Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
African American: 11%
Asian American: 12%
Native American: 1%
There is the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student Association. Gays are generally welcomed and treated well. There is a lot of activism and celebration here, like National Coming Out Day. Last year, there were activists trying to educate the student population as well as handing out fliers and equality stickers. Another more recent activity was the viewing of "March On," which documented five different stories about the march in Washington. There is support for equality for gay students, and same sex couples are not frowned upon by many.
CSUDH students are mainly moderates leaning toward liberal. This is due to the number of younger students as the newer generations tend to be more liberal. There are clusters of other political affiliations. One thing is for sure, come election day, they are not afraid to let their voices be heard.
There are many things students have in common, and money struggles seems to be one of them. Many students here have jobs to help pay for schooling in addition to financial aid and loans. For the percentage that does not need these and can afford tuition, there is no segregation. Economic status remains anonymous to other students unless a student decides to let others know.
Most Common Religions
Catholic and Christian clubs seem to dominate. It isn't too obvious who is what when it comes to religion, which is a good thing for certain situations. In classrooms, students can be heard talking about their personal beliefs in God. Besides being outspoken about them, it's easy to distinguish the religious and the nonreligious.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Minority clubs are very much a part of CSUDH because of the different kinds of students here. These clubs can be found creating events to help make students aware of world issues that are happening now. They want to help cultivate more tolerance.
Did You Know?
To learn more about minority clubs at school, look into them during welcome week, when you can learn more about them by actually talking to the members.