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Hispanic Heritage Month

Calendared from September 15th – October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month brackets the independence days of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Chile, and Belize. It commemorates the culmination of profound shifts in thinking and culture that overcame oppression. Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 is the perfect time for a revolution – a revolution of perspective and ideas.

Fresno Pacific University is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). We are proud to recognize, commemorate, and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

What is an HSI?

A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is defined as an institution of higher education that has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application.

According to the most recent data analyzed by HACU from the 2018-19 academic year, 539 Hispanic-Serving Institutions are in 181 Congressional Districts in 25 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Fresno Pacific University is the first CCCU institution in California to receive the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation. We are just one of the 146 private not-for-profit HSI institutions across the United States.

Please check this page regularly for updates, events, and resources.

Upcoming Events

This month’s theme from the Filipino American National historical society 2021 highlights: "50 Years Since the First Young Filipino People’s Far West Convention" a meeting that took place at Seattle University in 1971 and brought over 300 young Filipino American participants from all over the West Coast of the US. The convention is hailed as the beginning of the Filipino American Movement.” To find out more information about this theme and the movement, you can find the article here.

To learn more about the Filipino American story that starts in 1587, you can check out this link!

Keep track of our celebration of Filipino History month throughout October 2021 on SBx and our ALAS Instagram Page.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations

From September 15th through October 15th, please join us in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit Hiebert Library which will highlight the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latin(x) authors and celebrate Hispanic and Latin(x) culture, September 15th - October 15th.

  • September 15th: Loteria & Dessert Truck @ 5 pm, Commuter House in collaboration with IPSO & Commuter life
  • September 16th: DACA Updates from Congressman Jim Costa

  • September 22nd: Movie Screening @ 5 pm, SCC 125

  • September 24th: ILC hosts Chirp @ 10 am, BC Lounge

  • October 5th: Soccer Game, 5 pm & Celebration/Taco Tuesday in collaboration with Athletics

  • October 9th: Celebrating Sunny's birthday @ 2 pm, Volleyball Game in collaboration with Athletics

  • October 15th: Los Danzantes Performance 12:40 pm, Amphitheater

If you would like more information or have any questions please feel free to contact Patty Salinas at, (559) 453-3434 or Breanne Wyse at, (559) 453-3608.

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On-Demand Events

Chirp: “Left, Right & Wrong” with Dr. John Inazu – recorded 9/11/2020

Chirp: Friday, October 30 – Faith & Politics with Justin Giboney of the And Campaign – recorded 10/30/2020


Social Justice Service Resource List college student voting resources

All IN to Vote, developed by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, helps students navigate the voting process.

The National Association of Secretaries of State offers valuable information about registration, voter ID requirements, and polling places in all 50 states.

Your Vote, Your Voice, the official web portal of the federal government, maintains a site regarding “Absentee and Early Voting" with specific information about “Coronavirus and Voting by Mail-In Absentee Ballot."

Democracy Works How to Vote provides guides to help voters understand what options states offer for casting a ballot. aspires to use technology to simplify political engagement and increase voter turnout.

Vote411, an initiative of the League of Women Voters Education Fund, offers a polling place locator and provides a broad range of additional registration and voting information.

Mental Health Resources

On-Site Counseling Program is a FPU subsidized, confidential, professional counseling service available to FPU students and members of the community who are experiencing personal obstacles. On-Site Counselors are available by appointment to assist individuals with relationship problems, adjustment issues, grief and sadness, worry and anxiety, and unhealthy coping patterns. All sessions are currently taking place via Telehealth due to COVID-19. For more information, please call 559-453-8050 or e-mail

Healing Circles @ Fresno Pacific University 2020 has been a very hard year for our black and brown communities. Here is an opportunity to come together in a community to heal from trauma experienced through racism, white supremacy, and micro-aggressions. Below is the information needed for our Licenced therapists from onsite and private practicing professionals who need this info for you to be registered for the session. Your information will always be kept confidential. Link:

Immigration Resources

Immigrants Rising: Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Connector provides undocumented young people with psychological support, allowing you to access your strengths and resiliency in order to achieve your personal goals and healing.

ACLU: Know Your Rights for Dreamers/DACA

UFW Foundation: Provides a variety of immigration-related services 2409 Merced Street Suite 103, Fresno, CA 93721, (559) 496-0700 Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

List of local non-profit agencies that immigration services and other public services can be found in this document: Immigration Org 2019

Fresno Pacific University Undocu-Ally Badge Request Form

LGBTQ+/Gender-based violence/discrimination resources

  • Trans Lifeline: 877.565.8860
  • The GLBT National Hotline: 888.843.4564
  • Rape Counseling Services (RCS) Fresno: 559.222.7273
  • National Network (RAINN): 800.656.4673
  • Marjaree Mason Center: 24 Hr. Hotline (800) 640.0333
  • The LGBTQ+ Resource Center: