College Freshman 2013-11-07T19:41:29Z
There are different ethnic groups on campus and girls of different sexual orientation. Everyone seem to find their niche easily.
College Freshman 2013-10-16T19:10:51Z
A majorly white campus but with quite a few international students and those of other races. Being such a small campus it's not too hard to ind some diversity. It's just not a high percentage.
College Senior 2013-08-12T02:06:21Z
There are a lot of international students, but they tend to stick together. Most important to realize is that it is an all girls school and it tends to have more well off, focused girls from the south. There are diverse pockets, but its pretty tame, but definitely accepting once you've made it your home.
College Junior 2013-06-17T20:15:15Z
The racial diversity on campus is questionable, as a lot of black students transfer out, but most students of other races do not transfer. There's a small group of students who can get really nasty with racism, but most students are at least tolerant, if not downright accepting of other races. The majority of students I know are from south of the Mason-Dixon line, but it's not typically a huge problem if you're not, although Northerners be forewarned that the difference between the North and this area of Virginia is HUGE. Most students at least put off the appearance of having a fair amount of money, and Lilly Pulitzer and Vera Bradley are regular sights on campus. It can be off-putting if you're not into status symbols and/or are from a lower/lower-middle class background. There are a lot of conservative students on campus, but for those who don't vote Republican there's the Young Democrats and the Libertarian Club (or whatever they call themselves). The majority of students that I know are Christian, but Paganism has a surprisingly large representation on campus and most other religious views are pretty well accepted. Secular students take note that I am not totally sure how well the ideas of atheism and agnosticism are received on campus, but I have known one student (now an alumna) who was an open atheist and she didn't have any problems that I knew about. There's a decent LGBTQ representation on campus and GLOW, our GSA, is one of the largest clubs on campus. Students can be openly LGBTQ and not have any problems. There are jerks on campus, but you'll get that anywhere. I have never seen a physically disabled student on campus to my knowledge, but I know that there are students with invisible disabilities, so the diversity is there but hidden. The college is attempting to make Sweet Briar accepting to all through the Diversity Monologues, a series of monologues aimed at increasing knowledge and acceptance of diversity at Sweet Briar. There is also a club on campus called Odds & Ends that aims toward encouraging understanding and acceptance of diversity at Sweet Briar and in general.
On the whole, I give Sweet Briar a C+, as I have never seen for myself any discrimination, but I certainly know of it happening. The shocking transfer rate of black students and the harassment of some LGBTQ students bring the grade down from the B- I wanted to give SBC originally, but the school's efforts to promote diversity (both in the form of the CCL-driven Diversity Monologues and the student-driven club Odds & Ends) redeems it somewhat.
College Sophomore 2013-04-03T23:11:22Z
There is a lot of those who are diverse in sexual orientation and about half of the campus is very supportive of that. In terms of ethnicity, there are a few Asians and Latino. African-American students are a little less than twenty. Most people are accepting of others but some don't know how to deal with those who aren't Caucasian because of the area they're from.
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