Hispanic Heritage Month


National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture.

September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. All declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively.

Fall 2017 Events
Tuesday, September 19
Hispanic Heritage Luncheon  and Neighbor Night
Neighbor Night at 6 pm at the Bobo Spiritual Life Center
Thursday, September 21
KDX Pinata Night
6:30 pm in Fentress Room, SUB
Friday, September 22 - Saturday, September 23
Hermanas on the Move Hispanic Women's 'Retreat
Monday, September 25
Latin Dance Society Dominican Bachata Night
9 pm in Russell Gym
Wednesday, September 27
Let me SIA Paint
5-8 pm in Baines
Friday, September 29
Phi Iota Alpha Latin American Jeopardy
7:31 pm, Location TBD
Monday, October 2
KDX, SIA, Gamma Movie Night
6:30 pm in Houston
Tuesday, October 3
La Fe Sandia & Sand Volleyball Night
6 pm at the SoRo Sand Volleyball Court
Friday, October 6
Phi Iota Alpha Pan-Americanism: Unity Throughout the Americas
7:31 pm, Location TBD