Latinx Heritage Month

Every September, the Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change sponsors a month-long series of events in observance of this annual national event highlighting Latinx contributions to the world.

Here at Ohio State, we have many interesting programs and presentations throughout the month. Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate Latinx rich cultures, ethnicity and pride. We welcome you to participate in being a part of the university's Latinx Heritage Month celebration. For more information, contact Indra Leyva.

Are you hosting an event for Latinx Heritage Month? Let us know! Submit your event, and we'll add it to this calendar!

Calendar of Events 2023

Latinx Town Hall

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Ohio Union, Center for Belonging and Social Change, Alonso Family Room

Do you want to know what is on the minds of the OSU Latinx community? Join the Center for Belonging and Social Change for a Town hall-style discussion and dialogue about the experiences of Latinx students on campus.

Latinx Buckeye Dinner

Friday, September 15, 2023
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Ohio Union, Performance Hall

Join the Center for Belonging and Social Change for our annual Latinx Buckeye Dinner. This year's Latinx Buckeye Dinner will celebrate the accomplishments of the Latinx community at OSU. During the event we will commemorate the determination and excellence of our communities. We will hear stories from students, staff, and faculty while breaking bread and strengthening our bonds.

We encourage departments and student organizations to reserve a table. Please register.

The Podcast Club

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Ohio Union, Center for Belonging and Social Change

The Podcast Club meets once a month to discuss a podcast episode chosen by the CBSC team, which will be connected to the history and heritage months we celebrate. In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, our podcast episode this month is Bad Bunny, Reggaeton, and Resistance from NPR's Code Switch. The episode aired August 30, 2023. Bad Bunny, the genre- and gender norm-defying Puerto Rican rapper, is one of the biggest music stars on the planet. He has also provided a global megaphone for Puerto Rican discontent. This episode looks at how Bad Bunny became the unlikely voice of resistance in Puerto Rico.

Like a book club, we ask that you listen to the episode ahead of time and then join us for a discussion.

Latin American Music Celebration Concert

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Weigel Auditorium, Weigel Hall

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15), the School of Music proudly presents a musical experience that highlights the cultures of Latin America. This annual concert will feature both classical and contemporary works by renowned Latinx composers across Argentina (Guastavino, Piazzola), Brazil (Pixinguinha, Rosauro), Cuba (Chico O'Farrill), Mexico, Paraguay (Figueroa) and Spain (Cassarrubios). This concert is free and will also be livestreamed. To learn more, visit If you have any additional questions, please contact Tamara Morris at

Latinx Night Market

Friday, September 29, 2023
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Curl Viewpoint North

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with the CBSC at our Latinx Night Market! Dozens of Latinx-owned Columbus businesses, social enterprises, non-profits, and student organizations will gather to share their stories, introduce you to their passions, and sell their wares. Get connected and find the people and places that give you a sense of belonging. This event is FREE and open to all.

If you are a local business or organization that would like to attend this event, please register at

Day of the Dead Columbus

Saturday, October 7, 2023
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Greenlawn Cemetery (1000 Greenlawn Avenue, Columbus, Ohio)

Ohio State supports the local organization Latino Arts for Humanity in their celebration of Day of the Dead. We'll have a FREE shuttle throughout the day going from the 12th Ave Loop by the Union to Greenlawn Cemetery (and back). Interested in volunteering? Sign up to help out! For more info, contact Leila Vieira at

This event is offered by Ohio State's Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Ethnic Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.