In this case, this is several unrelated words strung together to describe the characrter. Together, they don't mean anything different than each word separately.The writer means to describe the character as being a poor white man from the country (not a city), who seems out of place in his new environment and was admitted to the school because he was poor and unusual, or was not privileged like their usual students.
Oddity refers to someone or something who is unusual or out of place.
Affirmative Action representative refers to a US Legal called Affirmative Action, which made it a priority for universities to accept students from poor backgrounds, minority races, women and those from underserved areas/neighborhoods. If someone is an "affirmative action representative" he was admitted to the school because he was poor and underserved, not because he was the most qualified student who applied for the position.