During the comment period for the initial working draft of Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University (shared with the Brown community on November 19, 2015), there were 62 submissions, edits, comments, etc. in the category of inclusion (see the Proposals Received section below listing the input). Appendix D of the final DIAP summarizes how the University addressed this input in the final revisions to the DIAP.

Comments related to first-generation students provided specific proposals for the structure and governance of a First-Generation Center for students who are the first in their families to attend college.

Proposals Received: First-generation Students

  • Include a fundraising endowment for the First-Generation Student Center in Building on Distinction’s capital campaign.
  • Launch a working group of administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni to outline the Center's role and mission on campus.
  • Launch a first-generation alumni group with a board that oversees the First-Generation Student Center
  • Hire a dean for first-generation and low-income students who serves as the Director of the First Generation Student Center.