New structure for equity and compliance, now overseen by Campus Life

OIED enhances focus on diversity and inclusion

As of February 1, 2024, the federal compliance, reporting and investigatory functions involving discrimination and harassment (Title VI and VII), gender discrimination and sexual misconduct (Title IX) and disability discrimination and accessibility accommodations (ADA/504) are now managed by the newly-created Office of Equity Compliance and Reporting in the Division of Campus Life. This restructuring more closely connects the offices that manage incident reports with those that investigate those incidents and provide support to students. This office also supports faculty and staff who file reports, in close collaboration with the Office of the Provost and University Human Resources. 

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED), which previously managed these functions, remains focused on enhancing inclusion and diversity, including assessing and expanding inclusion and campus climate efforts, and continues to oversee affirmative action in employment and bias as it relates to our campus. 

Faculty, students, staff and University visitors should use the link below to report incidents or concerns about bias, discrimination, harassment, disability, gender discrimination and sexual violence.

Highlights and Initiatives

Strengthening Our Community Amid Conflict

Brown University takes the strongest possible stance against bias, harassment and discrimination and is committed to ensuring a respectful and inclusive learning environment.

Compliance & Oversight

We monitor the University's compliance with the laws that govern colleges and universities in our pursuit of diversity and inclusion, as well as compliance with Brown's own policies that advance diversity. Learn more >>>

Monitor Brown’s Progress

Our office monitors the data and analysis that help measure our progress on diversity and inclusion benchmarks across the University. We also track the implementation of the action steps in Brown's diversity plans. Learn more >>>

Offer Support & Resources

Consider us your guide. We support and coordinate diversity and inclusion efforts across campus. We maintain important partnerships in this consulting, guiding and stewarding role.  Learn more >>>

Support Action Plans

Brown's diversity and inclusion action plans are focused on concrete, achievable steps. We're here to support academic and administrative units across campus in meeting diversity goals. Learn more >>>