Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown

Brown University’s 10-year strategic plan, Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown, sets forth a broad vision and goals to ensure the University’s capacity to fulfill its mission of teaching, research and service at the highest levels of excellence into the next decade and beyond.

The Corporation of Brown University approved the plan in 2013, and the University launched the plan in 2014, the 250th anniversary of Brown’s founding. 

The University has realized significant and measurable progress toward its original goals and aspirations, guided by the Operational Plan for Building Brown’s Excellence (2015), which translated the strategic plan’s vision into a set of concrete actions. Given this progress, the University in summer 2018 reviewed and refined the priorities to ensure Brown remains on track toward achieving its greatest aspirations.