Explore the variety of on-campus and external resources available to you as an Umoja-Project
The Student Support Services Division is committed to serving students, parents, and
our educational partners. We want to make sure that you know that El Camino College
is here to support YOU, and that has not changed.
El Camino College Student Support Services Division will continue to support you via
online efforts. We are working diligently to find ways to serve you and provide online
support for you during this time!
To help students succeed in their courses, the Math Study Center and Computer Lab provide
an appropriate atmosphere to study math, one-on-one tutoring and access to mathematical
software and web-based software for mathematics courses.
El Camino College is committed to assuring student equity in all of its educational
programs and services in accordance with El Camino Community College District Board
Policy 5300 and the standards set forth in Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
The College provides programs and services to ensure that all students have the opportunity
to succeed academically. The overarching equity goal at El Camino College is to provide
a teaching and learning environment that is welcoming, supportive, and accessible
to all participants, regardless of ethnicity, culture, nationality, language, disability,
gender, sexual orientation, or religion, and to ensure that all students have an equal
opportunity for academic success.
The El Camino College Writing Center is dedicated to helping students improve their
writing, research, and presentation skills for all their classes. We can help students
at any stage in the process and on composition-based assignments for any class.
All our tutoring is drop-in; no appointments are necessary! When you join our Zoom
waiting room, you’ll meet individually and privately with the next available tutor.
(You might have to wait a few minutes, depending on how busy we are, but we’ll try
to keep the wait to a minimum.)
Finally, anything you can bring, such as an assignment sheet, an in-process draft,
and/or specific question(s) will help us as we work to help you, so come prepared!
Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and critical resource dedicated
to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of our California Community
College students. On January 14, 2008, the Umoja Community was officially recognized
by the Board of Governors as a legitimate statewide student success program.
The Umoja Community serves at-risk, educationally and economically disadvantaged students,
believing that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally
recognized, students develop self-efficacy and a foundation for academic success.
Umoja actively promotes student success for all students, with an emphasis on African
American student success, through culturally responsive curriculum and practices.
Chancellors and college presidents from across the community colleges act as a consortium
to advise the Umoja Governing Board on program implementation and to generate ideas
for securing additional funding.
Our program began 27 years ago with a vision to be the premier Black College Tour
program. The success of our program is evident by our sterling safety record, excellent
relationships with admissions officials, and the positive impact of the tour on our
Our tours, without question, are a life-changing experience. They motivate and inspire
students to work harder than ever to achieve their educational goals. Since our program’s
inception, we have successfully taken over 3,000 students on tour, assisting many
of them with getting into the HBCU of their choice.
The African American Male Educational Network and Development (A²MEND) organization
is comprised of African American male administrators who utilize their scholarly and
professional expertise to foster institutional change within the community college
system. We aim to create an affirming academic and professional environment for African
Americans with a particular focus on African American male students, faculty, staff,