Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)


To support diversity and inclusion goals, the College convened a Task Force on Diversity in the Curriculum, which identified several measures for diversifying elements of the Brown education.

In February 2017, the College Curriculum Council unanimously approved a new DIAP course designation: Race, Gender and Inequality, and established a new process to determine which courses receive the designation. The number of sophomore seminars that focus on diversity perspectives went from 29% in 2015-16 to 73% in 2017-18. Brown offered more than 260 DIAP courses in 2020-21.

First Readings small groups discuss The Tsar of Love and Techno during orientation.Both individual and team Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs) have been expanded with specific outreach to HUG students, first- and second-year students and women in the STEM fields. The BrownConnect mentoring and internship program increased engagement of low-income and HUG students with internship opportunities.

The New Scientist Collective-Catalyst and the New Scientist Peer-Advising and Leadership Program were expanded, and initiatives were launched in fall 2016.

In DIAP Phase II, Brown is focusing on increasing opportunities for members of the Brown community to engage with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the curriculum.

Additional Areas of Progress