While Ripon does not have great diversity, for a small campus, it does all right. There are definitely different ethnic, sexual, economic, religious, and political backgrounds on campus—no doubt about that. Overall, the campus is pretty accepting. Anywhere you go, you will find dissenters and those who choose to hate, but it's not dangerous for anyone on campus, and generally, everyone is welcoming. There is also a handful of international students on campus. Some come to Ripon for a semester or a year; others come and attend Ripon for all four years. These students are amazing and worth taking the time to get to know!
There are groups to represent all sides of diversity. There are political groups, such as the Ripon College Republicans, Democrats, or Greens. A variety of ethnic groups are on campus, as well, such as the Black Student Union (BSU), the Cultural Diversity Club (CDC), and Hablamos. If you are looking for something of a religious nature, there are groups like Campus Christian Fellowship, CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ), the Spirituality Association, and the Secular Student Alliance. For those of differing sexual backgrounds and orientations and those who support them, there is the Network. Needless to say, there is a bit of variety for students of different backgrounds and beliefs.