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 2014 - Dec 2015 UMC Officers:

Tanya Jain, Chair
Temi Ransome-Kuti (Spring 2015), Vice Chair
Michael Karam (Fall 2015)
Rashad Nimr, Political Chair

Abby Cacho (Spring 2015), Finance Chair
Dawit Gebresellassie (Fall 2015)

Louisa Baidoo, Admissions and Outreach Chair

Krisna Maddy, Co-Programming Chair
Maya Arthur

Methany Eltigani, Communication Chair

Amanda Irizarry (Spring 2015), Marketing Chair
Katerine Jimenez (Fall 2015)

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 (Indig)

South Asia Society

Vietnamese Student Association

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