Sankofa – Umoja: Academic and Student Support Services

for all Merritt College Students



Zoom Office Hours Are Now Available!

Merritt College Sankofa – Umoja will have Staff available via zoom on the following dates and times:

Monday & Tuesday 9 am – 2 pm 
Wednesday & Thursday 9 am – 6 pm
All Virtual  Office Hours can be accessed by clicking
on the scheduled date and times:

blkbirdSankofa – Umoja is an exciting initiative at Merritt College. Although the primary focus of the program is on the achievement of African-American students, Umoja/Sankofa’s services are open to all students who desire the nurturing services offered by the program. The emphasis of the program is successful completion of English, mathematics, science, and information technology courses, while at the same time assisting students in exploring STEM disciplines and other subject areas as they prepare for their careers.

Sankofa – Umoja assists students in the development of Student Educational Plans (SEPs), selection of courses, addressing personal concerns, and connecting students to support services across the Merritt campus.

For information on Umoja/Sankofa Benefits and Eligibility Requirements, click on links to the left. 

The Sankofa – Umoja office is located in R-106F and is staffed by Tauheeda Anderson and Counselor Derrick Ross. For more info, call (510) 464-3958 or email us at

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Recent pictures from Merritt College Black History Month Events
Merritt Umoja Sankofa BHM events

Black Cowboy Association Show and Tell
Mistah F.A.B. at Merrit


Umoja/Sankofa at Merritt
See the article and photos HERE from Umoja/Sankofa’s first annual Thanksgiving appreciation lunch!

See article and student testimonials about the HBCU tour last in the summer of 2016!
Click for the photo gallery!







Click here to read the entire article below to find out more about Umoja/Sankofa!
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