The Third World Center seeks to meet the needs of students of color and promote racial, ethnic, and cultural pluralism throughout the Brown community. It helps students learn how to “be” on campus, serving as both a safe haven and a place of learning for those who come from very different backgrounds. As communities are formed, larger conversations—often affecting the campus at large—frequently emerge.
One of the Center’s cornerstone programs is the Third World Transition Program, which gives students an important opportunity to discuss the particular issues faced by minority students. With more than 200 participants each year, this program has become a celebration of culture, history, and pluralism within diversity. It gives students from a variety of backgrounds the chance to explore their own unique experiences, share their commonalities, learn from their differences, and build a more unified community at Brown.
The discussions, workshops, and events of the Program welcome students, build support networks, and cultivate a campus culture that brings about a more equitable and just society. Your gift will help sustain the Third World Transition Program in perpetuity, ensuring that it will continue to grow and provide students with an introduction to the resources available to them.