The University Community Academic Advising Program (UCAAP) helps students integrate community service and social change work into their Brown education. UCAAP has three main components:
- Institute on Service and Community – The Institute is a pre-orientation program that introduces students to resources in Providence and at the Swearer Center. The Institute builds a learning community dedicated to exploring social transformation, leadership skills for social change, and the nature of service and social change. There is no fee to participate.
- Academic Advising – Each UCAAP participant is matched with an academic advisor who, in addition to regular course consultation, helps students connect their academic studies with work and service in the community.
- UCAAP Seminar – This monthly non-credit meeting allows students to share their insights with other students, staff, faculty, and community members and thus deepen the conversation about public service and activism.