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Latinx Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15


Latinx Heritage Month 2023

Join us in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week (September 11 – 17).

The month will kick off with the celebration of Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week (HSI Week), beginning Sept. 11 – 17. CSUF was granted its HSI designation in 2004. This designation is given to campuses that enroll over 25% Latinx students. On our campus, we pride ourselves in our efforts beyond the designation and focus on intentionally serving our Latinx students through the myriad of programs and services offered.

The celebration will continue throughout the months of September and October. Latinx Heritage Month is a commemoration that is linked to the independence anniversaries of several Latin American nations and uplifts the cultural legacy of a group deeply rooted in rich traditions. We hope programming will reflect the importance of empowerment and the honoring of multiple communities within Latinidad.

Cal State Fullerton has a strong commitment to supporting Latinx students. Our commitment has resulted in the university recently being named a Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of State and a recipient of the Seal of Excelencia from Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority in advancing Latinx student success.

Celebrate with Us
We hope you can join us in celebrating by attending one of the various events taking place during Latinx Heritage Month. To stay up to date with programs we encourage you to follow @csufofficial @csufstudents @csufdiversity @csufdirc @lcrc_csuf.


Upcoming Events

HSI Week Pachanga

Tuesday, September 12
12 - 2 p.m., Tuffy Lawn

Get ready to celebrate Hispanic Serving Institutions Week, Titans! Join us for a resource fair to connect with the campus, music brought to you by Titan Radio, free Paletas to cool off, and special CSUF merch opportunity drawings! Come out to Tuffy Lawn by the Student Recreation Center on Sept. 12 12pm-2pm! 

For more information follow: @csufstudents

Latinx Professionals in Science and Math

Tuesday, September 12
3 - 4:30 p.m., Virtual via Zoom

We will have a panel of Latinx alumni professionals who work in the science and math industry share their experience and offer advice to students. 


The Latino Communications Institute (LCI) Kick OFF

Wednesday, September 13
12 - 1:30 p.m., CP-405

First event of this year, our Kickoff reception on Thursday, September 13, at noon at College Park CP-450. In this event, we will unveil our institute's new definition, mission, and vision. Food, soft drinks and good company will be provided.

Become a part of LCI

For more information follow: @csuf_lci

Celebración de Cal State Fullerton: ¡Somos Titans!

Sunday, September 17
3:30 - 7 p.m., El Dorado Ranch

¡Somos Titans! celebrates the diverse cultures of Latino students at CSUF during Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s event will be held at El Dorado Ranch, home of CSUF’s President, Dr. Sylvia Alva. ¡Somos Titans! will begin with a Fiesta, including entertainment, food, and beverages celebrating the tapestry of cultures of CSUF Latino students. The Grammy-award-winning mariachi band Los Camperos will play a concert during the Fiesta. Dancing, celebration, and community-building is welcomed during the event. All proceeds will support programs and scholarships that serve, educate, and empower Latino students including First-generation programming and programs.

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Platicas with Professionals with Dr. Valerie Minchala 

Tuesday, September 19
12 - 1:30 p.m., Latinx Community Resource Center (LCRC) PLS 180

Students will get to interact with Latine professionals in different careers and professions.

For more information follow: @lcrc_csuf

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage 

Wednesday, September 20
6 - 8 p.m.

Will be hosting an educational session with student performances and various latinx snacks as well!

For more information follow:  @csufhousing

Building Comunidad as a Latinx Graduate Student @ CSUF

Thursday, September 21
3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Latinx Community Resource Center (LCRC) PLS 180

Students get to connect, meet, and share knowledge about their experience being a current graduate student. Students can connect with additional resources and departments on campus. Undergraduates are welcome to attend to be exposed to the graduate school experience.

For more information follow: @lcrc_csuf

Drag Lotería

Tuesday, September 26
12 - 1:30 p.m., PLN-130

Join us for Lotería and enter into opportunity drawings!

For more information follow:  @lcrc_csuf

Storytelling for Truth & Justice Creative Writing Workshop for Students with Sarah Rafael García

Wednesday, September 27
12 - 2 p.m., H-113

Professor García will lead students through writing tips and style techniques to create storytelling as a tool for social justice. Students will be provided time to draft a narrative, receive feedback, and ask questions to continue toward a final draft. Bring your writing tools: laptops, iPads, and/or paper & pencils/pens.

RSVP: Storytelling for Truth & Justice

For more information follow: @latinxlab

Mi Cultura Cura: Latinx Trivia

Wednesday, September 27
3 - 5 p.m., PLN 130

Join us for a fun event concentrating on the Latinx community! Brush up on your Latinx knowledge as we will cover some of these topics: history, geography, science,  music, and more!

For more information follow:   @lcrc_csuf

“The Hidden Curriculum: What No One Tells You About Life as a LatinX Graduate Student.” A Student Panel

Thursday, September 28
1 - 2:30 p.m., Virtual via Zoom

Graduate School can be a strange place. Aside from academic work, LatinX Graduate Students need to navigate an environment that was not build for them, understand unwritten rules, and practice skills not familiar from work or college. The graduate students on this panel are alum of the META (Master’s Early Transition & Access) Summer Bridge Program, organized by Project upGRADS*. They will share some of the lessons they learned and what they want their peers to know before they embark on their own graduate school careers. *Project upGRADS is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title V, pt. B, Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

RSVP: "The Hidden Curriculum"

Cafecito y Pan con Ánimo 

Friday, September 29
10 - 11 a.m., EC second floor patio (location subject to change)

Vengan a celebrar and learn about our Ánimo Latinx Counseling Emphasis! We will feature discussions with Ánimo faculty, students, and alumni and the ways we are improving mental health in the Latinx comunidad. Expect lots of story sharing, laughter, and cafecito y pan.

Contact Olga L. Mejía at for questions.

“The Things I learned from our LatinX Students.” A Faculty Panel

Tuesday, October 3
1 - 2:30 p.m., Virtual via Zoom

Students do not just learn from their professors – faculty, too, grow as scholars, as people, and as professionals thanks to the things they learn from students. LatinX students have particular lessons to impart for faculty that are culturally responsive and willing to listen. The faculty on this panel have served as mentors to LatinX students in the Pa’lante Fellowship Program of Project upGRADS*, an experience they have found transformative for themselves, as well. Here, these faculty mentors talk about they many ways their mentees have taught them lessons about academia, our campus community, and life. *Project upGRADS is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title V, pt. B, Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

RSVP: "The Things I learned from our LatinX Students.” 

Central American Community Social 

Wednesday, October 4
4 - 6 p.m., Latinx Community Resource Center (LCRC) PLS 180

Join us for a social centered on Central American identifying students to build community, connect with students, staff and faculty who are apart of the Central American Diaspora.

For more information follow: @lcrc_csuf

(Re)Connecting with Our Medicine: Decolonial Healing in the Latine/x Community

Thursday, October 5
12 - 1:30 p.m., Latinx Community Resource Center (LCRC)  PLS 180

We aim to co-create a sacred space to (re)connect with our ancestral ways of healing and knowing. Through this experiential workshop, participants will have an opportunity to explore different ways to (re)connect with parts of themselves they've previously disowned or disconnected from due to trauma and colonial influences. We invite participants to bring one or two herramientas (tools) that support them in their healing practices. Students, faculty, and staff who identify as Latine/x and have a desire to connect with ancestral and decolonial ways of healing are invited.

For more information follow:  @lcrc_csuf

Visual Storytelling with Filmmaker Cristina Ibarra

Tuesday, October 10
10 - 11:15 a.m., Titan Theater

Cristina Ibarra is an independent filmmaker, a 2021 MacArthur Fellow, and a proud Tex-Mex border crosser. Her award-winning work challenges and transcends borders, weaving together stories of activism, culture, and community. Ibarra will discuss Visual Storytelling as part of the Latinx Lab for Storytelling and Social Justice Speaker Series. 

RSVP: "Visual Storytelling with Filmmaker Cristina Ibarra" 

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For more information follow: @latinxlab

En Comunidad with Dr. Valerie Minchala: Being Latinx at CSUF

Wednesday, October 11
1 - 2:30 p.m., Latinx Community Resource Center (LCRC) PLS 180

Join us for a monthly series where we will come together en comunidad to offer support to each other as we exchange stories and experiences about matters we face as members of the Latinx community. 

For more information follow: @lcrc_csuf