Diversity Awareness Dates 2022

Below is a list of the recognized diversity awareness months and day(s) for a specific group, culture, population, or cause that may be celebrated on campus or in our community. These awareness months and day(s) are intended to help raise awareness and understanding, not to trivialize. If you have additional days or causes you would like recognized, please contact Julie Nash to have them added.

For religious holidays, please see the Office of Multicultural Programs website.

For NDSU observed holidays (university closings), please see the Human Resources website.

For the NDSU academic calendar, please see the Registration and Records website.

January

2022

4

World Braille Day

17

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

27

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February

 

All Month

Black History Month

1

National Freedom Day

March

 

All Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

All Month

Ethnic Equality Month

All Month

Gender Equality Month

All Month

Greek-American Heritage Month

All Month

Irish-American Heritage Month

All Month

National Women's History Month

8

International Women's Day

21

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21

World Down Syndrome Day

25

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

31

International Transgender Day of Visibility

April

 

All Month

Arab-American Heritage Month

All Month

Autism Awareness Month

All Month

Celebrate Diversity Month

All Month

Tartan (Scottish-American) Heritage Month

2

World Autism Awareness Day

2

Equal Pay Day

8

National Day of Silence

28-30

Gathering of Nations (Native American)

May

 

All Month

ALS Awareness Month

All Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

All Month

Jewish-American Heritage Month

All Month

National Asian American and South Pacific Islander Heritage Month

17

International Day Against homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

19Global Accessibility Awareness Day

21

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

June

 

All Month

Black Music Month

All Month

Caribbean American Heritage Month

All Month

LGBT Pride Month

2

Indian Citizenship Act of 1924

12

Loving Day (Black American)

19

Juneteenth (Black American)

July

 

All Month

French-American Heritage Month

26

Disability Independence Day

August

 

9

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

23

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

26

Women’s Equality Day

September

 

All Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

All Month

National Guide Dog Month

October

 

All Month

Filipino-American Heritage Month

All Month

Global Diversity Month

All Month

Italian-American Heritage Month

All Month

LGBTQ History Month

All Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

All Month

National German-American Heritage Month

All Month

Polish-American Heritage Month

6

German American Heritage Day

10

National Native American Day/Indigenous Peoples Day

11

National Coming Out Day

15

White Cane Safety Day

17

Spirit Day (LGBTQ+)

22

International Stuttering Awareness Day

November

 

All Month

National Native American Heritage Month

All Month

National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month

11

Veterans Day/Armistice Day

16

International Day for Tolerance

16

Dutch-American Heritage Day

20

Transgender Day of Remembrance

25

National Native American Heritage Day

December

 

3

International Day for People with Disability

26–1

Kwanzaa (African American)

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