RCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


As an Hispanic Serving Institution, Rockland Community College is proud to celebrate the history and culture of the Latinx community from September 15 through October 15. The month-long celebration honors individual traditions while also recognizing what unites us. This year’s theme—Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation—reinforces the need to ensure diverse voices and perspectives are welcomed in decision-making processes; therefore, helping to build stronger communities and a stronger nation. The Hispanic Heritage Month Committee is proud to provide the RCC community with an array of in-person and virtual activities for the month, such as:

  • Fall Fiesta Kickoff Event
  • Faculty Events
  • Guest Speakers
  • Student vs. Staff Kickball Game
  • Latinx Leadership Conference
  • Somos El Futuro Club Meet and Greet
  • Movie Night
  • Weekly Newsletter
  • Keep Rockland Beautiful - Community Service Event
  • Themed Window Painting at the Atrium
  • Hispanic Literary Celebration
  • RCC Hawks vs OCC Colts Soccer Clasico (All attendees will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win Red Bull tickets)

A display of Hispanic and Latino Culture will also be at the library from September 29 through October 15; an accompanying digital guide can be accessed through the online portal. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit https://sunyrockland.edu/media/hispanic-heritage-month/.

About Rockland Community College, State University of New York

Rockland Community College (RCC), located in Suffern New York, provides purpose driven educational opportunities in a supportive, affordable, and accessible environment, empowering

individuals to positively transform themselves and their communities. RCC welcomes students from diverse backgrounds who appreciate small class sizes and personal attention from a distinguished, award-winning faculty that includes Fulbright scholars and SUNY Distinguished Professors. Many graduates go on to top universities to further their education on their own or through RCCs institutional collaborations.

RCC fosters an environment that attracts, recruits, supports and retains faculty, staff, and students who value diversity. The College promotes a collegial and inclusive environment by recognizing, promoting, embracing, respecting and celebrating the expansive range and dimensions of cultures, attitudes, ideas and viewpoints contained within our campus community.

RCC is also proud to provide career training and professional development to adult learners looking to change careers or upgrade their skills through a variety of programs and educational opportunities including workforce training, certifications, and microcredentials. Many of the programs are developed with employers in the community in high demand industry areas to enable graduates to move into a new career upon graduation. More information can be found at www.sunyrockland.edu.

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