The College of Marin Umoja program is open to all eligible students and is designed specifically to increase the retention, success, graduation, and transfer rates for students of African ancestry. Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students. 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 is a community of educators and learners committed to academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African American and other students. The Umoja Community seeks to educate the whole student body, mind and spirit. Informed by an ethic of love and its vital power, the Umoja Community will deliberately engage students as full participants in the construction of knowledge and critical thought.

Umoja Orientation

Join us! Come to an Umoja orientation to learn about our program and meet Umoja students.

Dates and Times

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
9:30 am — 10:30 am
12:30 pm — 1:30 pm

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
1:45 pm — 2:45 pm

Thursday, September 5, 2019
9:30 am — 10:30 am
2 pm — 3 pm

All orientations will take place in the Umoja Village location in the Learning Resource Center, Room 136 Kentfield Campus


For more information, contact us at:

(415) 457-8811 ext.7026

Enrollment Eligibility

All College of Marin students are encouraged to participate.

  • Submit student application
  • Attend a mandatory orientation session
  • Complete a formal interview with an Umoja team member