It’s all about being proud of where you come from and celebrating the history of your ancestors. Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) celebrates and observes the culture, contributions, and impact the Hispanic and Latino heritage have had on the United States. The Hispanic population is the second-largest group in the U.S. with 58.9 million or 18 percent of the 327.2 million people who reside here.

To recognize their contributions to the nation, in 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson established Hispanic Heritage Week and 20 years later, in 1988, President Ronald Reagan extended the celebration to a month-long period that starts on September 15.

Celebrate Your Roots

Hispanic Heritage MonthBroward County is known for its diversity, and Broward College is no different. Students represent more than 100 countries, and Hispanics currently make up 39 percent of the entire student population. To celebrate and honor the culture and contributions of these students, the College hosts several events for the Hispanic community to come together.

These events will feature food, art, and music. We picked a few taking places across our main campuses.

  • Student Life at the Hugh Adams Central Campus will kick-off the celebrations with a cooking class on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in building 19, room 106.
  • North Campus will host a Hispanic-themed club rush on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Breezeway of building 46. At the same time, a Hispanic Heritage open mic will take place in room 126.
  • The Judson A. Samuels South Campus will host art-driven events, beginning with a discussion on the LGBTQ Experience in the Latinx Community on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 9:00 a.m. in building 68, room 191.
  • And, later that day, a Bilingual Conversation (Poetry & Religion) will take place at 6 p.m. in the same place.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 19, a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with live music will start at 11:00 a.m. in the Breezeway in building 68.

Regardless of your cultural background, join the celebration, and be part of the mind-opening experience of attending college in one of the most diverse cities in the U.S.

Broward College takes pride in the diversity of its student body. If you’re looking to connect with people of all backgrounds, you can join organizations such as the International Student Association or Hispanic Union Club. You can visit Student Life for more information.