Auburn honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with array of events

Published: September 12, 2022

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Thursday, Sept. 15, marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month—which will continue through Oct. 15—and Auburn University and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, or OID, are honoring the special month with an array of events.

This heritage month is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate Hispanic Americans’ diverse culture and contributions that have helped shape the social, economic and cultural landscape within the U.S. Sept. 15 has special significance across Latin America, as it marks the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Similarly, Mexico celebrates its independence on Sept. 16 and Chile on Sept. 18.

Throughout the month, the Auburn Family and community members are invited to celebrate and enjoy Hispanic culture or take time to learn more about the vast contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans.

Auburn and OID 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 Latinx Student Association, or LSA, within the Cross-Cultural Center for Excellence, or CCCE.

On Sept. 28, OID, LSA and Campus Dining will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Edge Dining Hall with Hispanic Heritage Trivia and Salsa Lessons. All faculty and staff also are invited to a Hispanic Heritage Month Lunch and Learn: A Student Panel Discussing the Latinx Student Experience on Sept. 21.

For more information on Auburn’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, the monthly “This Month in DEI Calendar” and other notes of recognition, please visit OID through its website, on Instagram, DEI landing page or by signing up for the OID newsletter.

A list of September DEI events.