Newsletter: Call for Volunteers & Spring Updates

Posted on: Mar 26th, 2021

Call for Volunteers – Matriculation Campaign 

BULAC is proud to launch its Annual Spring Matriculation Campaign to influence the number of admitted Latinx students that attend Brown and we are seeking your help to make this a reality.

Our mission is to recruit BULAC volunteers to personally welcome Latinx students to Brown, talk to them about the Latinx experience at Brown and help answer any of their, or their family’s, questions. We are searching for volunteers for the following:

Outreach Campaign

Brown regular admission applicants will receive their acceptance letters on April 6th and volunteers will have a 3-week window to call and/or email admitted students before the matriculation deadline. All you have to do is share your Brown experience and answer any questions they might have. 

Please help us in obtaining our goal of getting 70+ volunteers to help out with this outreach campaign. This means volunteers would contact about 4-5 prospects each with conversations ranging from 10-15 minutes. 

Welcome to Brown 

We’ll be hosting a series of events in the spring and summer to help admitted students in their transition to Brown. Currently, our plans are to host panels of alumni speaking on the Latinx experience at Brown and meet and greets to welcome students. We are seeking help from alumni to help represent the variety of experiences at Brown. Additionally, we are hoping to host some of these events in Spanish for students and their families and hope those who feel comfortable speaking Spanish will volunteer. 

Whether you’re interested in one or both opportunities, sign up to volunteer here. Think of the impact you can make, and not only for the students you’re calling but for our Brown community as well.

Share a summer internship or research opportunity with a Brown student today. Posting a summer opportunity through BrownConnect is easy, just click here

Hiring summer interns is a great way to give back to Brown while adding talent to your team! Students are looking for high-quality work experiences in a wide array of fields.

Your opportunity will help Brown students explore and develop future career plans for life after Brown. Thank you for helping to connect our future alumni to real-world opportunities.

Join us in our Alumni Virtual Happy Hour event for a fun hour of connecting with friends old and new! This will be a casual event – feel free to bring your beverage of choice and sport your favorite Brown gear. We hope to see you on April 16th at 7pm EST.

Register here. We can’t wait to see you!

9.8% of Brown’s student body is Latinx, reflecting barely half of the country’s 18%. Why is this?

One major cause is the persistence of standardized testing requirements.

Requiring SAT/ACT scores put Latinx students at an unfair disadvantage: controlling for all other factors, Latinx students do worse on standardized tests than their white peers, despite these tests having no predictive value of college success (sources at bottom). When colleges go SAT-optional, they see a major rise in the number of Latinx students.

Brown’s Afro-Latinx Alliance, Latinas@Brown, and Students for Educational Equity undergraduate groups are campaigning for Brown to go permanently SAT-optional. You can find our written endorsements here

Alumni, we need your help to make this happen. Sign at to call for an SAT-optional Brown!

We want to thank everyone who joined us to celebrate Mercedes Domenech’s decades of dedication to expanding diversity in Brown University’s student body and her significant contributions to Latinx students! To watch a recording of the event, please visit our website

Thank you to those who have joined us in contributing to the Mercedes Domenech Brown University Latino Alumni Council Endowed Scholarship Fund. Your donations will have a significant impact in meeting the financial needs of Brown University’s Latinx students while bolstering the University’s commitment to ensuring a diverse Brown community.

The Mercedes Domenech Brown University Latino Alumni Council Endowed Scholarship Fund provides critical financial support for exceptional Latinx students, allowing them to thrive and experience all that Brown’s distinctive educational experience has to offer. Click here to learn more.

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