Umoja Ongoing Events
- Porch Talks (Fridays from 12:00PM - 1:30PM online)
Porch Talk is Umoja's weekly forum that bridges the gap between community and campus. The Porch is a place where Umoja students build a sense of connectedness with others, learn to advocate for themselves while discussing important topics in the Black community.
- Village Hours (Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00PM - 3:00PM online)
Village Hours are spaces for the Umoja community to meet with an Umoja and/or Student Equity staff member and associates to support students with their needs. This space also builds community between the Umoja community and the campus community.
Umoja Fall Events
- Umoja Conference (November)
Selected students will travel to Northern or Southern California for a 2-day conference. This is an important personal and professional growth opportunity to hear from amazing speakers and participate in outstanding workshops.
Umoja Spring Events
- Black History Month Events (Check out the Black History Month Calendar at this link.)
The Student Equity Department supports the planning committee that consists of faculty, staff and students that exist across the college. This committee puts on black-centered events and activities throughout the month of February.
- Soul Fusion
The Umoja Programs premier fundraising effort for students—a concert typically consisting of Jazz, RnB and Gospel. The money raised is used to provide scholarships and financial assistance to Umoja students facing unforeseen financial obstacles that may disrupt their education.
- United Black Student Conference
The United Black Student Conference is a student led-endeavor created to heighten collaboration between Oceanside Unified School District schools through Afrocentric workshops, ‘edutainment’ and opportunities to connect with the larger community.
The African American Male Education Network and Development (A²MEND) organization is comprised of African American male administrators who utilize their scholarly and professional expertise to foster institutional change within the community college system.
- Umoja Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremony
The Rites of Passage ceremony commemorates the accomplishments of any Umoja Student who has completed a certificate program, associate degree or transfer goal.
For more information on these services and programs contact:
Counselor/Coordinator, Umoja Program
The Umoja Program is a service of the Department of Student Equity. For general inquiries about all Student Equity programs and services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our main office at 760.757.2121 x6900.