Heritage Months

See below for a list of heritage months from the Library of Congress 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 Judge Sotomayor in her black robe smiling. .

Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the U.S.

Celebrates and recognizes the contributions Hispanic/Latinx Americans have made to American society and culture and to honor five of our Central American neighbors who celebrate their Independence days in September.

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.

INCREASING ACCESS ANDOPPORTUNITY Celebrating 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act 30th ADA Anniversary 75th NDEAM Anniversary National Disability Employment Awareness Month #ADA30 #NDEAM75 dol.gov.odep Office of Disability Employment Policy United States Department of Labor.

Poster for National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2020

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.