Student Affairs Celebrates Cultures and Identities
This fall, CSUSB celebrated diversity and inclusion by sharing the different cultures and identities that make up the Coyote family. Each month featured events and stories to honor one another and learn about our unique differences. Student Affairs was proud to participate in the celebrations.
November is Native American Heritage Month, and Cal State San Bernardino hosted events to recognize the lives, culture, and history of Native American/Indigenous communities and to acknowledge their many contributions. Throughout the month, the local and campus communities were invited to participate in the Native American Heritage Month events held at the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses. The kickoff ceremony was held on November 3 and the closing ceremony took place on Nov. 29.
The First Peoples’ Center collaborated with campus partners to host a variety of events, including a Native Higher Education series, Wisdom Wednesdays, basket making, and had guest speakers, such as Elizabeth Brierty, Educational Coordinator for San Manuel; Cindra Webber from the San Bernardino County Office of Education; and Cahuilla artist and UC Riverside assistant professor Gerald Clark.
In October, CSUSB celebrated LGBTQ+ History Month by highlighting student leaders, faculty, and staff in various activities and special events. This year’s theme was “Connecting at the Intersections.” A variety of events took place at the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses to honor and educate the campus community about issues of social justice and the LGBTQ+ community, as well as to raise awareness of these issues.
The weeks between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 marked National Hispanic Heritage Month, which featured events at the 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, and Central and South America.
Latinx is an inclusive term to encompass all genders represented in the Latin community in addition to individuals who identify as Latina/Latino. As a federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal State San Bernardino was proud to celebrate the many contributions of our Hispanic and Latinx students, faculty, and staff.
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, CSUSB showcased community leaders, faculty, staff, and students around significant themes in Latinx culture. It was a time to honor the culture, traditions, and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx communities. This year’s theme was “Embracing Our Gente, Raices, and Identities to Define our Future.”