Cinco de Mayo Celebrations - May 5, 2011
Cinco de Mayo is a date of great importance for the Mexican and Chicano communities. It marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Although the Mexican army was eventually defeated, the "Batalla de Puebla" came to represent a symbol of Mexican unity and patriotism.Many people wrongly equate Cinco De Mayo with Mexican Independence Day which was on September 16, 1810, nearly a fifty-year difference, and was a revolt against the Spanish colonial government. We had Mexican cuisine served at the Hoch-Shanahan Dining Hall and Copalli Copilli Aztec Dancers perform.
Gaypril - April, 2011
Gaypril is hosted by the Queer Resource Center of the Claremont Colleges.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - April, 2011
Though Asian Pacific Islander Month is May, at the Claremont Colleges, we celebrate during April.
Cesar Chavez Celebrations - March 23 - April 22, 2011
Cesar Chavez Day is celebrated on his birthday, March 31. Celebration events at the Claremont Colleges were hosted by Chicano/Latino Student Affairs.
Lunar New Year - February 3, 2011
Mudders celebrated the Lunar New Year with a delicious lunchtime menu at the Hoch-Shanahan and even a dragon dance performed by students!
Transgender Day of Awareness - November 19, 2010
Speaker Amanda Simpson, HMC 1983 Alum and first Transgender appointee to the US administration. Watch a video of her tele-videoconference with students and faculty at HMC. The event was hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity for Transgender Awareness Week.
Halloween Costume Contest - October 29, 2010
Mudders showed off their creative talents at OID's Halloween Costume Contest in the Hoch. Contestants competed in four categories: Best DIY, Best Group, Originality/Most Creative, and Most Thought-Provoking.
Spirit Day - October 20, 2010
Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag. On October 20th, people throughout the nation wore purple to honor the recent victims of homophobic abuse and to show solidarity for those still fighting. OID gave out purple ribbons for Spirit Day, and as always, is a safe space for students.
National Coming Out Day - October 11, 2010
The Office of Institutional Diversity is committed to providing a safe space for personal expression. Students, staff and faculty shared stories about their coming out, living in the HMC community and a parental perspective on the issue.
Latino Heritage Month - Sep 15 - Oct 15, 2010
Latino Heritage Month was marked with festivities at HMC! This year, we had a piñata fiesta, complete with Dora the Explorer piñatas, a book club reading Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, a film screening of Visiones: Latino Art & Culture Film, a salsa lesson in the dining hall, and even a tamale fest with traditional flavors from throughout Central and South America.
OID Open House - September 8, 2010
The Office of Institutional Diversity welcomes the Harvey Mudd Campus to come learn about OID and its mission and events. Also, everyone can come and get their Passport to Diversity, a new program through OID that will reward those who attend OID events! Passports will still be available through the OID office.