are not playing on one of the sports teams, they are a resident adviser or computer resident assistant. African American and other minority groups, ethnic and sexual, are the predominant presence on campus. “Wesleyan bubble,” a term created by Wesleyan students, best describes the safe-haven atmosphere felt on campus.

Facts & Statistics

African American
31%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
4%
International
16%
Native American
0%
White
43%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
34%
Common States of Residence
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • Louisiana
  • New York
  • North Carolina
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 36%
20-21: 36%
22-24: 15%
25+: 12%
Female Faculty
59%
Male Faculty
41%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 0%
Hispanic: 0%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 96%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The lesbian and bisexual community is treated with respect by their heterosexual peers. A portion of the student population is either lesbian or bisexual, and they are comforted in knowing that most of the students have an accepting attitude toward alternative lifestyles. Although some individuals possess more judgmental or negative outlooks on the lesbian and bisexual community, they always treat them in a dignified and amiable manner. GLBAL (Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Allies) is an organization founded to enhance the understanding of all students, faculty, and staff of the College. The organization is active on campus, and membership is open to everyone interested in learning about gay and lesbian issues.
Political Activity
While the beliefs of the student body span across the entire political spectrum, the campus leans left and is considered liberal. Two political interest organizations available to everyone are the Young Democrats and College Republicans. These organizations coexist in peace, promoting an understanding of government and awareness of liberal and conservative issues. Moreover, they enable the students to partake in political causes and provide voter registration information regarding local options. Other activities include attending voter rallies, state conventions, and campaigns.
Economic Status
At Wesleyan, an individual's economic status does not segregate her from anyone else. There are those from upper-class families who happily work alongside those from a working-class family. Students put more effort into motivating their peers rather than measuring the depths of each other's pockets. A common factor that many share is scholarships, which proves to be essential in enabling a student to attend the College. Most students benefit from scholarships and/or federal grants. Two to three students per class are eligible for one of four big scholarships the school offers.
Most Common Religions
Although Wesleyan College has a long-standing history with the Methodist church, the campus is nondenominational and embraces all religions. The most common religions practiced by students are Christianity (Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Latter-Day Saints, Episcopalian, etc.), Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Agnosticism, and Buddhism. No discrimination occurs amongst these groups, and the only visible difference that allows one to stand out is the wearing of a hijab. Aside from that physical characteristic, all blend within the student body. This is possible partially due to the Council on Religious Concerns (CRC), an organization with various responsibilities including planning campus religious services for all religions, as well as organizing community service events.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Two popular and highly active minority clubs are the Black Student Alliance (BSA) and the Association of eXemplary International Students (AXIS). Black Student Alliance members put on bake sales, community service events, and have formed a gospel choir that performs on campus and locally. Additionally, they work to inform the public on past, current, and future issues affecting people of color. AXIS members put on one large cultural event per semester: an international banquet in the fall and a cultural performance in the spring. Smaller cultural trips and activities are designed to educate students on international issues.
Did You Know?
  • Soong Ai-ling, Soong Mei-ling, and Soong Ching-ling, also known as the Soong sisters, have a personal history with Wesleyan College. Both Ai-ling and Ching-ling earned a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan; however, in June of 1943, the College bestowed an honorary doctorate of law upon the three sisters, which Madame Chiang Kai-shek was present to accept on behalf of her sisters.
  • The International Banquet is held every fall, and is packed with food and entertainment! International students prepare all of the food from scratch, and try to make a dish from each country represented within the Wesleyan community.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 22 responses

  • 14% Progressive/very liberal
  • 18% Liberal
  • 27% Moderate
  • 27% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 5% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 22 responses

  • 18% Progressive/very liberal
  • 32% Liberal
  • 27% Moderate
  • 14% Conservative
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 5% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 21 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 20 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 22 responses

  • 82% Very accepting.
  • 18% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.

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