Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

The Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month (HLHM) Celebration was created with a desire to educate and heighten awareness about the rich culture. As the population continues to grow at Clemson University, we are encouraged by our peers and the administration to create opportunities for all members of our campus community to celebrate and find value in the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos. Ultimately we hope to begin cultivating a true inclusive environment built upon a passion for learning and mutual respect.


Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month



2022 HLHM Events - See the Full Flyer Here

Third Thursdays with Gantt – HLHM Kickoff Edition
Thursday, September 15 from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the Gantt Multicultural Center Student Lounge
Join Gantt Center our monthly Third Thursday community building space to kick off Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month. Drop by anytime between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for snacks, music, and fun!

Tamales and Aguas Frescas Sale hosted by Association for Latino Professionals for America
Every Friday of HLHM from 11:00 am to sell out in front of Rhodes by Library Bridge
ALPHA will be celebrating HLHM with their Tamales and Aguas Frescas sale every Friday of HLHM (expect for 10/7, they will instead sell on Wednesday 10/5). Tamales at one for $3 or two for $5. Aguas Frescas are $2. You can also purchase the lunch meal of two tamales and an agua fresca for $6.

2022 Commission on Latino Affairs Symposium: Equity in Health Care and Promotion Beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic
Wednesday, September 21 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium
Join the Commission on Latino Affairs for this important symposium. Keynote speaker, Maria Elena Bottazzi, Ph.D., FASTMH, will present on "Transformational and Adaptive Leadership in Tropical Medicine: Academic Creativity, Strategic Alliances and Diplomacy". There will be a panel session that includes representatives from several community-based health organizations who will be sharing on their initiatives to fostering Latinx family and community resiliency through partnerships for health promotion. Faculty and students will also share their Latinx-related research through a poster session. (posters' submission form can be found here). Registration for the symposium is free. Register here.

Salsa at Sunset: Dancing through Latin America
Friday, September 23 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Barnes Center
Salsa at Sunset is an annual Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month event celebrating the rich culture of the Hispanic and Latinx community through music and dance. This year’s event will feature performances and lessons by the International Dance Academy. Come out and dance the night away to celebrate HLHM!

Feminist Loteria hosted by Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha
Monday, September 26 at 7:00pm in Hardin Hall room 101|Join SIA for a game of Lotería with a feminist twist! It will feature famous Latina Feminists and words/ phrases often used in the Latina feminist movement in Latin America.

Frida Night hosted by Latinos Unidos, Council for Diversity Affairs, and UNITES!
Thursday, September 29 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Barnes Center
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her colorful portraits and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Join LUCU, CODA, and UNITES! in honoring her legacy through a night of self-expression through painting. Painting materials will be provided.

Churro Sale hosted by Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha
Friday, September 30 from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Library Bridge
The Beta Eta chapter of SIA will host a fundraiser of selling churros at library bridge.

Grad School Chisme hosted by the Latinx Graduate School Association
Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00pm at Hardin 101
Interested in graduate school? Hear about the experience from current Hispanic and Latinx students at Clemson.

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Jose Luis Zelaya
Thursday, October 6 at 6:00pm at Powers (Business School) 229
From his days as a homeless child in one of the most dangerous cities in Honduras to his migration to the United States as an unaccompanied minor, Dr. Jose Luis Zelaya speaks of higher education as a beacon of hope for families and communities. Dr. Zelaya, a first-generation college student, graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in English as a Second Language as well as a Ph. D. in Urban Education. He says ultimately owes his personal and academic achievements to the great sacrifices of his family, broad systems of support, mentors, and his strong personal desire to succeed. Prepare to be inspired by his story and equipped with the tools to achieve your own academic success.

Noche Bajo de Las Estrellas                                  
Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 PM
Join the Hispanic/Latinx student groups, faculty, staff, and community for a night under the stars celebrating the conclusion of Hispanic Latinx Heritage month. There will be food, music, and dancing.

Clemson Day of the Dead
Friday, November 4 from 6pm to 9pm at the Carillion Garden next to Bowman Field
Join the Hispanic/Latinx  community in celebrating our dearly departed in this important cultural event.  There will be altars/ofrendas, movie screening under the stars, food trucks, live music, and a virtual video tour. Details at www.clemsondayofthedead.org

Additional Community HLHM Events of Interest sponsored by the Hispanic American Women's Association (AHAM):

The Hispanic Heritage Festival
Sunday, October 2 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Flour Field (Greenville, SC)
Features 15+ Hispanic countries, live music and bands all day, and great cultural entertainment. Tickets $5 per person. For more information, click here.

AHAM 23rd Annual Gala for Higher Education
Saturday, October 22 from 6:00pm - 12:00am at the Poinsett Club (Greenville, SC)
Formal attire event with DJ Mike & Son del Calloa Band. Tickets are $125 per person. For more information, click here.

Please contact Rebecca Harkless at rharkle@clemson.edu with questions regarding Clemson University HLHM Events.