Black History Month
In 1976, Black History Month was officially expanded to be a month-long celebration to recognize the accomplishments and central role of Black and African American members in the United States.
Women’s History Month
A Conversation with St. Olaf’s Women in Leadership (event for students only)
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Black Ballroom
Religious and Spiritual Diversity + Disability Awareness Month
This month is an opportunity to raise awareness and honor the contributions of people with disabilities (visible and visible) in our communities. We will celebrate Religious and Spiritual Diversity Weeks from April 1 to April 16 and Disability Awareness Weeks from April 17 to April 30.
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month started in 1968 to celebrate the role and accomplishment of the Latinx communities. The dates are significant because on September 15 it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries such as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. The celebration is closed with the last few days honoring Día de la Raza on October 12.
LGBTQIA+ History Month
In 1994, the observance of LGBTQIA+ History month was created by a teacher in Missouri. LGBTQIA+ History month raises awareness and recognises the history, struggles, and diversity of the LGBTQIA+ communities.
Native American Heritage Month
Since 1990, every sitting president has acknowledged and recognized November as Native American Heritage Month. This month is a time to celebrate the culture, traditions, and histories of Native people and to acknowledge their contributions and the continuous reparation work needed.