Parent Organization: Cultural and Ethnic Groups

BRIO originated in 1983 as a peer support group for foreign students who were not familiar with many of the customs inherent in the American university system. Since then it has evolved into a cultural organization open to any person in the Brown community that offers the opportunity to celebrate and share different traditions from around the world. Today, BRIO hosts a wide variety of social and cultural events such as its annual World Cultural Dinner attended by over 200 people; promotes international awareness and supports philanthropic endeavours through its activities; and brings internationally-renowned speakers and artists to campus through its Lecture Series.