Main Content Region

Hispanic Heritage Month



Questions, please email

ALFSS HSI Panel Flyer

What does it mean to be an HSI?

Tuesday, September 20 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students as we celebrate National Hispanic Serving Institutions Week and Hispanic Heritage Month with our panel discussion on what it means to be a HSI!

Dr. Bibiana Díaz will moderate a discussion on the topic of CSUSB's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Hear from the perspective of a faculty, staff, administrator and student on what it means to be an HSI.

Panel members:

Student – Mariana Mendoza, Senior, Administration Major, Management Concentration
Staff – Dr. Aurora Vilchis, Coyotes Achieve Coordinator, Academic Success and Undergraduate Advising
Administrator – Dr. Avisinia Rodríguez, Interim Assistant Dean of Student Engagement, Palm Desert Campus
Faculty – Dr. José Muñoz, Associate Professor, Sociology, Co-PI, NSF HSI grant

Passcode: duT?M2tW

Watch the HSI panel recording


ALFSS Pupusa sale flyer

ALFSS Pupusa Sale

Thursday, September 22 at 11:30 am *until sold out
University Hall Plaza

Join the Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the national dish of El Salvador, pupusas! Support the ALFSS Scholarship Fund and enjoy lunch! 

Meal Options

2 Pupusas - $6
2 Pupusas + Drink - $7.50
3 Pupusas + Drink - $10

Cash Only

Social Justice Through Poetry event flyer

Social Justice Through Poetry

Tuesday, October 4 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 PM
University Hall 250

The World Languages and Literatures Department and Los Amigos in collaboration with College of Arts and Letters and the Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students as a part of this year's Hispanic Heritage Month will welcome alumna and former Spanish TA, María Guadalupe Ortiz. Ortiz utilizes poetry and music as a form of activism and also for teaching language. She creates consciousness on different topics of social justice such as: immigration and education. Although, her poetry and compositions can also be a manifestation of love and culture.

For accommodations, please contact Dr. Díaz at (949)-331-7608.

Fiesta de pintura flyer

Fiesta de Pintura

Thursday, October 13 at 5 pm – 6:30pm
SMSU South Fourplex 217/218

Join the Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with art and culture at our annual Fiesta de Pintura event. You don’t have to be Frida Kahlo to enjoy an evening of painting and refreshments!

Open to the first 30 registrants. 

Register for Fiesta de Pintura

HHM Flyer

CSUSB Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 through October 15, CSUSB will conduct their third annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring a multitude of events at both their San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses to highlight the accomplishments, heritage, and culture of Hispanics and Latinx populations with roots from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

The objective of Hispanic Heritage Month is to provide students with the chance to explore and become immersed in Hispanic and Latinx culture via different points of reference that will improve their education, socialization, and capacity to become mature global citizens.

Latinx is an inclusive term to encompass all genders represented in the Latin community in addition to individuals who identify as Latina/Latino. 

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, CSUSB will showcase community leaders, faculty, staff and students around significant themes in Latinx culture. The theme this year is Embracing Our Gente, Raices, and Identities to Define our Future.