UCS Mission Statement

The Brown University Undergraduate Council of Students is a representative body of members which has been committed to serving Brown University’s undergraduate community since 1893.

The UCS’s external work is divided between four committees: Academic Affairs, Campus Life, Student Activities, and Student Wellness. These committees and their members are supported by several internal committees: Outreach and Advocacy, Management Board, and Communications.

Representatives from all four classes and a diverse area of interests work individually and collectively to propel short and long-term goals. Through frequent correspondence with University decision makers, UCS strives to actively and authentically pursue student interests. Every year, UCS aspires to develop and foster collaboration between students, staff, and faculty in order to effectively communicate, represent, and build from the diversity of interests that shape this University.

The General Body meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in Petteruti Lounge, Robert Campus Center – All are welcome!


Since its formation, the UCS has evolved dramatically in its scope and mission. Hear from President Paxson, Jane Lancaster (Visiting Scholar), and Viet Nguyen (UCS President 16-17), about how these changes have impacted UCS.