University Committees

This list is correct as of April 08, 2021.

The following students are serving as graduate representatives on Brown committees:

  • Advisory Committee on University Resource Management (ACURM): Mac Carley
  • Brown University Community Council: Donnell Williamson, Kathryn Thompson
  • CLAB Subcommittee on Athletics and Physical Education: Abdul Deeb
  • College Curriculum Council: Bethany Whitlock
  • Diversity Advisory Board: Amanda Ruiz, Karolina Dos Santos
  • Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board:
  • Graduate Council: Kathryn Thompson, Beenish Pervaiz, Liza Davis, Jian Teng
  • Graduate Library Advisory Committee: Teressa Chambers, Bethany Whitlock, Kristen Iemma
  • Graduate Student Observers of the Faculty Meetings: Bethany Whitlock, Connor Staggs, Liza Davis, Fosca Maddaloni, Alina Ali, Matthew Kateb Goldman, Samantha Lash, Chang Yu, Edelyn Park,
  • Honorary Degree Committee: Vidushi Shukla
  • Library Advisory Board: Sara Mohr
  • Student Conduct Board: Alastair Tulloch, Valeriia Syrovatska, Sydney Riddick
  • Title IX Council: Rachel Kalisher, Rahuljeet Chadha
  • University Resources Committee: Ella Kirsh

 All university representatives may complete each monthly report using this form. If there are any questions, please reach out to the Chair of Nominations

Open/Actively Recruiting Committees

This list is correct as of December 9, 2023.

The following committees are currently looking for graduate student volunteers:

Committee Name: 2023 Library Advisory Board Application

Deadline: This application will accept responses until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 12, 2023; if the position cannot be filled this deadline may be extended.


The Library Advisory Board (LAB) advises the University Librarian, and other senior officers as appropriate, on resources and priorities with regard to the University Library System. The Library Advisory Board reviews and makes recommendations about the University’s policies concerning the Library and its operations; helps monitor the effectiveness of library services; and comments on planning and implementation of plans for current and proposed Library policies and programs.

The Board reviews and makes recommendations with regard to policies consistent with the goals and objectives of the University for the proper use of library resources by faculty, staff, and students; the enhancement of the faculty and student academic environment through the effective use and support of the Library; appropriate Library support for research; and the enhancement of Library resources and support. The Library Advisory Board coordinates its agenda and work with the Computing Advisory Board as appropriate.

Two graduate students serve on the Board, on staggered two-year terms. The Board will meet at least twice a year (once each semester), and meetings typically include lunch when held in person.

Apply Here!

Committee Name: Graduate Library Advisory Committee Application

Deadline: This application will accept responses until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 12, 2023; if the position cannot be filled this deadline may be extended.


The purpose of the Graduate Library Advisory Committee (GLAC)  is to provide feedback to the Brown University Library regarding the Library’s efforts to meet the scholarly, pedagogical, and teaching needs of graduate students at Brown. Committee members should serve as a liaison between their fellow students and the Committee, soliciting and communicating feedback from students concerning Library collections, services, policies, and facilities. In addition, the Committee will devise and recommend avenues to improve the Library’s support of graduate student activities with respect to publishing, research and scholarly ethics; digital scholarship and data management; sharing and preservation; and professional development. The committee may engage in special projects such as leading, developing and coordinating surveys and focus groups to help analyze and target graduate student needs in the Library. 

The committee will set its schedule based on member availability. The committee is particularly in need of graduate students in the social sciences and public health.

Apply Here!

Committee Name: Public Art Working Group

Deadline: This application will accept responses until 11:59 p.m. ET on November 3rd, 2023


The student representatives on the Public Art Working Group will attend
meetings, bringing their insights and interest to conversations about public art on Brown
University’s campus. By participating in the Public Art Working Group, student representatives will
have the opportunity to learn more about the University’s current public art and participate in
discussions about future collections, gifts, and loans.

Apply Here!

Committee Name: Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board

Deadline: This application will accept responses until 11:59 p.m. ET on November 8th, 2023


The Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board (DIOB) serves to strengthen and streamline oversight of diversity and inclusion initiatives. The DIOB assesses progress related to goals set forth in the university-wide Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP).

In order to achieve its goal, the DIOB has a variety of charges:

  • Meeting regularly with the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity along with ex-officio members to review and comment on early iterations of the annual DIAP report
  • Inviting senior leaders to DIOB meetings to discuss progress and opportunities related to specific goals (i.e. the Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of Admissions, the Office of Institutional Research, the Provost)
  • Reviewing the ‘monitoring progress’ webpage and ensuring current data is populated and available to the Brown community
  • Annually author a memo to the president and provost highlighting key areas that require the University’s close attention as it pertains to DIAP initiatives

Apply Here!

Committee Name: 2023 Graduate Council Application

Deadline: This application will accept responses until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.


The Graduate Council consists of administrators, faculty members, and graduate students, and sets policy for the Graduate School subject to the approval of the faculty and the Board of Fellows. Such policy includes the conditions for admission and the procedures for the award of graduate fellowships and scholarships, the supervision of degree requirements, the approval process for new courses and other modifications of existing degree programs, and approval and recommendations to the faculty regarding new degree programs. At least once every five years, the Graduate Council also reviews graduate programs in consultation with the departments and makes annual reports to the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) and the faculty of its activities during the preceding year.

The GSC is currently seeking a new representative from the physical sciences and social science. The term lasts the academic year with the opportunity to extend. Applicants should have at least one year of experience as graduate students at Brown (ie entering their 2nd year or later). Meetings occur once a month.

More information is here:

Apply Here!

Committee Name: Campus as Living Lab Advisory Committee

Deadline: This application will accept responses until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

Description: The program is currently in development by our Office and offers an exciting opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to bridge research and education with campus operations through applied learning opportunities, and to test sustainability solutions across campus that can have broad impact locally and globally. 

We are seeking input from a select group of staff, faculty, and students across campus to provide feedback on program goals, metrics, engagement and implementation strategies. We expect to have a maximum of 12 members serve on this committee, including two students. Additional details about the Advisory Committee Charge are below:

Graduate Student Committee Member Role:

1. Represents the student voice and perspective on the committee 

2. Provides feedback on program framework, goals, and metrics for campus as living lab program 

3. Provides input on engagement strategies specifically for students/student groups 

Time Requirement: 
Attend and participate in (4) four 75 minute virtual meetings held via Zoom between October 2023 – March 2024.  Final meeting dates and times will be confirmed in September, and will not overlap with any holidays or exam periods. 

Work Requirement:
The work requirement for this committee is expected to be no more than 1-2 hours a month for the period of engagement (Fall 2023 through Winter 2024). All members will be asked to review meeting agenda and materials in advance of each meeting, and will be encouraged to provide written feedback on a shared google document at any time. All members will be provided access to a shared google folder with program reference materials.  

Apply Here!

Committee Name: University Resources Committee (URC)

Deadline: This application will accept responses until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.


Use this form to apply for the graduate student vacancy on the University Resources Committee (URC) for academic year 2023-2024. This exceptionally important committee determines the budget allocations of the university for the following fiscal year. .

The committee members do not have to prepare for the meetings.  However, they are sometimes asked to review materials in advance. 

a. The Committee shall serve to review, to analyze, and to offer recommendations to the President on all budgetary plans, proposals, and priorities, both current and future, affecting the University. 
b. The Committee shall be responsible for maintaining a level of awareness of budgetary matters throughout the University that will encourage the development of informed opinions and the articulation and discussion of issues. 
c. The Committee shall review, analyze and make recommendations regarding the allocation of University resources for the coming fiscal year and for long-range plans developed by the administration or by other duly constituted committees. 
d. The Committee will conduct its business in closed session. The Committee will, however, host University-wide forums as necessary and appropriate to allow the Committee to hear the concerns and priorities of the University community. 
e. The Committee shall, at appropriate points during the preparation of the University budget, report in written form to the President its analysis and its policy recommendations concerning the allocation of resources within the University.

Committee Description in full:

Time commitment: a monthly 1.5 hour meeting in the Fall semester (usually a Monday), and 2-3 1.5 hour meetings in the Spring.

Apply Here!