Employee Programs

Employee Programs Calendar

BROWN GIVES November-December 2015
BEAR Day February 2016
Bear Bargains Ongoing
Staff Development Day June 2016

Bear Bargains

Click here to access the July 2015 list of local discounts! 

Bear Bargains is a discount program for all members of the Brown community. A Brown ID Card allows students, faculty, and staff access to a variety of discounts and services in the Providence area and beyond. In partnership with Working Advantage, Brown community members may also access national discounts for travel, entertainment, and more! To register for Working Advantage, access these instructions . 


BROWN GIVES is an annual charities drive supporting two organizations that provide essential resources to individuals and families in Rhode Island: The Fund for Community Progress and United Way of Rhode Island. Give to BROWN GIVES in November and December.

Staff Development Day

On Staff Development Day, Brown staff members invest in their personal and professional growth, increase their knowledge about Brown University, and gain a better understanding of the faculty and their research. Now in its 22nd year, more than 50 seminars and special events are offered based on the relevant issues facing the University. To get a better look at Staff Development Day, click any of the links below!

Living Case Study
Staff Development Day 2014 
20th Anniversary
Staff Development Day 2013 
Happy Video
Staff Development Day 2014 
Flash Mob
Staff Development Day 2013

Excellence Awards & B.E.A.R. Day

The Excellence Awards recognize staff members for their contributions toward making Brown a better place to work, learn, and conduct research.  For more information, view the Excellence Award categories, FAQs, and Selection Committee in  the Related Forms section Brown Employee Appreciation and Recognition (B.E.A.R.) Day is a community celebration of years of service and performance excellence. President Christina Paxson invites all members of the Brown community to celebrate the ongoing achievements of staff each February. Click below to watch the BEAR Day videos.

BEAR Day 2015 BEAR Day 2014 BEAR Day 2013 BEAR Day 2012