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.

COVID-19 and UMOJA Services Due to campus closures regarding COVID-19 the UMOJA program will be moving all support services online and updating our webpage as we gather more information. Online/remote counseling appointments are now available through ZOOM. Online ZOOM Appointments can be scheduled using our online scheduling tool here:

You will be emailed your Zoom Counseling Appointment details along with the ZOOM meeting link. Please make sure to provide the best contact email and phone number when scheduling your session. Questions about your Zoom Counseling Appointment? Please use this Student Guide:

If you have additional questions please contact Jerel McGiffert, Coordinator/Counselor directly via email at Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

Our Services