North Central is one of the most accepting and tolerant communities I've ever been a part of. Because of the location, many of our students who grew up in town are white, upper-middle class straight people, but we have a large mix of international and out of state students who certainly shake things up culturally, as well as a large population of students who concern themselves more with creating diversity than on their own studies. Many students go out of their way to create a welcoming community for religious minorities, as well as LGBTQ students. Race has not struck me as an issue among students, especially after the march for equality. When other universities demonstrated around the country in order to bring attention to the problems at their own schools, we marched in solidarity, making the statement that we would never tolerate that type of behavior here.