Heritage Months

See below for a list of heritage months that are celebrated by units across campus. Please use this page as a resource when planning events at UB. 

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)

Image of Mónica Ramírez in a high back chair wearing a yellow shirt .

Mónica Ramírez, co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, or the National Farmworker Women's Alliance

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October)

Celebrates the accomplishments in the workplace of persons with disabilities and reaffirms the commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities to all citizens.

An image of the US with approximately 50 people standing on top of the nation representing many forms of diversity. The text read's "America's Recovery Powered by Inclusion. National Disability Awareness Month".

Poster for National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021

Native American/American Indian Heritage Month (November)

Celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the United States.

Image of Hiawatha Belt (from www.onondaganation.org) 

African American/Black History Month (February)

Celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation's history.

The Freedom Wall, 2017—by John Baker, Julia Bottoms, Chuck Tingley, and Edreys Wajed—on the corner of Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street. Photograph by MK Photo.

Women's History Month (March)

Asian Pacific Heritage Month (May)

Celebrates the contributions Asian/Pacific Americans have made to American history, society and culture. Celebrated at UB in April and May.

UB's Malaysian SA winning third place in International Fiesta 2019. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

Jewish American Heritage Month (May)

Celebrates the contributions Jewish Americans have made to America since they first arrived in New Amsterdam in 1654.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month (June)

Commemorates the events of June 1969 and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBTQ Americans. Celebrated at UB in April.