Ujima is the third principle of Kwanzaa and embodies an active commitment to the collective and to shared liberation. Inherent to the principle of Ujima is sharing in one another's achievements and hardships. Ujima, as a practice, assumes that the reconstruction of the history and humanity of the African diaspora is a fundamental part of the struggle for human liberation.
The principle of Ujima serves as the foundation for this institute, which has been envisioned and developed by senior level leaders committed to investing in building successive generations of student affairs leaders with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to build vibrant, diverse, global, and socially just higher education environments.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE MODEL
In this cohort-based institute, participants will learn from senior student affairs leaders, who will share their journeys, lessons, and advice. To facilitate learning and enrichment, participants will be grouped for some parts of the institute into functional level tracks and for other parts of the institute into small group cohorts.
This professional development pathways program is designed for self-identified Black and African American student affairs professionals with three or more years of higher education administrative experience. The application process will include an online form and submission of a current CV/resume.
- Chart a plan for professional growth that address key competencies, career discernment, and personal values
- Experience safe space to share and strategize about navigating institutional challenges and politics with integrity and cultural alignment
- Develop mentoring relationships with senior student affairs leaders invested in your success
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Apply Now for Ujima Institute
Ujima helps African American and Black student affairs professionals aspiring to senior officer and faculty roles. Applications due are July 22nd
COVID-19 Event Safety
All participants at NASPA in-person conferences, whether a faculty member/presenter, attendee, sponsor/exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor will be required to be fully vaccinated. Individuals who require a vaccination exemption must provide documentation of a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any event. All participants at NASPA events will be required to wear masks. Please see the NASPA COVID Event Safety and Responsibility webpage for complete information about NASPA's policy.
Once applicants are admitted into the program, registration will begin. Registration will begin mid August and end on September 30th. Details for registration will be updated here this summer.
2022 Ujima Institute Registration Costs:
Morgan State University
Conference activities will take place on campus at Morgan State University's Baltimore campus. Institute participants will receive information about hotel rooms and room rates when accepted to the program.