Q: Why should I come to TWTP?
A: Because it is fun and you will learn a great deal! You will also meet some of your fellow classmates, upperclassmen, faculty and administrators. Many Brown students have said TWTP is where they have met some of their closest friends throughout their four years at Brown and after. Moreover, the skills, stories and growth that come out of TWTP are invaluable and can serve as a springboard for the rest of your Brown experience. Finally, you will have the chance to form lasting memories with your classmates over workshops, meals, dancing, games, and other fun activities!
Q: Is TWTP only for students of color or can anyone attend?
A: TWTP is open to all first-year incoming students regardless of race or nationality. The issues discussed at TWTP focus on domestic issues faced by Third World communities and communities of color within the United States. These include issues of race, class, gender, imperialism and homophobia.
Q: I am a student athlete and have training. Can I attend TWTP?
A: Of course! If you want to come to any TWTP activities during your free time, you are more than welcome. You should register for the program and work out an agreeable schedule with your coach. Please alert your unit MPC of your schedule.
Q: Can I register for both Excellence at Brown and TWTP?
A: You can register for both TWTP and Excellence. You will have to choose which program you want to attend if you are extended an invitation to participate in TWTP. Since both programs have overlapping schedules, you would not benefit from attending both. In order to promote greater educational options and social networking, all four pre-orientation programs will be joining together for common programming on Thursday evening.
Q: Can I register for both the International Mentoring Program (IMP) and TWTP?
A: More details coming soon.
Q: Should I register for TWTP if I can attend only a few sessions of TWTP?
A: Ideally, you should attend all sessions of TWTP. However, if you are an athlete or registered IMP, you can be excused from some TWTP sessions. Please inform your Minority Peer Counselor (MPC) regarding your schedule for each day and which sessions of TWTP you will be attending.
Q: Can I attend only from the afternoon of Friday, August 29?
A: Unfortunately, we would not encourage you to join the sessions so late. You would not have the full experience of TWTP and you may feel uncomfortable joining the group at this late stage.