UCS is responsible for appointing student representatives to over twenty University committees at Brown. The work of these committees ranges from promoting diversity on campus to approving new academic concentrations or reviewing the practices of the Department of Public Safety. Traditionally, UCS has a large appointments process every spring, and a smaller round of appointments in the fall.

Applications for 2017-2018 UCS appointments to University committees will open on Monday, February 27th.

Spring 2017 Appointments

Unless otherwise noted, all positions are for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please only apply if you know you will be on campus next year. 

You may apply for up to THREE committees. Please submit a separate application for each committee to which you are applying. The applications deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 8th at 5pm. No applications will be accepted after that time. 

Interviews for all committees will be held between March 9th -19th with members of UCS and current members of the relevant committee(s). 

Please email ucs@brown.edu with any questions!

OPEN POSITIONS:

Information-Technology Advisory Board (more information)

Appointing 1 student

1-year term

The IT Advisory Board advises the Chief Information Officer on resources and priorities concerning all aspects of computing, information management, and communication technology. 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. The IT Advisory Board shall also be a source of input and feedback regarding matters of administrative computing, communication, and information technology needs and requirements.

 

College Curriculum Council (more information) 

Appointing 2 students

1-year term

The College Curriculum Council is a body of faculty, students, and administrators charged with regularly reviewing and vetting undergraduate curricular offerings at Brown to ensure quality and consistency. This committee meets for two hours on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.

 

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.

 

University Resources Committee (more information)

Appointing 2 Students

2-year term

The University Resources Committee (URC) is a standing committee chaired by the provost, which consists of administrators, faculty and staff members, and students. The committee is responsible for recommending the annual operating and capital budget to the President.

 

Financial Aid Advisory Board

Appointing 3 students

1-year term

The Financial Aid Advisory Board aims to review and improve the Financial Aid process at Brown University. Led by the Director of Financial Aid, the committee will consists of 8 students and will meet monthly to address all matters regarding Financial aid and to provide actionable steps toward improving the Financial Aid Process. The board will play an active role in amplifying student feedback with regards to Financial Aid and establishing The University’s commitment to socio-economic diversity.

 

Student Conduct Board

Appointing 3 students 

1-year term

The Senior Associate Dean for Student Life may refer offenses that involve possible separation from the University or a transcript notation to the Student Conduct Board for a hearing. The Conduct Board will review the evidence, hear testimony, and receive information. The Conduct Board further determines whether the respondent(s) is responsible for violations of the Standards of Student Conduct, and, as appropriate, recommends a sanction.

 

Title IX Council (more information)

Appointing 2 students 

2-yearm 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 2 students

1-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.

 

Brown University-Tougaloo College Partnership Advisory Committee (more information)

Appointing 1 Student 

1-year term

This committee consists of undergraduate and graduate students whose main purpose is to help engage students on both campuses, develop community/service leadership pairs, review/revise student-focused documented and otherwise advise both groups on student related issues. 

 

Mental Health Community Council (more information)

Appointing 2 students

No fixed terms

The Mental Health Community Council (MHCC) was formed in fall 2014 to evaluate mental health policies and resources at Brown and to make concrete recommendations for improvement. As the recommendations of the MHCC are considered and discussed on campus, the Council will continue to consider issues and topics relevant to its charge. The membership of the MHCC includes a broad cross section of students, faculty and staff.

 

Diversity Advisory Board (more information)

Appointing 2 students

2-year term

 The Board is a broadly representative, deliberative group that meets to consider matters that concern the campus community especially with regards to diversity.  Its mission concerns the well-being of the community – its capacity for collegiality and the pursuit of the commonweal while preserving an excellent education for all students. 

 

International Student Advisory Board

Appointing 4 students

The Advisory Board for International Student Affairs was created to determine what needs specific to international students were not being met, and possible solutions. The board originally consisted of faculty, staff and students. After the first year, several new initiatives were introduced based on the board's recommendations. It was decided that the board would be better served with mainly student members, led by Assistant Provost for Global Engagement, Shontay Delalue. New members are being added in order to represent all parts of the world, as well as all umbrella international student organizations here at Brown.