The Umoja House is the Pan African Theme House on Drew University. campus. In keeping with the spirit of Nguzo Saba*, the Umoja House strives to create and maintain cultural unity within the Drew family. Our goal is to create a cultural and academic institution that fosters the spirit, history, and reality of Pan-Africanism. Because of the historical under-representation of Pan-African people and culture, the Umoja House is committed to educating ourselves as well as the entire Drew community on issues dealing with Pan-African Studies. We accomplish these goals through various programming events, social gatherings, and critical discussions. Our house is an intellectually stimulating, fun, and loving environment.
*Nguzo Saba are community principles that were created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, who drew upon African value and structures such as the Maat to create these principles for life and for the community. While the Nguzo Saba are commonly linked to the yearly Kwanzaa celebration, they have year-round applicability and should be reviewed from time to time.
UMOJA House Assistant: Manny Familia