Division of Campus Life

Build Community

At Brown, you are the architect of your community and your education.

Throughout your Brown journey, you will have opportunities to learn about yourself and those around you, develop and practice relational skills, find belonging and explore Brown beyond the classroom.

Your community begins with your residential hall or off-campus housing, encompasses your academic and extracurricular activities, and expands to Providence and beyond. What will you build?

Build Community in Campus Life

Explore a few of the many Campus Life offices that can help you build community.

The Community Dialogue Project (CDP) helps you foster intentional community and navigate conflict in your everyday life through facilitated dialogue, critical reflection and educational programming. Connect with educational programs and resources related to conflict resolution, mediation and dialogue.
The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life (OCRL) aims to increase religious literacy and provide pastoral care and advice for the Brown community. Join a religious and spiritual community, a gratitude or bereavement group, an interfaith supper or the religious literacy project.
The Office of Residential Life (ResLife) creates a meaningful, holistic residential experience in which you can share a sense of belonging to the Brown community, practice and expand what you are learning and cultivate connections with your peers. Find tools and resources for living on or off campus, educational programs and housing assignments, or join the ResCouncil.
The Student Activities Office (SAO) supports the initiatives of 450+ student organizations and offers individualized advising, leadership development and community-building opportunities. Join an existing student organization, launch your own group or explore leadership opportunities.

Campus Life Initiatives

Discover a selection of our many opportunities to help you build community.

Brunonians Living Off Campus is a three-phased educational initiative designed to support students transitioning from on-campus to off-campus living in/near Providence. Courses, workshops and guides provide greater awareness to improve relations with our Providence neighbors and community.
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More than 400 active, recognized student organizations provide a vibrant and diverse community where undergraduate and graduate students can engage in a wide range of interests, including academic, cultural, artistic and social pursuits.
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The Global Brown Center (GBC) regularly hosts community and cultural programs that bring together the international community and their friends to build a sense of belonging and uplift and celebrate the many different cultural experiences that our students bring to campus.
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Looking for More?

Visit our campus partners for more opportunities to build community.

Learn about Brown's intramural and club sport offerings, fitness programs and recreational opportunities.