Office of Diversity and Inclusion - a Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma

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, a documentary and discussions series, kickoff festivities, salsa lessons, authentic Hispanic food and much more.

Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off (Wednesday, September 23rd)

Hispanic Chamber Lunch Speaker Series Presents U.S. Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (Monday, September 28th)

Salsa Under the Stars (Wednesday, September 30th)

Fiestas de Las Americas (Saturday, October 3rd)

Financial Workshop with Leigh Singleton, Midfirst Bank (Monday, October 5th)

Spanish Spelling Bee (Tuesday, October 6th)

Underwater Dreams: Documentary and Discussion (Wednesday, October 7th)

Lotería (Tuesday October 13th)

For more information and events, contact Andy Reza at


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