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.
To see the 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar, CLICK HERE.
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:
- Attend an event or multiple events on the Hispanic Heritage Month Campus-Wide Calendar.
- Read a book on our Latinx in Literature Book List.
- Stay Connected to us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for interactive ways to participate on social media.
- 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.
The USF Status of Latinos (SoL) Committee is requesting your assistance in recognizing students, faculty, staff, alumni and/or members of the community who have significantly contributed to the Hispanic/Latino community in the past year. Award recipients will be recognized during the USF Hispanic Heritage Celebration Awards Luncheon being held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 12 p.m., USF the USF Marshall Student Center Ballroom. Click here to submit a nomination for Students. Click here to submit a nomination for a Faculty, Staff, Alumni, or community person/entity.
- Participate in our month long Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest! You can win a Hispanic Heritage Month shirt and other swag items.
Want to know more about Hispanic Heritage Month? Contact our Hispanic Heritage Month Graduate Intern- Angelica Aranda at Angelicaa@usf.edu.
Thank you to our 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Sponsors!
Interested in becoming a sponsor for Hispanic Heritage Month 2018? Please contact Tabitha Raj for more information.