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Black Collegians UMOJA Community

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Explore Black Collegians UMOJA Community

Black Collegians Umoja community has been successful for over 30 years due to our family-centered community and commitment to our students holistic success! Black Collegians is designed to assist students of African American descent in transferring to a 4 year university. Our program counselors offer academic, transfer, career, and personal counseling to help students achieve their educational goals.

  • On average, Black Collegians Umoja students have statistically higher GPAs than African American students who are not in the program.
  • BC students persist to the next fall term at a higher rate than African American students who are not in the program.
  • First-time freshman students and continuing students in the program successfully complete their enrolled courses at a higher rate than students who are not.

Discover Black Collegians UMOJA Community Navigation Guide

Learn about resources and access for Black Collegian students

Connect with Black Collegians Student Support

Black Collegians offers a variety of ways to connect to student services and support


Black Collegians Academic & Transfer Counseling

BC counselors are invested in our students personal, academic, and overall wellbeing. We are committed to supporting our students success! BC counselors offer a variety of academic and transfer counseling. To schedule an appointment, email us at

Fall 2023 Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 9am - 3pm for in-person questions, video and in-person counseling appointments. Black Collegians program office is closed on Fridays for on-ground services.


Black Collegians Career Counseling

Black Collegians career counselor offers assistance and resources in the following; a) major and career exploration b) resume and cover letter development c) job interviewing and employment d) and she teaches BC's Career Success course, Counseling 12.  To schedule an appointment, log onto Corsair Connect or email us at  


Black Collegians Therapy Sessions

Our students emotional wellbeing matters! BC offers individual therapy sessions with our amazing therapists. To schedule a therapy session, schedule a meeting with one of our BC academic counselors on Corsair Connect or email us at  

Black Collegians Tutoring

The Black Collegians offers math tutoring to program members. The math tutoring schedule is provided to members of the Black Collegians program each session. Black Collegians program members may email to request the math tutoring schedule for the current session.

Black Collegians Tutoring

Black Collegians Classes

Black Collegians offers a variety of classes including math, English, and many other classes. Classes are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. It is a great opportunity to take classes with your BC peers and connect with our amazing faculty. 

Black Collegians Classes

Black Collegians Club

BCC was specifically designed for you! Lead, contribute, and support a student lead organization! We meet weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters.  BCC has a variety of leadership positions, peer-to-peer discussions, and a family centered community! 

Black Collegians Club


Gateway to Persistence and Success (GPS)

Black Collegian students, GPS offers access to support (counselors, support staff, or automated responses) based on the service. To find out more about the specific resources and services offered, follow these steps:

1. Log into SMC GPS using your Corsair Connect login information.

2. Click the three parallel lines next to "My Success Network", which offers a variety of resources:

  • Check your courses
  • Check your GPS messages
  • Use the "Raise Your Hand " feature and connect to a variety of resources

3. In the "My Success Network" self select the available resources and services displayed under the Black Collegians. 

Thrive with Black Collegians Navigation Tools

Utilize these tools to successfully navigate Black Collegian services and resources.