​​​ Umoja Academic Success Program

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Umoja is dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African Americans students and other students as a community while increasing graduation and transfer rates.

We believe that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy emerges and a foundation is formed for academic success.  Umoja actively serves and promotes student success for all students through a curriculum and pedagogy responsive to the legacy of the African Diaspora.

Our Goal

To ensure and increase students' retention and persistence through graduation and the transfer process.

Program Services

  • Priority Registration              
  • Counseling, Individual and Group (Academic, Career and Personal)               
  • Learning Communities
  • Trips to Universities               
  • Cultural Events
  • Leadership Opportunities

Umoja Learning Community Courses

  • Ethnic Studies 20-African American Culture 
  • English 92/1AWriting               
    Reading 101
  • Guidance130-College Success

Recommended Courses

  • Math 311               
  • Math 11A


All African American, as well as students interested in learning more about the African American Culture, may participate in all aspects of the Umoja Academic Success Program with the exception of the one year Umoja Learning Community.  

  • The Umoja Learning Community targets African  American students that are eligible for English 92 in the fall semester and Engl​ 1A in the Spring Semester.           
  • Students must apply for fall enrollment to the Learning Community by contacting the Umoja Counselor.             
  • Students must be willing to register in selected Umoja Learning Community Courses.           
  • All Students must participate in All Cultural Events.

How To Get Started

  1. Complete and submit Application for Admission at

  2. Apply for Financial Aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA at

  3. Schedule and take Math and English Assessment Test, Student Center-Room 203 or call (408) 288-3170.

  4. Complete Umoja student profile and BRING IT to your appointment arranged by a counselor. You can obtain the Umoja student profile below:

  5. Schedule an appointment with a Umoja Counselor at (408) 298-2181 ext. 3293.

  6. Take advantage of all Umoja services


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Contact Us

For more information call (408) 298-2181 ext. 3293


Dr. Khalid White, ​Coordinator/ Instructor

(408) 298-2181 ext. 3050

Pamela Turner, Counselor/Instructor​

(408) 298-2181 ext. 3293

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