Umoja Community


Student Union Room 201
(in the Student Ally Center)

In-Person Hours:

Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

GWC Faculty Coordinators:

Tasha Chambliss

Herman Singh

Umoja Community

What is Umoja?

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.

Umoja is a national foundation with regional consortiums. We are a learning community, and our goal is to help uplift our Black student voices and provide pathways to graduation and transfer to HBCUs, UCs, and CSUs.

We provide various services to help enrich our student’s college experience such as:

  • Academic and career counseling
  • Workshops
  • Supplies
  • Scholarships
  • Mentors
  • Networking opportunities
and so much more!

Join us… Join the community!

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Umoja Events

The GWC Umoja Community will be holding various events throughout the semester such as porch talks, guest speakers, workshops, and field trips.

Don't Touch My Crown Umoja Braid Bar

Wednesday, November 16, 2022. 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

GWC Umoja invites you to attend the Don't Touch My Crown Braid Bar on Wednesday, November 16, 11:00 am -2:00 pm on the Student Services Patio. GWC cosmetology department will be assisting and collaborating to provide minimal braid services (with no extensions).

Come learn about the Umoja Community and African American History as it relates to hair styles and products, and the evolution of African/African American hair and the new laws surrounding it.

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