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Brown Commons

This living-learning community launched in the fall of 2017.

Leaders

Jeff Bary

Jeff Bary

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy, 409 Ho Science Center
Phone: 315-228-7693
E-mail: jbary@colgate.edu

FACULTY PROFILE
Mary Simonson

Mary Simonson

Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies
Women's Studies, 115B East Hall
Phone: 315-228-6359
E-mail: msimonson@colgate.edu

FACULTY PROFILE
Chimebere Nwaoduh

Chimebere Nwaoduh

Assistant Director of Residential Life
Residential Life, Drake Hall
Phone: 315-228-6610
E-mail: cnwaoduhstaff@colgate.edu
Kaspar Alberico, Brown Commons residential fellow.

Kasper Alberico

Residential Fellow
Residential Life, Drake Hall
Phone: 315-228-7367
E-mail: kalberico@colgate.edu

Faculty and Staff Affiliates


Facilities

Andrews Hall
Andrews Hall as seen from the west Residence
Andrews Hall houses first-year students in suite-style living. The common room within suites in Andrews Hall serves as the primary living space where students study and socialize. There are also three study spaces located on the 4th floor and laundry machines located on the ground level.

Room Types
3-Person Suites
4-Person Suites
5-Person Suites
East Hall
East Hall Residence
East Hall offers a variety of housing options is primarily double rooms with a small number of singles and triples. Laundry facilities are located on the first and third floors, and there is a lounge on the 1st floor. The Center for Women’s Studies is located in the basement.

Room types
Singles
Doubles
Triples
Gate House
Gate HouseResidence
Gate House is two floors, and each room is individually climate-controlled with heat and air conditioning. There are laundry facilities on the first floor and a lounge on the second floor.

Room types
Doubles
110 Broad Street - Brown Commons Social House
110 Broad Street on Arrival Day Residence
110 Broad Street is a large student community that serves as the social house for Brown Commons juniors and seniors. The house, which includes a large kitchen and dining area, also has large common spaces on the first floor that are ideal for studying or recreation.

Room types
Singles
Doubles
100 Hamilton Street

Named For

Coleman B. Brown

Brown joined the Colgate faculty in 1970 as a philosophy and religion instructor.  He was also university chaplain from 1974 to 1989. He was awarded with the Phi Eta Sigma teaching award, the Colgate Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Colgate prize for inspirational teaching. During his tenure, he served as dean of students, chaired the diversity committee, and served as chair of the department of religion and philosophy. His work before Colgate involved civil rights campaigns and a movement protesting the Vietnam War. The Irene and Coleman Brown Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 by friends and former students in honor of him and his wife, Irene Brown.