Programs and Services

The Office of Multicultural Development provides a variety of academic programs and services to support the University's goal of recruiting and retaining multicultural students. The department assists students in their adjustment to University life by encouraging them to achieve their personal, academic and career goals.

Student Organization

H.A.L.O. is a registered student organization of The University of Akron that promotes friendship between Hispanics, Spanish-speaking university students, and university students in general. At our biweekly meetings, which are held in both Spanish and English, we offer Latin dance lessons and show interesting movies from Latin America and Spain. We also sponsor fun outings and trips. H.A.L.O. is a great place to meet new friends, practice you Spanish and broaden your worldview.

All diverse students are welcome to join!

For more information about H.A.L.O. please email

Hispanic Heritage Month Events- Sept. 15- Oct. 15

All events are free and open to UA students, faculty and staff with a valid zipcard

Diego Val- Live Music Performance  
Lunchtime Concert Series              

Wednesday, Sept. 12
EJ Thomas Hall         

H.A.L.O. Welcome Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 12
5:00 p.m.
Leigh Hall 308

Latin America at a Glance

Monday, Sept. 17
11:00-1: 00 p.m. 
Student Union Concourse                                             

Cristela Alonza- Comedian
*Sponsored by RHPB

Tuesday, Sept. 18
9:09 p.m.
EJ Thomas Hall

Dr.Gina Perez- Keynote Speaker
Puerto Rican/ Latino Youth: Citizenship, and the New American   Militarism                                           

Wednesday, Sept. 19
3:00 p.m.
Leigh Hall 107

H.A.L.O. Meeting- Puerto Rico Virtual Tour                          

Wednesday, Sept. 26
5:00 p.m.
Leigh 308

Movie: " Yo soy boricua pa' que tu lo sepas"

Wednesday, Oct. 10
5:00 p.m.
Shrank Hall South RM 145

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration