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Services for Students

The two hotline services listed below provide crisis support and assistance to students dealing with sexual assault, sexual harassment, obscene phone calls, or violence in a relationship. If you want to talk about options for discipline or non-disciplinary response, see the the Advocates Program below and the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action.

Sexual Assault & Harassment Crisis Support

Sexual Assault & Harassment Crisis Support is available 24 hours a day to Brown students through the Brown University Psychological Services on call system. Crisis support and information is available for Brown students (female and male) dealing with sexual assault, sexual harassment, or violence in a relationship. Call Psychological Services at (401) 863-3476 to contact the on call counselor.

DayOne: the Sexual Assault & Trauma Resource Center of RI (not associated with Brown University)

Hotline: 1-800-494-8100

Available 24 hours a day. Counselor-advocates provide confidential support, information and advocacy, and are available to accompany victims of sexual assault to the hospital, police station, and court. The Center also provides ongoing counseling or appropriate referrals, and support groups for sexual assault and incest survivors.

The Advocates Program

The Sexual Assault Advocates are Brown staff or faculty members trained to provide information and support to any student who has been the victim of sexual assault. Talking with an advocate does not require a student to file a disciplinary complaint, to press charges, or to pursue any specific course of action. The advocates help students explore their options. Contact Gail Cohee (401) 863-1781.

Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Liaisons

The following people have been designated to provide information to students regarding complaints of discrimination or harassment by faculty, staff, or other students. They are prepared to advise all students about appropriate responses, including the filing of formal complaints.

Allen Ward, Senior Associate Dean for Student Life (401) 863-3145
Liza Cariaga-Lo, Assoc. Provost/Dir Institutional Diversity (401) 863-2216

Resource Persons for Harassed Students

When a student is harassed by another student, contact a Dean in the Office of Student Life (401) 863-3800 to discuss the situation and appropriate action.

Mary Grace Almandrez, Director, Third World Center (401) 863-2120
Kelly Garrett, Coordinator, LGBTQ (401) 863-3495
Gail Cohee, Director, Sarah Doyle Women’s Center (401) 863-1781
Janet Cooper-Nelson, University Chaplain (401) 863-2344
Cathie Axe, Director of Student and Employee Accessibility Services (401) 863-9588

Bias Incidents

Bias incidents involve behavior that is motivated by bias based upon race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender expression, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. Brown University does not use the term "Hate Crime" to describe any bias incidents. Brown refrains from using this term, not because we want to minimize the impact an incident may have on a student, but because "Hate Crime" is a designation reserved for use only by the Rhode Island Attorney General.