Diversity

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 16th, the anniversary of independence for Mexico, following the the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries-Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15th, as well as Chile on September 18. Hispanic Heritage Month concludes on October 17th.

The University of Central Oklahoma celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with celebratory and educational events such as keynote speakers, current event round table discussions, film series, kickoff festivities, salsa lessons, authentic Hispanic food and much more.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off (Monday, September 16th)
    • Blue Tent by Broncho Lake
    • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Join us as we celebrate the illustrious month of Hispanic Heritage.  Come celebrate by eating delicious food, watch cultural dance, and participate in a wonderful arts and crafts.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at 405-974-3588 if you have any questions.
  • Loteria Night (Tuesday, September 17th)
    • NUC Room 320B
    • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Come out and play Loteria, a game very similar to bingo, and enjoy chips and salsa and win prizes. It will be an awesome time to meet new friends and just have an awesome time experiencing this Hispanic game.
  • Miguel Garcia and The Dreamer (Wednesday, September 25th)
    • NUC Heritage Room
    • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Come out, listen, and participate in a discussion with Miguel Garcia, a well-known lawyer in the Oklahoma City Area, as well as the Dreamers. We will be discussing the Dream Act and immigration reform and how they are affecting the Hispanic community.
  • Spanish 101 (Wednesday, October 2nd)
    • NUC Room 320B
    • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Have you ever wanted to learn conversational Spanish? Well, here is your chance for your dream to come true.  Come join us for Spanish 101.  We will be teaching students the basics of Spanish during this interactive lesson.
  • Movie Night (Tuesday, October 8th)
    • Punkett Park
    • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Come join us while we watch a Hispanic movie under the stars. Bring a date or come with friends and take the opportunity to socialize and meet new people.
  • Salsa Night (Thursday, October 17th)
    • NUC Room 320 B
    • 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 PM
    • Come out and experience the Hispanic culture through music and food. This event will make you feel like you are in your favorite Latin country.


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Contact Us

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • 100 N. University Drive NUC BOX 321
  • Edmond, OK 73034
  • Phone: (405) 974.3588
  • Email: jhurley8@uco.edu

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