Umoja Scholars Program

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Are you interested in studying African American history & literature? Do you want to experience African American-themed cultural events? Umoja is dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students.

Consider the Umoja Scholars Program

Through the Umoja Scholars Program, instructors and counselors collaborate in and out of the classroom to enhance your learning potential.

Why Join Umoja?

  • Increase your potential for academic success
  • Form lifelong friendships and professional mentors
  • Attend college tours (such as HBCU campuses)*
  • Become familiar with campus resources by working with UMOJA mentors
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Experience cultural events and activities
  • Get help finding and applying for scholarships
  • Be part of an empowering community

* HBCU - Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Umoja Eligibility

To be eligible for Umoja, you must do the following by the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester:

For more details about the Umoja Scholars Program, contact Maggie McKenzie at or (510) 659-6273.

Fall 2017 Umoja Courses

  • Personal Development with Dawn Harris
    • PD 113-01
    • Mondays & Wednesdays
    • 9:50am - 11:50am
    • Building 5, Room 5301, Fremont campus
    • Note: Everyone in this class will be a student in our Umoja Scholars Program.
  • English with Sobia Saleem
    • English 151RW-01
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • 9:45am - 12:30pm
    • Building 6, Room 6205, second floor, Fremont campus
  • English with Dr. Maggie McKenzie
    • English 151A-05
      • Tuesdays & Thursdays
      • 9:45am - 11:20am
      • Room HH-120, Hyman Hall, first floor, Fremont campus
    • English 101A-03
      • Mondays & Wednesdays
      • 8:00am - 9:35am
      • Building FP-13, Fremont campus
  • Math with Emmanuel Garcia
    • Math 151
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
    • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
    • Room HH-218, Hyman Hall, second floor, Fremont campus

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