Stephen R. Covey once said, “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” As the director of admissions of a public university, I know the importance of diversity among college students, and the benefits each student receives solely because of the diversity they are given. Once college students move onto the transition of an employee at a workplace, diversity will automatically be surrounding them. This is one of the many reasons diversity is important as a college student while living on campus. Diversity doesn’t only include race and gender. Diversity involves personality, hobbies, religious and political views, and so much more.
As a high school student, teenagers begin to mature and start to think about their future. Where they want to attend college, what they want to major in, and who they want to become. While they are making the transition on their own, teachers and family members also prepare teenagers for what comes after high school. The real world. Not everything is going to go exactly the way you plan, and a student starts to realize they may not always get what they want. This begins with being accepted into the college they hope to attend in the fall after they have graduated. While some first year students are accepted because they meet qualifications and everything necessary to be accepted, others aren’t accepted into the college they’re striving for because of various reasons. Moving on and choosing another college is a choice many students make, but some like Abigail Fisher decide the college’s decision is unjust and they make a stand. I do admire Fisher’s persistence and determination, but I don’t believe the University of Texas didn’t accept Fisher because of discrimination.