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.