Resource Fair 2022
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The Graduate African Student Organization
The Graduate African Student Organization (GASO) is founded on the premise that representation makes a pivotal difference in an individual’s academic, professional, and even personal journey. Recognizing the unique challenges of African graduate students at Brown, GASO seeks to represent African voices and perspectives by focusing on the following goals: at the graduate level, to create a close-knit community for African Graduate students and at the undergraduate level, to foster long-lasting mentoring relationships for rising African scholars by leveraging the experiences and resources in the African graduate community at Brown Taken together, GASO’s formation as a student-led group aims to create an inclusive space and community that provides a ‘feeling of home away from home’ for African graduate students at Brown, while also engaging the broader Brown community on African centered discourse.
Graduate Student Council
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) of Brown University is the student government organization for Brown’s graduate student community of approximately 2,600 members.
Graduate Students of Color in STEM (GSOCnSTEM)
The Graduate Students of Color in STEM (GSOCnSTEM) is a graduate student organization created at Brown University in January 2019. Our purpose is to enhance the intellectual growth, professional success, and social enjoyment of historically underrepresented graduate students within the STEM disciplines. Our three core missions include building a community of graduate students of color in STEM, increasing interaction between faculty and students of color in STEM, and encouraging a pipeline for underrepresented groups in STEM to increase underrepresented minority (URM) representation in STEM.
Out in STEM (oSTEM)
oSTEM@Brown is Brown's chapter of Out in STEM, an international organization dedicated to providing mentorship, networking and other forms of support to LGBTQ+ students and professionals in STEM.
Samuel M. Nabrit Black Graduate Student Association
The purpose of the Nabrit BGSA is to enhance the intellectual, professional, and social well-being of Black graduate students at Brown University.
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Latinx and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. As Brown University's Chapter of SACNAS, we continuously work to foster an inclusive community and resilient network of scientists from underrepresented identities in STEM at Brown University and beyond. Our mission, as a chapter, is to promote and achieve true diversity in STEM through professional development, civic engagement, and community building.
Brown Annual Fund
The Brown Annual Fund provides immediate-use funds for the University that enables Brown to provide the highest quality of education. From helping make Brown more accessible for all students to funding research and internship opportunities, the Brown Annual Fund is a critical piece of what keeps the University innovative and influential.
Athletics & Recreation
Athletics, Club Sports, and Campus Recreation.
- Intramural Sports are open to all Brown and RISD students, faculty and staff. Leagues and tournaments are offered to all, and competition is between the Brown/RISD population. Participants of all skill levels are welcome. Club Sports are open to Brown students only. Each club has a different skill level, so some are open to all while others require a try out. Competition is between Brown club teams and teams at other institutions.
- Brown Recreation: Fitness and Wellness team from Brown Recreation. Will speak about Nelson Fitness Center, group fitness and personal training.
Bookstore, Campus Shop, and Tech Center.
The Brown Center for Students of Color
The Brown Center for Students of Color serves as a gathering space for communities of color on campus. We host events and programs that build and affirm community by centering our ways of knowing and being. We situate our lived experiences in a socio-historical context through self-reflection and critical dialogue. With an understanding of the structural causes of individual and communal experiences, we are then able to explore tangible ways to create change.
Brown-RISD Catholic Community
The Brown-RISD Catholic Community (BRCC) serves the students of Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The purpose of the BRCC is to offer students opportunities to encounter Jesus Christ and to broaden their appreciation of their Catholic faith. The BRCC is a community of faith that strives to know, love, and serve God through divine worship, prayerful study, and charitable action. The BRCC is a diverse assembly bound together as a fellowship of believers seeking to communicate the love of God to one another and the broader community. The BRCC is advised by the Associate Chaplain of the University for the Catholic Community and the Campus Minister for the BRCC.
BWell Health Promotion
BWell supports the development of skills for lifelong, holistic health and wellbeing for all Brown students by offering interventions that are both community- and evidence-informed, and rooted in social justice to empower growth and the ability to thrive, prevent health disparities, and respond to emergent needs. Our offerings include peer education programs, health empowerment tools, workshops and confidential appointments.
Center for Careers and Life After Brown (CareerLAB)
Center for Life After Brown.
Chaplains and Religious Life
The Office of the Chaplains' mission is to care for the University community -- students, faculty, and staff; support religious diversity; and increase religious literacy. Visit online or in person at Page-Robinson Hall, Suite 410.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) takes a goal-focused and collaborative approach to mental health services to assist students in improving their lives. Our diverse staff offers a range of psychological treatment and prevention services in an inclusive, compassionate, affirming and socially just environment. CAPS provides a range of mental health services to the Brown community, including individual psychological treatment, mental health support, medication management, trainings and consultation for faculty and staff, crisis stabilization, after hours assessment and urgent care, outreach programming, and groups.
The Donovan Program for Recovery and Substance-Free Initiatives
The Donovan Program for Recovery and Substance-Free Student Initiatives endeavors to support students who are in recovery or who are substance-free for any reason through anti-stigma advocacy, inclusive programming, and holistic support structures.
Brown Emergency Medical Services
Brown Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) is a blended volunteer/paid service licensed by the State of Rhode Island to provide 24/7 basic and advanced prehospital care to anyone requesting emergency aid through the Brown Communications Center. Our service area is the Brown campus or remote student or academic occupancies in the city of Providence. BEMS personnel are trained and equipped to provide the same level of services as other EMS agencies in Rhode Island, but BEMS is unique in its programs and mission as a collegiate ambulance corps. BEMS is staffed primarily by Brown students who are licensed prehospital providers including EMTs, advanced EMTs and paramedics. Students engage in both clinical and administrative partnerships with medical students or non-student professional staff promoting continuous skill and leadership development. This partnership extends beyond ambulance operations to ancillary services that support specific needs, such as event medical coverage or logistical support within the campus community. EMS is located in the Health & Wellness Center at 450 Brook Street.
The Brown Faculty Club is a private club located at the center of the campus that offers fine dining and special event services to the Brown community year round. Graduate students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff are welcome to dine, network or meet. The historic venue has seven wireless event rooms and a lounge with bar service available for guest use. Membership services include: reciprocity with more than 85 campus based clubs around the world, overnight accommodations at the nearby Hope Club, no monthly stipend to join, a unique venue to host a personal event, voting privileges at the annual meeting and a variety of educational and specialty member events.
Provides counseling and information for graduate and undergraduate students regarding financial aid and financing.
Fire Safety Office
Fire prevention and education.
Global Brown Center for International Students (GBC)
The Global Brown Center is a dedicated space on campus for our international community and to engage in global learning. The GBC coordinates International Orientation, advises international student organizations, assists with advocacy initiatives on campus, and hosts community and cultural events for the campus.
Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies supports graduate students enrolled in programs in Biology. We offer professional development events, Responsible Conduct of Research Training (required), academic and professional advising by the Dean, conference travel funding, fellowships, grant writing and more.
Graduate Center Bar
An on-campus bar with a great social atmosphere and inexpensive drinks.
There are more than 3,000 graduate students at Brown in more than 80 doctoral and master's programs. Please feel free to stop by our table with general questions and to pick up your Brown swag, if you missed getting it during Orientation.
Health Services is an ambulatory health center on campus. We offer wellness, illness and injury appointments to students. Nursing advice is available to students 24/7.
The IMSD program at Brown provides graduate students in STEM with professional development opportunities, academic support, and a community which enhances success in their PhD programs and makes them highly competitive for the postdoctoral positions and scientific careers of their choice. IMSD at Brown partners with 24 graduate programs in STEM fields.
Office of Information Technology (OIT)
Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides IT services and support for all of Brown. We offer software, public printing, loaner equipment, systems like Gmail, Zoom, research computing, and friendly support staff to help you.
International House of Rhode Island
International House of Rhode Island (IHRI) is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in 1963. IH’s mission is to promote friendship, connection, learning and global understanding by bringing people together from around the world for cross-cultural exchange. Many international visitors call our beautiful historic house on 8 Stimson Avenue a ‘home away from home’. The house serves as a residence for up to seven international visitors, typically graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and hosts a range of programs, events, classes, concerts, meals and community gatherings for both international visitors and the general public. IH is a multicultural organization that serves over 1,000 unique individuals from over 70 countries in a typical year. They are located at 8 Stimson Avenue.
LGBTQ Resource Center
The LGBTQ Center, established at Brown in 2004, provides a comprehensive range of education/training, cultural, social and educational programming, support services and advocacy services to the entire Brown Community. The Center works to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff, their families and friends, and the campus community at large.
The Brown University Library welcomes all students to campus! Learn about prime study spaces, services, and the librarians available to help you locate and access materials, manage citations, and answer questions about the research process. In additional to the resource fair, we encourage you to join us for tours of the Rockefeller and John Hay Libraries on 9/6 from 1-3 pm. This is your Library. You belong here.
Office of Military-Affiliated Students
Dedicated office for supporting the Military community at Brown. This include Veterans and ROTC.
Brown University Ombuds Office
The Brown University Ombuds Office is a confidential, independent, neutral, and informal resource that is available to graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff who have concerns arising from or affecting their work and studies at Brown. The office offers a variety of conflict management services, including providing information and collaboratively developing strategies and options that address concerns or challenges in productive and positive ways.
Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs
Brown University Pre-College Programs provide students intellectually and socially formative and challenging experiences in and out of the classroom with a diverse group of peers, instructors and staff. Courses provide an academically rigorous environment aligned with Brown’s commitment to independent thinking, critical engagement, and personal and community responsibility. Students leave their pre-college programs intellectually stimulated, having been exposed to a great diversity of perspectives and experiences, and with an appreciation of how much more there is to learn. Teaching with Brown Pre-College Programs provides invaluable professional development opportunities, whether one is just beginning a career or is a well-established educator. Teaching in our programs provides instructors’ opportunities to: Design one’s own course; Experiment with new curricular or pedagogical methods; Practice the craft of teaching in a highly supportive environment; Enhance one’s professional development through workshops focused on best practices and effective teaching strategies. Pre-College instructors experience the energizing joy of teaching bright and engaged high school students who are embracing the challenges of college-level learning. The students’ journey mirrors what they can expect to experience as they apply to and attend college. Visit the Pre-College Programs and Summer Session Instructor Website for more information and to submit a course proposal.
Department of Public Safety (DPS)
We are a full-service public safety department that serves the Brown Community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, patrolling the campus to deter crime, develop community relations, and respond to calls for service and assistance.
The mission of the Office of the Registrar is to support the instructional activities of Brown University by providing essential enrollment, curricular, and student record services to the entire campus community with the highest degree of accuracy. We accomplish this by serving as custodian of all student records in accordance with university policies and government statutes as well as managing the student information system for all areas related to enrollment/registration, course information and scheduling, grading/transcript production, and ultimately degree clearance and certification. The Office of the Registrar strives to utilize technology-based solutions when possible to increase efficiencies and data integrity in these critical areas as well as support the overall needs of the academic community.
The RISD Museum believes that art, artists, and the institutions that support them play pivotal roles in promoting broad civic engagement and creating more open societies. Established in 1877 as part of a vibrant creative community, the RISD Museum stewards works of art representing diverse cultures from ancient times to the present.
Sarah Doyle Women’s Center
We are a center focused on gender and sexuality with a feminist lens. We support student programming and staffing in our center.
Our team in the Sheridan Center offers programs for graduate students from all disciplines to prepare for teaching roles as graduate teaching assistants and future faculty.
Student Activities Office
As part of the Division of Campus Life, the Student Activities Office leads campus efforts to support 500+ student groups. We support the Brown Outdoor Leadership Training (BOLT) and Liber Brunensis (Brown's Yearbook). In addition, the office provides oversight and coordination for three facilities that serve the Brown community —the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center and both T.F. Green Hall and Alumnae Hall auditorium for student performing arts.
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) coordinates services and accommodations for students with physical, sensory, learning and psychological disabilities, as well as those with medical and temporary conditions. The Access Shuttle provides on-campus, point-to-point transportation for students with mobility concerns. Contact SAS via phone 401-863-9588 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
The Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards at Brown University is committed to working within an educational framework to address potential violations of Brown’s community standards. We approach our work as an investment in students’ learning and character development in order to prepare and educate them to lead lives of purpose and integrity.
Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
The Office of Student Health Insurance oversees enrollment and eligibility of our Student Health and Dental plans.
Office of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability works with senior leaders to establish the University's sustainability goals, while working with students, faculty, staff and other partners to achieve them. Our responsibility spans the physical campus — energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction, waste reduction and diversion, electric vehicle charging stations or hydration stations — to education efforts that engage the entire Brown community in the University’s sustainability commitments. Visit the Sustainability, @BrownSustainability on social media, or email us at email@example.com.
Swearer Center for Public Service
The Swearer Center is a community of scholars, students, practitioners and community members who works together to build on community strengths and address community challenges. Our work engages all as co-learners, co-teachers, co-actors and co-creators of knowledge and action. Through the creative capacities of our students, staff, faculty and community partners we explore, build and implement collaborative and strategic projects, programs and initiatives. Our work yields transformative learning, and positive sustainable change, through collective action.
Transportation and Brown Card Services
The Undocumented, First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center (U-FLi Center) is a communal, learning, and advocacy center for members of the Brown community who identify with the undocumented, first-generation college, and/or low-income student experience. Generally, U-FLi students access the center to: build community with other U-FLi students, find socio-emotional advising support and/or to be connected to other campus resources, or find an informal space to hang out and study.
Writing Center and English Language Support
Brown welcomes students from around the country and the world. Brown’s Writing Center provides individual and group writing support to any member of the Brown community. Writing Center staff assist students with all stages of the writing process, from finding a topic through drafting, revising and final editing. The Writing Center also hosts week-long dissertation writing retreats during the winter and summer for advanced doctoral students. To empower international and multilingual students in their use of English, our English Language Support team offers an array of linguistic and cultural programming, including workshops, individual appointments, conversation partners, and the International Writers' Blog.