Division of Campus Life

Peer Counseling Programs

As a student at Brown, you have a multitude of opportunities to connect and explore your intersecting interests and identities. Peer counselors can support and inform your journey.

Undergraduate students who provide guidance, support and assistance to their peers, peer counselors often possess a unique connection with and understanding of other undergraduate students, shaped by similar backgrounds, experiences and/or interests. Peer mentoring is a bidirectional process designed to foster personal development, skill building and overall well-being. Peer advisors serve in critical roles for many offices and programs across the University.

Identity-Based Peer Support

The MPC Peer Counselor 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.
A collaborative student peer leadership and mentorship program, the GSPC program is co-supervised by the LGBTQ Center and the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender and supports students of diverse gender and sexual identities on campus, with particular attention to women, femmes, trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming students.
The International Mentoring Program engages incoming undergraduates who identify as international, regardless of their legal status or place of residence, in the academic, co-curricular, and social opportunities and challenges of coming to Brown and the U.S.
The Undocumented, First-Generation College and Low-Income (U-FLi) Student Center provides general peer advising and mentoring for U-FLi students, equipping them with the tools to successfully navigate academics, campus resources and social life at Brown. U-FLi peer counselors also cultivate a sense of belonging and connection through community enrichment activities and events.

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Part of Brown Health and Wellness, BWell Health Promotion offers a variety of peer education programs that focus on healthy masculinity, stress relief and relaxation, sexual health and other areas of wellness.
Meiklejohn Peer Advisors advise first-year students on course selection, study habits, housing, co-curricular and research opportunities, navigating the Brown campus and Providence, social issues and more.
Peer Career Advisors can help you get oriented to all the resources of the Brown Center for Career Exploration, explore careers from a student perspective and develop your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile.