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Ujima Requirements & Benefits

Ujima Test Takers

Ujima Students: Chelsea Glover-Odom, Sneferu Hines, Jonathan Reed.

Program Requirements & Benefits

  • What is required of students who are selected for the Ujima Program?

All students accepted into the Ujima Program are projected to succeed through rigorous and challenging curriculum. This Program was specifically designed for the unique experiences of African American students. The expectation for Ujima students is quite high.  Research has shown that students who have additional support, resources and expectation from faculty and staff members react more responsibly and achieve higher rates of academic success. As a first year experience program, Ujima students will gain the skills necessary to be a competitive college student. These skills are acquired through course completion, tutoring, mentorship, counseling, peer learning and motivation.  Ujima students will develop a new sense of dedication to OUR community while learning ways to be contributing members of a global society.

*If you are working and in the Ujima Program, it is strongly recommended that your hours not exceed 20 per week. (See Ms. Lopez for further info on this matter).


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Ujima Club Board Members at the PCC Leadership Retreat with Ms. Lopez Idylwid, CA

What are the benefits of participating in the Ujima Program?

  • Professional guidance through the first-year college experience
  • Academic, career and personal counseling and academic instruction
  • Career and personality assessments that seek to connect students with their core talents and strengths
  • Assistance in identifying college, career and life success road blocks
  • One-on-one and group tutoring
  • Participation in leadership training, cultural experiences, educational forums, conferences, and visits to various universities
  • The development of an educational plan that outlines general education and lower division major courses needed to transfer to a UC, CSU, private or out-of state institutions
  • African-American cohort classes, taught by highly-qualified African-American instructors
  • Class discussions and activities, including field trips that focus on your personal growth
  • First semester book grants
  • Mentors; every Ujima student is assigned their own mentor
  • Internship and work study opportunities available
  • A chance to participate in the Ujima College and Culture Tour
  • Ujima Club and other social activities to help you stay focused and enjoy life while you are in college

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Ujima Students with the "Three Doctors"

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Requirements & Benefits

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