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Heritage & Health Series Program

Celebrating Cultural Diversity

About Our Heritage Months Program

At Foothill College, we celebrate and honor diversity through a series of cultural, community, and collaborative heritage month festivities from October through June.

Heritage Month Flyer 2022

JAN Jewish Heritage | FEB Black History | MAR Women's History | APR Muslim Heritage | MAY Asian Pacific Islander Heritage | JUN LGBTQ History | OCT Latinx Heritage | NOV Native American Heritage | Download the 2021 Heritage Series Flyer

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Join Us, Get Involved!

All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the heritage month planning committees and monthly activities. 

Activities range from and include:

  • Art exhibits and literature events
  • Guest speakers and panel discussions
  • Live entertainment and theatre performances
  • Film screenings and hot-topic workshops
  • Weekly College Hour events on Wednesdays at Noon-1 p.m.
  • Co-curricular Lecture Series events
  • Porch Talks

Student-led Planning Committees

Each Heritage Month is planned by a different committee, comprised of student, faculty, staff and sometimes community member volunteers.

Students chair our heritage month planning committees, which meet to organize exciting events for the equity, education, empowerment and entertainment of the campus and community in an effort to increase communication, cultural competency, campus community, and retention.

  • Students who serve as committee chairs are eligible to earn leadership  units and documentation that can be used on college applications and resumes.
  • Faculty and staff can earn PAA/PGA credit.

Student Activities Oversight & Support

The Student Activities Specialist who works in the Student Activities Office assists with the leadership oversight, logistics, budgeting, planning, marketing and hosting of heritage month celebrations.

We welcome your perspective and new ideas! To learn more about joining a committee, contact the Student Activities Specialist, Erin Ortiz at

Heritage Month logo with art representing each month

Celebrations by Month by Year


Interested in leading or joining a Heritage Month planning committee? Email Erin Ortiz at


Campus Center Building

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Heritage Month Planning


Campus Center, Room 2008