The Center for Student Diversity (CSD) strives to enhance students' success both in and out of the classroom and create a climate on campus that is inclusive and welcoming to all students.
Latinx Heritage Month begins September 15th and is celebrated through October 15th.
During this time we honor the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States. The date September 15th signifies the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. LHM is a chance to celebrate achievements, diversity, and inclusivity.
Happy Rosh Hashanah 2023! (September 15 - September 17)
Often referred to as the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah is a significant and joyous celebration on the Jewish Calendar, marking the start of the High Holy Days and a period of reflection and renewal. During this, families gather to pray, share festive meals, and participate in synagogue services, including the sounding of the shofar, which serves as a wake up call and a fresh start. The celebration symbolizes hope and optimism, and individuals embrace the chance for personal growth and deeper connection to faith and community.
Yom Kippur begins at sundown on September 24th and ends the following evening on September 25th.
Yom Kippur is known as the Day of Atonement, a day of fasting, reflection, and repentance. It is considered to be the holiest day of the Jewish year. During this time, individuals engage in a self-examination process, seeking forgiveness for their transgressions and shortcomings from both God and fellow human beings.
October is LGBTQ+ History Month.
LGBTQ+ History Month is an annual month-long celebration of to promote the vibrant history, accomplishments, and struggles throughout lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history. By acknowledging the stories and experiences of LGBT figures and movements, the month fosters understanding, inclusivity, and acceptance, while also emphasizing the journey towards equality for all.