Diversity in Syracuse

<p>Is Syracuse a diverse university- different classes and ethnicities? Is there a divison or do the students interact with eachother?</p>

<p>This is directly from college *******: SU, like most colleges, likes to brag about having a culturally-diverse student body. Although Syracuse may not be the most diverse campus around, there are a significant number of minority students here. That said, pure numbers and statistics do not determine the true diversity level on a college campus; intermingling between cultures is what’s important. However, Syracuse, like many other “diverse” universities, shows a distinct lack of social interaction between people of different backgrounds. Whether it is in the student center or in the extracurricular activities students chose to participate in, the separation is evident, despite the University’s best efforts to promote cultural unity. On the other hand, though, students of different economic backgrounds mesh together here quite well. There is, however, a great number or clubs and organizations that cater to minority students. Black and Latino fraternities are an influential force in bringing dances and speakers to SU. Places like the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Resource Center and the Winnick Hillel Center are key elements of the SU community, and they are welcome to everyone, not just people that fit their respective group interests. Also, majors like Middle Eastern, Native American, African American, and Latino American studies are seeing a rise in student interest. I hope this helps...</p>

<p>thanks... hmm i don't know if I really want to go there now. I thought it was a really diverse college</p>

<p>NOT AT ALL. youll be surprised to see how much diversity there is. 7% of the kids were African american, 6% were International, and i think like 9% were Asian. to tell you the truth, it is VERY diverse compared to other very prestigous universities that claim they are diverse(COUGH COUGH BOSTON UNIVERSITY)</p>

<p>ive even been on the campus once and you dont see only white kids walking around. you see asians, blacks, hispanics, and etc.</p>

<p>This is just an observation...my D and I went to SU last week as she is making her final decision on where to go next year. We sat out on the quad for about 30 minutes in between classes and watch the kids walk by. We were very surprised at the diversity of the students. it seemed as if half were non-caucasians. We then went to the Shrine Center to observe students, and there was a long line of kids, 95% African-American , waiting for something-we didn't ask what it was. She was very impressed to see that it was more diverse than she thought. I don't know what the stats are, but that was our observation.</p>