The solution is in our hands. Join Umoja and fight for the right every student should have.

Here are a few important steps to take before you start the process of becoming an affiliate member.

build the team

Develop a plan for addressing the identified program needs which could include a team of Students, Faculty, Classified, Administrators and services/programs supporting Umoja student success.

develop your program

Identify and access resources necessary to develop the Umoja Community program (i.e., program coordinator, counselor, instructors, and identified space to create a village for students). Utilize the Umoja Community Executive Summary as a guide and model.

identify your program needs

Identify specific program needs. Partner with the Institutional Research department on your campus to collect data (i.e., retention, GPA’s, and success rates for African American students). Develop a plan for addressing the identified program needs.

spread the word

The success of your program is subject to how well your team draws students into participation. Develop a Marketing plan (i.e., website, brochures, application, interest cards, etc.) to adequately inform and showcase the Umoja Community program.

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

~ African proverb

Becoming an Affiliate


Our starter packet includes all the important information to bring the Umoja community to your institution.

  • Core Requirements
  • List of Benefits
  • Member Definitions
  • Steps to Take
  • Writing Your "Letter of Intent"

Download the Application!