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Heritage & Health Series Program

Celebrating Cultural Diversity

About Our Heritage Months Program

At Foothill College, we celebrate and honor diversity through a series of cultural, community, and collaborative heritage month festivities from October through June.

Judy MinerI have been a proud and inspired attendee, presenter, collaborator and co-sponsor for the Foothill Heritage Month equity, education, and empowerment events since 2007.  One of the most noteworthy aspects of the programming is the planning and execution by students.  Additionally, each year seems to bring an increase in the number of activities and topics. Foothill's Equity 2.0 contains an ambitious agenda, and the Office of Student Activities is a key contributor to increasing student engagement and consequent success.

Judy C. Miner, Chancellor
Foothill-De Anza Community College District,
& Foothill College President (2007–2015)

Heritage Month Flyer 2022

JAN Jewish Heritage | FEB Black History | MAR Women's History | APR Muslim Heritage | MAY Asian Pacific Islander Heritage | JUN LGBTQ History | OCT Latinx Heritage | NOV Native American Heritage

Join Us, Get Involved!

All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the heritage month planning committees and monthly activities. 

Activities range from and include:

  • Art exhibits and literature events
  • Guest speakers and panel discussions
  • Live entertainment and theatre performances
  • Film screenings and hot-topic workshops
  • Weekly College Hour events on Wednesdays at Noon-1 p.m.
  • Co-curricular Lecture Series events
  • Porch Talks

Student-led Planning Committees

Each Heritage Month is planned by a different committee, comprised of student, faculty, staff and sometimes community member volunteers.

Students chair our heritage month planning committees, which meet to organize exciting events for the equity, education, empowerment and entertainment of the campus and community in an effort to increase communication, cultural competency, campus community, and retention.

  • Students who serve as committee chairs are eligible to earn leadership  units and documentation that can be used on college applications and resumes.
  • Faculty and staff can earn PAA/PGA credit.

Student Activities Oversight & Support

The Student Activities Specialist who works in the Student Activities Office assists with the leadership oversight, logistics, budgeting, planning, marketing and hosting of heritage month celebrations.

We welcome your perspective and new ideas! To learn more about joining a committee, contact the Student Activities Specialist, Victoria Strelnikova at