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Culture@ASU 2017-2018 in Pictures

May 2, 2018

From cultural heritage celebrations throughout the year to special interest convocations to close each semester, Arizona State University celebrates the rich diversity of its students. With programs that include Sun Devils of all backgrounds, races, genders and sexual orientations, cultural celebrations unite the student body.

ASU celebrates Hispanic Heritage month Sept 15 - Oct 15, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15 - Oct. 15

ASU celebrates Hispanic Heritage month September 15 - October 15, recognizing the history, culture and contributions of the Hispanic and Latino members of the Sun Devil community. The month features vibrant and interactive cultural experiences that incorporate education, activities, music, performances, artifacts, food and more.
Native American Heritage month is celebrated in November

Native American Heritage Month: November 2017

Native American Heritage month is celebrated in November and provides a platform for ASU’s Native students to share their culture, traditions, music and more with the greater campus community.
Native American Heritage events take place on all four ASU campuses

Native American Heritage Month: November 2017

Native American Heritage events take place on all four ASU campuses, including traditional dance performances, educational workshops lectures and community-building discussions.
ASU students express how they make a global impact

International Education Week: November 13-18, 2017

Arizona State University students express how they make a global impact during International Education Week November 13-17.
Jonathan Santos entertains during his keynote address at the inaugural Global Impact Gala

International Education Week: November 13-18, 2017

Musician, spoken word artist, educator and social change agent Jonathan Santos entertains during his keynote address at the inaugural Global Impact Gala during International Education Week. His work inspires a global perspective of culture, passion and race and empowers audiences to engage in their communities.
Performers in a pacific island group pose for a photo at International Night

International Education Week: November 13-18, 2017

Performers in a pacific island group pose for a photo at International Night, the largest cultural celebration at ASU, uniting people from all corners of the world to celebrate their unique cultures and learn about others.
First Nation flags are displayed at the Fall 2017 American Indian Convocation.

American Indian Convocation Fall 2017


First Nation flags are displayed at the Fall 2017 American Indian Convocation honoring ASU's American Indian graduates.
A speaker at the American Indian Convocation presents the American Indian graduation stole.

American Indian Convocation Fall 2017

President's Professor Bryan Brayboy presents the American Indian graduation stole at the Fall 2017 American Indian Convocation.
Ryelle Pattuinan speaks at the Fall 2017 Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation

Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation Fall 2017

Ryelle Pattuinan speaks at the Fall 2017 Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation.
Graduates of the Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation

Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation Fall 2017

Graduates of the Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation.
Group photo of the Fall 2017 Black African Convocation participants.

Black African Convocation Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 Black African Convocation participants are honored for their accomplishments and commitment in their pursuit of a higher education.
Fall 2017 Black African Convocation participants personalize their caps.

Black African Convocation Fall 2017

Sun Devils attending the Fall 2017 Black African Convocation personalize their caps in recognition of their organizations and areas of study.
Dancers cross the stage in celebration of the Fall 2017 Hispanic Convocation graduates.

Hispanic Convocation Fall 2017

The Hispanic Convocation honors the accomplishments and commitment of ASU’s Hispanic students pursuing higher education.
Fall 2017 Hispanic Convocation participants decorate their caps in celebration

Hispanic Convocation Fall 2017

Students participated in the Fall 2017 Hispanic Convocation at ASU Gammage. The ceremony celebrated achievement, excellence and tradition.
Graduation is a family affair

International Student Convocation Fall 2017

Standing proud with their Sun Devil at the Fall 2017 International Student Convocation; graduation is a family affair.
Sparky poses with a graduate of the International Student Convocation.

International Student Convocation Fall 2017

Sparky poses with a Fall 2017 graduate participating in the International Student Convocation.
A member of the LGBTQA community at the Fall 2017 Rainbow Convocation.

Rainbow Convocation Fall 2017

Families, faculty, staff and students gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQA community at the Fall 2017 Rainbow Convocation.
 Sun Devil graduates celebrate their achievements together at the Fall 2017 Rainbow Convocation.

Rainbow Convocation Fall 2017

Sun Devil graduates celebrate their achievements together at the Fall 2017 Rainbow Convocation.
An Army veteran and Fall 2017 ASU graduate receives a congratulatory handshake at the Veterans Honor Stole ceremony.

Veterans Honor Stole Fall 2017

An Army veteran and Fall 2017 ASU graduate receives a congratulatory handshake at the Veterans Honor Stole ceremony.
Graduates participating in the Fall 2017 Veterans Honor Stole ceremony show their Sun Devil pride.

Veterans Honor Stole Fall 2017

Graduates participating in the Fall 2017 Veterans Honor Stole ceremony show their Sun Devil pride.
A candlelight vigil honoring those have influenced the Black Sun Devil experience

Black History Month: February 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, ASU’s Black African Coalition hosted a recognition program honoring all who have influenced the Black Sun Devil experience since the first African American to graduate from ASU in 1924.
A dinner and dialogue event about current issues involving race relations

Black History Month: February 2018

During Black History Month, the ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy hosted a dinner and dialogue event about current issues involving race relations.
Interfaith Harmony Week celebrates students of all faiths, traditions and beliefs

Interfaith Harmony Week: Feb. 1 - 7

Arizona State University marked Interfaith Harmony Week February 1-7, 2018, celebrating students of all faiths, traditions and beliefs.
Nearly 70 religious and spiritual clubs and organizations are available to students

Interfaith Harmony Week: Feb. 1 - 7

Nearly 70 religious and spiritual clubs and organizations are available to ASU students, providing them with opportunities to share their common interests and collaborate to make a difference in the community.
The 2018 Women’s HERstory Month celebration kicked off with “Express Yourself,” highlighting women's achievements, voices and HERstory.

Women's HERstory Month: March 2018

Celebrated throughout March, Women’s HERstory Month at ASU elevates the visibility of women and women-identified people in the university community and the issues that impact them. The 2018 celebration kicked off with “Express Yourself,” an event highlighting women's achievements, voices and HERstory.
Womxn Helping Womxn Service Event spread awareness about domestic violence and how to prevent it.

Women's HERstory Month: March 2018

The Womxn Helping Womxn Service Event spread awareness about domestic violence and how to prevent it. The event was hosted by One Resistance and Changemaker Central @ ASU.
Showcasing the Asian Pacific American culture through dance to the ASU community.

Asian Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: April 2018

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is dedicated to showcasing Asian Pacific American culture in the ASU community. During the month of April, the Asian/Asian Pacific American Students’ Coalition and their member organizations hosted a variety of cultural events, including Sino Tayo, Culture Night and the Lu’au.
Culture Night Live, features Asian Pacific American student leaders, comedy sketches, videos and performances.

Asian Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: April 2018

Culture Night Live, a late-night comedy show-style event, features interviews with Asian Pacific American student leaders, comedy sketches, videos and other cultural performances.
Pride Week at ASU celebrates LGBTQIA+ identities.

Spring Pride Week April 9-13, 2018

Pride Week at ASU celebrates LGBTQIA+ identities through educational and social events across the four campuses. On April 13, 2018, ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus hosted PrideFest at Civic Space Park, which featured student organization tables, games, food and music.
Center Drag Show during Pride Week.

Spring Pride Week April 9-13, 2018

ASU’s 2018 Pride Week featured a range of events, including the Center Drag Show which included student music and dance performances.