Athletics Review Committee Report

President Simmons' October 17 Letter to the Community

October 17, 2011

Dear Members of the Brown Community,

I am writing to inform you that my response to the April 2011 Report of the Athletics Review Committee is now available. As I noted in my letter to the community on this topic on September 7th, discussion of the report was reopened at the beginning of this semester. That discussion has included the Brown University Community Council, the faculty, and many individual meetings with and communications from members of the community and representatives of athletic teams. I am grateful for the forthright and respectful manner in which all involved presented their views and perspectives on these important issues. I carefully considered all of the input I received in formulating my response to the report and its recommendations.

I will discuss my report and conclusions with the Corporation at their meeting later this week. In the meantime, it is available for all members of the community to review.


Ruth J. Simmons

Please click here to download a PDF document which contains the response document.