University-Community Academic Advising Program

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.