The University Community Academic Advising Program (UCAAP) has been designed for students who want community service and social change work to be a central part of their Brown experience. UCAAP has three main components:
- Institute on Service and Community: All UCAAP students participate in a pre-orientation program that introduces them to the resources of Providence and the Swearer Center. The Institute also strives to build a learning community dedicated to exploring issues of social transformation, leadership skills for social change, and the nature of service and social change. In 2013 the Institute will take place August 28-30. There is no additional charge to participate.
- Academic Advising: Each UCAAP participant is matched with an academic advisor who, in addition to regular course consultation, encourages conversation about the connection of academic study with work and service in the community.
- UCAAP Seminar: UCAAP students participate in monthly programs that are designed to deepen the conversation about public service and activism. The not-for-credit seminar creates an active space for individuals committed to community work to share their insights and come together with other students, staff, faculty and community members to further explore the values of community and social change work.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Open to all incoming students, the program is especially suited for students who have had prior community service/social justice experience. PLME and Engineering students are invited to participate in UCAAP though they will be assigned advisors from those programs. Concurrent community service involvement is strongly encouraged, though a specific service requirement is not part of UCAAP. No academic credit is offered for participation in UCAAP.
The application deadline for UCAAP is 5 pm EST on June 14, 2013. Click here for an online application.
For more information, contact Alan_Flam@brown.edu.