Resources for Students

Resources at Brown

Campus Access Advisory Committee (CAAC)

A committee made up of administrators, faculty, and students that is charged to review general issues of disability and make recommendations for the continuing education and awareness regarding these issues in the Brown community. Contact SEAS at 401-863-9588 or by email at CAAC@brown.edu if you conerns or questions you want posed to the CAAC.

Career Lab

Provides services to undergraduate students to assist in their career success through "early student involvement with career services, applied learning and internships, exploration and research" as well as "connections with alumni and employers." The office conducts workshops, programs and career events. It also provides counseling, career resources, information on internships, research opportunities, employment, as well as tools for self-assessment, career exploration and winning strategies for getting hired.

Community Outreach (Swearer Center)

An umbrella organization for volunteer activities in the Rhode Island community. It provides opportunities for working with people with disabilities. Located at 25 George Street. For more information, call 863-3676.

Computer Education

It provides free computer training to Brown University students, staff, and faculty. The duration of most classes is 90 minutes and take place from Tuesday through Thursday. Located in the CIS building.

Curricular Resource Center

Assists students in planning and carrying out different curricular options by providing advisement, program support and written resource materials. Provides students with information on educational opportunities such as GISPS, ISPs, Academic Internships, and Leave-taking Programs, as well as not-for-credit programs like Resource Scholars, Resource Artists and Brown Around the World.

Dean for Chemical Dependency

Dean Kathleen McSharry provides consultations to students who have concerns about the effects of substance abuse on themselves or others. For more information, call 863-2536.

Dean of the College (Academic Advising and Support)

Offers support for all undergraduate students in matters that are primarily academic. Deans hold open hours each day at the main office located in University Hall and academic advisors are available in Advising Central in  J. Walter Wilson, 313. For more information, call 401-863-9800.

Health Education

Offers residence hall workshops, individual appointments, phone consultations, peer education and reading materials. Located on the 3rd floor of Health Services on 13 Brown Street. For more information, call 863-2794.

Health Services

Open to all undergraduate, graduate and medical students. Must have paid the mandatory health fee. Located on 13 Brown Street. For more information, call 863-3953.

LGBTQ Resource Center

The LGBTQ Center, established at Brown in 2004, provides a comprehensive range of education/training, cultural, social and educational programming, support services and advocacy services to the entire Brown Community.  The Center works to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff, their families and friends, and the campus community at large. For more information visit room 321 in the Stephen Robert Campus Center or call 401-863-3062

Libraries

Brown University has seven libraries providing information and research sources to the Brown community including the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, the Sciences Library, the Orwig Music Library, the Art Slide Library, the John Hay Library, the Demography Library, and the Annmary Brown Memorial Library, as well as an off-site collections storage and an affiliated library, the John Carter Brown Library.

Math Resource Center

A center that offers assistance on a walk-in basis for Brown students taking calculus courses. Staff, which consists of both undergraduate and graduate students, assist students in understanding the course-work covered in their calculus courses, answer questions, help students through difficulties and consult regarding homework assignments. Assistance is provided on an individual and small group basis. The Math Resource Center Web site provides additional information about the location and hours as well as how to contact them.

Psychological Services

Offers crisis support and short-term counseling to students who are in psychological distress. Also offers support groups, Mental Health Awareness Series, and a lending library. Located in J. Walter Wilson, Rm 516. For more information, call 863-3476.

Sarah Doyle Women's Center

The Sarah Doyle Women’s Center (SDWC) seeks to provide a comfortable, yet challenging place for students, faculty, and staff to examine the multitude of issues around gender. The SDWC offers programs and services for all members of the Brown community, and is a site for research into and exploration of gender issues that extend into and beyond the classroom. The Center has meeting space and houses an art gallery, darkroom, library, resource center, and lounge area. For more information, call 401-863-3402.

Swearer Center for Public Service

The Center is founded on the belief that "service is a central concern of a liberal education." It sponsors community-based programs and partnerships, provides tools, resources and advice for doing community service work, as well as information on listings of related courses, funding resources and career opportunities for the socially conscious. For more information, call 401-463-2338.

Tutoring Program

Provides tutorial services to any student seeking academic assistance in classes in which he or she is currently enrolled. Tutoring is provided by qualified undergraduate and graduate students to small groups of two to three students. Students registered with SEAS can be eligible for individual tutors. See a SEAS counselor to discuss eligibility. All students should request tutors through the forms located on the Tutoring website. For more information, stop by 213 J.Walter Wilson or email Study_Groups@brown.edu. 

Writing Center

The center provides writing assistance for all members of the Brown community. Staffed by graduate students from a variety of disciplines who are experienced in writing and teaching and undergo ongoing training. Associates are prepared to review a variety of types of writing and to discuss your specific writing concerns. Individual conferences are available, as well as workshop sessions. Walk-in hours are available, but appointments in advance are preferable. For more information, please call 863-3524.