Oakland University is widely diverse. Each ethnic background and religion is supported by an organization or club. Political affiliations and ethnicities are very diverse, just as religious backgrounds and economic statuses are vast. Ethnic minorities, like Jews and Arabs, can find commonalities with people in their respective organizations. But even if they don't participate in such clubs, minority groups are not separated at Oakland; religion and ethnicity create no barriers when it comes to working together or becoming friends.
Many Oakland students have friends from different ethnic backgrounds or religious affiliations. In addition, students also make friends with people of different political affiliations and sexual orientations. Overall, Oakland is a very accepting community.