United Minorities Council

United Minorities Council

The United Minorities Council (UMC) is a 35 year-old undergraduate student coalition of Penn's cultural and ethnic student groups.  With 25 active constituent groups, the UMC's voice now represents close to umc_logo2.png50% of the entire undergraduate student body.  The UMC strives to provide a forum of advocacy, reflection, and action on issues of concern to students of color at Penn.  The UMC also hosts two major university-wide events during the academic year: Unity Month in the fall (November) and Celebration of Cultures in the spring (April).

The mission of the UMC is: to facilitate interculturalism and promote social justice at the University of Pennsylvania. Through civic engagement and community building, our coalition advocates for minority students, coordinates cross cultural dialogue and hosts collaborative social and service events for the advancement of cultural understanding and the collective empowerment of our community.

To learn more and get involved, please visit and/or contact us directly!


      Email:         unitedminoritiescouncil@gmail.com
      Website:     www.unitedminoritiescouncil.org/
      Facebook:   www.facebook.com/UMCPENN
      Twitter:        @PennUMC

Dec 2013 - Dec 2014 UMC Officers:

Reginald Stewart
Tanya Jain
Vice Chair
Yessenia Gutierrez
Political Chair
Temilola Ransome-Kuti
Financial Chair
Valencia Lewis
Programming Co-Chair
Kaley Martin
Programming Co-Chair
Vincent Snagg
Publicity and Marketing Chair
Nadia Laher
Admissions and Outreach Chair
Joy Ting Zhang
Communications Chair
The UMC consists of the following student groups:
 Asian Student Union

Bengali Students Association

Black Students League

Caribbean American Student Association

Check One?

Chinese Students Association

Club Singapore

Dessalines Haitian Student Association

Grupo Quisqueyano


Japan Student Association

Korean Student Association

Koreans at Penn

Minority Association of Pre-Health Students

Penn African Students Association

Penn Arab Student Society


Penn for Palestine

Penn Philippine Association

Penn Taiwanese Society

Queer People Of Color (QPOC)


Natives at Penn (Native American)

South Asia Society

Vietnamese Student Association

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