Deadline to Register: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event Dates: August 2-4, 2018

We are pleased to announce Umoja’s 1st Annual Student Leadership Summit. We are inviting each Umoja Program to send five student leaders and one advisor who commits to working with these students next academic year to our summit. This is an all expenses paid event. We are asking each program to identify and commit five student leaders who will continue to attend their college next academic year.

The Umoja Community has been working toward this moment for many years and we are excited to convene, train, and organize our student leaders to go forward to make great contributions to their local programs and the broader campus environment for African American students this coming academic year. The summit will not only provide historically and culturally grounded leadership training, Umoja will also share a virtual platform that enables Umoja student leaders to communicate, strategize, and support each other over the course of the year. Umoja student leaders will also be featured prominently in next years Umoja events and receive ongoing training provided by Umoja throughout the year.

Join us as we organize over 250 empowered African American student leaders to make a significant impact on Black achievement in our system. Once we take this step together, there is no stopping us, so please mobilize your team to attend this first annual summit.

Email general questions to


Attire:  Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably. 

Agenda: Click here to view the agenda.




UC Riverside
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521


Travel and Lodging


Coordinators are responsible for making travel arrangements for students and themselves and will be reimbursed for the most reasonable method of travel.  Travel arrangements must be made at least three weeks in advance to secure the most economical rate or travel will not be reimbursed.   

Southwest Airlines Group Travel: For schools traveling from farther, coordinators may consider using the Southwest Group travel option. This allows for groups to book travel in advance and make name/traver information changes up to 72 hours prior to travel date. Groups can also pay a deposit upon booking and the remaining balance at a later time. As this is only available for groups with a minimum of ten travelers, schools are encouraged to partner with other coordinators traveling from the same airport. More information can be found here

Bus: For schools traveling in a bus, be aware that there is no bus parking on campus. There will be signage to designate a drop-off area at the beginning of the event.

Van/Cars: Parking permits will be available to the driver of the vehicle. This permit will allow day and overnight parking. Please note that no parking permits will be issued to students driving their personal vehicles.


Students will reside in student apartments on the UCR campus. Each apartment has four single occupant bedrooms with a shared bathroom.  Staff and faculty members will reside in the same student apartment complex however, will have private room and bathroom.

Presentation materials


Schedule Time: 
2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Schedule Description: 

The event begins on August 2 with lunch at 12:00 noon and ends on August 4 at 3:00 pm. Click here to view the full agenda.