Brown University's strategic plan emphasizes the value of developing an academic community that embodies the social and intellectual diversity of the world. The University is committed to this vision by positioning Brown to achieve the highest level of academic excellence—to prepare our students to thrive and lead in the complex and changing settings they’ll encounter after they graduate.

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is a critical leader in supporting these goals at all levels of the University. Learn more >>

What we do:

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 >>>