Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
African American: 1%
Asian American: 4%
Native American: 0%
Middlebury becomes more tolerant of homosexuality each year. The Middlebury Open Queer Alliance (MOQA), which hosts campus events annually, is establishing a more prominent presence on campus. More students than ever are "coming out." Middlebury also offers a queer studies house, described as a house for students of any sexual orientation who have demonstrated an academic interest in queer studies.
Middlebury boasts a score of diverse political groups. Yet surprisingly, it manages to avoid major confrontations between Democrats and Republicans-groups tend to fight their battles in a civilized forum. Although the majority of students are generally thought of as politically and socially liberal, throngs of conservatives make their presence known. In fact, many tag Middlebury as a "conservatively liberal" school.
Although many affluent students play the part of the rich kid, you would never know others had a dime by the down-to-earth way they carry themselves.
Most Common Religions
The most visible religious groups on campus seem to be Christian and Bible-study groups. However, Catholic groups are also quite prominent, as well as the Jewish organization Hillel.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Simply put, Middlebury is host to an overwhelming number of minority organizations, which make themselves visible each year via their signature events. Examples include the International Student Organization (ISO) Cultural Show and the RIDDIM World Dance performance in the spring. Students who attend these showcases are generally an eclectic and encouraging group. Acceptance of people from all backgrounds is often celebrated in the most unsuspecting of places, even in a small, rural, New England town.