Hispanic and Latinx Heritage month observed annually Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 celebrates the culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans as well as the independence of eight Spanish-speaking countries. Students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in celebrating the diversity and achievements of the Latinx community and increasing awareness of how to promote social justice and support for this community locally.
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The Association of Latinx and Ally Students, formerly known as the Hispanic Heritage Student Association, has been hard at work this summer creating a series of virtual programming. These events, named ALAS Pre-Orientation Summer Events, will continue until Aug. 22. They are hosted via Zoom from 3 – 4 p.m. PST on Saturdays.
The Hispanic Heritage Student Association (HHSA) is now called the Association of Latinx and Ally Students (ALAS). Learn more about the student club’s mission, its statement of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and goals for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Pacific Index has undergone a multitude of changes during the last six months, and wants to share them with the Pacific community.
Members of the Pacific University Student Senate, the Professional Student Senate and the Residence Hall Associate voted to reallocate $41,500 to the Student Emergency Fund, with the possibility of more contributions to follow.
The Office of Equity, Diversion and Inclusion is hosting a series of workshops on the University's Bias/Hate Incident Reporting System. Learn the difference between a bias incident and a hate incident and how to report it.
Here’s something that’s not well known, even among many in the Pacific University community: The Boxers are a force in the world of college handball. The club team, which consists of many athletes who had never played the sport before college, again won the national combined title in 2019, beating teams from such schools as the University of Texas and the University of Illinois.
Pacific wins its fourth consecutive combined men and women's national team title and captures four individual crowns as well.
NHOH has partnered with WFWA for several years to ensure families from underserved communities, including migrant farm workers, experience the joy of giving and receiving.
Pacific University's Black Student Union was formed in 1967 to give African American students a center of social and political gravity. It later went dormant, but has rebounded again to provide African American students with a sense of community.