Mission

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) serves as a critical leader, resource and support in promoting and sustaining more inclusive and diverse learning and working environments at all levels at Brown. OIED supports Brown’s goals related to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion through:

  • Compliance: OIED oversees compliance with University policies and procedures and with federal, state and local laws related to discrimination and harassment (Title VI), sexual and gender-based harassment and violence (Title IX), equal employment opportunity and affirmative action (EEO/AA), and disabilities resources and accommodations (ADA).
  • Accountability: OIED monitors and measures progress of Brown University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) and the Departmental DIAPs, produces an Annual Report for the DIAP, and supports the activities of the Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board and the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity.
  • Fostering Academic Diversity: OIED supports academic and administrative units with their efforts to recruit a diverse faculty and staff by providing training and assistance to search committees as they develop diverse pools of candidates. OIED also supports the development, implementation and assessment of professional development and mentoring initiatives for faculty, staff and students from historically underrepresented groups.
  • Promoting Diversity and Inclusion: OIED collaborates with offices across Brown to design, implement and promote programs and events related to diversity and inclusion. 

Who We Are

Institutional diversity and inclusion at Brown is led by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and served by partnerships and structures to ensure progress on diversity goals.