New Undergraduate Leadership & Research Program

The Swearer Center is excited to bring The Laidlaw Scholars Leadership and Research Programme to Brown University. Through the Laidlaw Scholars Program, Brown undergraduates will have the opportunity to connect their academic studies to community knowledge and action. Engaging with the strengths of local communities, Scholars will develop an expansive understanding of leadership and how we might collectively address our most pressing societal challenges. Learn more.

Peer Advising

Swearer Center Peer Advisors (PA) work with staff and faculty to enhance the student experience through the Swearer Center. PAs help publicize Swearer Center programs, fellowships, and opportunities; represent the Center at events and assist in campus-wide outreach; organize informational sessions and community-building events, and meet individually and in groups with students to answer questions, share experiences, support problem-solving, develop engagement plans, and connect students to Center staff. Email [email protected] to schedule an office hours appointment or to learn more.

New Strategic Plan

The Swearer Center for Public Service engaged more than 200 campus and community stakeholders to develop a strategic plan that reaffirms our organizational purpose and values and builds on our strengths while anticipating and seeking to leverage future opportunities and challenges. Read our full 2022 Strategic Plan