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.

There were proposals to improve training of staff and faculty on the needs of undocumented students, and to create an information website to address legal, financial, etc. questions.

Proposals Received: Undocumented Students

  • Provide training for faculty and staff across the University to understand the history, legal status, and current/future realities of the undocumented community.
  • Create a support website so undocumented students can learn more about financial aid options open to them, identify trained administrators and faculty with whom they can talk about their specific needs and the challenges they face, and connect with local resources like legal services.
  • Establish a fund for undocumented students to obtain free legal services.