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The Umoja ("oo-Mo-jah") Diop Scholars program is a community of learners designed to support and increase academic success. This program addresses students’ needs through academic support services and curriculum focused on African American and multicultural literature, history, and experiences. See the Umoja Community Mission and Vision Statements.

Umoja Diop Scholars is open to all students and is designed to increase the retention and success rate, as well as the graduation and transfer rates of African ancestry students. The curriculum focuses on improving reading, writing, self-discipline, and critical thinking skills.

How to Apply

Students must apply to Umoja Diop Scholars through the online application.

Apply to Umoja Diop Scholars

Following your application we will contact you to schedule an appointment with a counselor. A counselor will assist you to create and/or update your student educational plan and provide permission numbers for our courses.

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Umoja Diop Scholars is open to all eligible students.

The Umoja Diop Scholars program is a consortium member of the Umoja Community of California Community Colleges.


(916) 691-7768

Dr. Teresa Aldredge
Umoja Diop Scholars Counselor/Coordinator
(916) 691-7368

Malik Amos
Black Student Support Specialist

Jerel McGiffert
Black Student Success Counselor
(916) 691-7556

Janayla Rosco Wysinger
Umoja Diop Scholar Counselor
(916) 691-7496

Learn more about the Umoja Community in California.


Umoja Office/Black Empowerment Center
Library, Room L-125