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.

  • Information about policy, resources, reporting, and the University's Title IX Coordinators is available on the Sexual Misconduct and Title IX website.
  • The Office of Health Promotion website provides  information about sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, and stalking -- including how to help a friend, and lists of resources on campus and in the community. 
  • The Office of Student Life provides crisis services 24 hours a day for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students who may be dealing with personal or family emergencies.  See Emergency Contacts.
  • Information about support services for students who have had an incident of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking is available from the Office of Student Life.

Sexual Assault

Resources for Brown students include:

  • Sexual Assault Response Line at (401) 863-6000, offered through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), for confidential crisis support, information, or hospital accompaniment 24/7;
  • 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, and for information about support services for students who have had an incident of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Sexual Harassment / Discrimination

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Brown University has designated officials to serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinators, responsible for monitoring University practices and procedures relating to Brown University’s compliance with Title IX.  The coordinators are resources for students (undergraduate, graduate, and medical), faculty, and staff.

The list of Title IX Coordinators is on the Title IX website.

Relationship Violence and Stalking

Resources for Brown students (undergraduate, graduate, medical) include:

  • Office of Health Promotion website;
  • 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 help exploring options to address the 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, and for information about support services for students who have had an incident of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

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 Center 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 by walk-in at the office on the 4th floor of Grad Center E; for crisis support evenings and weekends, call (401) 863-3322 to be connected with the Administrator-on-Call.