Brown’s commitment to a flexible, open curriculum invites—even expects—students to tap into strong peer-advising networks. Our peer-advising programs are directly connected to the curriculum and involve the kind of student-to-student learning that is a hallmark of a Brown education.
Chief among these is the Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program, which provides first-year students with an informed student perspective on curricular options and student life in general. Student learning is also supported by student coordinators in the Curricular Resource Center who advise students on independent study projects and independent concentrations, learning opportunities away from campus, and preparing for a meaningful life after graduation. Students in Department Undergraduate Groups work with concentration faculty to host departmental open houses for students interested in their concentration, to organize guest lectures and conferences, and to plan discussion forums with faculty.