Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
African American: 2%
Asian American: 9%
Native American: 1%
The campus is very accepting of its gay population. There are a bunch of on-campus groups like ACLU Gay and Lesbian Rights, GLAAD, OutProud, and GSWA (Gay Straight Whatever Alliance). The gay community is neither overly outspoken nor particularly quiet. Homosexual demonstrations, which are few and far between, outnumber reported instances of discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Like many major universities, ASU definitely leans more to the liberal side, but not all students follow those same ideals. As demonstrated on campus, there are several groups of right-wing and left-wing students that try to advocate their ideas. The most popular organizations are the Young Collegiate Republicans and Young Collegiate Democrats. Since the 2008 election, there has been another group called Students for Obama, which obviously supports the current administration and would like to see a win in 2012. ASU definitely has its fair share of political advocates and individuals who are very politically inclined.
In comparison to high school, ASU is very similar when it comes to economical status of students and their social outcomes. At ASU, cliques can form based off one's economic status. Regardless, meeting people should not be based on if they drive a sweet BMW or live in a million-dollar condo, but it happens, and that's just a part of life. However, everyone is pretty cool with each other as far as making acquaintances, and friendships do not have to be formed solely off of riches.
Most Common Religions
There isn't one predominant religion at ASU, but the most popular one is probably Christianity. There are actually a couple of churches on campus. Because we're in the Southwest, there is also a pretty big Mormon population. The religious groups at ASU are relatively quiet, though, with a few isolated exceptions. One can rarely walk past Hayden Lawn without being bombarded by acoustic Christian rock, the gospel, or if you're particularly unlucky, verbal assault compliments of the occasional on-campus preacher.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There is an abundance of minority coalitions on campus that are delegated to bring individuals from certain ethnic groups together and bond. There are a couple Latin American and African American fraternities that are geared toward these specific minority groups. Likewise, there are also different Asian American and LBGT clubs on campus that serve to unionize those groups of people and demonstrate their cultural/social ideas to people interested in joining the organization or being in support of it.