Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15

South Mountain Community College embraces the diverse Hispanic community in our classrooms and surrounding neighborhoods. From September 15 to October 15, our campus will be celebrating and honoring Hispanic Heritage Month through events spotlighting leaders, film discussions and games to create cultural awareness on campus! 

 Join in as we celebrate our students, community and leaders.

2022 SMCC Events

Hispanic Heritage Heroes Cultural Corner

The SMCC Student Life hosts a poster walkway highlighting Hispanic Heroes of the community. Stop by the Cultural Corner at the SMCC Student Union and learn about the heroes we admire.
Sep 15 – Oct 15

Hispanic Heritage Kahoot Interactive Game

Hispanic Heritage Kahoot Interactive Game

Join a game of Kahoot in-person and online! SMCC will host two trivia game days during Hispanic Heritage Month. Winner will win premier SMCC swag! Snacks and water will be provided.

In-Person Kahoot | Sep 29 | 11am – noon | SMCC Student union Conference Room
Online Kahoot | Oct 3 | 2pm – 3pm | southmountaincc.edu/events

Películas Hispanas (Hispanic Films)

Películas Hispanas

The SMCC Library will host Películas Hispanas/Hispanic Movies for Hispanic Heritage Month! You can watch Encanto or Selena during the month. Join in and enjoy these two movies with the SMCC community and stay for a film discussion facilitated by the SMCC Diversity Committee.  Snacks and water will be provided.

Encanto (2021) | Sep 15 | 1pm – 3pm | SMCC Library Community Room
Selena (1997) | Oct 6 | 1pm – 3pm | SMCC Library Community Room

Hispanic Heritage Month

Supporting Campus Latinx Clubs and Organizations


MECHA de SMCC Members

MECHA de SMCC is a Latinx student ran organization focused on cultural awareness, community, education, and political activism.

Mechistas on campus are involved in creating awareness about the social justice issues affecting minority communities. They are highly involved in the community by connecting social justice movements to the campus.

MECHA Priorities:

  • Civic engagement through voter registration initiatives
  • Cultural awareness on campus
  • Social justice awareness. What does our community need?
  • Creating a safe space for students to become leaders
  • Community advocacy

If you want to support or join our community, complete the form below:

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Kassandra Alvarez

René Ramon Rosales

Hispanic Heritage Month

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Hispanic Professional Engineers

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) promotes a sense of gathering among students interested in engineering at SMCC by providing opportunities to interact with others of similar interests.

You can connect with the advisor to join SHPE!


Dr. Carl Whitesel

Hispanic Heritage Month

Supporting the Latinx Community in Phoenix

Supporting the Latinx Community in Phoenix

In the most recent Census, 42.6% percent of people who live in Phoenix, Arizona identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino.

You can directly support the community by buying and using services directly from Latinx-owned businesses.

You can access Fuerza Local (Local First Arizona) 2022 directory to support!

Latinx-Owned Businesses


Race & Ethnicity in Phoenix

In South Mountain Community…

Majority of the South Mountain neighborhood population is Hispanic or Latino, representing 62.5% of community members according to statisticalatlas.com, data gathered directly from Census.gov.

You can learn more about the South Mountain Village demographics here:
Learn about South Mountain!

Hispanic Heritage Month

Connecting with Spanish Media Partners

SMCC is proud to collaborate in community related stories that impact our Spanish-speaking community. We connect and work directly with partners such as Telemundo, AZ and Prensa Arizona, where they provide a platform to share important information about education, resources, opportunities, and events happening on campus.

Hispanic Professional Engineers