Centers and Programs

Brown Center for Students of Color (BCSC)

BCSC was created in 1976 to serve the interests and meet the needs of all Third World students and to promote racial and ethnic pluralism in the Brown community. The director of TWC holds an appointment as an assistant dean of the college and supports the academic needs of students of color.


Brown RISD Hillel

As the largest student organization on campus, Hillel offers performing artists, lectures, Jewish learning, symposia, community action projects, Israel study, and a safe place for students to be Jewish.


Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)​

CSREA supports and generates rigorous and accessible research, performance, art and scholarship on a broad range of issues pertaining to race and ethnicity in America.


Undocumented, First-Generation College Student and Low-Income Student Center

Any student who self-identifies as having minimal prior exposure to or knowledge of experiences like those at Brown may be considered a first-generation student and may find additional resources, such as academic and social opportunities.


Global Brown Center for International Students

Global Brown provides international student resources and advising.


LGBTQ Center

The LGBTQ Center provides a comprehensive range of education, information and advocacy services on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues and works to create and maintain an open, safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff at Brown.


Office of Residential Life

This office is responsible for maintaining student residences that support the educational mission of Brown and are designed to provide learning opportunities that promote students' academic endeavors, and which encourage their growth and development. The Office of Residential Life recognizes that learning is not solely academic in nature and that a large part of learning takes place outside the classroom.


Office of Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs

This is a campus resource for student veterans, whether of the United States military or military service in other countries and for students interesting in military officer commissioning programs, including ROTC.


Pembroke Center

The Pembroke Center at Brown University is an interdisciplinary research center that fosters critical scholarship on questions of gender and difference, broadly defined, in national and transnational contexts.


Rites and Reason

The mission of this theater program 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.


Sarah Doyle Women’s Center

SDWC welcomes those interested in issues around gender, and the intersections of gender and other markers of identity. The Center offers a variety of services and programs, as well as meeting space for University and community groups. 


The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

The Sheridan Center promotes evidence-based teaching to create an inclusive environment where all learners can succeed. To encourage innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration, we cultivate dynamic partnerships with all members of Brown’s teaching and learning communities. The Center advances effective liberal learning, encourages ongoing professional development, and fosters reflective teaching and learning.


Brown Muslim Student Association (BMSA) and Student Center (BMSC)

BMSA was founded in the early 1990s. They are a student-led group at Brown University working to meet the needs of our Muslim community while maintaining an open and inviting space. They host a range of events from spiritual to social to interfaith and work closely with the Office of Chaplains and Religious Life. Their student space, the Brown Muslims Students Centre (BMSC) is located on the Brown University campus and the calendar of events is here.