History and Heritage Celebrations

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 Latine 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
girl holding pride flag

LGBTQ+ History Month 

LGBTQ+ History Month, which began in 1994, is an annual month-long celebration in October of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, as well as the history of gay rights and associated civil rights movements. October was chosen because it corresponds with National Coming Out Day on October 11 and also the month of the first March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community.

Indigenous Heritage Month

November 1st - November 30th  

In observance of Indigenous Heritage Month, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recognizes the people, culture, traditions, crafts, and music that existed in the United States before it became what we know it as today. IHM is a time to learn and acknowledge the legacy of indigenous people and to celebrate their many contributions.


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! 


Students dancing on stage in the PAC for Black History Month
Three female students smile for the camera at a womens history month event in one of the UC Ballrooms

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! 


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. 


Student stands at the podium and speaks about his experiences at the AAPI kickoff event