As students return to campus, City College programs recruit new members

City Scholars, HUBU and Umoja actively looking for new students to participate in programs


Students spend time in the shade by the San Diego City College Commons on Aug. 30. Photo by Joel Nevarez

Joel Nevarez, Multimedia Journalist

With the start of the fall semester and the return to in-person classes at San Diego City College, many clubs and support programs are also making their return to campus.

In an email sent campus-wide and shared with students, Bianca Arellano, a new student services technician for City, wrote that City Scholars, HUBU and Umoja programs are all looking for new students to join.

Here is a brief overview of these clubs and what they have to offer.

HUBU Hermanos Unidos-Brothers United

HUBU stands for Hermanos Unidos-Brothers United and is a student-led organization that emphasizes on uplifting primarily male African American and Latino students, according to the flier and email sent campus-wide.

Open to all students. HUBU engages in community outreach events and offers mentorship to its students. It also hosts an annual conference on campus.

For more information, contact Ahmed “Rasheed” Aden at [email protected].

City Scholars

The City Scholars program is intended to support students who have been affected by the judicial system navigate through their college journey, according to the email.

Eligibility for the program requires students to be enrolled in at least 6 units per semester, apply for financial aid, complete monthly check-ins, enroll in two personal growth classes, and attend campus events and workshops.

For more information on the City Scholars Program, contact Andre Jones at [email protected] or Oscar Duran at [email protected].


The Umoja program serves African American students and others from underrepresented backgrounds who have the goal of transferring to a four-year university.

The program offers guidance along with resources to prepare students for the transfer process. It also encourages students to take coursework that is culturally relevant to them.

For more information on the Umoja program, please email [email protected].