INMAN PAGE BLACK ALUMNI COUNCIL (IPC)
VOLUNTEER CALLING INSTRUCTIONS
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
GOODWILL AMBASSADOR for Brown
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)
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
Review the Brown background information (p. 5 – 7)
Email Eldridge Gilbert ‘05 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Judith Sanford Harris ’74 (email@example.com) with any
questions regarding follow up for the student/family’s decision
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
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
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.
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
The League of United Black Women -
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.
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
LIFE AFTER BROWN
35% of undergraduates pursue graduate or professional study
60% of undergraduates pursue graduate or professional study within
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.
MAKING THE CALL
Congratulate the Student and their
Family and welcome them to the Brown
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.
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
Direct the student to the resource and contact provided by IPC
Complete the online survey. It’s the only way we know your
calls have been made.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
email@example.com or 401.863.2721
If volunteers have questions regarding Financial Aid, please
contact Tracy Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-863-1728.
IPC THANKS YOU for your time and
commitment to this effort. We would
not be able to do this WITHOUT YOU!