Our Values

The Brown School of Professional Studies leverages the University’s excellence in liberal arts, interdisciplinary study, critical thinking and cutting-edge research to forge 21st century professionals. We are guided by our core values:

  • Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Positivity

Read Our Strategic Plan

Advisory Council to Eliminate Anti-Black Racism

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.

“ SPS students that face implicit bias during their studies, even if occasionally, can lead to feelings of uncomfortability and alienation within the cohort. Creating safe places for discussion on how implicit biases affect students is imperative for the growth and success of students and faculty. ”

Shircara Stewart Executive Master of Science in Technology Leadership '20