Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15th through October 15th by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx communities whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America.
The mission of Hispanic Heritage Month is to provide students with the opportunity to experience and become immersed within the Hispanic and Latinx culture through various points of reference that will enhance their education, social, and ability to become mature global citizens.
Latinx is an inclusive term to encompass all genders represented in the Latin community in addition to individuals who identify as Latina/Latino.
Ways to get involved:
Submit a program and/or event to be featured in the campus wide calendar of events for Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites members of the University of South Florida community to submit events for Hispanic Heritage Month calendar. We are compiling a list of events for an online calendar that will allow members of the campus community to experience and explore programming related to the topic of Hispanic/Latinx culture. If your department or student organization will be hosting an event and would like to be featured on the online calendar, please complete the following form. Proposals are due by Thursday, August 16 at 11pm. Programs that are educational and celebrate Hispanic/Latinx culture will be featured on the OMA website.
Attend the Hispanic Heritage Celebration Awards Luncheon by RSVP-ing.
This year's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration will be held on Thursday, October 4th from 12:00pm-1:30pm in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom, organized by the Status of Latinos (SoL) Presidential Committee and campus/community partners. Complementing the event, there will be a student organization and department showcase that will educate attendees about Hispanic history and culture. If your organization or department is interested in tabling, please complete this form no later than Thursday, September 20.
Get connected to the Status of Latinos Presidential Advisory Committee.
Special thanks to our 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Sponsors!
Interested in becoming a sponsor for Hispanic Heritage Month 2018? Please contact Nyasha Bailey for more information.