Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Black History Month

"Negro Week" started in 1926 to celebrate the achievements and history of people of African descent. It was created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a historian and founder of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. What began as an idea to include black experiences in the history books, quickly caught on as week-long celebrations in towns and cities across the country. Fifty years later, the Association was successful in extending the week to a month.

Black History Month 2017 Calendar. Info in article.

Arab Heritage Month

Arab Heritage Month Calendar

Events begin on Friday, March 10th and conclude on Thursday, April 13th.


Arab Heritage Month Calendar. List of events in article.

Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (or A/PIA Heritage Month) is a university-wide celebration of Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage. While the month is recognized officially in May, the United Asian American Student Organizations and Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs celebrate it from mid-March to mid- April, with a month filled with a diverse range of of events, lectures, workshops, and activities that honor A/PIA history.


APIA Heritage Month Calendar. List of events in article.

Native American Heritage Month

About National Native American Heritage Month

Although the first "American Indian Day" was celebrated in May 1916 in New York, a month-long recognition of Native Americans did not happen until 1990. That year, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November as National American Indian Heritage Month. Since then, the title has expanded to celebrate the heritage, history, art, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

LatinX Heritage Month

About LatinX Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.