Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Calendar & Initiatives

As part of College Township's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB), the township will provide a monthly calendar of international and national holidays embracing and honoring DEIB. Listed below are holidays and events occurring throughout 2023.

The Downtown State College Improvement District maintains a calendar of community events, with many often focused on DEIB. 

Penn State University also keeps an ongoing calendar of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging events held at the campus and in the community.

If you would like to submit an item for the College Township Council's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging portion of an upcoming meeting, please contact College Township Administration by: 

Email:  admin@collegetownship.org

Phone: 814-231-3021

MONTH MONTH-LONG OBSERVATIONS HOLIDAYS
January  National Human Trafficking Prevention Month New Year's Day
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Korean American Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Religious Freedom Day
International Holocaust Remembrance
February  Black History Month

Lunar New Year
Presidents' Day

March  Women's History Month
Greek-American Heritage Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
Agriculture Month
Employee Appreciation Day
International Women’s Day
Ramadan begins
April  Arab-American Heritage Month
Police Week
Child Abuse Prevention Month
World Autism Month
International Dark Sky Week
Ramadan ends
Earth Day
Arbor Day
May  Indian Heritage Month
Jewish-American Heritage Month
National Asian American and South Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Bike Month
National Fitness Day
Public Service Week
Police Week
EMS Week
Public Works Week
Memorial Day*
June  National Caribbean American Heritage Month
Pride Month
Immigrant Heritage Month
Pride Day
Juneteenth*
July French-American Heritage Month
Parks & Recreation Month
Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Independence Day
August Black August None
September Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)
Labor Day
Suicide Awareness & Prevention Day 
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
October Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Filipino-American Heritage Month
German-American Heritage Month
Italian-American Heritage Month
Polish-American Heritage Month
Global Dignity Day
November National Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native Heritage Month Veterans Day*
Diwali
Thanksgiving*
December None World AIDS Day
Hanukkah
Christmas Day*
Kwanzaa
New Year’s Eve
* denotes a Federal Holiday