Academic, Campus and Student Services

Be the Architect of Your Future

After their years of service in the military, many veterans feel they have the maturity and desire to tailor their education to their specific academic curiosities. Some of our current student veterans wishes to gain the broadest perspective possible by taking a wide breadth of differing courses, others refine their focus to a few dedicated interests.

No matter the path you choose to take during your time at Brown, the undergraduate college's Open Curriculum will give you the right to choose and the freedom to be the architect of your own education. For those entering Brown as a graduate or medical student, the respect Brown affords you as the learner and the excellence it challenges you to achieve capitalize on the experience you bring as a veteran.

Life at Brown offers veterans a place not only to explore their academic curiosities, but their varied personal interests as well. Boasting more than 400 student organizations, Brown students are involved in a variety of activities including the arts, sports, media, international and community service, and many more.


Undergraduate Academic Advising

Dean of the College

University Hall, 2nd floor

Located in University Hall, the Office of the Dean of the College oversees all aspects of the undergraduate academic experience at Brown.  Deans hold open office hours every day.

The Office of the Dean of the College includes multiple resource centers available to help you make the most of your educational experience at Brown.

  • Academic Support Services (J. Walter Wilson, Room 310):  Academic Support Services offer a myriad of resources designed to assist Brown students to achieve their academic and personal aspirations.
  • Curricular Resource Center (Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Room 228): Visit the CRC to learn how to best engage with Brown's curriculum and utilize its academic resources. Student coordinators share their expertise with their peers, advising about proposing and implementing independent study projects, finding experiential learning opportunities away from Brown, planning for life after graduation, and maximizing the campus's resources.
  • The Science Center (Sciences Library, 3rd Floor):  Visit the Science Center to find a tutor, join or organize a study group, and to learn more about research opportunities at Brown.
  • Office of International Programs (J. Walter Wilson, 4th Floor): Opportunities and programs to study away from the United States.
  • The Writing Center (J. Walter Wilson, Room 213):  Staffed by graduate students from a variety of academic disciplines. Staff members are experienced writers and teachers who participate in ongoing training in composition and Writing Center theory and practice. 

Diversity Centers and Resources

  • Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (University Hall, 4th Floor): Provides leadership for the formulation and oversight of policies related to pluralism and equity and initiates programs and practices that promote diversity, inclusion, and fair treatment for all members of the Brown community, including status as a United States Veteran.
  • Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life, OCRL (J. Walter Wilson, 4th Floor): Works to ensure that a diversity of beliefs has voice and vitality throughout the University community. OCRL sponsors programs, coordinates a broad set of chaplains and affiliates that advise a breadth of spiritual traditions, and is a gateway to resources related to religious, faith, and spiritual life on campus.
  • Brown Center for Students of Color, BCSC (68 Brown Street): The BCSC is a student-focused center designed to provide students of color with a base for social, academic, administrative, cultural, and organizational support.
  • Sarah Doyle Women's Center, SDWC (22 Benevolent Street): Seeks to provide a comfortable, yet challenging place for students, faculty, and staff to examine the multitude of issues around gender.
  • Student and Employee Accessibility Services, SEAS (20 Benevolent Street): Works with any member of the Brown community who may need accommodations or services due to a disability or medical condition.  They are also available to meet with individuals who are wondering if they may have a disability or would benefit from an evaluation or more information.
  • The LGBTQ Center (Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, 3rd Floor): Provides a comprehensive range of education, information and advocacy services and 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. 

Health and Wellness

Medical Care

Brown Health Services offers a variety of medical services to students. An annual health services fee is charged to all students to cover the cost of providing care at Health Services. However, this fee does not include health insurance.

Mental Health

University life brings with it challenges in many areas: academic, emotional, family, cultural, social. It is not unusual for students to develop concerns about these areas at some point in their time at Brown. It is a sign of strength to seek help when concerns become particularly troublesome or interfere with the student’s academic or social functioning. Counseling and Psychological Services is a safe and confidential place for students to talk about any concern.  Students can also make an appointment with a Student Life dean to discuss any non-academic issue that may be impacting his/her academic experience.

Physical Fitness

Brown's Department of Athletics and Physical Education offers a broad array of physical fitness opportunities, including organized sports at various levels (varsity, club, and recreational) and fitness classes and centers.