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Hispanic Heritage Month, established in 1988, runs from September 15 through October 15. It recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to the United States. Florida in particular has a strong Hispanic legacy including the oldest inhabited city in the U.S., St. Augustine, which was founded in 1565 by the Spanish. UCF gained the status of being a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) in 2017 which means more than 25% of our enrolled students identify as Hispanic. Details about the UCF HSI Office can be found through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Every September UCF Libraries features a display celebrating favorite Hispanic authors and books. This is promoted through social media posts and a physical display housed in the 4th floor Reading Room of the John C. Hitt Library.
To see all Hispanic and Latinx reading and streaming video suggestions from UCF Libraries please visit our Readings On Race guide linked below.