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Umoja Community

About the Program 


Umoja, a Kiswahili word meaning unity, is a year-long learning community dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students.

We actively serve and promote student success through a curriculum focused on the legacy of the African and African American diasporas.

Year-End Celebrations


Congratulations to our 2020–2021  Umoja program students, and those in the community who graduated or transferred  this year. Check out our year-end celebration recordings and photos below.



2020 Year-End Celebration Video

2019 Year-End Celebration Photos

Group of 22 students at 2019 umoja end of year celebration

Umoja offers

  • College tours
  • Various faculty and peer tutoring options
  • Culturally relevant literary field trips
  • Student regional and national conferences
  • Book vouchers and school supplies
  • A dedicated academic counselor
  • A faculty or staff mentor

Umoja students benefit from

  • A tight-knit campuswide community
  • Comprehensive student support programs
  • On and off-campus enrichment activities, including university visits and conferences
  • A safe place to discuss the real issues that affect students and the broader community

The Proof is in the Faces

View the gallery of our Umoja Community in the classroom and at events throughout the year.

To join us, fill out the interest form


Fill Out Interest Form

Dokesha Meacham

We're Here to Help!

Dokesha Meacham,
Umoja Counselor


Counseling Center, Building 8300 Room 8302

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