The College

Peer Advising

Brown’s commitment to a flexible, open curriculum invites students to tap into strong peer-advising networks. Our peer-advising programs are directly connected to the curriculum and involve the kind of student-to-student learning that is a hallmark of a Brown education.

The Curricular Resource Center (CRC) is a community of peer and full-time advisors-mentors-educators who support student engagement with academics and the Brown curriculum. We offer drop-in hours and a range of programming designed to help students connect to and utilize Brown's academic resources.
MAPS pairs second-year students with junior and senior mentors for one-on-one and group-advising support related to concentration declaration, research opportunities, internships, "sophomore slump," and general academic counseling.
With 350 peer advisors serving some 1,800 first-year and new transfer students annually, the Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program is Brown's largest student organization. Meiklejohn peer advisors are paired with a faculty advising partner and meet regularly with advisees, both individually and in groups, over the course of the academic year.