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IPC Matriculation Campaign 2014 - Volunteer Calling Instructions

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  • 1. INMAN PAGE BLACK ALUMNI COUNCIL (IPC) MATRICULATION CAMPAIGN 2014 VOLUNTEER CALLING INSTRUCTIONS
  • 2. OBJECTIVE  SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE THE YIELD  INCREASE PERCENTAGE OF BLACK STUDENTS  GOAL : 150+ MATRICULANTS  WELCOME EACH STUDENT AND THEIR FAMILY TO  THE BROWN FAMILY  IPC FAMILY WITHIN THE BROWN FAMILY  ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO ATTEND “A DAY ON COLLEGE HILL” – APRIL 22 TO 24 - www.brown.edu/admission/undergraduate/day-college-hill-adoch  INFORMATION WE HOPE TO GAIN  WHY BLACK STUDENTS DO / DON’T WANT TO GO TO BROWN  WHAT BLACK STUDENTS DO / DON’T LIKE ABOUT BROWN 2
  • 3. YOUR ROLE  GOODWILL AMBASSADOR for Brown  LISTEN!!  DISCUSS what the student and their family want to talk about  DIRECT students to the Brown Resources and Events if necessary (p. 11)  COMPLETE THE ONLINE SURVEY FOR EACH CALL (OR ATTEMPT) 3
  • 4. PREPARATION  Approach the call with an open mind.  Remember their concerns may not have been yours and they don’t know how great Brown is…yet  Remember that you are welcoming a family (not just the student) to the Brown Family  Review the survey questions you will complete after each call or attempt  Review the Brown background information (p. 5 – 7)  Email Eldridge Gilbert ‘05 (eldridge.gilbert@gmail.com) or Judith Sanford Harris ’74 (judithlsh@comcast.net) with any questions regarding follow up for the student/family’s decision 4
  • 5. ABOUT BROWN  Brown University has recently been ranked #1 for America’s Happiest College Students, according to the Princeton Review  Brown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, and nearly 700 faculty members.  This year’s admitted class of 2018 is the most diverse ever, with 46% admitted students self-identifying as African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian American.  Additionally, of those admitted, 18 percent represent the first generation in their families to go to college, another record number for the University.  Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.  Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction.  Undergraduates pursue bachelor’s degrees in more than 70 concentrations, ranging from Egyptology to cognitive neuroscience. 5
  • 6. STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ON CAMPUS  Black Student Union (BSU) - brownbsu.wix.com/home BSU serves as a resource to see what's going on in the Black Community at large and to network. This is achieved through hosting general body meetings, parties, forums, and everything else.  The Brotherhood - brownubrotherhood.wix.com/atthebrotherhood The Brotherhood is a student-run organization that exists to build unity among black males and also increase their community awareness. They host the annual Black Women's Appreciation Dinner where past speakers have included President Emeritus Ruth Simmons and Amy DuBois Burnett '91, Editor-in-Chief Ebony Magazine.  The League of United Black Women - mygroups.brown.edu/organization/leagueofunitedblackwomenthe/about The League is an organization dedicated to celebrating and connecting the diverse community of black women at Brown University. It is meant to serve as a safe, welcoming, and encouraging space where black women can come to find guidance, support, and inspiration. They host the annual Black Men's Appreciation Dinner where past speakers have included Roger Vann '87, former COO of NAACP.  African Students Association (AfriSA) - mygroups.brown.edu/organization/afrisa The purpose of the African Students Association is to provide a network and support system for students from Africa and the Diaspora. By incorporating our rich culture of food, music, dance and word, they hope to foster a sense of community among our members and the greater Brown and Providence community. 6
  • 7. ADDITIONAL ORGANIZATIONS  Black Solidarity Conference - www.yale.edu/bsc The Black Student Union organizes a group of black students to attend the Black Solidarity Conference each year in February at Yale. The conference is a time for Brown students to meet and interact with other black students throughout the country and engage in thoughtful conversations pertinent to the black community. Students can also enjoy concerts and parties.  The Institute for Responsible Citizenship - theinstitute.net An organization which recruits the "best and brightest" African American college male sophomores to spend two summers in Washington, DC working at high level internships and interacting with key figures in leadership such as Justice Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell, and John Lewis. Brown currently has the most number of scholars represented of all the Ivies as well as the organization's only Rhodes Scholar.  Greek Life on Campus Alpha Phi Alpha Delta Sigma Theta Alpha Kappa Alpha Phi Beta Sigma Kappa Alpha Psi Zeta Phi Beta Omega Psi Phi Sigma Gamma Rho 7
  • 8. LIFE AFTER BROWN  35% of undergraduates pursue graduate or professional study immediately.  60% of undergraduates pursue graduate or professional study within 5 years.  Brown consistently ranks among the top five colleges in the nation in the percentage of its applicants accepted to medical school, and these impressive records are similar in other areas of graduate study.  Of those who apply to law school, 92 to 95 percent are accepted to one of their top three choices; among business school applicants, the figure is nearly 100 percent.  Within 10 years of graduation, 80% of all students have pursued further education through graduate or professional study. 8
  • 9. MAKING THE CALL  Congratulate the Student and their Family and welcome them to the Brown Family  Ask students if they or their families have any questions to help them make their decision about Brown  Let the conversation flow based upon what they tell you.  Remember: They’ve been accepted and are interviewing YOU. 9
  • 10. MAKING THE CALL Cont’d  Ask survey questions as a natural part of the conversation  Click here to complete your survey  Is the student likely to attend Brown? If the answer is “Likely”, what is the key reason they plan to choose Brown?  If “Unlikely” or “Unsure”, where else are they considering and what is the key reason why?  Does the student need additional information about Brown to help determine if it is a place they would like to attend?  Does the student have any concerns about attending Brown? Please explain  Direct the student to the resource and contact provided by IPC (p. 11)  Complete the online survey. It’s the only way we know your calls have been made. 10
  • 11. RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS/FAMILIES  Admissions - www.brown.edu/Administration/Admission  Inman Page Black Alumni Council – www.brownipc.org  If students have competing need-based awards from other need- based schools please direct them to email financial_aid@brown.edu or fax them to the Office of Financial Aid 401-863-7575 with documentation of competing awards.  Callers should encourage students & parents to contact Financial Aid for standard questions:  All parents should direct their questions to Davida Ross at financial_aid@brown.edu or 401.863.2721  If volunteers have questions regarding Financial Aid, please contact Tracy Olson at tracy_olson@brown.edu or 401-863-1728. 11
  • 12. FINAL WORD IPC THANKS YOU for your time and commitment to this effort. We would not be able to do this WITHOUT YOU! 12