How UCS Works
The Undergraduate Council of Students is a representative body of members committed to serving Brown’s undergraduate community. The UCS’s external work is divided between four committees: Academic and Administrative Affairs, Admissions and Student Services, Campus Life, and Student Activities. These committees and their members are supported by, and work with a Communications committee, as well as liaisons to the Corporation and Alumni Affairs.
Representatives from all four classes and a diverse area of interests work individually and collectively to propel short and long-term goals. Through frequent correspondence with University decision makers, UCS strives to actively and authentically pursue student interests. This year, more than ever before, UCS aspires to develop and foster collaboration between student organizations in order to effectively communicate, represent, and build from the diversity of interests that shape this University.
The General Body meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM in Petteruti Lounge, Robert Campus Center – All are welcome!
Joining the Council
Internal elections for officer positions (not filled during Spring elections) will be held during the first meeting of the academic year.
Positions that open up mid-year will be publicized via campus-wide e-mails and advertising. These positions can be filled by any Brown student.
Any student can join UCS as an At Large Representative at any time! Becoming an At Large Representative grants you full voting privileges, and enables you to run for open officer vacancies.
To become an At Large Representative you must:
- Attend two weekly UCS meetings.
- Collect 150 signatures from Brown Undergraduates.
- Present the signatures to the Council and join a standing UCS Committee.
Being an At Large Representative is an excellent way gain an introduction to student government, and allows ample opportunity to make a difference here at Brown for yourself, your fellow classmates, and the Brown Community.
Joining a University Committee or Task Force
Most University Committee and Task Force positions are appointed during the Spring semester. Watch for announcements in early March. The Spring application process involves submitting a brief letter of intent describing why you are interested in serving on a particular committee and why you are well suited to the job. Eligible candidates will be asked to interview with the Appointments Committee.
Check the Appointments page for more information on University Committees.