A description of each university committee is listed below. Apply here:


Open Positions
 

First Readings Committee (more information)
Appointing 1 student
2-year term

For over 10 years, the University has asked its incoming first-year students to read a book and engage in a seminar discussion before formally beginning classes in the fall. The First Readings Committee was established to review nominations from the Brown community and to make the final book selection. The community-wide process begins in October, and narrows the list to around 15 books in December. Each committee member reads 4 of these books. Working with the Dean of the College and faculty members, the undergraduate representative will help to bring a student’s perspective to the selection process.

You may read a letter by a current undergraduate representative explaining the committee's purpose here.

 

Public Safety Oversight Committee (PSOC) (more information)
Appointing 2 students
2-year term

The Public Safety Oversight Committee (PSOC) was established to serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive Vice President for Planning & Policy and the Chief of Police for the purpose of reviewing the practices, policies and procedures of the Department of Public Safety, and making policy recommendations where appropriate.

 

International Life Advisory Board (ILAB) (more information)
Appointing 1 student
2-year term

The International Life Advisory Board is a committee charged with exploring and addressing the unique needs of international students at Brown. The committee shall work to identify areas for additional support in international student life and propose steps to be taken by the appropriate administrative offices to reform policies and improve resources in place for international students.

 

Residential Council (more information)
Appointing 8+ students
2-year term

Residential Council is an Advisory Board to the Office of Residential Life regarding issues of residential living at Brown University. These issues shall include, but not be limited to, Program Houses, the Housing Lottery, and Policy.

 

Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policy (ACCRIP) (more information)
Appointing 1 student
2-year term

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies (ACCRIP) considers issues of moral responsibility in the investment policies of Brown University. It examines all proxy resolutions concerning issues of social responsibility that are presented to the University as a shareholder, and has developed guidelines for voting on such resolutions. The committee meets twice in the first semester and more often in the second semester.

 

Brown University Community Council (more information)
Appointing 2 students
2-year term

The Brown University Community Council serves as a university-wide representative forum for discussion, debate, and advisory recommendations on a wide spectrum of issues and concerns.  It may, at its discretion, consider and advance questions of University community policy, the governing of the University, and issues related to the overall welfare of the University; and to make recommendations regarding any such matters to the appropriate decision-making bodies of the University or to the appropriate officers of the University.

 

Financial Aid Advisory Board (more information)
Appointing 2 students
2-year term

The Financial Advisory Board was established to serve in an advisory capacity to the Dean of Financial Aid and Financial Aid Department for the purpose of reviewing the practices, policies and procedures of the Financial Aid Office, and making policy recommendations where appropriate.

 

Campus Planning Advisory Board (more information)
Appointing 1 student
2-year term

The Campus Planning Advisory Board (CPAB) is an advisory board of faculty, students and staff created to advise senior administrators on issues involving the physical planning of the Brown University Campus. Meeting two times per semester, the CPAB provides comments and recommendations on the early planning for major capital projects and initiatives that affect the physical layout and functioning of the campus. CPAB is involved in reviewing and suggesting improvements during the initial planning stages of projects such as buildings, green spaces, utilities, wayfinding, signage and lighting.

 

Information Technology Advisory Board (more information)
Appointing 3 students
2-year term

The Information Technology Advisory Board shall serve to advise the Chief Information Officer, and other senior officers as appropriate, on resources and priorities concerning all aspects of computing, information management, and communication technology. The Information-Technology Advisory Board shall review and make recommendations concerning the University's planning and implementation of plans for current and proposed computing and information technologies. Its goals include the enhancement of the faculty and student academic environment through the effective use of computing and communication technology, including appropriate computing, information, and communication support for teaching and research.

 

College Curriculum Committee (more information)
Appointing 4 students
2-year term

The College Curriculum Committee (CCC) is an elected body of faculty, students, and administrators charged with overseeing undergraduate curricular offerings at Brown. The Committee reviews individual course proposals as well as larger programs of study, including concentrations, study abroad, and degree programs. In addition, the Committee is responsible for academic policies related to the curriculum, such as grading policies, the role of undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs), and course evaluations.

 

Title IX Council (more information)
Appointing 4-6 students
2-year term

The Title IX Council is comprised of undergraduates, graduate and medical students, staff, and faculty members. The Council is a pool from which panels of three members will be created. The panel's role is to analyze the investigation report and, if necessary, convene with the investigator and/or parties to determine whether there is sufficient information to support a finding of responsibility for various alleged policy violations. If there is a policy violation, the panel will also determine an appropriate sanction.

 

Title IX Oversight and Advisory Board (more information)
Appointing 1 student
2-year term

The Title IX Oversight and Advisory Board reviews and makes recommendations concerning Brown University’s policies, programs, and initiatives designed to address sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual violence, relationship and interpersonal violence and stalking. Regular members shall consist of three faculty members, three staff members, three undergraduate students, two graduate students, and one medical student.

 

Campus Life Subcommittee on Athletics and PE (more information)
Appointing 1 student
2-year term

The Campus Life Advisory Board (CLAB) Subcommittee on Athletics and Physical Education shall be concerned with the athletic needs and interests of all students, faculty and staff who participate in programs of the Department of Athletics and Physical Education, and with the relationship between the athletic and academic needs of all students. It shall provide advice to the Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services and the Director of Athletics regarding all appropriate aspects of programs and activities managed by the Department of Athletics and Physical Education, including varsity, club and intramural sports, physical education, and physical wellness. As a Sub-Committee of the Campus Life Advisory Board, the Committee will report through the Chair to the Advisory Board on its deliberations.

 

Student Conduct Board (more information)
Appointing 4+ students
2-year term

The Brown community has developed procedures to address behaviors that interfere with the educational mission of the University. These Student Conduct Procedures are administered by the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards. Training to be a member of the Student Conduct Board takes approximately three hours. If you are chosen to serve on a panel, you will spend time reading the case materials before the hearing, time during the hearing asking questions, and time after the hearing deliberating about the finding(s) and sanction and accompanying term(s) with the other panelists. On average, each case demands about five hours of your time. Most students do not serve on more than one panel per year due to our volume.

 

Code of Student Conduct Review Committee (more information)
Appointing 1 student
1-year term

The Code of Student Conduct Review Committee needs your help! The Committee's goal is to overhaul the Code to reflect the shifts in mission and vision that have occurred in the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards over the past few years. If you're curious about where those shifts have led us, here is a link to our current mission and values: https://www.brown.edu/offices/student-conduct/about/mission.

We would like to have broad representation on the committee so we can ensure that the Code is responsive to the concerns of the different populations of students it serves. Your perspective as an undergraduate student would be a valued addition to the conversation. We anticipate that the group will meet monthly.

 

Campus Life Advisory Board (more information)
Appointing 4-6 students
2-year term

The Campus Life Advisory Board makes recommendations regarding the University’s policies and programs concerning students’ extracurricular and non-academic activities.  The work of this group focuses on offerings and operational units of the University that fall within Campus Life and related areas. The Advisory Board coordinates its work with the College Advisory Board and relevant boards or committees focusing on diversity issues.

 

University Resources Committee (more information)
Appointing 3 students
2-year term

The University Resources Committee (URC) is responsible for recommending the annual operating and capital budget to the President. The University Resources Committee (URC) is a standing committee of the faculty, chaired by the provost, which consists of seven faculty members, eight administrators as ex-officio members, two staff members, and seven students. The administrators include the provost; deputy provost; executive vice president for planning; executive vice president for finance and administration; the dean of the faculty; dean of the School of Engineering; executive dean for finance and administration of the Division of Biology and Medicine; associate dean for finance and administration of the School of Public Health. The student members shall include four from the College, two from the Graduate School, and one from the Alpert Medical School.