Heritage & History Celebrations

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American Pacific American Heritage Month (AAPIHM) is a month-long celebration that occurs during the month of May. The purpose of AAPIHM is to celebrate, honor, and educate the Dartmouth community on issues of Asian Pacific American identity, history, and culture through educational programs, speakers, and community-building events. Formerly known as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the celebration was renamed to be more inclusive of Pacific Islander identities and experiences within the larger Pan Asian community.

Black Legacy Month

Black Legacy Month (BLM) at Dartmouth College takes place in February and focuses on moving beyond history to let history inform the present and illuminate the future possibilities of Blackness at Dartmouth and the world at large. The purpose of Black Legacy Month is to recognize the Black experience in the U.S. and Dartmouth College, explore topical issues in the Black community while giving context to a vision of what the Black future could be, and engage the Dartmouth community in an appreciation for all that Black people have contributed to the campus and the world at large.

Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) is a month-long celebration of Latinx identity which seeks to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Latinx people in the U.S. and on Dartmouth’s campus. LHM achieves this through a month-long series of events dedicated to education, awareness and commemoration of Latinx heritage, history and culture.

LGBTQIA+ History Month

LGBTQIA+ History Month celebrates and honors queer history, recognizes the legacy of the Gay Rights Movement, and highlights areas where intersectional queer identities continue to strive for liberation. Throughout the month of October, events will promote and foster exploration, conversation, and reflection while contributing to mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion at Dartmouth.


Dartmouth PRIDE is the annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ identities that aims to affirm individuals, promote awareness, and create community. PRIDE provides opportunities to encourage inclusion and discussion through celebration.

Transgender Awareness Week

Nationally celebrated November 14 – 20, Transgender Awareness Week aims to raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people. The final day of Transgender Awareness Week is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Due to the academic calendar, Dartmouth celebrates Transgender Awareness week during October or early November.


Visibility is Dartmouth's annual student-led campaign to promote gender equity and end gender- and power-based violence with a series of performances, events, and programs throughout the winter term.


VoX is an annual summer program to continue the conversations of V-February, which aims to promote gender equity and facilitate conversations around gender and violence. VoX provides platforms for individuals to share their stories and give voice to their experiences.