As a young man raised in Harvest, Ala., Taylor Reed has grown up with the same conservative values as most of his Southern peers. But when he attended the 2012 Atlanta LeaderShape Institute as a representative of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), he came face to face with the fact that not everyone ascribes to the same worldview. "In the South we're used to being in the majority and we're used to everyone kind of believing the same things," says Reed, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. "Most of us are conservative and Christian, so down here, if people's beliefs are completely opposite, you think, Why? How do you believe that?"