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:     http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/umc/
      Facebook:   www.facebook.com/UMCPENN
      Twitter:        @PennUMC

Dec 2014 - 2015 UMC Officers:

Tanya Jain, Chair
Michael Karam, Vice Chair
Rashad Nimr, Political Chair

Dawit Gebresellassie, Finance Chair

Louisa Baidoo, Admissions and Outreach Chair

Krisna Maddy, Co-Programming Chair
Maya Arthur

Gomian Konneh, Communication Chair

Katerine Jimenez, Marketing Chair

UMC Constituents & affiliate groups:

Bengali Student Association (BSA)Penn Irish
Black Students League (BSL)Penn Persian Society (PPS)
Caribbean American Students Association (CASA)Penn Philippine Association (PPA)
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Penn Taiwanese Society (PTS)
Chinese Students Association (CSA)Puerto Rican Undergraduate Student Association (PRUSA)
Grupo Quisqueyano (GQ)Queer People of Color (QPOC)
Israel Cultural Committee (ICC)
Japan Students Association (JSA)Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE)
Korean Students Association (KSA)
Society for Pre-Law Students of Color
LiNKSouth Asian Society (SAS)
Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)Turks at Penn
Natives at Penn (NAP)
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
Penn African Student Association (PASA)PennWorld
Penn Arab Student Society (PASS)African American Arts Alliance (4A)
Penn Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)Penn Pakistan Society
Affiliate Groups:
Assembly of International Students (AIS)
Race Dialogue Project (RDP)

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