International & Multicultural Events

Get Acquainted Day
Used as a formal introduction and welcome to Hanover College, the incoming Multicultural Students and International Students annually attend this reception. The reception serves as the first opportunity for students to develop relationships within the circle of the multicultural students, faculty and staff, as well as the President of Hanover College.

Hispanic Heritage Week
Hispanic Heritage Month is the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Hanover College takes time to reflect the accomplishments of Hispanic and takes pride in celebrating this Great Heritage.

Native American Month
Native American history month is an opportunity to learn more about he first inhabitants of the United States without whom the Europeans settlers could not have survived in the harsh conditions of the American wilderness. During Native American Heritage months, schools increasingly learn more about the lives of Native Americans who shared the feast with the pilgrims.  Hanover College continues to make sure every student is well-rounded before they graduate and culture is a huge component of a Hanover College student experience.

Martin Luther King Week
What Mark Will You Leave? is a week-long, campus-wide celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his commitment to social justice through educational programs and service initiatives that are designed to empower you to use your strengths, passions, and talents to better the lives of others and impact your community.

Black History Month
Celebrate the History of African American with several programs and events.  BHM start in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson it was originally a Negro History Week  but was change to a month in 1976.  Hanover College celebrates BHM every year and has several special events throughout the month.

Women’s History Month
The public celebration of women's history in this country began in 1978 as "Women's History Week" in Sonoma County, California. The week including March 8, International Women's Day, was selected. In 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) co-sponsored a joint Congressional resolution proclaiming a national Women's History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was declared Women's History Month.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders culture, traditions, and history in the United States.  Hanover College celebrates every year with a campus wide Luau with food, music, and entertainment.

Facets of Diversity Workshop
Our differences are the building blocks of our beauty. The many matters of diversity within our country and world do not just revolve around the confines of race, it also remains deeply ingrained in the social constructions of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class structures, geography, religion and all other demographic tools we may use to define our diverse existences. Hanover College Office of Multicultural Affairs believes that these aspects of diversity should be viewed and explored as the beautiful facets of the unique diamond, also known as humanity. Although we may not have the opportunity to unearth and explore all of these wonderful aspects of diversity in our inaugural program, we focus on the issues of Racism, Equality, Stereotyping and Community Building.