As of February 1, 2024, the federal compliance, reporting and investigatory functions involving discrimination and harassment (Title VI and VII), gender equity and sexual misconduct (Title IX) and accessibility/disability (ADA/504) are overseen by the Division of Campus Life. This restructuring more closely connects the offices that manage reports with those that investigate incidents and support students.

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED), which previously managed these functions, remains focused on enhancing institutional equity 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. The Office of the Provost and University Human Resources will continue to provide support services and resources for faculty and staff. 

Brown University is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination and remains steadfast in the belief that all members of our community — all who live, work and study at the University — should be valued, respected and provided with equal opportunities to thrive. Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law and caste which is protected under this policy, in the administration of its policies, programs, and activities. See Brown’s Corporation Policy Statement on Equal Opportunity, Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action.