Ujima Collective Work and Responsibility

PCC is physically closed to student and public access. During this time we are modifying our services to be able to continue to support you remotely. For collegewide updates, please Read the Latest Coronavirus Updates.

Temporary Changes to Services

During PCC's period of closed campus access, Ujima is not conducting business in-person. During this time, we will continue to offer counseling services by email, telephone and web conferencing.

Additionally, a Marriage Family Therapist in Black Family Studies from Pacific Oaks is available Monday through Thursday, 9 am until 12 noon. Please email cchisholm1@pasadena.edu for an appointment.

Ujima is a learning community designed to enhance the experience of African-American Students through counseling, instruction, mentoring and community building.

As a member of the Ujima program, you will be supported both in and out of the classroom. Some of the many benefits you will receive include:

  • Priority Registration
  • Community and peer mentoring
  • Dedicated Ujima Academic Coaches and Counselors
  • Cultural activities and events
  • Leadership opportunities and networking
  • Culturally Centered Coursework in Ujima dedicated classes
  • Ujima Rites of Passage
  • Ujima Club
  • Ujima Limited Edition Gear
  • On Campus Family
  • Success strategies and goal setting for the future
  • College Tours
  • Learn about our culture, who we are and how to better ourselves and our community


Requirements for the Ujima Program

As a student in Ujima, you will need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Meet with your Ujima counselor twice a semester for progress checks
  • Meet regularly with academic coaches
  • Sign Ujima accountability contract
  • Take the required Ujima Program courses
  • Attend the weekly Ujima club
  • Maintain attitudes and behaviors that promote Black Excellence

Ujima student participates in Black Graduation

Join the Ujima Program

Ujima is open to Pasadena City College students who have not completed more than 12 units prior to joining.

  Future PCC Students: Your first step is to Apply to PCC! After you submit your online application, complete the Ujima Program Interest Form.

 Current PCC Students: We are excited to have you join the Ujima community. Complete our Program Interest Form to get started!

Ujima Program Interest Form

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