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Hispanic & Latino

Hispanos & Latinos Unidos

HLU aims to discuss issues of mutual concern while joining efforts to raise awareness and enhance the presence of the Hispanic and Latino community through education, advocacy, and exchange of ideas. HLU brings together students as well as student organizations such as Latino Student Alliance (LSA) and La Unidad Latina (LUL) to work toward our mission and achieve greater visibility at ODU.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month From September 15 - October 15, the University celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Past heritage month celebrations have included guest speakers such as renowned poet Shaggy Flores and Dr. Ines Bustillo, Director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Other programs have included Café Con Leche, Global Café: Argentina/Puerto Rico/ La Gran Colombia, Women's Issues Panel, a lecture regarding the latinization of America and comprehensive immigration reform, and a Health Fair. The University pays special tribute to the accomplishments, history, and culture of people of Latino/Hispanic descent. Programs and activities focus on the contributions of the Hispanic Culture and its impact on our society.


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