Faculty Perks and Benefits


Clinical Department Faculty and Affiliates 

Athletic Facilities

Bear Bargains

Brown ID Card

Brown Shuttle / SafeRide




Faculty Club

Faculty Development Workshops 

Faculty Orientation and Recognition Events


Library Resources



RISD Museum


Tuition Assistance Program

Working Advantage


Brown ID Card

Your Brown ID card provides discounts on a host of services including riding the RIPTA bus, access to the Brown University libraries, and Brown Bookstore discounts. Visit the Brown Card Services website to learn more. 

Brown Email/Account Services

Available to faculty affiliated with Brown.  This provides you with an @brown.edu email address.  Use your Brown ID number to establish an account and to activate your email.  You may obtain your Brown ID number by either calling the Brown Card Office (863-2273) or by emailing [email protected]. Visit http://activate.brown.edu to activate your accountTo learn more, visit https://it.brown.edu/services/type/google-email-gmail

Athletic Facilities

Your Brown ID card entitles you to membership at a reduced rate. To learn more, visit The Brown Recreation website

Library Electronic Resources

Access books, journals, and other resources across Brown's library system.  You can use your Brown user ID to access electronic services. Your Brown ID card provides access to Brown’s libraries where you can peruse the periodicals and take out books.

Download Software

Free Software: A variety of free software is available for download. Click here to visit the Software Catalog. Please note that not all software is available to all faculty/affiliates. Use your Brown user ID to access these discounts. 

Some faculty may also be eligible to purchase discounted Microsoft Office software. Click here to visit the discounted software catalog.

Access to Events (theater, sports, concerts, lectures)

Brown University has three theaters, the Bell Gallery, sporting events, concerts across all genres, and lectures and presentations given by prominent leaders including scientists, heads of state, writers, and artists.  Events are listed on the Brown website at: http://events.brown.edu.

Working Advantage

Working Advantage provides members of the Brown community with discounts to movie theaters, theme parks, hotels, ski resorts, Broadway theatre, sporting events, gift certificates, online shopping, and more! Visit https://www.workingadvantage.com. Please note, you will need Brown's Company ID: 22992.

Bear Bargains

Need groceries?  A haircut? Sports equipment?  Show your Brown ID card at select merchants to get discounts. Visit Brown's Human Resources website for a list of merchant participants.  

Brown University Shuttle

The Brown Shuttle is a scheduled fixed-route service that provides transportation between Brown/RISD and the hospitals via downtown and the Jewelry District. The service is available to all faculty with a Brown ID. ID must be shown before boarding the van. For shuttle schedules, click here.  


A one-stop website for your training needs.  Courses are offered through Learning Point, CIS, Environmental Health and Safety, the Sheridan Center/Library and Wellness at Brown. Use your Brown User ID to access these opportunities. Visit the Learn-Net website to learn more. 

Faculty Club Membership

Membership in the Faculty Club is open to all Clinical Department Faculty.   Additionally, members of the Brown Faculty Club are entitled to reciprocal privileges at over 100 of the finest campus-based clubs in North America, England, Australia and Israel through the Club's affiliation with the Association of Faculty Clubs International. To learn more, visit Brown's Faculty Club website.  


With your Brown ID card, you can ride any RIPTA bus or trolley anytime, anywhere in the state at no charge. You must swipe your Brown ID Card upon boarding the bus or trolley. Click here to learn more.

RISD Museum

Brown ID card holders receive free admission to the RISD Museum

Tuition Assistance Program

The Tuition Assistance Program is a benefit offered to all Academic Faculty of the Alpert Medical School.  Brown University will pay $1,000 per academic year towards tuition for dependents of full time academic faculty members. Dependents must be full-time undergraduate students at an accredited institution. It is not for primary or secondary private school tuition. 

Tuition Assistance Program Form


Zipcar is an inexpensive, online reservation service that allows you to rent a car for an hour or two or for an entire day.  Vehicles are located on the Brown University campus.  Rates vary depending on the type of vehicle reserved. Click here to learn more. 


 College Hill Campus Parking Clinical Department faculty who have responsibilities for teaching  undergraduate and/or graduate courses, who serve on University committees, or have leadership roles that require them to park on the College Hill campus can request parking privileges at a designated centrally located lot. To request College Hill campus parking, please email [email protected].

Alpert Medical School Faculty Parking Clinical Department faculty who teach, advise students, or who fulfill leadership roles at the Alpert Medical School can obtain parking privileges at the medical school. Click here for more information. 

Faculty Development Workshops on topics such as grant writing, professional development and faculty promotion are hosted throughout the year by BioMed Faculty Administration and The Office of Women in Medicine and Science. The Program in Educational Faculty Development provides faculty with courses offered by faculty educators who share their expertise and provide a central infrastructure for faculty development across the Division and the clinical departments. Many of these sessions and workshops are eligible for Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits.

Faculty Orientation and Recognition Events

The Office of BioMed Faculty Administration hosts annual welcome events and orientations for new faculty and collaborates with other offices to host recognition and awards events.

Emerita/Emeritus faculty may continue to use their Brown ID’s to access their Brown email accounts, Brown libraries and databases. Their ID enables them to use city buses and shuttles at no charge.  They can access Brown Athletic Facilities at a reduced rate. Emeritus faculty also receive free membership to the Brown University Faculty Club. 

last updated 30 Mar 2022