Diversity & Inclusion Events

Disclaimer: This calendar and list of events highlights and showcases a number of nationally recognized months and events not limited to: cultural, heritage, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, etc. Some cultural events are highlighted due to the populations reflected on our campus. This is not an all inclusive list. If you would like to add to our calendar, for questions, or concerns please contact dip@up.edu 

All DIP events are listed on Engage. 

Stock UP

Diversity and Inclusion Programs present: Stock UP! Stock UP is our pop-up food pantry.
All students, staff, faculty, and employees of the University of Portland are welcome!
Please bring your own re-usable bag and note that we ask attendees to wear masks while at Stock UP.

Stock UP will return in Spring 2023! More non-perishable goods and items are currently available and open to all campus community members in the Diversity Center (Buckley Center 102). Email dip@up.edu for any questions.

September 2022

Latinx Heritage Month

September 8: Latinx Heritage Month Keynote Speaker: Walter Thompson-Hernandez. 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Brian Doyle Auditorium, in collaboration with Portland Magazine.

September 15: Latinx Heritage Month Begins  

September 16: DEIJ Student Leader Mixer, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Terrace Room. 

September 29: Womxn of Color Spaces, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wellness Center, (lower level of Orrico Hall). 

October 2022

Italian American Heritage Month

Polish American Heritage Month

LGBTQIA+ History Month

Filipino American History Month

October 3: Mental Health Awareness Week 

October 10: World Mental Health Day 

October 10: Stock UP! Come back soon for more details!

October 11: National Coming Out Day  

October 11: Indigenous People's Day 

October 15: Latinx Heritage Month Ends 

November 2022

Native American Heritage Month 

November 1-2: Día de los muertos

November 16th: Native American Heritage Month Keynote Event: Decolonization through an Ethnic Studies Lens. 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Diversity Center.

November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance 

December 2022

Universal Human Rights Month

December 1: Womxn of Color Spaces: Paint Night with WOC, LSU, and BSU. 

December 2: Stock UP. 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 5516 N. Willamette Blvd. 

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities 

January 2023

January 19: World Religion Day 

January 16: MLK Day. Click here to learn more about MLK Day ON!

January 25: Diversity Dialogues 2023: Growing Up South Asian in a Post-9/11 World, hosted by South Asian Student Union, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Diversity Center

January 26: Diversity Dialogues 2023: Womxn of Color in Higher Education, hosted by Womxn of Color, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Diversity Center

January 26: Diversity Dialogues 2023: Chinese New Year Celebration, hosted by Lund SJC, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Franz 120

January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day 

January 27: Diversity Dialogues 2023: New Year Festival, hosted by Japanese Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association, Korean Student Association, Chinese Student Association & International Club, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Quiet Side of Commons

January 30: Diversity Dialogues 2023: Building Disability Inclusion & Community at UP, hosted by the Disability Affinity Employee Group, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, Diversity Center

January 30: Diversity Dialogues 2023: Understanding Afro-Latinidad, hosted by Latinx Student Union, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Diversity Center

January 31: Diversity Dialogues 2023: BIPOC Mental Health & Wellness, hosted by Wellness Programs & Prevention, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Commons Foyer

January 31: Diversity Dialogues 2023: Stories & effects of immigration and relocation, hosted by Prarthna Chona, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Diversity Center

February 2023

Black History Month

February 1: Diversity Dialogues 2023: A Different (Kind Of) Kain Na Love, hosted by FASA sa UP, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Franz 120

February 2: Diversity Dialogues 2023: Meaning Meaning: Identities Abroad, hosted by the Study Abroad Office, 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM, Diversity Center

February 2: An evening of solidarity with gender rights defenders, hosted by Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Diversity Center

March 2023

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Women's History Month

March 8: International Women's Day 

March 13: Deaf History Month

March 23: LGBTQIA+ Health Awareness Month 

April 2023

April 2: Ramadan 

April 3: World Autism Awareness Day 

April 24: National Day of Silence 

May 2023

Asian American /Pacific Islander- AA/PI Heritage Month

Mental Health Awareness Month 

May 2: Eid al-Fitr

June 2023

Pride Month

June 19: Juneteenth 

June 28: Anniversary of Stonewall Riots