With the Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Fund, we're helping to foster a truly inclusive campus—one that embraces, understands, and supports every student who arrives on College Hill. This impact fund provides programmatic support for Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University (DIAP).

By enhancing the student experience through creative programming and opportunities, the Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Fund is helping to create a learning and living environment in which students from all backgrounds can thrive.

Support diversity and inclusion at Brown

By making a gift today, you’re helping to make our campus truly inclusive and fully diverse.


Your gift to Pathways to Diversity & Inclusion Fund includes supports for:

  • Centers that provide support, resources, and mentorship for students from diverse communities. Includes Brown Center for Students of Color; LGBTQ Center; Global Brown Center for International Students; Office of Military-Affiliated Students; Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender; and Undocumented, First-Generation College, and Low-Income Student Center (U-FLi Center).
  • Emergency support for low-income undergraduate students, including financial assistance for trips home, laptops, books, health insurance, and access to campus dining and housing for those who are unable to afford to travel home during academic breaks.
  • Identity-based program housing that nurtures a community space for students to discuss all subjects related to identity and a sense of belonging, through programming and community events. Includes Harambee House, Casa Machado, and Buxton International House.
  • Identity-based academic programming that reflects the contributions, lived experiences, and demographic realities of Brown’s HUGs populations through academic conferences, lectures, and cultural programming and events. Includes the Department of Africana Studies, Department of East Asian Studies, Department of Hispanic Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative.

Through the FLi Scholars Program, we were paired with other members of the community and met up every other week to discuss our goals, learn more about different campus resources, and generally make the adjustment to college easier. It was such a great resource, I can’t imagine how my first year would have gone without it!

Teidrick J. Banks '24
Teidrick J. Banks '24 standing outside on campus.
Graduate cap in the air.



of undergraduate students are the first in their families to attend college



received DIAP designation since summer 2018

*Data is as of the 2020-21 academic year. Sourced from the University’s Enrollment Factbook and the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) website.

Impact funds, like the Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Fund, are part of the Brown Annual Fund family. Donor support of these giving options amplifies a key University priority. Your gift made to an impact fund will be used where it's most needed within the fund's focus area, empowering the University to be strategic and effective with every dollar.

As part of the family of funds for annual giving with the Brown Annual Fund, gifts made to the Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Fund and any other impact fund are included in Annual Fund totals and the Reunion Class Gift to the Annual Fund.


Want to learn more about the Pathways to Diversity & Inclusion Fund? Please contact:

Alyssia Coates, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Development, Inclusive Philanthropic Engagement
+1 (401) 863-1221


Related Links