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Seton Hall Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Navigating Latinidad

Join the entire Seton Hall community in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15–October 15, 2020. The month-long initiative will include virtual highlights of members of the Seton Hall community, academic and artistic work, as well as events that explore the diversity of Latin American descent, history, food, music and more! Register below or make note of the calendar of events to participate in any of the upcoming experiences.

Thank you to our HHM Sponsor:

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Navigating Latinidad

During this month's celebration, we take a look at what it means to identify as Hispanic or Latinx/a/o and how that identity takes form in American society. By Navigating Latinidad, we can explore the labels chosen for us and their respective histories.  

How does Latinidad affect us in the workplace, our college experience, and beyond? 

During our Hispanic Heritage Month, our deep dive will help us explore the wide variety of food, folklore, and our musical roots allowing us to find cultural similarities while celebrating our unique identity. 

Adelante Hosts "Y Tu Quien Eres?"

Special Projects

University Libraries
Interprofessional Health and Sciences Campus

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with IHSC and stop by the poster gallery located in the cafeteria and on Instagram via @hallstudents starting 9/15 as we honor many noble Hispanic and Latino/a/x healthcare professionals who have served as trailblazers in their respective fields.


The H.A.L.L Program invites you to celebrate our Hispanic and Latino/a/x athletes through social media by displaying the Hispanic Heritage Month frame and viewing a dedicated featuring highlighting our athletes. Follow @shuathlethics on Instragram for exclusive content and interviews!

Social Media Digital Campaign

Follow the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute on Instagram (@JAULISHU) to see highlights of the proud Hispanic and Latino/a/x staff that are part of Seton Hall University.

Career Center

The Career Center interviews Latino leaders, including alumni, to explore Hispanic and Latino/a/x identity in American society. You can listen to the interviews here:

  1. Dr. Sara Lacagnino, Academic Affairs. Assistant Dean of Humanities at Union County College
  2. Dr. Jose Adames, President of El Centro College
  3. Bill Tipacti, Director of Community Empowerment at Univision
  4. Maria Del Cid-Kosso, MPAP, The Director of Policy and Legislative Services at The NJ Dept. of Health
Alumni Relations- Pirate's Eye Podcast

Seton Hall boasts more than 100,000 living alumni. In this podcast, we interview some of those proud Pirates on their latest accomplishments and career paths. John Garcia '10 joins this month's episode to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Seton Hall community and discuss his time as a student-athlete at The Hall. He shares with us memories of his childhood, his first Seton Hall event hosted by Adelante Latino/a Student Organization, his trials and triumphs as a basketball player, including 3 surgeries before the age of 21, and his post-college professional career.

Listen now on your favorite podcast app such as Spotify, Google or Apple Music. You can also click HERE to listen.

2020 Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration

Meet the Committee

Roberto Sasso 
Associate Athletics Director, Student-Athlete Development & Leadership 

Omayra Arocho 
Associate Dean, College Engagement & Community Development, College of Education and Human Services 

Mayra Colon 
Secretary, College of Education & Human Services 

Ana Campoverd
Director, Unanue Latino Institute 

Alison Sotolongo 
Director, Student Activities, University Center 

Viannca Velez 
Director, Alumni Communication & Digital Engagement 

Jennifer Mazzetti 
Staff Psychologist, CAPS 

Angy Estrada 
Student Affairs Coordinator 

Marisol Rivera 
Operation & Office Manager, Student Life, IHS Campus 

Kelly Freeman 
Director of Student Life, IHS Campus 

Jorge E. Rivera
Assistant Director, The Career Center

In the News

Seton Hall Latino/a Student Organizations

  • Two young females posing for a photoAdelante Latino/a Student Organizations 
  • ALPFA 
  • Lambda Tau Omega 
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon 
  • Lambda Theta Phi 
  • Lambda Theta Alpha  
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda 
  • Unidos Bailamos 
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma 

About the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Latino Institute advances, educates, and transforms students into the next generation of servant leaders through academic scholarships, cultural programming and professional development opportunities. The Institute encourages its students to be active members of their community, obtain on-campus leadership roles and embrace Latin America's rich culture and history.