University of Miami Black Alumni Society

University of Miami Black Alumni Society University of Miami Black Alumni Society
University of Miami Black Alumni Society
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The mission of the University of Miami Black Alumni Society is to facilitate a comprehensive network among University alumni, students, faculty, staff, family, and friends to advance the interests and needs of our community and promotes the rich history of Black alumni at the University.

Who We Are

The University of Miami Black Alumni Society (UMBAS) is an official affiliate group of the University of Miami Alumni Association that is committed to enhancing the University experience for African American, African, Black non-African-descent, Black Caribbean and Black Latin University of Miami alumni and students.

The University of Miami Black Alumni Society was established in 1989 by a group of dedicated alumni who identified a need to continue nurturing the success of the Black community within and beyond the University. Several educational forums, a viable professional network, the advancement of student and alumni interests, and scholarship funding can be attributed to the efforts of the UMBAS.

Society Initiatives

Today more than ever, University of Miami students of all backgrounds rely on those who have gone before them to help make their academic aspirations come true. At over $55,000 annually, the cost of attending one of the country’s finest universities can be daunting. Eighty percent of the University’s students receive some financial aid, with 43 percent on either need-based or merit scholarships. Even so, many talented Black students are forced to drop out of college in their junior or senior years because they are unable to afford tuition and fees.

The Black Alumni Society Scholarship is funded each year by contributions from alumni and friends, and awarded to eligible student applicants. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, the Black Alumni Society has been able to offer this scholarship for more than 20 years.


The University of Miami is committed to ensuring access to the highest quality education and to attract the most talented students by expanding undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Contributions to these scholarships offer need-based financial support and recognize the academic accomplishments of underrepresented students and students of color enrolled at the U.

Because of your generous donations, The Black Alumni Society was able to award 68 students with scholarships over the summer! Giving day is almost here. Please click here to learn more about Giving Day and to support the Black Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Engage former, current, and future University of Miami students through effective communication, programs, and events.
  • Design and execute a comprehensive fundraising campaign for the Black Alumni Society Scholarship Fund and other philanthropic initiatives.
  • Facilitate a high level of volunteerism that allows the entire UM family and the community-at-large to continue to benefit from a diversity of interests, talents, and backgrounds.
  • Encourage investment in and support for the University in its successful pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and service.
  • Celebrate and promote the rich history of University of Miami Black alumni by building upon meaningful traditions and dynamic accomplishments.

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The University of Miami Alumni Association supports an open and inclusive environment for all members of the Hurricane family. Please feel free to contact the Office of Engagement at 1-866-UMALUMS (862-5867) or

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