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First Year Program

Residential Education and Staffing at Brown University is dedicated to fostering community, providing support, and facilitating educational opportunities for students who reside in the residence halls.

All first-year students live in residential "units," which are comprised of 40-60 first-year students and 3-4 peer counselors. The first-year units are staffed by Resident Counselors (RCs), Minority Peer Counselors (MPCs), and Women Peer Counselors (WPCs) who work together to build community within their units and to provide their residents with information about campus resources and opportunities for dialogue around academic, wellness, and diversity topics. Each residential region of campus also has a Community Director (CD) who coordinates the efforts of the units and provides supervision and support for the peer counselors.