The goal of Brown’s institutional diversity and inclusion initiatives is to develop, recruit, retain, support and sustain a community of diverse scholars, students and staff who can fully engage and participate in the teaching, research and service endeavors in support of Brown’s academic mission. The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion strives to serve as a critical leader, resource and support in the development, implementation, assessment and accountability for effective practices and policies to promote and sustain more inclusive learning and working environments at all levels at Brown.
Institutional Diversity is served by a variety of offices across campus. The Office of Institutional Diversity is led by the Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Liza Cariaga-Lo. She and Margot Saurette, the Data Analyst and Executive Assistant, manage the programs that foster diversity and report on the university's success in creating and supporting initiatives. They work with a variety of offices including Student and Employee Accessibility Services, the Sarah Doyle Center, the LGBTQ Center, the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life, the Brown Center for Students of Color, Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs, HR's Office of Diversity and Inclusion,the Office of Student Life, the Science Center, the Graduate School, the Dean of the College, and the Division of Biology and Medicine.