Umoja, meaning Unity in Swhaili, is a student initiated and student run retention program dedicated to keeping African/Black identified students here at UC Santa Cruz.

Our goal is to have them graduate with having felt a sense of support and encouragement from other students, faculty and their community.

We aim to address the needs of our community in hopes to hold accountable any and all programs/centers that fail to support our community by making sure that we receive what we deserve for a socially and academically balanced life here at UCSC.

We also aim to help unite and engage our community on different levels of being in college so that they feel the need to keep themselves and our community present at UCSC. Because without unity there is no community.