Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- New Jersey
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
African American: 8%
Asian American: 4%
Native American: 0%
The gay community is a major force in all aspects of SLC life-from the curriculum (in which there is a lesbian, gay, and transgender studies field) to the most popular on-campus party, the Sleaze Ball, organized in part by the Queer Voice Coalition. There's a good chance that if you ask an SLC student if he or she is gay or straight, they'll tell you that they're neither and that they're attracted to personalities, not genders. While acceptance of gays on an individual basis is a non-issue, some students complain that homosexuality comprises too much of the SLC identity. The slogan of choice among students is, after all, "Queer in a year or your money back."
Despite a history of political activism, students often complain that the campus, on the whole, is apathetic to political happenings and too lazy to get involved. Liberalism is predominant, and conservatism is usually severely frowned upon.
The sky-high tuition and lack of financial aid means that a majority of students comes from wealthy backgrounds. Some students flaunt it, others try to hide it, and often those students who aren't as well-off are vocal in their resentment of the abundance of "rich, white kids" on campus.
Most Common Religions
Religion is not trendy at SLC, but there are Christian, Jewish, and Muslim organizations. There is also a non-denominational spiritual space on campus.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Minority clubs are highly-visible and very active on campus. For example, the Asian Pacific Island er Coalition for Diversity (APICAD) publishes a newsletter and runs barbecues, a homemade food delivery service, and other public events to generate awareness of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander cultural issues.