Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
African American: 5%
Asian American: 2%
Native American: 0%
Alverno's chapter of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) isn't always active, depending on the leadership in place. Its annual program, "Day of Silence," brings quite a large amount of attention, though.
There is little in terms of political activities or events on campus.
Since Alverno is a private college, there is a solid percentage of students whose parents pay for their education because they can afford it. However, Alverno does offer a lot of grants and financial aid options. Students come from all different backgrounds, including many who are the first to go to college in their family. Alverno is also the cheapest private school in Wisconsin, so when compared to other private schools in the area, it seems more reasonable. There are also various massive scholarships, such as the Alverno Scholars of Wisconsin, which can be the difference between students going to Alverno or not.
Most Common Religions
The most dominant religious affiliation on campus is Catholic. But there are 19 other religious denominations on campus. Campus Ministry tries to be as inclusive as possible and has plenty of nondenominational events. Everyone's religion, or lack of religion, is respected at Alverno.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are events put on by various minority clubs throughout the school year. Some of these clubs are the Hispanic Women of Alverno, the Muslim Student Association, United Native American Voices of Alverno, and Women of Asian Ethnicity. The group Caravan focuses on bringing all cultures together for festivities through one program instead of small programs. Caravan has been quite successful through the past few years.