United Minorities Council

United Minorities Council


2019 UMC Board

The United Minorities Council (UMC) is a 40 year-old undergraduate student coalition of Penn’s cultural and ethnic student groups.  With 34 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

Spring 2019 UMC Officers:

Kevin Zhou, Chair
Brooke Price, Vice Chair
Eaton Lin, Political Chair
Beverlye Gedeon, Financial Chair
Fridah Aloo
, Admissions & Outreach Chair
Maya Hairston, Programming Co-Chair
Sophia Yang, Programming Co-Chair
Linda ZouMarketing Chair,
Kayla He, Programming Co-Chair 

Andrea Heyward, Programming Committee Member

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)
Check One? 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) Penn Sangam (PS)
Japan Students Association (JSA) Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE)
Korean Students Association (KSA) Society for Pre-Law Students of Color
Penn for LiNK (Liberty in North Korea)
South 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 (PPS)
Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Society for African Internationals at Penn (SAIP)
Penn Undergraduates for Refugee Empowerment (PURE)
Penn Lebanese Club (PLC)
Penn Habesha
Penn for Immigrants Rights  (PIR)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Black Pre-Law Student Association
African American Arts Alliance (4A)
Affiliate Groups:
Assembly of International Students (AIS) Race Dialogue Project (RDP)

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