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What is a DUG anyway?

November 17, 2009

As a Brown undergrad it’s easy to go through you entire undergraduate experience without ever understanding what a DUG is or what you can do through your DUG.

The Definition
A Departmental Undergraduate Group (DUG) is a group of concentrators who meet regularly to create a sense of community within an academic department.DUGs have the opportunity not only to support students within a concentration but to interact with the entire Brown community

DUG Objectives
1. Relationship Building: DUGs help students make and strengthen connections with other concentrators, professors, and concentrator alumni
2. Exploration: DUGs provide a means for first- and second-year students to explore various concentrations
3. Career Guidance: DUGs enable concentrators to find direction regarding potential career opportunities related to their disciplines

Campus-Wide Possibilities
1. Hosting events related to your concentration
a. Guest Speakers
b. Open Forums
c. Panel Discussions
d. Screenings
e. Faculty Lunches
2. Participating in faculty searches
3. Supporting alumni relations
4. Assisting with concentration fairs
5. Starting publications

For a list of active Departmental Undergraduate Groups contact Amanda Machado at Amanda_Machado@Brown.edu or Nikkisha Smith at Nikkisha_Smith@Brown.edu.

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