Welcome to College of Marin
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 the 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.
BenefIts of Participating in the Umoja Program
- Supportive community and helpful peer advisors
- Scholarship opportunities
- Field trips to colleges and conferences
- Umoja supported classes
- Academic counseling
- Transfer pathways and agreements with over 30 HBCUs
- Leadership opportunities
- Cultural activities and workshops
- Tutoring services
For more information, visit our website.