Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage is only the first of many heritage months that is sponsored by the Diversity Center, and it runs from September 15 to October 15. During this time, the Diversity Center pairs up with student organizations, such as OLAS, to bring several events to the campus that educate the community about the vast Hispanic culture.
The celebration of Hispanic Heritage month started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, and then was later expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to span the full 30 days. Hispanic Heritage month commences September 15, because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. If you want some more information about Hispanic Heritage month watch this video.
Dr. Clarice Ford, Ed.D.
Acting Director and Coordinator of Programs and Outreach for Hispanic/Latino Students
Coordinator of the Necessary Steps Program
Coordinator of Diverse Student Programing
Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning and Allied Resource Office
Student Life Building (SLB),
Diversity Center Hours
Academic Year 2014 – 2015
Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Additional hours available
Diversity Center lounge area is open
Mon. – Wed.: 8am – 11pm
Thurs. & Fri.: 8am – 1:00am
Sat.: 10pm – 1:00am
Sun.: 9am – 11pm
To reserve the space, contact the SOC office at: (217) 206-4762