Exchange with Tougaloo College
For more than 50 years, the College has sponsored Student and faculty exchanges with Tougaloo College, a historically Black college in Mississippi. An early identification program provides Tougaloo students with admission to Brown Medical School.

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
The Center for the Study of Race Ethnicity at Brown is an interdisciplinary program that develops and promotes research and programs on race and ethnicity.

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice is a scholarly research center with a public humanities mission.

The Choices Program
The Choices Program offers curriculum, multimedia, professional development and student forums to support the teaching of the history of slavery.

Rites and Reason
The mission of Rites and Reason is to develop new works for the American Stage, which analyze and articulate the phenomenal and universal odyssey of the African Diaspora. Over the years, the mission has grown to embrace the expression of other cultural experiences.

Pembroke Center
The Pembroke Center was established in 1981 as a research center on gender. Funded in its early years by the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation, the Center now supports its programs largely through its endowment, made possible by generous alumnae and other donors.

Diverse Perspectives in Liberal Learning
Diverse Perspectives in Liberal Learning (DPLL) courses offer students the means not only to understand the complex dynamics of social inequity, exclusion, and difference but also to do something with what they learn.

Through content, methodology, or pedagogy, DPLL courses seek to:

  • Expose and critique the diverse historical and cultural forces that shape the construction of knowledge in all disciplines;
  • Teach the arts of critical reflection: questioning thoughtfully, listening openly, and speaking cogently about differing points of view;
  • Develop responsible citizens by examining the ways that power and privilege affect human lives and providing pathways to meaningful change. 
  • Expose and critique the diverse historical and cultural forces that shape the construction of knowledge in all disciplines;
  • Teach the arts of critical reflection: questioning thoughtfully, listening openly, and speaking cogently about differing points of view;
  • Develop responsible citizens by examining the ways that power and privilege affect human lives and providing pathways to meaningful change. 

Some DPLL courses may, through their content, focus on questions of race, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, gender, age, disability, or socio-economic status. Others may employ creative methods to investigate how knowledge is constructed and received in different contexts. Still others may feature community-based activities, encouraging students to become agents of change both locally and globally.