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Genderversity & Multicultural Center


Umoja (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a learning community dedicated to the academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African-American and other students.

What Are The Benefits?

Complete the UMOJA Application

  • Supportive Environment
  • Priority Registration for classes
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Cultural Workshops and Events
  • Leadership Development
  • Academic Workshops
  • Faculty and Staff Mentoring
  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Tours
  • Transfer Agreements with UCs and HBCUs

Program Admission Criteria

  • Students must be a recent high school graduate or current LACC student (30 unit limit)
  • Students must take the English and Math placement test
  • Students must complete FYE Summer Bridge (New Students Only)
  • Students must complete program application and orientation
  • Students must complete the FAFSA or CA Dream Act
  • Continuing Students must submit a 1 page essay stating why you're interested in joining the program 

Program Requirements

  • Students must maintain 12 or more units in Fall and Spring semesters
  • Students must complete all required UMOJA courses
  • Students must complete English and Math courses


Send an email to or Complete the UMOJA Application

Download the UMOJA Flyer

 Contact Us

Located in AD 108
On the first floor of the Administration Building


Monday, Tuesday
12:00 – 4:00 PM

Wednesday, Thursday
12:00 – 3:00 PM



LA LGBT Housing Navigators, 12:30-3:30pm


LGBTQ (Coming Soon)

DACA - Undocumented Students & DREAMers

UMOJA (Coming Soon)

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911