This guide is a starting point to becoming aware of and honor the Latinx and Hispanic communities.
Here are links to some of the important Latin American and Hispanic organizations on campus:
"The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988." - Source: National Archives
The 30 days are from September 15 to October 15.
"The month also celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries, including: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15th, Mexico on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th." Source: U.S. Dept. of Education
Facts for Features, Hispanic Heritage Month. Source: U.S. Census Bureau (website also available in Spanish)