UM Black Alumni Society


The mission of the University of Miami Black Alumni Society is to facilitate a comprehensive network among UM alumni, students, and faculty to advance the interests and needs of our community and promote 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 UM experience for African-American, African, black non-African-descent, black Caribbean and black Latin University of Miami alumni and students. UMBAS 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. View our Executive Leadership here.

Society Initiatives

At the U, we strive to offer an inclusive experience for African-American, African, black non-African-descent, black Caribbean and black Latin University of Miami alumni, families and students by securing financial support for academic, programmatic, scholarship and other student needs.

30 for 30
30 for 30

30 FOR 30

The University of Miami Black Alumni Society is celebrating its 30th Anniversary, and in commemoration of this remarkable milestone achievement, we invite you to celebrate with us by donating $30 to our Black Alumni Scholarship Fund. Hurry, this campaign entitles you to UM swag and ends February 21. Learn more Donate Today


The University is committed to assuring access to the highest quality education by expanding undergraduate and graduate scholarships to attract the best, brightest and most talented students while helping them meet their financial needs. Contributions to these scholarships offer need-based financial support and recognize the academic accomplishments of minorities and students of color enrolled at UM. Funds received are awarded annually to eligible students. Learn more | Donate today

Legacy Memorial Project

The First Black Graduates Legacy Project, launched by the Black Alumni Society in 2012, is intended to document and recognize the journey and impact African-American students, alumni and families have at the University. The Black Alumni Society’s UTrailblazers, with the ongoing support of the UM Alumni Association, is actively seeking support to fund the legacy memorial project. Your contribution will help construct a permanent memorial acknowledging these UTrailblazer pioneers, their past, present, and future.  Learn more | Donate today

Student Affairs Programs

The Multicultural Students Affairs program strives to coordinate services and programs that challenge, motivate, and support ethnically diverse students in their development at the University of Miami. We also seek to bring issues of diversity and multiculturalism to the foreground of campus conversation by sponsoring programs that celebrate cultural differences and highlight similarities that connect us to each other. Your support will help ensure the future of diversity at UM. Learn moreDonate Today

Ways to Get Involved

  • Engage former, current, and future UM students in a network that connects them to the University and each other through effective rewarding communication, programs, and events.
  • Design and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan 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 UM black alumni by building upon meaningful traditions and dynamic accomplishments.

Stay Connected

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