Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Arab Heritage Month

Nationally, Arab Heritage Month is celebrated throughout the month of April. On campus, we begin our celebration on February 17 and conclude in mid-April. This year, many of our events focus on broadening the conversation about inclusion and exclusion, with the hopes of engaging in dialogue about the nuances of language, culture, and geography. We hope to explore and highlight stories that represent the perspectives across the Arab diaspora, exploring the terms "Arab" "Middle Eastern/North African" and "Southwest Asian/North African"

Arab Heritage Month 2019 Calendar

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 diverse range of events, lectures, workshops, and activities that honor A/PIA history.

A/PIA Heritage Month

Black History Month

Black History Month is a month-long celebration in February of the achievements and historiographies of African Americans. This year's focus is on tying together the critical linkages around Soul Train circa 1970s. Use the hashtag #UMhasSoul to promote our powerful listings of events throughout social media.

Black History Month 2019 poster

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 those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.


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.

Native American Heritage Month 2018