History and Heritage Months

Hispanic Heritage Month 

September 15th - October 15th 

Hispanic Heritage month at the Island University showcases and celebrates the vivid and rich culture and Histories of Hispanic and LatinX communities in the area. The month features food, games, prizes and more that redirects students’ focuses onto the vibrant history and culture that makes up our diverse campus community.  

Woman sings with her violin onstage with her mariachi band
Students dancing on stage in the PAC for Black History Month

Black History Month 

February 1st - February 28th  

This celebration, which began in 1926, has been celebrated as a month-long event since 1976. This month embodies a discussion that is meant to educate students about Black culture, history and progression. Each year this month reminds students of the past, but it also encourages diverse and continuous conversation to continue 365 days a year. Join TAMU-CC for a month of history, food, fun, prizes and more! 

 

Women’s History Month 

March 1st - March 31st  

Women’s History month is celebrated throughout the month of March at TAMU-CC. This month is focused on educating and reminding students of the strengths and accomplishments of women all over the world. Join TAMU-CC in a month of food, games, prizes and more to celebrate women! 

 

Three female students smile for the camera at a womens history month event in one of the UC Ballrooms
Student stands at the podium and speaks about his experiences at the AAPI kickoff event

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

April 1st-30th  

While Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is technically celebrated in May, AAPI Heritage Month is celebrated during April on most college campuses. In 1978, Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution to commemorate Asian American Heritage Week during the first week of May because of two important anniversaries: the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in America on May 7, 1843, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad (by many Chinese laborers) on May 10, 1869. In 1990, this week was later expanded into a month-long celebration. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a celebration of the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.