One of the most exciting parts of going away to college is the opportunity to meet new people, people from different parts of the world and from different walks of life. This is one of the most important parts of a college education and it happens in and outside the classroom.
At Emory we accommodate and celebrate all kinds of ableness. Our Office of Disability Services is an invaluable resource for differently abled students negotiating life on campus.
Culture and Ethnicity
As you meet students and faculty whose cultures and ethnic backgrounds are unfamiliar to you, you begin to understand what an opportunity it is to be able to learn alongside them and from them. Our Office of Multicultural Programs and Services (OMPS) exists to enhance and support cross-cultural experiences and events on campus. Watch a video from the director of OMPS.
Emory is truly a destination university and at Emory College you’ll find students from every state and from 140 countries. Each year, around 13% of the freshman class consists of international students.
The Office of International Student and Scholar Programs (ISSP) is a great resource to help international students acclimate to Emory and the United States and to keep them connected with their home countries.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life
“It is not difference that immobilizes us, but silence.” Audre Lorde’s words—Emory’s belief. We encourage all students to find their voices and the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life, along with a number of student organizations, help our LGBT students to feel free to speak and be proud of who they are.
There are parties and there are Parties. At Emory we have all kinds. Whatever your political leanings or affiliation, we welcome you here. We encourage civil and respectful debate and dialogue regarding political matters and hope you’ll carry those habits into your future.
Religion on Campus
Though Emory was founded by the Methodist Church, we embrace an all-inclusive philosophy of religion. Whatever religion calls you, or if none calls you at all, you’re welcome here if you’re interested in broadening your mind and your deepening your life’s purpose. Watch a video about Emory's Office of Religious Life.
Carlos M. Marquez
Double Major: Political Science and Latin American Studies
Extracurricular Activities: Men’s Rugby, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Latino Student Organization
“I have found Emory’s campus to be extremely diverse and accepting of all different cultures. I am part of the Latino Student Organization, which has allowed me to celebrate to my own Hispanic roots. Emory is such a unique place, with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Being able to interact with students who are from all over the world has only enhanced my appreciation for other cultures.
“Programming brings communities together on campus. I really enjoyed learning about Ramadan at the beginning of the semester to get a better understanding of Islam. A joint Latino Student Organization—Korean Undergraduate Student Organization trivia night taught me more about Hispanic culture but also a greater appreciation for Korean culture. And last year I attended a Passover Seder for the first time.”