Diversity and Inclusion

The purpose and mission of the Office of Staff Diversity is to:

  • Provide leadership and direction for diversity 
  • Cultivate respect and inclusion, and encourage mutual understanding, acceptance, and fairness to all 
  • Help the University community value and appreciate differences and similarities 
  • Advise and assist the community in establishing and maintaining an environment free of discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment 

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Champion diversity 
  • Coach, mediate, and resolve conflict 
  • Identify hiring and retention strategies 
  • Investigate complaints and recommend solutions 
  • Provide sexual harassment, discrimination, and awareness and prevention 
  • Serve as the University Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer 
  • Support services for people with disabilities

Click here for the Diversity Toolkit for Managers.


Wendy McRae-Owoeye, Director of Staff Diversity

Brown Office Building
Box 1879, Third Floor
164 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: (401) 863-1787
Fax: (401) 863-9329
Email: HRStaffDiversity_EEO_AA@brown.edu

Please visit Brown University's Office of Institutional Diversity for additional information.