In August 2020, seven dedicated alumni of the Brown University School of Professional Studies (SPS) were selected by their peers and the SPS administration to launch an advisory council focused on eliminating anti-Black racism. The Council’s purpose is to make recommendations and hold the SPS accountable for ensuring that systemic anti-Black racism issues within the Brown community, on and off campus, are addressed.

The Council will review, address and advise the SPS on a variety of salient topics including, but not limited to:

  • Recruitment of diverse staff and faculty
  • Curriculum content
  • Co-curricular experiences
  • Alumni Engagement

The Council will support the larger Brown University community in providing opportunity and growth by creating an inviting culture for prospects, applicants, students, and alumni as well as acknowledging the contributions, specific challenges and vocational development of Black students and alumni.