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Fresno City College offers two student support programs, IDILE and SYMBAA, that are part of the Umoja community.

Umoja promotes student success and improved lifetime outcomes for all students through a curriculum that is responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas. When you are part of IDILE and/or SYMBAA, you are part of the larger community of Umoja.


The IDILE program provides services and support to assist with ensuring Fresno City College students are afforded the opportunity to transfer to a four-year university at a UC, CSU, HBCU or any applicable college system.


The Fresno City College SYMBAA (Strengthening Young Men by Academic Achievement) Program, with an emphasis on the African American male experience, assists students in achieving success through a coordinated program of courses and student support.


Monday - Friday 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 




Please complete this form to submit your interest in participating in the Umoja program at FCC.

FCC Special Programs Student Interest Form


Rodney Murphy

Phone: 559.443.8634
Location: OAB-272 (Old Administration Building #2) or
ST-204B (Student Services Building #10)
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Angie Keys

Phone: 559.489.2241
Location: OAB-272 (Old Administration Building #2)
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Fresno City College

Attn: Student Services - IDILE/SYMBAA
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741


  • Mentoring
  • Academic advising
  • Cohort structure
  • African cultural experience
  • PASS tutoring for English
  • Access to resources (financial aid, transfer center, career services)


  • Strong interest in transferring to a UC or 4-year university
  • Interest in discussing topics within the African American community
  • Willingness to participate in program functions and activities

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Call 559.443.8634 ext. 8634.

Students may enter either program during the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters.