Campus Life and Student Services

A Brown education doesn't just happen in the classroom.

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.

Brown student veterans continue to show their leadership and teamwork abilities through their extracurricular engagements. The veterans at Brown participate in activities ranging from varsity and club sports, to coordinating programs at the Swear Center for Public Service, managing peer counseling programs such as the Brown Outdoor Leadership Training program, and sitting on committees along side the highest levels of university leadership. The perspectives and experiences that veterans bring to the campus is highly valued by fellow students and faculty alike.

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.  

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.