Critical Race Training in Education

Brown University


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198 Dyer Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
(401) 863-1000
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School Information
"Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading research university home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence. "The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries." The university enrolls over 9,600 students, employs over 800 faculty, and offers over 80 academic concentrations. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Brown University has taken multiple steps to support critical race theory and anti-racism. It has formally changed its legal name to "Brown University", launched a task force on anti-black racism, and "established the Addressing Systemic Racism Fund". No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:


  • Symbolic Actions

    The university president will "appoint a Task Force on Anti-Black Racism."

  • Program and Research Funding

    "...Brown has established the Addressing Systemic Racism Fund to support further research and programming aimed at addressing anti-Black racism on and beyond the Brown campus."

  • Resources

    The university announced "the launch of a new virtual campus conversation series, Race & in America, which will explore various facets of race in America. Led by CSREA in conjunction with the Provost’s office, this monthly interactive series will examine subject areas including slavery, public health, social movements and democracy."

  • Symbolic Actions

    "...the Brown University Corporation voted unanimously to change the University’s official name to be simply “Brown University,” which is how we refer to it now in nearly all uses."

  • Admissions Policies

    The university is increasing the number of "undergraduate Regular Decision... Black/African American identified students" to 50% of the next enrollment.

  • Resources

    The university is expanding its social justice/CRT "educational" offerings.

Last updated May 31st, 2022