Curricular Resource Center

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Brown’s Open Curriculum is designed to be inclusive and accessible to all students at Brown. The Curricular Resource Center is committed to ensuring that is the case and that all students receive the guidance and resources they need to successfully navigate their education.


We envision a learning environment at the CRC--and at Brown--where all students regardless of race, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, college-generation status, religious affiliation, nationality, citizenship status, or physical/emotional/cognitive learning ability feel supported, thrive, and can develop their capacities to fully engage with Brown's Open Curriculum and with their own unique learning process, in preparing to be scholars, leaders and citizens in our own communities and of the world.

Guiding Principles

The Curricular Resource Center staff and peer advisors value the following:

  • Introspection of both the individual and group
  • Collaboration among the CRC team and with other units on campus
  • Friendly critiques in the advising practice and in our work with one another
  • Learning as a process of discovery and growth
  • Ongoing reflection about our practice as educators, program coordinators and peer advisors
  • Sustainability of our programs and events

Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

As part of the Brown University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP), each academic and administrative unit at Brown submits and regularly updates a Departmental Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DDIAP) that aligns with the University's goals.

CRC Departmental Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 

Updated February 2021

In light of Brown's preparations for Phase II of the University's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP), and in the context of the recent events (COVID-19, Anti-Black Racism, ongoing xenophobia), the CRC staffers have begun conversations about the next phase of our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

For example, our January 2021 mid-year training and subsequent staff meeting conversations discussed the "Hidden Curriculum," the dynamics of imposter syndrome, and our role as a peer advising center in mitigating these realities in our programming and advising practices.

We aim to update our plan for strategic work fully integrated into our advising/coaching/mentoring practice.