Latine Heritage Month

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Corriente: La felicidad es mi resistencia
Coming thru: Happiness is my resistance

When a stream is met with an obstacle, it waits until it can overcome it with the strength of its current. Water is an ever-changing state. 

It is a force that is powerful yet gentle.

Through our theme—"Corriente: La felicidad es mi resistencia" / "Coming thru: Happiness is my resistance"—we remind ourselves and our communities of the importance of Latine joy. Amid the existential scrutiny of numerous oppressive systems that define us by our identities and an attempt to dehumanize us—even sometimes at the hands of our own community members—our resistance is still finding joy in our lives and the existence of our community. This celebration offers a form of collective resistance. Our capacity to turn suffering into joy is something we will always hold. It is who we are. Joy cascades through you and through us–just like a current.

By centering joy, we are celebrating each and every one of us in this diasporic community. Join us this month in honoring the role joy plays in our everyday lives and more importantly to our resistance.

What is Latine Heritage Month? Latine Heritage Month is the University of Michigan's month-long celebration of Latine/a/o/x people, cultures, and contributions, taking place mid September through mid October. It coincides with National Hispanic American Heritage Month, celebrated nationally from September 15 - October 15, which was first federally recognized starting in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week. Note: Over the years, people of Latin American heritage have identified themselves and have been identified by others in various ways. The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs believes in the wisdom and inclusive vision of our students, who have guided our decision to identify the following month as Latine Heritage Month moving forward.

Latine Heritage Month at U-M is led by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs' Latine Heritage Month Committee.


Calendar of events

This is a campus-wide calendar and organizers/sponsors vary by event. When available, see event links below for details, and contact event organizers with inquiries about specific events.

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Latine Heritage Month Opening Ceremony

September 16, 2024  |  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.*
Michigan Union, Rogel Ballroom
Sponsored by MESA's Latine Heritage Month Planning Committee

[Registration required] Join us for the Latine Heritage Month Opening Ceremony. Food provided. *Time subject to change.



Latine organizations and resources at U-M

Academic and professional organizations, dance groups and groups for graduate students, fraternities and sororities, and more; plus, resources and external scholarships. Open the printable PDF in Google Drive.


  • Latinos/Hispanic United in Aerospace 

  • Hispanic Student Dental Association 

  • University of Michigan Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 

  • Association of Latino Professionals for America 

  • Latin American Business Student Association 

  • Latin American Native American Medical Association 

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 

  • La Salud 

  • Latinx Undergraduate Legal Association 

  • Latinx Undergraduate Medical Association 

  • Latinx Law Students Association 

  • Hispanic Business Students Association 

  • Latinx Student Psychological Association 

  • Latinx Social Work Coalition 

Fraternities & Sororities 

  • Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity Inc. 

  • Corazones Unidos Siempre, Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Incorporated Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. 

  • Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Incorporated 

  • Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity Inc. 

  • Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. 


  • A2 Movimiento Latino 

  • Los Salseros Azules

  • Michigan Argentine Tango Club 

Graduate Students 

  • Puentes 

  • Society of Hispanic Professionals Engineer Graduate Committee 


  • La Casa 

  • Quito Project 

  • Proyecto Avance, Latino Mentoring Association 

  • UM Latinx Alumni 

  • Latinos at UMich 

  • Mi Casa Es Tu Casa 

  • Puerto Rico Student Association 

  • Spanish Club 

  • La Celebración Latina 

  • SuccessConnects 

  • Funding for Undocumented/DACA Students 

  • Career Center Hispanic/Latinx Toolkit 
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

  • La Unidad Latina Foundation 

  • LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.


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Past Latine Heritage Months


Have any questions?

Contact event organizers with inquiries about specific events. Other questions? Contact [email protected].