Diversity and Inclusion Resources for Physics Students

The Physics DDIAP Committee can answer your questions regarding supportive resources beyond those listed here.

Centers and Programs

BCSC was created in 1976 to serve the interests and meet the needs of all Third World students and to promote racial and ethnic pluralism in the Brown community. The director of TWC holds an appointment as an assistant dean of the college and supports the academic needs of students of color.
As the largest student organization on campus, Hillel offers performing artists, lectures, Jewish learning, symposia, community action projects, Israel study, and a safe place for students to be Jewish.
The LGBTQ Center provides a comprehensive range of education, information and advocacy services on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues and works to create and maintain an open, safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff at Brown.
Res Life responsible for maintaining student residences that support the educational mission of Brown and are designed to provide learning opportunities that promote students' academic endeavors, and which encourage their growth and development. Residential Life recognizes that learning is not solely academic in nature and that a large part of learning takes place outside the classroom.
The Pembroke Center at Brown University is an interdisciplinary research center that fosters critical scholarship on questions of gender and difference, broadly defined, in national and transnational contexts.
The mission of this theater program is to develop new works for the American Stage, which analyze and articulate the phenomenal and universal odyssey of the African Diaspora. Over the years, the mission has grown to embrace the expression of other cultural experiences.
SDWC welcomes those interested in issues around gender, and the intersections of gender and other markers of identity. The Center offers a variety of services and programs, as well as meeting space for University and community groups.
The Sheridan Center promotes evidence-based teaching to create an inclusive environment where all learners can succeed. To encourage innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration, we cultivate dynamic partnerships with all members of Brown’s teaching and learning communities. The Center advances effective liberal learning, encourages ongoing professional development, and fosters reflective teaching and learning.
BMSA was founded in the early 1990s. They are a student-led group at Brown University working to meet the needs of our Muslim community while maintaining an open and inviting space. They host a range of events from spiritual to social to interfaith and work closely with the Office of Chaplains and Religious Life. Their student space, the Brown Muslims Students Centre (BMSC) is located on the Brown University campus.

Physics/STEM Student Organizations

Group Contact(s)
Physics Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Samantha McGraw and Sarah Bawabe
Physics Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWiSE)  
Women in Physics Kanchita (Khing) Klangboonkrong
National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Brown Chapter Farrah Simpson and Rutendo Jakachira
Physics DUG Physics DUG
PhOrg Michael DiScala
Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)  Kimberly Meza
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Brown is a chapter of the national non-profit professional society (oSTEM Incorporated) with more than 75 chapters across the United States. Our overarching mission is to empower LGBTQIA+ folks at Brown University studying or working in STEM fields to succeed personally, academically, and professionally.
Our mission aims to build a community of graduate students of color in STEM, increase interaction between faculty and students of color in STEM, and encourage a pipeline for underrepresented groups in STEM to increase their representation in STEM fields.

Mentoring Resources

The Minority Peer Counselor (MPC) program raises awareness of the many barriers that continue to challenge minority students' ability to thrive in a diverse environment. MPCs address the needs and concerns of communities of color, especially those who did not attend Third World Transition Program.
IMP is a student-based program responsible for International Orientation for incoming freshman and peer mentorship. A dean from the Office of Student Life serves as an advisor to this program.
With the sponsorship of the Andrew Mellon Foundation, students from underrepresented groups and those interested in eradicating racism in the academy are provided with mentorship and support to encourage their enrollment in Ph.D. programs in selected academic disciplines.
The Leadership Alliance is a consortium of 29 leading U.S. research and teaching academic institutions, including minority serving institutions, all dedicated to improving the participation of underrepresented students in graduate studies and Ph.D. programs and, ultimately, research professions in the academic, public and private sectors.