Employee Programs Calendar
|BROWN GIVES||November 1 - December 31, 2019|
|BEAR Day||February 2020|
|Staff Development Day||June 2020|
Staff Development Day
On Staff Development Day, Brown staff invest in their personal and professional growth, increase their knowledge about Brown University, and gain a better understanding of faculty research. Staff Development Day was honored in 2015 with a CASE District 1 award in the Special Events category.
- Staff Development Day 2019 Photos
- Staff Development Day 2018 Guinness World Record
- Staff Development Day 2013 anniversary video
- Happy Video
BEAR Day is held annually in February to celebrate years of service and performance excellence. President Paxson recognizes staff who have reached service milestones from 5 through 50 years of service; she also presents Excellence Awards to staff members in the categories of Citizenship, Diversity & Inclusion, Efficiency, Innovation, Leadership, Rising Star, and Service.
Excellence Awards & Service Awards
The Excellence Awards and Service Awards are presented at BEAR Day to recognize staff members, respectively, for their contributions in making Brown University a better place to work and for staff reaching milestones in their Brown careers. Excellence Award winners are chosen by a selection committee representing the diverse Brown community and are announced in early December. Service Awards are given to staff who have reached 5 through 50 years of service to Brown.
- Consult FAQs about the Excellence Award selection process and other information
- Learn the Excellence Award Categories
- Review the selection committee's roles and responsibilities
- Write a strong Excellence Award nomination
BROWN GIVES is an annual charities drive supporting the United Way of Rhode Island. The United Way uses its Community Impact Fund to solve Rhode Island’s most pressing issues of improving education, enhancing job skills, creating affordable housing, and connecting people to needed services.
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, concerts, sporting events, tours, and more! To register for Working Advantage, follow these instructions.