Sexual Assault, Harassment, Relationship Violence

Brown University takes issues of discrimination, harassment, sexual assault and abuse very seriously and has developed comprehensive services and policies to provide support for students and to keep the University community safe.

The Office of Health Education website provides  information about sexual assault, harassment, and dating violence -- including how to help a friend, and lists of resources on campus and in the community.

Sexual Assault

Resources for Brown students include:

  • Sexual Assault Response Line at (401) 863-6000, offered through Psychological Services, for confidential crisis support, information, or hospital accompaniment;
  • Coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy at (401) 863-2794  whose confidential services for students affected by sexual violence and abuse in a relationship include support for a survivor or friends of a survivor, and assistance exploring options to address an incident;
  • Brown Public Safety at (401) 863-4111 for emergency response and crime reporting; and
  • The Office of Student Life online or at (401) 863-3145 for filing a complaint about student conduct.

Sexual Harassment

The University's Discrimination/Harassment and Grievance Policies are intended to provide a fair, prompt, and reliable mechanism for determining whether Brown University’s discrimination and harassment policy has been violated and, if so, to provide appropriate resolution.

You may contact:

Associate Provost Liza Carriaga-Lo
Office of Institutional Diversity
Alleged harassment by faculty or staff
Dean Allen Ward
Office of Student Life
Alleged harassment by a student

Relationship Violence

Resources for Brown students include:

Student Conduct System

The Code of Student Conduct with respect to non-academic behavior is managed through the Office of Student Life.  Students may file a complaint about student conduct on line or by visiting the office in Grad Tower E.

Students can receive immediate support and resource information. A Student Life dean is available each day for conversations with students -- during the daytime, call (401) 863-3145 or walk into the office on the 3rd floor of Grad Center E; evenings and weekends, call (401) 863-4111 to be connected with the Administrator-on-Call.