A rewarding aspect of your college experience is interacting with a variety of people. Attending college enables you to learn side-by-side with a variety of different people (students, faculty and staff). Students may be:
Those students, faculty and staff vary in a number of ways:
The wide spectrum of people in a single classroom may surprise you. You also may find that you have more in common with others that you originally thought.
Remember that you also contribute to diversity. All traits and characteristics that make us unique deserve representation. Your background, experience and perspectives have the same benefits for others as theirs do for you. You can help to dispel a stereotype or share details that can bring understanding that previously did not exist. Don’t be afraid to share your perspective.