For Faculty & Staff

Helping Students in Distress

If you are worried about a Brown student, or need assistance or consultation with a difficult and urgent situation, consult the crisis resource website written specifically for Faculty or the site for Staff, or call one of the resources listed below. There is also a website to assist students in helping their friends.

Deans & Administrators

Please call the deans and administrators who are available to discuss concerns you may have about a student's academic, personal or community life at Brown. 

Academic issues
Undergraduates           Dean of the College   (401) 863-9800
Graduate students       Dean of the Graduate School   (401) 863-2600 
Medical students          Dean of Medicine    (401) 863-3330

Non-academic issues
Office of Student Life                 (401) 863-3145 daytime
Administrator on Call                (401) 863-3322 emergencies after hours*
Sexual Assault Response Line (401) 863-6000 available 24/7

  • Support for undergraduate, graduate and medical students. 
  • You may talk with -- or send a student to meet with -- deans in the Office of Student Life during daytime work hours.
  • *For assistance with emergencies at night or on weekends (e.g., a student's immediate safety or threat to others, missing student, death in the family), or during University Breaks, Brown Public Safety can connect you with the Administrator on Call. 
  • Available through the sexual assault response line, a sexual assault crisis counselor gives information and support in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault, and is available to accompany a student to the hospital, as needed.
  • See also Emergency Contacts.