Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- New Jersey
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
African American: 6%
Asian American: 9%
Native American: 0%
You won’t find many acts of intolerance against homosexuals at SU. The city of Syracuse has a fairly active gay community, both politically and socially, as there are many clubs aimed toward gays in the area. At SU, there is a Pride Union, as well as a LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) resource center on campus.
There are a bunch of political groups on campus. They tend to be more prevalent on campus during times of political distress in the world beyond SU. Due to the recent events in the U.S., the political scene has dramatically increased in visibility.
Although students come from many different economic and social backgrounds, the majority of students at SU fall either in the middle- or upper-middle-class category. Being a private school, and an expensive one at that, it leads to this distinction. Interaction between castes, however, has never been an issue.
Most Common Religions
There is a large variety when it comes to religion, as well. Although SU probably has more Jewish students than most colleges, the percentage is not overwhelming one way or the other. There are many churches within walking distance of the campus, as well as a few temples and one mosque. The new Winnick Hillel Center has boosted interest in the Jewish organization.
Minority Clubs on Campus
SU has an abundance of clubs that cater to very specific groups. Such clubs as the African Students Union, Asian Students in America, Association of International Students, and Caribbean Students Association are just some of the many clubs aimed at minorities. However, there are also clubs like the Multiracial Experience and Students Advocating Multicultural Equality that bring cultures and races together.