Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) events at Georgia Tech celebrate and recognize the economic, scientific, cultural, and social contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. The Office of Hispanic Initiatives (OHI) advises a student committee to coordinate efforts with several Hispanic/Latino student organizations in organizing the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from mid-September through mid-October.
2022 events sponsored and co-sponsored by the Office of Hispanic Initiatives include:
Spotlights of Georgia Tech Hispanic/Latin faculty and staff
Every week between September 15 and October 15 (Via email)
The Hispanic Or Latinos and Allies (HOLA) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Identify Employee Resource Groups will spotlight several Hispanic/Latino faculty and staff who have made an impact at Georgia Tech.
Spanish Mass and Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta!
Thursday, September 22, 5:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech Catholic Center (located at 172 Fourth St. NW Atlanta, GA 30313)
All are welcome to this event! Dinner and desserts will be provided after the mass as well as games, music, and more during the fiesta.
Mini World Cup
Friday, September 23, 12:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Roe Stamps Fields, next to the CRC
Students will display their commitment to teamwork and love for soccer by participating in this friendly competition. Teams will represent different countries. First- and second-place teams will receive a trophy and medals. A maximum of 12 teams will be accepted. Hosted by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (GT-SHPE) with the support of the Office of Hispanic Initiatives. Sponsored by Capital One.
Direct to Discovery - Cuentos con Científicos (Virtual)
Thursday, September 29, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
This fun and interactive virtual event will engage K-5 students in STEM-focused story time with Hispanic/Latin scientists and engineers from Georgia Tech. Presenters will read a short bilingual picture book to the audience, briefly discuss their interesting careers and lives, and answer questions from participating students. Two 1-hour long sessions via Zoom will be offered: one during school hours with a target audience of Dual-Language Immersion schools, and another in the afternoon/early evening for students in afterschool programs at various public libraries in the metro Atlanta area or at their homes. Hosted by STEM@GTRI, the GT Library, and the GT Office of Hispanic Initiatives.
Hispanic/Latinx Trivia Night
Thursday, October 6, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Room 1117
This fun and interesting trivia event will demonstrate the diversity of Hispanic and Latin cultures. Questions will be asked about Georgia Tech’s Hispanic/Latin community, local, national, and internationally renowned Hispanics/Latinxs, as well as the music, foods, history, artists, authors, scientists, athletes, cultures, etc. of the many Hispanic/Latin countries. Food will be served, and prizes will be awarded. Come with your team of up to 4 people or make your team at the event. Hosted by the Latino Organization of Graduate Students (LOGRAS) and the Georgia Tech Hispanic Alumni Network (GT-HAN).
Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture
Inspiring Radical Creativity: Empowering Diverse Voices to Tell Their Own Stories, feat. Gabby Rivera
Monday, October 10, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
John Lewis Student Center, Atlantic Theater
As part of Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s Intercultural Lecture Series, the 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month lecture will feature Gabby Rivera, writer, speaker, storyteller, and author of Juliet Takes a Breath and the Marvel comic series America. Co-sponsored by Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IDEI), the GoSTEM Program, and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI).
Hispanic Alumni Networking
October 12, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Alumni House (located at 190 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30313)
Come out to meet and network with Georgia Tech alumni. Learn about career development and opportunities in various industries during a fun panel discussion. Door prizes. Light food will be served. Casual attire. Hosted by GT Career Center with the support of the Office of Hispanic Initiatives.
HHM Closing Banquet
Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Student Success Center, Press Rooms A & B
Authentic Latin-American cuisine, raffles, Buzz. The dress code is casual. Limited seating. Hosted by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) in collaboration with OHI.