Diversity in college is what makes the college experience even better. Without diversity, people would not be open to people from different backgrounds or cultures due to the lack of communicating with anyone that is different from them. Ernest Pascarella wrote a journal article on how diversity affects students in college and he stated in the article that students “demonstrate statistically significant shifts in the direction of greater social, racial, ethnic, and political tolerance and greater support for individual rights.” Diversity promotes different point of views, better social skills, and tolerance for other people among college students.
Those student that are open to communicate with people with different aspects of life gain knowledge from those students and acquire different point of views. A student who might be Christian might meet someone that belongs to the Buddhism religion and get to learn about that specific religion. They may not have the same opinion, but at least the student is open to hearing the other student. Getting to know people from diverse places enables students to have a better view of the world and not necessarily generalize people by the way they look.
Also, communicating with people that come from different origins allows students to have better social skills. Students learn that people act differently to certain situations and that almost everyone will have a different outlook. When talking to more people, students start to feel more comfortable speaking to different people. Also, this could give students the confidence that they needed to be able to speak to others. There is nothing wrong speaking to someone that is different from you, people need to be more open and communicate with everyone.
To conclude, having a diverse college builds student’s tolerance for other college students. For example, a student might get irritated easily when it comes to a certain topic, but when conversing with other students with different point of views, they can see that they don’t always have the answer. Also, students are more open to people from different backgrounds and that builds their tolerance for all sorts of different people. The world today is extremely diverse; students need to get accustomed to dealing with people that are different from them.