Hispanic Cultural Center
Where strangers become amigos and amigos become familia
¡Bienvenidos! You are always welcome at the Hispanic Cultural Center. Our mission is to develop, promote and increase awareness and understanding of Hispanic culture. We provide programming, lectures, travel and music to support this mission.
A few of our programs are:
- Not all about Tacos. This program is a pun to emphasize how misconceptions attribute to stereotyping. Each month, the center promotes a study of a specific Hispanic country. There will be a guest speaker and traditional food served.
- Latin Dance Workshops. Learn the basics of Latin dance! Each month, there is a different Latin dance style to learn. Come alone to meet new people or bring a dance partner, either way, no experience is necessary.
- Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. We provide various events throughout the month to celebrate Hispanic heritage.
- Day of the Dead. This is a Hispanic holiday celebrated the day after Halloween. Tradition is that the people in Mexico visit their relatives in the cemetery and bring gifts of food, drinks and marigolds for their loved one to enjoy should they come back to earth for the day. Another tradition is to decorate sugar skulls.
We import our sugar skulls from Mexico.
Faculty from Languages and Literature come to the center and provide free tutoring and conversation labs to all Spanish students. Check the HCC website for details.
The Hispanic Cultural Center sponsors a $500 scholarship to an APSU student each spring to be used in the fall of the following year.
- Student computer stations with Spanish keyboards
- Library of Hispanic books, dictionaries, movies and magazines, as well as textbooks used in Spanish classes on campus
- Café-style tables and couches for just hanging out
- Spanish editions of popular English games like Scrabble and Monopoly. These games are commonly used during Spanish Game Night.
Remember: The Hispanic Cultural Center is where strangers become amigos and amigos become familia.