This program explores issues faced by minority students as they pursue their studies at Brown. The general aim of the program is to raise awareness of the many barriers that continue to challenge the ability of minority students to thrive in a diverse environment.
The College has sponsored student and faculty exchanges with Tougaloo College, an historically black college in Mississippi since the 1960's. An early identification program also provides Tougaloo students with admission to Brown Medical School.
IMP is a student-based program responsible for International Orientation for incoming freshman and peer mentorship. A dean from the Office of Student Life serves as an advisor to this program.
With the sponsorship of the Andrew Mellon Foundation, students from underrepresented groups and those interested in eradicating racism in the academy are provided with mentorship and support to encourage their enrollment in Ph.D. programs in selected academic disciplines.
The Leadership Alliance is a consortium of 29 leading U.S. research and teaching academic institutions, including minority serving institutions, all dedicated to improving the participation of underrepresented students in graduate studies and Ph.D. programs and, ultimately, research professions in the academic, public and private sectors.