UMOJA Community

Who We Are

The Umoja Community seeks to help students experience themselves as valuable and worthy of an education. The Umoja Community gains meaning through its connection to the African Diaspora. African and African American intellectual, cultural, and spiritual gifts inform Umoja values and practices. The Umoja Community seeks to nurture knowledge of and pride in these treasures. The learning experience within the Umoja Community will provide each individual the opportunity to add their voice and their story to the collective voices and stories of the African Diaspora.

The Umoja Community is more than a program, it is an opportunity. We aim to help increase retention, graduation and transfer rates among African/African American and other scholars. College is more than assignments and grades.  We aim to help make higher education a personal experience.

Our Services

Umoja Classes  Features and Benefits  Umoja Student Application
Umoja in the News Umoja Counseling Umoja Events and Workshops

Jerel McGiffert

Umoja Coordinator/Counselor

Betty Frias

Umoja Counselor

Stefanie Ulrey

Umoja English Faculty

Dr. Khalilah Beal-Uribe

Umoja Math Faculty

Jody Campbell

Umoja African American History Faculty

Paula Armstead

Associate Dean of Educational Success


  1. Enroll in Umoja identified courses
  2. Appointment with an Umoja counselor
  3. Participation in 3 Umoja activities per semester

UMOJA Community

Due to the Shelter in Place Order, we are available remotely and online. Please click on the link above to schedule an appointment with an Umoja counselor. You may also email them directly.