Umoja is a Kiswahili word meaning unity. The Umoja program is an academic learning community and resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American students and others. Umoja advances academic excellence, community building, and student leadership as its program goals.
Students will enroll in a yearlong program, where they will take linked classes by Umoja trained professors. Other program participants may not be enrolled in Umoja cohort classes but will participate in program activities and utilized services sponsored by the program. The Umoja community will allow for strong bonds to be developed by students, professors, mentors, and counselors.