The month of May is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month. During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, communities celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Americans with community festivals, government-sponsored activities, and educational activities for students. Jewish American Heritage Month recognizes the contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to the history, culture, and society of this country. The origins of the month began in 1980 with the establishment of Jewish American Week.
Posters are being displayed throughout the campus during the month of May highlighting the lives of famous Asian American and Pacific Islanders as well as Jewish Americans. The month recognizes the contributions these populations have to the history, culture, and society of this country.