History & Heritage Month Celebrations


Office of Student Identity & Engagement supports student-led cultural planning committees and student organizations who work to celebrate the various nationally recognized History & Heritage Month celebrations throughout the academic school year.

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept-Oct)

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

LGBTQ History Month (Oct)

LGBTQ History Month is a annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It is observed during October in the United States, to include National Coming Out Day on October 11.

Black History Month (Feb)

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

Women’s History Month (Mar)

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (Apr)

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated nationally in May, but we have adapted it to occur during the school year. The month is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.