Umoja program creates a community at Fullerton College

Nelson Nwaukwa

The Umoja Community is a group here at Fullerton College who prioritizes the increase of academic success, degree completion and transfer rates for students, as well as aiming to retain Black and African-American students.

One of the many ways Umoja does this is by offering helpful services such as providing a space where students can come and interact with other students in a safe hostile free environment.

Umoja also offers basic educational essentials to make school easier for students such as desktop computer access, free printing, books and school supplies for students to use when need be.

Umoja's books on about African-american history Photo credit: Nelson Nwaukwa

The Umoja community has its own assigned counselors for a more personal guide to help students reach whatever academic goal they may have.

As well as this Umoja also hosts a “Porch Talk” every Thursday from 1 – 2 p.m. where students are encouraged to debate and have discussions about different personal, political, and philosophical topics.

The Umoja room is located at the 500 building in room 513 and is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m- 5 p.m and Fridays 9 a.m – 2 p.m.

Students who are interested in joining the Umoja community can apply online at