Auburn recognizes and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Published: September 16, 2021

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Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, which serves as a time to both recognize and celebrate the vast contributions and influence Hispanic Americans have had to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Hispanic Heritage Month begins in the middle of a month on Sept. 15 because it is a significant date to five Hispanic countries. It marks the date that Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all declared independence in 1921. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively. This year we invite all members of the Auburn Family to celebrate and explore the contributions and cultures of all Hispanic countries in your academic, social, and professional engagements.

Auburn and The Office of Inclusion and Diversity recognize the historical impact of Hispanic individuals, advocates and allies. Auburn is committed to fostering a community where all can thrive, with campus resources like the Latino Student Association within the Cross-Cultural Center for Excellence, or CCCE. On Oct. 4, CCCE will host poet, educator and performer Denice Frohman for our virtual Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote. The link to register for the event is

For more information on Auburn’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, and other notes of recognition, please visit the Office of Inclusion and Diversity through its website, on Instagram, new DEI landing page, or by signing up for the OID newsletter.