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Cultural Heritage Month Celebrations

As we appreciate the unique diversity of each other, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) joins with student organizations, university campus partners and external community partners to observe and honor different cultures with a wide range of heritage month celebrations.

Latino Heritage Month

Commonly referred to as National Hispanic Heritage Month the Duquesne University community celebrates the cultures of those whose ancestors came from Central and South America, the Caribbean, Spain and Mexico.  The Latino American Student Association (LASA) and Caribbean Student Association (CSA) in particular create, convene and lead a variety of programs during this month.

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration focused on the accomplishments and achievements of Black Americans while honoring the critical role that African-Americans have served in our nation's history.  The Black Student Union (BSU) and Duquesne's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) group spearhead the majority of planning.

Women's History Month

Celebrated in March, Women's History Month highlights the many contributions women have made in the history of our nation.  The Center for Women's and Gender Studies is a strong partner in arranging events for Women's History Month.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Asian Pacific Heritage Month encompasses a celebration of members whose roots trace to the Asian continent and the Pacific islands.  The Asian Student Association (ASA) and Southeast Asian Student Association (SEAS) are active participants in this month's celebration.