Orientation for Ohlone College's Umoja Scholars Program -
Welcome to Sierra College
Umoja (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students. It is a family that helps its members navigate the college environment and become successful in education.
Sierra's Umoja Learning Community is open to all students but specifically designed to increase the retention and success rates as well as the graduation and transfer rates of African ancestry students.
We believe when the voices and histories of students are recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy, or self-belief, emerges. This is a foundation for academic success.
Benefits of Participating in Umoja
As a part of the Umoja family, you will benefit from:
- A strong support system and personal attention by counselors and instructors
- Integrated instruction from caring faculty
- Peer tutoring and supplemental instruction tutoring
- Motivational and cultural workshops
- Campus tours
- Book Voucher Program
- Mentorship with campus faculty, staff, and community members
- Participation in the Umoja Community statewide events
For more information, visit our website.