Daniel Bedoya bursts with pride as he speaks of his par­ents, who emi­grated from Colombia to Rhode Island, and his being the first in his family to attend col­lege. Now, he’s a fourth-​​year stu­dent and pres­i­dent of the Society of His­panic Pro­fes­sional Engi­neers, a stu­dent orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to helping Latinos obtain and develop their pro­fes­sional careers.

This year SHPE is co-​​sponsoring His­panic Her­itage Month, which began on Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15, with the Latino/​a Stu­dent Cul­tural Center, the Office of Insti­tu­tional Diver­sity and Equity and the Latin Amer­ican Stu­dent Orga­ni­za­tion.

The His­panic cul­ture is a very proud cul­ture. We’re very proud of where we come from,” Bedoya said. “So it’s really impor­tant to show His­panic stu­dents, whether they are new or returning this fall, a second home here on campus.”

Throughout His­panic Her­itage Month, stu­dents will be treated to a range of events, including guest speakers, art exhibits, movie screen­ings and Spanish con­ver­sa­tions. The cel­e­bra­tions kicked off last week when the Latino/​a Stu­dent Cul­tural Center hosted an open house show­casing the many resources its offers stu­dents. The center’s ser­vices include men­toring, tutoring, lead­er­ship training and Spanish con­ver­sa­tional work­shops, as well as a space to relax and con­verse with fellow stu­dents, said LSCC assis­tant director Rebecca Eliz­a­beth Veira.

Fol­lowing the open house, a recep­tion high­lighted the cur­rent Gallery 360 exhibit titled “Alive, the Legacy.” The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 18, includes pieces from the New Eng­land Gallery of Latin Amer­ican Art in East Boston that por­tray the artists’ con­nec­tion with their ances­tral past.

On Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. (rain or shine), stu­dents will honor their her­itage with a Parade of Flags begin­ning on 104 Forsyth St. On Thursday at 6 p.m., the LSCC will host a pho­tog­raphy exhi­bi­tion of Colom­bian cul­ture titled “Colerico y Sanguineo.”

Tracey Britton, diver­sity coor­di­nator in the Office of Insti­tu­tional Diver­sity and Equity, called His­panic Her­itage Month a great way to help foster a sense of com­mu­nity on campus.

We work fre­quently with the cul­tural cen­ters on campus around events that cel­e­brate and bring greater vis­i­bility to all cul­tures rep­re­sented at North­eastern,” Britton explained.

On Tuesday evening, the Latin Amer­ican Stu­dent Orga­ni­za­tion and Society of His­panic Pro­fes­sional Engi­neers held a kick-​​off meeting in which they wel­comed stu­dents back to campus and ener­gized them for this fall’s slate of activities.

We’re ded­i­cated to the advance­ment of Latino cul­ture here at North­eastern and we incor­po­rate that cul­ture into our events, social gath­er­ings or meet­ings,” said Gabriel Colon-​​Sciabarrasi, LASO pres­i­dent and a fourth-​​year busi­ness major. “But our events aren’t just for Latinos. All stu­dents are welcome.”