The timing of the launch of the Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative allows current student-athletes the most flexibility to consider their options. The fact that COVID-19 has raised uncertainty nationwide about collegiate competition next year means that effecting the change in varsity status now for the identified teams may provide Brown’s student-athletes with extra time to make decisions.
Support for student-athletes is the top priority in the change of varsity teams. Brown will provide assistance in counseling students about their options for remaining at Brown or, if they choose, transferring to another school. Brown’s incoming and current student-athletes are being invited to live Zoom sessions with athletics staff, representatives of the College and other support staff to have their questions answered and learn more about their options.